Independent and Nonconference HS football capsules

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Senior quarterback Jacob Hudson leads a Delaware Military Academy team that expects to contend for the Division II state championship.

Senior quarterback Jacob Hudson leads a Delaware Military Academy team that expects to contend for the Division II state championship.

ARCHMERE

COACH: John Bellace

LAST YEAR: 6-4

RETURNING STARTERS: RB-LB Patrick Udovich, sr.; OL-DL Kevin Olsen, sr.; OL-LB P.J. Wicks, sr.; WR-DB-K-P Mark Dombroski, sr.; OL Connor Ruggieri, jr.; RB-LB Daniel Bark, jr.; DL Michael Devine, jr.; DL Anthony Soscia, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: QB Joseph DeGregorio, jr.; CB David Dewees, jr.; WR Dominic Cipriano, jr.; TE-DL Mitch Moyer, so.; WR-DB Austin Marvel, sr.; LB-TE Zane Fracek, so.; OL-LB Ryan Whelan, jr.; FB-DB Patrick McVey, sr.

OUTLOOK: The Auks won their last five games last season, and have enough returning talent to keep it rolling.

CARAVEL

COACH: John Reed

LAST YEAR: 3-6

RETURNING STARTERS: OL-DL Jake Reed, sr.; OL-LB Keith Medley, sr.; OL-DL Curtis Linton, sr.; OL-DL Damon Callis, sr.; OL-DL Jared Vicari, sr.; TE-DE Magnus Wamble, sr.; K Maverick Jackson, sr.; DB-RB Nick Jones, sr.; LB Brandon Hoeflinger, sr.; DB-RB Mandella Montgomery, jr.; RB-DB Josiah Larkins, jr.; LB-FB Jake Laznik, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: TE-LB Matt Bowe, jr.; DB-RB Juwain Grainger, jr.; QB Alex Barker, jr.; WR-DE Noah Taylor, sr.

OUTLOOK: The Buccaneers are a year bigger, stronger and faster, and some key transfers could help them back into the Division II title picture.

CONRAD

COACH: Bob Wolford

LAST YEAR: 6-4

RETURNING STARTERS: RB-OLB Elijah Walton, sr.; OT-DE Billy Baldwin, sr.; C Jake Brown, sr.; G-NT Chris DeAngelo, sr.; WR Tim Metzler, sr.; WR-FS Amere Park-Brown, sr.; TE-LB Lawrence Brown, jr.; DE Mike Shields, jr.

OUTLOOK: The Redskins have improved their record in each of the last three seasons, but another advance may be difficult.

DELAWARE MILITARY ACADEMY

COACH: Michael Ryan

LAST YEAR: 9-2, lost in first round of Division II playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS: QB-DB Jacob Hudson, sr.; LB-TE Marcus Brooks, sr.; LB-TE Brennan Hazewski, sr.; OL-DL T.J. Thomas, jr.; OL-DL Brandon Kessler, jr.; OL-DL Hunter Balback, sr.; WR-LB JahMere Oakley, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: RB-LB Todd Turner, sr.; RB-WR Corahn Alleyne, so.; OL-LB Alex Martin, sr.; TE-LB Nick Renaud, jr.

OUTLOOK: The Seahawks continue to knock on the door in Division II. This could be the year it opens.

RED LION CHRISTIAN

COACH: Paul Robinson

LAST YEAR: 2-8

RETURNING STARTERS: FB-LB Jake Pancake, so.; DE-RB Dashaun Cain, jr.; S-WR Daniel McNeil, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: QB Colin Pargoe, fr.; S-RB Derek Pusey, fr.; DL-C Nathan Remick, fr.; LB Ethan Heddinger, fr.; DB-RB Ja Haygood, fr.; OL-DL Sam McGarvey, fr.; DL-OL Nasir Parks, fr.; DL-OL Evan Posey, fr.; DE-OL Clayton Andrews, so.; DB-RB Zahmir Murray, fr.; DB-RB Shaelin Nixon, jr.; LB-RB Aaron Fieger, fr.; LB-TE Isaiah Taylor, so.; DB Julian DeJesus, fr.; LB Donald Solomon, fr.; DE Josiah Kenion, so.

OUTLOOK: Should be a learning year for the Lions, with freshmen gaining experience in some key positions.

ST. ANDREW’S

COACH: Patrick Moffitt

LAST YEAR: 0-9

RETURNING STARTERS: LB Ryan Godfrey, so.; DL Alec Maloney, sr.; OL-LB Jaryd Jones, sr.; OL Avi Veluchamy, sr.; TE-K John Paris, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: WR-DB Izzy Stennett, jr.; RB-DB Barr Flinn, fr.; WR-DE Jordan Drew, fr.; RB-LB Alex Stoleson, so.; TE-OL-LB Adrian Watts, fr.; OL-DL Kevin Sun, so.; WR-DB Lamar Duncan, fr.

OUTLOOK: The Saints can only go up from last season.

ST. ELIZABETH

COACH: Joe Aviola

LAST YEAR: 4-6

RETURNING STARTERS: OL-DL Mickey Henry, sr.; TE-LB Dave Hazelton, sr.; OL-DE Tom Shields, sr.; RB-DB Mike Wilson, sr.; RB-DE Kellen Sweeney, sr.; OL-DL A.J. Holliday, sr.; QB-DB Casey Rock, jr.; RB-LB Chris Cropper, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: OL-DL Nick Kindbeiter, so.; WR-RB-DB Cameron Ross, so.; RB-DB T.J. Butler, fr.; WR-DB De’Quez Walker, fr.

OUTLOOK: The Vikings have enough returnees to take a major step forward, maybe even into Division II title contention.

