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2020 Montville Mustangs Preseason Football Preview

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The Staff

Head Coach:  Rick DeBonta

Assistants: Ian Schwindel – OC, Matt Chierici – DC – Montville Alumni, Brady Mahar – OL / DL, Matt Testa -LB – Montville Alumni, Mickey Norton – RB, Joe Colella, Nick Falkman, Arjan Leka – Montville Alumni, Ethan Mersing – Montville Alumni, Rick Crescente – Freshman Coach – HC Consultant, Steve Kroeger- Freshman Coach – Defensive Consultant & Nick DeChino – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Returning Starters:  Seniors:  Nick Amoroso – FS / SLOT / RB, Chris DeFrank- DL, Blaine Franc- QB or WR / Kicker, Garrett Hickler- OL, Mylo Lee- RB, Mike Marucci- LB / TE & Zach Stolz-Illge – LB /OL.  Juniors:  Mo Gaber- OL / DL & John Walsh- OLB/ WR.  Sophomore:  Zack Waltsak – DL

Player’s Expected to Step Up:  Seniors:  Niko Barbosa- CB/Slot, Aidan Glennon – OL, Sebastian Graziano – OL, Anthony Hurley- OLB / Slot, Frank Riccardi – CB / Slot & Mike Fardo – Slot.  Juniors:  Nick Gomez – CB, Brian McGrath – RB & Triston Perez- QB or WR.  Sophomores: Joey Rehberg – QB or WR, Billy Templeton – Specials, Mike Forte- Specials, Gianni Hurley- Specials & Jay Vogt- Specials

From the Coach

What This Team Does Better than Anybody:  We Swarm the Football! We love to run to the football on defense looking to create turnovers and we love to play face-melting fast on offense.

Biggest Surprise of the Off-season:  With everything going on I was so surprise by the way our team came back. We were well conditioned and bigger in size even with the pandemic holding use back.

Team Goal:  Success in EVERY GAME!! Go 1-0 each week

George Muha’s Take

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I guarantee there is one game this season that head coach Rick DeBonta hijacks some sophomore’s uniform and sneaks himself onto the playing field.  He’s such a players-coach and so in-tune with what’s going on the field, I can see him just melding into a player with no-one noticing.  As fun as that would be to watch, DeBonta won’t need to get onto the field because this season’s Mustang team will do just fine with him on the sideline.  Yes, Montville will be without superstar Mike Burke who started for the last three years.  But it appears not having him in the lineup is forcing every player to step up and play as one.  That’s not to say guys like Nick Amoroso, Chris DeFrank, Blaine Franc and others aren’t stellar players because they are.  But football is a team sport and not having that guy to hand the ball to when the game is on the line might just make this team better.  Prediction:  This division will be great from a fan perspective because every team is going to be competitive.  There is no doubt Montville has the talent, coaching and cohesiveness to come out on top.  Taking things one-game at a time is going to be the trick (I to be so cliché, but that’s just the reality against these opponents).


10/2 vs. Morris Hills
10/9 @ Mendham
10/16 vs. Parsippany Hills
10/24 @ Chatham
10/30 @ West Essex
11/6 vs. Roxbury
11/25 @ Lakeland


# Name Grade Positon Ht. Wt.
2 Rehberg, Joe 10 QB/OLB
3 Barbosa, Niko 12 WR/DB 5’6 150
4 Morris, Hunter 11
5 Rasa, Joey 11 RB/DB 5’9 165
7 Perez, Triston 11 QB/FS 5’10 175
8 Riccardi, Frank 12 WR/DB
10 Zhang, Oliver 11 WR/DB
11 Marucci, Mike 12 WR/ILB 5’11 185
12 Gomez, Nick 11 RB/DB 5’4 130
13 Hurley, Anthony 12 WR/OLB 5’9 160
14 Franc, Blaine 12 QB/WR/K 6’0 180
15 Jones, Gabe 10
16 Berry, Chad 11 QB/DB 6’2 155
17 Nallapati, Praful 10
18 Templeton, Bill 10 WR/DB
19 Kolaritsch, Chris 10
21 LaScala, Dominic 11 RB/DB 5’5 115
22 Vogt, Jason 10
23 Walsh, John 11 WR/DB 6’1 175
24 Lee, Mylo 12 RB/DB 5’11 185
26 McGrath, Brian 11 RB/DB 5’8 150
27 Forte, Mike 10 RB/LB
28 Schusterman, Josh 11 RB/DB 5’8 135
29 Amoroso,Nick 12 RB/DB 6’1 175
31 Kobilarcik, John Guy 10
32 Fardo, Michael 12 RB/OLB 5’9 170
33 Howard, Sean 11 RB/DB 5’6 125
50 Glennon, Aidan 12 WR/OLB 6’0 185
51 Gaber, Mohammad 11 OL/DL 5’10 195
52 Stolz-Illge, Zack 12 OL/LB 5’9 180
53 Graziano, Gianni 10 OL/DL
54 Martinez, Jake 10 OL/LB
56 Waltsak, Zack 10 OL/DL 5’10 215
57 Graziano, Sebastian 12 OL/DL 5’10 195
58 Hurley, Gianni 10 OL/LB
59 Zamudio, Tommy 12
60 Hickler, Garrett 12 OL/DL 6’0 240
63 Hakimi, Tarik 11 OL/DL 6’2 215
64 Calandra, Brandon 11 OL/DL 5’7 275
65 Russell, RJ 11 OL/DL 5’10 180
66 Vasilic, Stefan 10 OL/DL
68 Vogt, Justin 10 OL/DL
70 Dimoski, Stefan 10 OL/DL
72 Maciag, Chris 11 OL/DL 5’10 230
73 DeFrank, Chris 12 OL/DL 5’9 210
74 Kiran, Efe 10 OL/DL
75 Vas, Cole 10
78 Hakimi, Tarik 11 OL/DL
79 Polachek, Tyler 10 OL/DL
88 Zampetti, Dylan 10 OL/FS


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

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