Carm DeFrancesco Spencer Kishbaugh Aiden Mason

TEAM: Berwick Bulldogs

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Carm DeFrancesco, 3rd Season (10-8), 25th season overall (162-105)

PIAA: Class 4A

2021 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 4A

2020 RECORD: 1-5 (1-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 37-19

STADIUM: Crispin Field

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-2-5

2021 PREVIEW

The Bulldogs had a frustrating 2020 season that had them lose their quarterback before the first game and resulted in one win for the year. They are hoping with some off-season workouts and a positive mental attitude that the Dawgs can get back to contender status in the WVC.

Berwick shifted their offensive backfield moving Bryan Knorr from quarterback to running back. Matt Lonczynski will have the QB job full time now. Aiden Mason returns at fullback and Logan Smith will provide running back depth. Brayden Boone is the lone returning wide recei er but Dray Wilk and Rowan Slabinski are expected to help in the passing game. The Bulldogs are happy with both tight ends – Spencer Kishbaugh and Tahsjee Taylor.

Center Bruce Hartman and left guard Andrew Blockus are returning starters on the offensive line and will be the anchors of the unit. The rest of the line will have competition. Being considered for left tackle is Gavyn Cunningham, Landon Rubenstein, Kyle Smith, and Harrison Snyder. Dakota Rubenstein and Liam Carrol will compete for right guard while Zander Unger and Chase Shuckers are in the mix at right tackle.

The defense will have some experience with Taylor back at defensive end while Cunningham and Mason will also be in the rotation. Blockus and Hartman return at defensive tackle. Kishbaugh and Knorr have experience at outside linebacker and will be backed up by Evan Meighan and Rocco Romeo. Tristen English returns at inside linebacker with depth being provided by Alex Hacker and Jim DeAndrea. Boone is the lone returning starter in the secondary at one of the cornerback spot. Slabinski will occupy the other side with Josh Kishbaugh, Nicky Pajovich, and Ryan Bankes all getting some playing time. Dray Wilk and Bo Sheptock will be at safety along with Ethan Lear.

Brendan Hinkle returns as the place kicker while Ben Knorr takes over as the punter. Blockus, Unger and Hartman will be considered for long snapping.

QUOTE FROM COACH DEFRANCESCO: Our coaching staff is very excited about this year’s team chemistry. Our players have committed themselves to establishing a positive culture throughout our program, both on and off the field.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 1
Second Team Linebacker – Tahsjee Taylor

2021 Berwick Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
1Luke PetersK, P1405'710
2Bo SheptockDB, RB1685'109
3Ethan LearQB1516'010
4Spencer KishbaughLB, WR2106'211
5Tyler WinterDB, RB1505'410
5Ryan BankesDB, RB1595'711
6Rowan SlabinskiDL, TE2156'311
7Braylon HawkinsLB, RB1655'10-
7Drey WilkDB, WR1815'1111
8Tahsjee TaylorDL, TE2006'312
10Logan SmithDB, RB1655'712
12Matt LonczynskiQB2176'011
13Seth TrippWR1405'711
14Joshua KishbaughDB, WR1455'710
15Alex HackerDL, TE2005'1011
16Aiden MasonDL, FB2125'1112
17Ben KnorrLB, TE1905'1112
18Brendan HinkleK1625'712
19Jack KendronDL, TE1706'09
20Brayden BooneDB, WR1455'1012
22Nick PajovichDB, WR1355'812
23Kyle WinterDB, RB1305'210
25Hunter MadlDB, WR1655'812
27Evan MeighanLB, WR1756'012
30Jayden ConklinFB, LB1605'1011
33James DeAndreaFB, LB1785'1010
34Trystan EnglishFB, LB2055'1111
34Harrison SnyderDL, TE2106'110
44Michael VaughnDL, FB2005'911
51Gavin JonesLB, OL1775'79
54Andrew BlockusDL, OL2156'112
54Luke KrepichDL, OL2455'1110
56Landon RubensteinDL, OL2406'212
57Mike FellDL, OL2445'710
58Dakota RubensteinDL, OL2406'212
64Chase SchuckersDL, OL2436'09
65Bruce HartmanDL, OL2546'011
70Zander UngerDL, OL2656'312
73Gavyn CunninghamDL, OL2106'012
78Liam CarrollLB, OL2105'910
82Antonio PasqualeDB, WR1355'89
85Rocco RomeoLB, TE2075'99