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Team History

Playoff Appearances: 15
Finals Appearances: 8
Sectional Titles: 6
Playoff Record: 19-9 (.678)

Staff

Head Coach: John Power
2017 Record: 2-8
Assistants: JOHN POWER, OMAR MITCHELL, CASEY FLYNN, JOHN HUTCHINSON, WILLIE RZUCIDLO, SCOTT JACOBUS, WILLIAM MULLEN, KENDALL ASHFORD, OLAJUWON SALAKO & PHIL HADDAD

Players

Franchise Player: Senior P/K Ryan Devaney
Hottest Selling Jersey: Senior RB/LB Kenshin Dobbs
All Everything Watch: Junior WR/DB Jason Jones
Under the Radar: Senior WR/DL Kevin Edwards
Lives in the Weight Room: Senior OL/DL El-Amin Bashir
Could Play in Any Era: Senior OL/DL Paul Rickershauser

Five Key Points

1. Rarely is a kicker the face of a franchise but Motown’s senior Ryan Devaney has got the moxie and skill that gives the Colonials a 3-point scoring threat every time the team gets inside the 45-yard line. It also seems like he doesn’t have any nerves because whether it’s a routine extra point or a 42-yard field goal with one-second on the clock, Devaney has the same unflappable confidence.
2. Motown is staffed right where every high school coach wants to be, in the trenches. Offensively the Colonials are led up front by seniors El-Amin Bashir, Paul Rickershauser, Josh Berman, Amir Howard and Liam Carragher. Underclassmen Quinn Mantek, Mark Belles, Pat Fitzgerald, David Lopez, Max Anthony, and Josh Hussey are doing a great job in camp and solidifying a strong depth chart at line. Defensively, Bashir, Berman, Carragher, and senior Kevin Edwards will anchor the D-line. Players who should rotate in are Eric Hasenbein, Lopez, Fitzgerald, Hussey and Anthony.
3. Coach John Power is in his third season at the helm. He’s been all over the coaching ranks from high school to college. As a player, he was a stud QB under the legendary Lou Rettino. After that, he played his college years for the University of Georgia.
4. Motown is a Group 5 school so the past few years they had to play other Group 5 power houses like West Orange, Montclair, Bloomfield, etc. The problem was, they are a small Group 5 so they took their lumps. Now their schedule is come back to normal and has them facing a lot of their old local rivals, which they’ll be better equipped to handle.
5. Although they do get to face some more reasonable and familiar foes, Motown will still have their hands full. Just about every team is built for the postseason and they can expect some close games where either team will win by one score. However, being able to score on special teams better than any other team in on their schedule with Devaney’s foot will be a huge advantage for the Colonials.

Schedule

Date/Opponent/Location
09-07 @ Randolph Randolph HS
09-15 Mendham Morristown HS
09-22 @ Chatham Cougar Field
09-29 Roxbury Morristown HS
10-06 @ Morris Knolls Morris Knolls HS
10-12 @ West Morris West Morris HS
10-20 Delbarton Morristown HS
10-27 Mount Olive Morristown HS

Roster

# YR First Name Last Name HT WT O D ST
1 12 Kevin Edwards 6’2 201 WR DL
2 12 Colin Falk 6’1 182 QB DB
3 11 Ajhand Jordan 5’10 143 RB DB
4 11 Jack Woodworth 5’9 176 RB LB
5 10 Joel Torres 5’8 185 RB LB
6 12 Kahleel Sutherland 6’0 176 WR DB
7 12 Ryan Devaney 6’0 176 K/P
8 12 Kenshin Dobbs 5’10 191 RB LB
9 12 Joe Della Peruti 6’0 172 WR DB
10 10 Brandon Walker 5’9 163 WR DB
11 11 Jason Jones 5’10 147 WR DB
13 10 Jackson Willette 6’1 163 QB DB
14 11 Michael Gonzales 5’7 172 QB DB
15 10 Othin Scott 5’9 162 RB LB
16 11 Jack Harris 6’2 187 WR DB
17 11 Logan Lenahan 5’11 168 WR DB
18 11 Michael Salvatore 6’0 174 WR DB
19 11 James Myers 6’0 148 WR DB
20 10 Quron Lattimore 6’2 211 RB LB
21 10 Jamil Jones 5’11 158 WR DB
22 10 Ebube Ona 5’9 176 WR LB
23 10 Lance Davis 5’9 157 RB DB
24 10 David Tarangul 5’7 140 WR DB
27 10 Nick Rocco 5’11 182 RB LB
28 10 Adam Chaplick 5’7 164 RB DB
33 10 Tyler Banks 5’10 173 WR DB
37 11 Kevin Hasenbein 5’8 182 OL DL
38 12 Kevin Valbuena 5’8 165 WR LB
44 11 Eric Hasenbein 6’1 207 TE DL
50 10 Max Anthony 5’11 223 OL DL
52 12 El-Amin Bashir 6’0 237 OL DL
53 10 Cameron Ross 5’9 193 OL DL
54 10 Nahshon Jones 6’0 231 OL DL
55 12 Josh Berman 6’2 212 OL DL
56 10 Colin O’Rourke 5’8 183 OL DL
57 10 Luis Alvarez 5’11 220 OL DL
58 10 Josh Hussey 5’10 212 OL DL
59 10 Alex Nelson 6’1 176 OL DL
60 10 Jason Alvarado 5’8 190 OL DL
61 11 Matt Konny 5’9 176 OL DL
63 10 Andrew Sullivan 6’0 214 OL DL
64 10 Michael Moran 5’9 203 OL DL
65 10 Patrick Fitzgerald 6’1 231 OL DL
66 12 Paul Rickershauser 6’0 203 OL DL
69 12 Liam Carragher 5’11 188 OL DL
70 11 Mark Belles 6’0 184 OL DL
72 12 Amir Howard 5’7 193 OL DL
73 11 Quinn Mantek 6’2 229 OL DL
74 10 Shaun Sapp 5’8 184 OL DL
76 11 Reymon Carranza 5’6 178 OL DL
77 10 David Lopez 5’10 218 OL DL
79 11 Christian Escobar 5’8 167 OL DL
80 10 Aidan Riordan 5’9 164 WR DB
84 11 James Bensen 6’0 207 TE LB
87 10 Eric Jackson 5’9 154 WR LB
88 11 Ryan Jackson 5’11 153 TE LB
89 11 Christopher Hernandez 5’11 176 WR LB

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are a very important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community, to the Morris-Sussex area is his mission.

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