Post 830 – Team Preview 2022: Kingsway Dragons

Kingsway Dragons 

2021: 

  • 8-5
  • Lost to Hillsborough in the South Jersey Group 5 regional championship 
  • Won the South Jersey Group 5 sectional championship by beating Toms River North; beat Lenape in the semifinals and Old Bridge in the opening round 
  • Scored 227 points: 17.46 average 
  • Allowed 290 points: 22.31 average 
  • Wins included Washington Township, Clearview, and Eastern 
  • Losses were to St. Joe’s (Hammonton), Cherokee, Shawnee, and Williamstown 

Graduation: 

  • WR/DB Elias Collins – Temple as a walk-on 
  • K Nick Tanzola – Wagner 
  • OL Austin Phalines – Salisbury (Md.) 
  • OL Nolan Jess – Navy for swimming 
  • DL Elijah Lane  – undecided 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 7 

Quarterback: 

  • Nate Maiers, Senior, 6-1, 175 – 3-year starter 

Running Back: 

  • Darrell Brown, Senior, 5-11, 170 – returning starter who will play here and at wide receiver 
  • Camillo Marusco, Senior, 5-9, 180 – projected starter when Brown is at wide receiver 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Benny Liles, Junior, 5-10, 170 – returning starter 
  • Jake Mason, Senior, 6-2, 185 – returning starter 
  • Darrell Brown, Senior, 5-11, 170 – returning starter at running back who will also play here  
  • Jordan Potts, Junior, 6-2, 180 – part of rotation; started on defense 
  • Roman Kuzmick, Senior, 5-9, 165 – part of rotation; started on defense 

Tight End: 

  • Luke Van Brill, Junior, 6-1, 205 – returning starter 

Offensive Line: 

  • Carter WIlliams, Senior, 6-1, 205 – returning starter at guard 
  • Moises Sanchez, Senior, 5-11, 240 – returning starter at guard 
  • Dallas Brown, Senior, 6-1, 205 – frontrunner at tackle; moving from tight end, where he saw time 
  • Matt Shields, Junior, 5-2, 220 – competing at tackle and center 
  • Logan Sweeney, Junior, 6-2, 240 – competing at tackle and center 
  • Kai Ho, Senior, 5-10, 185 – competing at tackle and center 

Defense: 

  • Formation: 4-2-5 
  • Returning Starters: 10 

Defensive Line: 

  • Carter WIlliams, Senior, 6-1, 205 – returning starter at end 
  • Brady Whitzell, Sophomore, 5-10, 185 – returning starter at end
  • Demetrius Ransom, Senior, 6-1, 290 – returning starter at nose guard 
  • The second tackle position is open 

Linebacker: 

  • Luke Van Brill, Junior, 6-1, 205 – returning starter at the middle 
  • DJ DiPietro, Senior, 5-11, 175 – returning starter on the weak side 
  • Jake Mason, Senior, 6-2, 185 – returning starter at the rover  
  • Tommy DiPietro, Sophomore, 5-10, 170 – part of rotation 
  • Brady Williams, Junior, 6-1, 190 – part of rotation 

Secondary: 

  • Jordan Potts, Junior, 6-2, 180 – returning starter at safety 
  • Nate Maiers, Senior, 6-1, 175 – 3-year starter at safety 
  • Roman Kuzmick, Senior, 5-9, 165 – returning starter at cornerback 
  • Darrell Brown, Senior, 5-11, 170 – 3-year starter at cornerback 
  • Aiden Alexander, Junior, 6-0, 170 – will play in nickel situations; saw action   

Special Teams: 

  • Asa Moser, a junior, is the kicker and Nate Maiers returns at punter 
  • Brown, Liles, and Potts are the return men 

Schedule: 

  • 8/26-27, Open after game was canceled 
  • Friday, 9/2, at Williamstown 
  • Friday, 9/9, Washington Township at home 
  • Friday, 9/16, at Vineland 
  • Friday, 9/23, Delsea at home 
  • Friday, 9/30, Eastern at home 
  • Friday, 10/7, at Clearview  
  • Friday, 10/14, at Cherokee 
  • Friday, 10/21, Holy Spirit at home 
  • 10/21-22, Bye Week 

Concerns: 

  • Identifying the starters and right combination on the offensive line

Recruiting: 

  • Mason verballed to Air Force for lacrosse
  • Brown is a prospect on the D1 level 
  • Maiers is a 1-AA prospect with Patriot League interest 
  • Ransom is a 1-AA/D2 prospect 
  • Carter Williams is a 1-AA/D2 prospect 
  • Underclassmen: 
  • Van Brill and Liles are 1-A/1-AA prospects, depending on their junior seasons 

Coach’s Comments: 

We return a lot from a year ago. Many were two-way players and we’re looking to add depth. Offensively,we need to replace some linemen. We’re excited about some of our juniors, especially Luke Van Brill and Benny Liles.” – Head Coach Mark Hendricks “

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