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2020 Mount Olive Marauders Preseason Football Preview

The 2020 Preseason Football Previews are sponsored by the County College of Morris, offering an an outstanding education at an affordable price with Division II and III athletics. Go to www.ccm.edu right now to learn more about this amazing educational institution that is right in our backyard in Randolph, NJ.

The Staff

Head Coach: Brian O’Connor

Years on the Job: 4 at MO 23 years coaching

Assistants: Dave Benfatti: DC, Chris Bates: OC, Farsheed Taschayyodi, Sirajj Ziyad, Mike Gilbert, Zack Heeman, Sandy Cosenzo, Kevin Persson: Frosh Head, Matt DeFranco, Nick Barzano

Returning Starters: Gavin Lockwood QB/S, AJ McKay WR/DB, Justin Schmidt RB/CB, Hunter Perez RB/ILB, Anthony Moscatello TE/ILB, Cory Cambell OLB, Mason Cosenzo OT, Charlie McVIcar WR/DB, Cooper Anderson WR/DB

Player’s Expected to Step Up: Andrew Aaron OLB/TE, Shane Suralik OG, first year starters and seniors

Other Comments: We have a lot of depth and talent at our skill positions, LB’s and DB’s if we can get our line to develop which has a lot of players just not experiece we can be very good.

From the Coach

What This Team Does Better than Anybody: I think we are very athletic and disciplined with a lot of experience at the skilled positions. I think on defense we will really fly to the ball.

Biggest Surprise of the Off-season: How well the team seams to be gelling

Team Goal: I told them if they go 6 and 0 we will hang a banner that says Confernce Champs and if they go 8 and 0 we’ll get them rings.

George Muha’s Take

George Muha’s Take is sponsored by Parisi Speed School of Morristown. Reach out to Parisi today to get bigger, faster and stronger because champions are made in the off-season.

Marauder head coach Brian O’Connor was my teammate back when we played football for Hanover Park in the early 1990s.  And while the only time we were in the huddle together was when I was delivering him some high quality H2O, I have flashbacks of what a great leader he was every time I visit MO’s training camp.  I can remember being more afraid of O’Connor for dogging a sprint than our actual coach.  He was our best player and so driven for success and he made our entire team better by excepting nothing less than our best.  There is no doubt in my mind that he will soon be a state championship winning coach.  And it might just be this year…whatever that might look like in this Covid-19 year.  If this team does go 8-0 against this schedule, there is no doubt they’ll deserve the rings coach is promising.  Prediction:  There are going to be real matchups every week in this division and I cannot wait to see which team emerges at the top.  I can say with confidence, Mount Olive has the ability, coaching and mindset to be that team.

Schedule

10/2 vs. Randolph
10/10 @ Morris Knolls
10/16 vs. Morristown
10/23 @ Roxbury
10/30 @ West Morris
11/6 vs. Jefferson

Roster

Position Ht Wt Gr.
1 Barra, Dan WR/DB/K 5’8 150 11
2 Agodomou, Yacine RB/DB 5’10 165 12
3 Aderson, Cooper RB/DB 5’11 170 11
4 Clemente, Jake QB/FS 6′ 165 11
6 Maya, Gabe WR/DB 5’11 170 11
7 *Lockwood, Gavin QB/FS 6’2 210 12
8 McKay, AJ WR/DB 6’1 170 12
9 Abrusci, Joe QB/FS 5’10 160 10
10 Drew, Joe WR/OLB 6′ 180 10
11 *McVicar, Charlie WR/DB 5’9 170 12
12 Tierney, Mike WR/OLB 5’10 155 10
13 Klein, Seth WR/DB 5’7 150 10
14 Harris Sean WR/DB 6’1 170 11
15 Baarck, Richard WR/OLB 5’11 170 11
16 Leonard, Jordan QB/FS 6′ 200 12
17 Myers, Ethan WR/CB 5’8 165 10
18 Joseph, Brent TE/OLB 6’7 220 12
19 Scibetta, Vincent WR/OLB 6’1 180 11
20 Sammarco, Alex WR/ILB 5’10 180 12
21 Perez, Hunter RB/ILB 5’10 175 11
22 Boos, Hayden WR/DB 5’7 160 11
23 Thomas, Jacob WR/DB 5’9 175 10
24 Quin, Noah WR/LB 5’10 170 10
25 Aaron, Andrew TE/LB 6′ 200 12
26 Heineman, Jared RB/LB 5’9 180 12
28 *Schmidt, Justin RB/CB 5’9 170 12
32 Aaron, Michael TE/LB 5’9 165 10
33 Ibrahim, Omar RB/LB 5’9 190 11
42 Campbell, Cory RB/OLB 5’11 185 12
43 Moscatello, Anthony TE/ILB 6′ 185 10
44 Mahmood, Haroon TE/LB 5’11 180 12
50 Cosenzo, Mason OL/DL 6’2 260 12
51 Bodden, Ricky OL/DL 5’10 190 11
52 Sliker, Sean OL/LB 5’8 180 11
53 Martelli, Will OG/LB 5’11 200 11
54 *Forlenza, Chez OL/DE 6′ 200 12
55 Rodriguez, Alex OL/DL 5’10 200 12
58 D’Amico, Nico OL/LB 5’9 185 10
59 Maponya, Makobe OL/DL 5’11 210 11
60 Herman, Bobby OL/DL 5’10 200 11
61 Huntley, Scott OL/LB 5’11 185 10
62 Fallas, Jordan OL/DL 5’10 190 10
63 Lehman, John OL/DL 5’11 230 12
64 Riley, Billy OL/DL 5’11 190 12
66 Hadzovic, Agron OL/DL 6’2 215 12
67 Jones, Chris OL/DL 5’10 195 12
69 Mattfeld, Chris OL/DL 5’11 210 10
70 Giachino, Dominic OL/DL 6′ 190 10
71 Santos, Christiano OL/DL 5’9 250 12
72 DiBernardino, Dan OL/DL 6’3 270 12
73 Arrington, Daishawn OL/DL 5’9 210 12
74 Gilyard, Marcus OL/DL 6′ 260 12
75 Ciffer, John OL/DL 6′ 210 12
76 Bastien, Oliver OL/DL 6’4 200 11
77 Bodden, Jacob OL/DL 6′ 240 12
78 Rodriguez, Melvin OL/DL 6’2 260 11
79 Suralik, Shane OL/DL 5’11 210 12
80 Batsch, Casey WR/DB 5’9 170 12
81 Miller, Darren WR/DB 5’10 170 10
82 Kulscar, Joe WR/DB 5’10 170 10
83 Torrec, Cariel WR/DB 5’7 160 11
84 Machado, Max TE/DL 6’2 200 11
88 Cappucci, Sal WR/DB 5’10 170 10
89 Giammanco, Anthony TE/DL 6′ 180 10

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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