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TEAM: Holy Redeemer Royals

COLORS: Red, Gold & White

COACH: Tyson Kelley,  5th Season (7-28)

PIAA: Class 2A

2023 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2022 RECORD: 4-7 (2-4 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 7-38

STADIUM: Spartan Stadium, McCarthy Stadium,

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread/Mulitple

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-2-5

2023 PREVIEW

The Royals had the most wins in school history last season, but it will be hard for them to repeat that feat after losing a very talented senior class. However, Redeemer is hoping the success will motivate more players to play and they can keep moving in the right direction.

Big shoes to fill at quarterback as Tommy Dugan will take over the position. Luke Kopec has experience at running back with Jason Nazario and Nathan Orlando also seeing time. Ryan Garvin will be the new fullback. D.J. McDermott is a returning starter at wide receiver with Tristan Block, Nick Latinski, Mike Zbierski, Kyaire McClean, and Josh Grochowski all in the mix for playing time. Luke Hendrzak, Kyle Ly, and Alex Snyder are the tight ends on the roster.

Holy Redeemer will return two offensive linemen from last season including center Chase Swoboda and right guard Kacy Miller. The expected new linemen are Josue Lua at left tackle, Luke Hajkowski at left guard, and Cole Lisowski at right tackle.

Luke Hendrzak will be one of the defensive ends with competition in camp for the other side. Owen Boshek and Hajkowski are returning starters at the defensive tackle spots. Kopec was a starting linebacker last season and will be joined Garvin, John Ondich, Ly or McDermott. Ryan Ondich will also provide depth. Josh Kreidler, Anthony Falcon, Zbierski, and Latinski are all in the mix at cornerback. Block is a returning starter at safety with Kyaire McClean also expected to see time.

Tyler Tarnalicki is one of the better returning kickers in the WVC.

QUOTE FROM COACH KELLEY: As a program, we have high hopes coming in to the 2023 season. Our goal is to continue the success we had last year and use those experiences to continue building the program. We have a lot of young players that will start or get a lot of playing time and the upperclassmen have done a great job of setting a great example for them. As long as we continue to improve every day, we should have a chance to match or exceed last season’s win total and earn a spot in the district playoffs for the second year in a row.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 2

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2023 Holy Redeemer Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Nick LatinskiDB, WR115'7155
2Tristan BlockDB, WR116'0165
4Thomas DuganLB, QB115'9170
6Jason NazarioLB, RB115'7165
7Josh KreidlerDB, WR95'6160
9Daniel HughesDL, OL115'9170
10Mike ZbierskiDB, WR95'8165
11D.J. McDermottDB, WR125'8165
12Kyaire McCleanDB, WR106'0170
13Josh GrochowskiDB, WR95'9170
14Michael DebaskasDB, WR126'3185
20Tyler TarnalickiK11--
20Nathan OrlandoDB, RB105'10175
21John OndichLB, WR116'0185
22Ryan GarvinLB, OL125'8175
23Zach SchultzRB---
24Jack RobertsDB, WR115'10175
25Luke KopecLB, RB126'1180
27Ryan OndichLB, WR116'0185
30Anthony FalconDB, RB95'8165
33Connor PribulaDB, WR95'10165
40Kyle LyLB, TE105'10180
44Luke HendrzakLB, TE126'0185
50Carter HarrellDL, OL95'7165
52Brandon RenferDL, OL106'2225
54Cole LisowskiDL, OL105'8170
55Kacy MillerDL, OL115'10220
62Patrick MartinDL, OL95'10170
63Brenden MakarczykDL, OL95'10190
64Chase SwobodaDL, OL105'10230
72Josue LuaDL, OL115'9200
75Luke HajkowskiDL, OL125'10225
88Owen BoshekDB, WR125'10165