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Suburban One Players to Watch in 2019
Suburban One Players to Watch in 2019
Quarterback | Abington
The multi-threat quarterback enters his second year under center eager to improve on an All-SOL honorable mention selection. With a season of experience, the senior is looking to be a more vocal presence while also making quicker and smarter decisions with the ball.
Linebacker | Abington
A second team All-SOL pick last year, the senior is looking to assert himself as a first-team pick this fall. Macione has put a lot of work into shedding blockers faster and reacting to plays to be someone who can impact the game all over the field defensively.
Wide Receiver | Central Bucks East
Silverman is expecting big things this season despite losing some key players on offense from graduation last season. “I think we have a shot to make it a lot further this year than we did last year,” said Silverman. “I think we are a lot more motivated this year and we just have to come out and play our hardest and see how it goes.”
Defensive Back | Central Bucks East
“Smigley is also our kicker and punter and he was an all-league player for that last season,” said head coach John Donnelly. “He had a great training camp so far, so we expect a lot out of him this season.”
Wide Receiver | Central Bucks South
Smith, who is entering his senior year at CB South, played seven games last year grabbing six receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Free Safety | Central Bucks South
The defensive Titan to keep an eye on this year will be senior free safety Cole Andrewlevich. “We have a lot of potential on defense especially after graduating pretty much our entire defense last year,” said Andrewlevich. “We just need to give it our all and we will succeed.”
Fullback | Central Bucks West
The 6-foot-1 senior gives the Bucks some power in the running game and should be tough to bring down. He also provides versatility as a pass catcher and blocker and should be a key component as West tries to keep opposing defenses honest against the run and pass.
Linebacker | Central Bucks West
The 210-pound senior helps anchor the defense and gives it stability as some younger guys begin to settle in. Hulme can cover a lot of ground and brings a high level of intensity to every play.
Quarterback | Cheltenham
Cheltenham’s bread-and-butter is the run game but the senior quarterback is more than capable of putting the ball in the air with success. Hunter threw for nearly 1,500 yards last season and 12 scores and he’s shown a knack for being able to read a defense on the fly.
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Safety | Cheltenham
A true ballhawk in every sense, the first team All-SOL American pick had seven interceptions last year and covered almost every inch of the field on his way to 94 tackles. With a strong secondary and linebacker group in front of him, Harris is the perfect guy to cover the back end of the Panthers’ defense.
Fullback | Hatboro-Horsham
The senior brings a tremendous work ethic and attitude to the playing field as well as the practice field and has been a solid leader in the offseason. Collazo is a tough runner that should contribute in many different ways to the Hatter offense.
Tackle | Hatboro-Horsham
The senior is a rock along the line and brings leadership and stability as some newcomers begin to settle in. Flynn is tremendous against both the run and pass.
Quarterback | Neshaminy
McAndrew enters his third season atop the depth chart. He has the size (6-3), strength, and savvy to be a “franchise” player, Wilmot said. He has passed for over 3,300 yards and 33 touchdowns in his career and has given a verbal commitment to play for the University of New Hampshire next year.
Fullback/Defensive Back | North Penn
The 6-foot 3, 225-pound senior Delaware commit was a consistent playmaker in earning all-conference first team honors at defensive end last season and should frustrate opposing offenses even more in 2019.
Wide Receiver | North Penn
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Fordham commit should play a variety of roles in the offense. The senior was an All-SOL Continental honorable mention pick at receiver and will also get a chance to contribute in the running game.
Running Back | Pennridge
The 5-8, 163-pound senior looks to have a larger role of the running game in 2019 after finishing third on the team in rushing yards last year — posting 114 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 loss to Perkiomen Valley.
Linebacker | Pennridge
Hartzell was a defensive playmaker in 2018 from his linebacker position and should only continue to get better. The 6-0, 215-pound junior also earned all-conference third team honors at both running back and punter.
Running Back | Plymouth-Whitemarsh
The running back transferred into Plymouth Whitemarsh in the middle of last season as a member of a military family. Pierce is the complete package — big, strong, electric, good blocker, good vision. The Colonials see him as a breakout guy this year.
Wide Receiver | Quakertown
Merwerth made 37 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver a year ago.
Cornerback | Quakertown
McGovern, who is entering his senior season, made 31 total tackles a year ago with 24 of them being solo tackles.
Fullback | Souderton
The shift to the fullback position means more blocking and runs between the tackles but the senior has put into work for the switch and has added 25 pounds to his frame.
Linebacker | Souderton
The senior was an All-SOL Continental honorable mention pick at the position last season and formed a solid inside linebacking duo with Jacob Horton in a position that should be a strength for the Big Red defense.
Lineman | Upper Dublin
The 6-foot-4 250-pound senior offensive lineman will be key in giving Slivka time in the pocket. The Cardinals offensive front lost a lot from last year’s team and Orlena figures to move from guard to tackle. He hopes to continue playing football in college.
Linebacker | Upper Dublin
Standing at 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Heim might not look like the most intimidating presence on defense, but the senior middle linebacker uses his speed to track down ball-carriers sideline-to-sideline.
Wide Receiver | Upper Moreland
The Bears’ leading receiver a year ago, Johnson looks to be an even bigger part of the offensive puzzle as a junior. Upper Moreland knew they had something special in the 6-foot-1 wideout, and he has exceeded expectations. As long as he continues to put the work in, the Bears see Johnson being able to excel on the next level.
Linebacker | Upper Moreland
He is the natural born leader of the Bears. He has started since he was a freshman and now continues to lead them as a senior. The Bears call him the grown man of the team and a coach on the field.
Guard | William Tennent
The 320-pound senior gives the Panthers a lot of size on their lines and is a key piece as they operate from different sets. Banks stabilizes things for Tennent up front.
Linebacker | William Tennent
The senior gives the Panthers speed in the linebacking corp and can get to the ball carrier in a hurry. He also provides leadership to a growing roster.
Lineman | Wissahickon
Fath leads an offensive line that goes six deep — all juniors — that should make the offense go. Fath, a 6-foot-3, 255-pounder, is making the move from guard to center this season. He’s been a varsity player since he was a freshman.
Linebacker | Wissahickon
The 6-foot, 215-pound senior is entering his third season as the starting middle linebacker. He’s gotten in better shape over the offseason and his coaches are looking forward to seeing how it translates on Friday nights
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