Post 1,175 – Team Preview 2023: Delsea Crusaders

Delsea Crusaders 

August 27, 2023

2022: 

  • 12-1 
  • Lost to Old Tappan in the New Jersey Group 3 finals 
  • Won the South Jersey Group 3 regional championship by beating Camden 
  • Won the South Jersey Group 3 sectional championship by beating Hopewell Valley in the finals, Camden Eastside in the semifinals, and Deptford in the quarterfinals 
  • Scored 449 points for a 34.54 average 
  • Allowed 169 points for a 13.0 average 

 Graduation: 

  • RB/LB Jared Schoppe – Lehigh for wrestling 
  • RB/LB Luke Maxwell – Kutztown (Pa.) 
  • OL/DL Ashton Blose – East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 
  • TE Tyson Dehrenberger – Muhlenberg for wrestling 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Wing T 
  • Returning Starters: 5   

Quarterback:

  • Zach Maxwell, Senior, 5-1, 175 – returning starter 
  • Jim Reardon, Junior, 6-1, 185 – top reserve and started in the state final and semifinals 

Running Back: 

  • Wayne Adair, Senior, 6-1, 195 – 3-year starter 
  • Dan Russo, Junior, 6-1, 220 – projected starter at fullback 
  • Joel Anderson, Junior, 6-0, 200 – projected starter at halfback; started on defense  
  • Xavier Wyatt, Senior, 5-8, 150 – will spell the starters 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Giuliano Conigliaro, Senior, 6-2, 175 – will be the primary receiver; started on defense  
  • Carlos Reyes, Senior, 5-9, 180 – will share the duties 

Tight End: 

  •  Jonathan Harris, Junior, 6-0, 225 – projected starter 

Offensive Line: 

  • Jake Phelan, Senior, 6-2, 295 – 3-year starter at left tackle 
  • Todd Murray, Senior, 6-1, 260 – returning starter at left guard 
  • Juan Romero, Senior, 5-8, 295 – returning starter at center 
  • Tyler Habersham-Agbemenu, Senior, 6-4, 335 – projected starter at right guard 
  • Greg Masso, Senior, 6-4, 380 – projected starter at right tackle; played often 

Defense: 

  • Formation: 4-3  
  • Returning Starters: 5  

Defensive Line: 

  • Joel Anderson, Junior, 6-0, 200 – returning starter at end, moving from linebacker 
  • Jonathan Harris, Junior, 6-0, 225 – projected starter at end 
  • Dylan Snodgrass, Senior, 6-0, 220 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Tyler Habersham-Agbemenu, Senior, 6-4, 335 – projected starter at tackle 
  • Todd Murray, Senior, 6-1, 260 – part of rotation at tackle 
  • Riley Boos, Junior, 5-10, 175 – part of rotation at end 

Linebacker: 

  • Dan Russo, Junior, 6-1, 220 – projected starter on the inside 
  • Alex Grippo, Junior, 5-10, 200 – projected starter on the inside 
  • Carlos Reyes, Senior, 5-9, 180 – projected starter on the outside 
  • Jose Berrios, Junior, 5-9, 205 – part of the rotation 

Secondary: 

  • Dom Teti, Senior, 5-8, 158 – returning starter at cornerback 
  • Giuliano Conigliaro, Senior, 6-2, 175 – returning starter at cornerback 
  • Wayne Adair, Senior, 6-1, 195 – 3-year starter at safety 
  • Xavier Wyatt, Senior, 5-8, 150 – projected starter at safety 
  • Dante McGrenehan, Senior, 5-8, 130 – part of the rotation at safety 
  • Jim Reardon, Junior, 6-1, 185 – part of the rotation at safety and outside linebacker 

Special Teams: 

  • Senior Shane Madden will kick off and junior Jonathan Harris will kick off, while junior Eric Grant is contending with Harris at punter 
  • Adair and Teti are the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 9/1, at Delran 
  • Friday, 9/8, at Winslow 
  • Friday, 9/15, Ocean City at home 
  • Friday, 9/22, Kingsway at home 
  • Friday, 9/29, at Burlington Township  at home 
  • Saturday, 10/7, at Cedar Creek 
  • Friday, 10/13, Hammonton at home 
  • Friday, 10/20, St. Joe’s (Hammonton) at home 

Concerns: 

  • Depth on the line
  • Replacing outstanding senior leadership 

Recruiting: 

  • Habersham-Agdemu verballed to New Hampshire 
  • Adair has received 1-AA looks 
  • Maxwell will probably play baseball 
  • Phelan can go D3 or higher 
  • Others are D3 types 
  • Underclassmen: 
  • Anderson will play somewhere 
  • Russo will play at the level of an Ivy League school 

Coach’s Comments: 

“We have to prove that we can keep it going, especially with a tough schedule.” – Assistant Coach Rob Briles

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