Post 640 – Team Preview: River Dell Golden Hawks

River Dell Golden Hawks 

2020: 

  • 6-1
  • 156 points scored; 22.29 average 
  • 61 points allowed; 8.71 average 
  • Two shutouts 
  • Wins: Ramapo, Northern Highlands, Pascack Valley, Paramus 
  • Losses: Parsippany Hills 

Graduation:  

  • LB Brendan Walker – Dickinson 
  • DT Matt Tibus – Fairleigh Dickinson (Madison/Florham Park) 
  • C/DL Liam Horodnik – Utica 
  • QB Christian Hay – TCNJ for baseball  
  • DB Charlie Racine – Wheaton (Mass.) for lacrosse 

2021 Captains:  

  • Aidan Corcoran will be a 2-year captain with others added later 

Offense:  

  • Formation: Multiple Option 
  • Returning Starters: 2 

Quarterback: 

  • Ryan Gillies, Senior, 6-0, 175 – competing 
  • Jake Sconza, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Colin Quinn, Senior, 5-9, 165 – competing; returning starter at wide receiver 
  • Vin Doornheim, Junior, 5-10, 155 – competing 
  • Phil Doornheim, Sophomore, 6-0, 165 – competing 
  • Max Froonjian, Junior, 5-8, 175 – competing 

Running Back: 

  • Will Fletcher, Senior, 6-1, 215 – competing; returning starter 
  • Johnny Magliula, Senior, 5-9, 170 – competing 
  • Andrew Spano, Junior, 5-9, 175 – competing  

Wide Receiver: 

  • Any quarterback or running back may start here 
  • Nolan Gilmour, Senior, 6-1, 180 – competing 
  • Gabe Case, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Kyle Case, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Steve Nowka, Senior, 6-1, 165 – competing 
  • Devin Armen, Junior, 5-9, 155 – competing 
  • Jack Carey, Junior, 5-9, 155 – competing 

Tight End: 

  • Bill Schwanewede, Senior, 6-1, 200 – competing 
  • Ian Strubel, Senior, 6-5, 200 – competing 

Offensive Line: 

  • Joe Boyle, Senior, 6-0, 225 – competing 
  • Aidan Cochran, Senior, 5-9, 185 – competing 
  • Will Esler, Senior, 6-0, 215 – competing 
  • Curtis Reese, Senior, 6-1, 245 – competing 
  • Mike Crismale, Senior, 6-0, 205 – competing 
  • Ren Yoshikubo, Junior, 5-9, 190 – competing 
  • Ben Arancio, Junior, 6-1, 205 – competing 
  • Tamas Kellerman, Junior, 6-0, 215 – competing 
  • The positions they play will be determined later 

Defense:  

  • Formation: Multi-3-man stack 
  • Returning Starters: 6 

Defensive Line: 

  • Joe Boyle, Senior, 6-0, 225 – competing at end and tackle; returning starter 
  • Aidan Cochran, Senior, 5-9, 185 – competing at end; returning starter  
  • Will Fletcher, Senior, 6-1, 215 – competing at end; returning starter 
  • Bill Schwanewede, Senior, 6-1, 200 – competing at end 
  • Curtis Reese, Senior, 6-1, 245 – competing at tackle 
  • Ren Yoshikubo, Junior, 5-9, 190 – competing at tackle 
  • Will Esler, Senior, 6-0, 215 – competing at tackle 

Linebacker: 

  • Mike Crismale, Senior, 6-0, 205 – competing 
  • Will Fletcher, Senior, 6-1, 215 – will rotate between here and end 
  • Gabe Case, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Johnny Magliula, Senior, 5-9, 170 – competing 
  • Nick Sybel, Junior, 5-7, 155 – competing 
  • Scott Sybel, Junior, 5-7, 155 – competing  

Secondary: 

  • Ryan Gillies, Senior, 6-0, 175 – competing; returning starter  
  • Nolan Gilmour, Senior, 6-1, 180 – competing; returning starter 
  • Colin Quinn, Senior, 5-9, 165 – competing; returning starter 
  • Max Froonjian, Junior, 5-8, 175 – competing 
  • Kyle Case, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 
  • Andrew Spano, Junior, 5-9, 175 – competing 
  • Jake Sconza, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing 

Special Teams: 

  • Froonjian, Sconza, Gillies, and Fletcher can all punt 
  • Sophomore Nick Kelly and junior Solomon Kim are competing at kicker 
  • The return men have not been decided, but several are capable 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 9/3, at Parsippany Hills 
  • Friday, 9/10, at West Essex 
  • Friday, 9/17, Westwood at home 
  • Friday, 9/24, Demarest at home 
  • Friday, 10/1, Pascack Valley at home 
  • Saturday, 10/9, at Nutley 
  • Saturday, 10/16, at Bergenfield 
  • Friday, 10/22, Teaneck at home 
  • Friday, 10/29, at Paramus 

Concerns:  

  • Finding the pulse of the team 
  • First time dealing with lower numbers 
  • Inexperience, but the kids can play 

Recruiting:  

  • There are players who may college sports if that is what they want 

Coach’s Comments:  

“This is an unusual season for us and it’s the most inexperienced team we have had since 2005. We have low numbers; 45 in grades 10-12, which is low for us – they are usually around 60. Last year was the first year we didn’t have a freshman team, but we will have one this year with 25 players.” – Head Coach DJ Nimphius 

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