Post 1,125 – Team Preview 2023: Ramsey Rams

Ramsey Rams

August 14, 2023 

2022: 

  • 7-3 
  • Lost to Caldwell in the North Jersey Section 2 Group 2 semifinals after beating Bernards in the quarterfinals 
  • Wins included Pascack Valley, Bergenfield, and Ridgefield Park 
  • Losses included Westwood and Newton 
  • Scored 301 points for a 30.1 average 
  • Allowed 229 points for a 22.9 average 

Graduation: 

  • RB/DB Joey Lis – Rutgers as a walk-on 
  • K Colin Mazzola – Springfield (Mass.) 
  • WR/LB Noah Laurino – Haverford (Pa.) for lacrosse 
  • LB Sean Hali – Roger Williams (RI) for lacrosse  
  • LB Grant Goehring – Muhlenberg for track 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 3  

Quarterback: 

  • Aidan Sweeney, Senior, 6-1, 180 – competing 
  • Justus Favata, Sophomore, 5-11, 165 – competing 

Running Back: 

  • Van Schoening, Senior, 5-7, 155 – projected starter 
  • David Larsen, Junior, 6-1, 190 – will spell Schoenig 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Luca Gemma, Senior, 6-3, 210- 3-year starter at slot receiver, moving from running back and will line up all over 
  • Bryan Paul, Senior, 5-10, 165 – projected starter 
  • Joey Korcak, Sophomore, 6-0, 165 – part of rotation  
  • Jack Muraca, Sophomore, 6-0, 175 – part of rotation 
  • Christian Fojon, Junior, 5-11, 175 – will provide depth 
  • Zach Resnick, Senior, 5-10, 165 – will provide depth 

Tight End: 

  • Noah Magnus, Junior, 6-0, 200 – projected starter 

Offensive Line: 

  • Logan Bahn, Senior, 6-5, 305 – 3-year starter at tackle 
  • Andrew Ohnegian, Senior, 6-4, 300 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Gavin Post, Senior, 5-10, 190 – competing on the interior  
  • TJ Gustafson, Junior, 6-0, 225 – competing on the interior 
  • Nick Neiberline, Senior, 6-1, 220 – competing on the interior 
  • Max Hoerter, Sophomore, 6-3, 240 – competing on the interior 

Defense: 

  • Formation: 4-4 
  • Returning Starters: 4 

Defensive Line: 

  • Andrew McDade, Junior, 5-10, 195 – returning starter at end 
  • Gio Ruiz, Junior, 5-11, 175 – projected starter at end 
  • Logan Bahn, Senior, 6-5, 305 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Andrew Ohnegian, Senior, 6-4, 300 – projected starter at tackle; saw action 
  • Evan Heyn, Senior, 5-11, 200 – competing 

Linebacker: 

  • David Larsen, Junior, 6-1, 190 – projected starter on the inside 
  • Owen Delgado, Senior, 5-8, 170 – projected starter on the inside 
  • Aidan Sweeney, Senior, 6-1, 180 – returning starter on the outside 
  • Christian Fojon, Junior, 5-11, 175 – projected starter on the outside 
  • Mason Gonzalez, Sophomore, 5-11, 200 – part of the rotation 
  • Luke Langella, Sophomore, 5-11, 165 – part of the rotation 
  • Evan Schmidt, Junior, 5-10, 185 – part of the rotation on the outside 

Secondary: 

  • Luca Gemma, Senior, 6-3, 215 – 3-year starter at safety 
  • Chase Reid, Junior, 5-9, 155 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Jack Muraca, Sophomore, 6-0, 175 – competing at cornerback 
  • Roberto Cotes, Sophomore, 5-9, 155 – competing at cornerback   

Special Teams: 

  • Senior Kyle McGuire is the kicker and punter is undecided 
  • The return game will be settled in camp 

Schedule: 

  • Saturday, 8/26, Cedar Grove at Palisades Park 
  • Thursday, 8/31, Pascack Valley at home 
  • Friday, 9/8, at Lakeland 
  • Friday, 9/15, at Bergenfield, 2 PM 
  • Friday, 9/22, Ridgefield Park at home 
  • Friday, 9/29, at Westwood 
  • Friday, 10/6, Mahwah at home 
  • Friday, 10/13, Newton at home 
  • 10/20-21, Bye Week 

Concerns: 

  • Inexperience 
  • Putting the right guys in the right spots 

Recruiting: 

  • Gemma has offers from 1-AA schools and the service academies 
  • Bahn has offers from Penn, Cornell, and Colgate 
  • Ohnegian ranges from 1-AA to D3 
  • Underclassmen:  
  • Larsen and Ruiz may be playing at the next level 
  • Hoerter is a sophomore with potential 
  • Other sophomores with a chance to play in college are Favata and Gonzalez 

Coach’s Comments: 

“Every day has to be better than the last. It’s a process; that’s what makes it fun. We have been working our tails off and look forward to the season.” – Head Coach Adam Baiera

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