ST. MARK’S

COACH: John Wilson

LAST YEAR: 4-6

RETURNING STARTERS: QB Billy Sullivan, sr.; TE-DE David Balint, sr.; DB-WR Austin Colmery, sr.; LB-G A.J. McGonigle, sr.; DE-G Will Hoffman, jr.; FB-LB Dom Catalano, jr.; K Chris Ludman, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: OL Kip Suarez, sr.; NG Aran Porte, sr.; OL-DL Joey Cartwright, so.; DB-WR Mikkel LaFleur, jr.; RB-DB Ian Noonan, jr.; DB-WR Matt Tynes, jr.; DB-WR Matt Dougherty, jr.; LB-DB Max Palmer, sr.; OL Ryan Barber, sr.; OL-DL Tyler Westergard, so.; OL-DL Kevin Tobin, so.; RB-DB Andrew Watkins, fr.; WR-DB Ryan DuPlusis, so.; WR-DB Jeremy Vogel, sr.; QB Jelani Bryant, so.; DL-G Tyler Shields, jr.; DB Carter Benham, so.

OUTLOOK: Injuries and four very close losses made for a frustrating season last year. The Spartans’ second season in Division II should be better.

SALESIANUM

COACH: Bill DiNardo

LAST YEAR: 10-2, lost in DIAA Division I championship game

RETURNING STARTERS: OT Randy Sinott, sr.; G-NG Zeb Wright, sr.; C Sean Keating, sr.; OT Dom Marra, jr.; TE-LB Josh Patrick, sr.; FB-LB Peyton Mullin, sr.; LB Bill Stradley, sr.; SE-DB Mike Drake, sr.; DB John Andreoli, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: G Josh Williams, sr.; SE-DB Desmond Bagley, jr.; SB Michael DiNardo, jr.; SB-DB Jack Hahn, jr.; RB Nick Merlino, jr.; RB Liam Mulvena, sr.; RB-DB Carson Salvo, jr.; G John Cohill, jr.; TE-DE Brandon Crkvenac, jr.; DE Casey Spink, jr.; NG Bill Vanneman, sr.

OUTLOOK: The Sals are unproven at the skill positions, but a huge, experienced offensive line should pave the way for another D-I title run.

TATNALL

COACH: Jody Russell

LAST YEAR: 6-4

RETURNING STARTERS: OT-DE Karl Holler, sr.; RB-DB Sam Ragland, sr.; WR-FS Cam Easton, sr.; TE-LB Oliver Campbell, sr.; WR-CR Jared Duncan, jr.; G-LB Robb Dehney, sr.; G-LB Tucker Hunter, sr.; SS-WR Jordan Edwards, sr.; DT-OL Isaiah Jones, sr.; DE-OT Abdul Ogembe, sr.; CB-RB Sulaiman Saunders, sr.; C-LB Malcolm Godshall, sr.; DB-QB Alex Browning, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: QB Carl Marvin, jr.; TE-LB Dan Murphy, sr.; K-WR-DB Matt Maloy, sr.

OUTLOOK: The Hornets earned their first winning season in four years, and expect to improve even more with most of the starters returning.

TOWER HILL

COACH: Kevin Waesco

LAST YEAR: 7-3, lost in first round of DIAA Division II playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS: RB-LB Anthony Falco, sr.; RB-LB Harry Quimby, sr.; OL-DL Tej Vaddi, sr.; WR-DB Johnathan Sobieski, sr.; RB-LB Michael Gallagher, sr.; TE-DL Richard Carroon, sr.; OL-DL Matt Rovner, sr.; OL-DL Charlie Quimby, sr.; OL-DL Luke Frietze, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: RB-DB Kai Glover, sr.; RB-LB Ben Katz, jr.; RB-DB Bryson Boyd, jr.; RB-LB Aidan Hickey, jr.; TE-LB Philip Nickel, jr.; OL-DL Kam Inguito, jr.; OL-DL Rory Britt, jr.; OL-DL Justin Sharpe, jr.; WR-DB Alex Jenkins, jr.; TE-LB William Borda, jr.; OL-LB Jake Falco, so.; WR-LB Dylan Nitsche, so.; RB-DB Michael Gianforcaro, so.; WR-DB Brian Brown, so.; RB-DB D.J. Scott, so.; WR-DB Abhishek Raval, so.; WR-DB Kyle Motley, so.; RB-LB Ty Gates, so.; TE-DL Joseph Millman, so.; TE-DL John DeSantis, so.; OL-LB Anand Raju, so.; OL-DL Jake Myrick, so.; OL-DL Case Rohrbacher, so.; OL-DL Gui Trindade, so.; RB-DB Kyle Motley, so.; TE-DE Joe Millman, so.

OUTLOOK: The Hillers have made three straight playoff appearances, and have enough experienced returnees to do it again.

WILMINGTON FRIENDS

COACH: Bob Tattersall

LAST YEAR: 10-2, lost in semifinals of DIAA Division II playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS: QB-S Justin Beneck, sr.; HB-LB Henry Gise, sr.; DB-WR Devonte Church, sr.; FB-LB Andrew Jaworski, sr.; G Christopher Wallace, sr.; C Jason Saville, jr.; G Dalton Ramsey, jr.; OT Sean Cochran, sr.; DT Daniel Adebi, jr.; OT Matthew Denney, sr.; DT Josh Payne, so.

KEY NEWCOMERS: S-WR Quentin McAbee, so.; WR Greg Smith, sr.; HB-CB Owen Sheppard, sr.; RB-S Peyton McNeill, so.; LB Jeffrey McAbee, jr.; DE Michael Coons, jr.

OUTLOOK: The Quakers have lost close D-II playoff semifinal games the last two years. With several key returnees, Friends should be a title contender again.

Contact Brad Myers at bmyers@delawareonline.com. Follow on Twitter: @BradMyersTNJ.

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