Football

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NEWTOWN >> Although a 2-8 record might not look like much, the Council Rock North High School football team did make progress last year under first-year coach John Greiner.

Look for more of the same this time around in a year in which the Indians have a limited five-game schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. Their first game is scheduled for Oct. 2 at Bensalem.

"I think strength and conditioning,'' said Greiner when asked where he sees the most improvement in his team. "We have more players who have played varsity football than last year. We are more mature and we will be more physical."

Rock North returns a solid nucleus with six players back on offense and five on defense.

Returning offensive linemen include seniors Luke Molden (6-4, 245), Blake Koch, Andrew Jones and tight end Connor Atkinson. Also returning on offense are sophomore running back Gavin Papp and senior split end Ryan McCaffrey.

Greiner plans on having an improved passing game to go along with the run and senior quarterback Mike Sylvester has two more capable split end targets in seniors Shawn Perdy and Jordan Weissman.

Senior fullback Brendon Hardy and sophomore halfback Dylon Herbert will also get their share of carries.

A more stout defense will be led up front by senior tackle Isaac Keller (6-3, 235), and ends Justin Nowmos (6-1, 2-5) and Molden. The other returning players on defense are Hardy at linebacker and Papp at Safety.

Look for cornerbacks Ryan Marlow and Anthony Esposito along line with linebackers Charlie Murphy and Sean Beverley to make key contributions on the defensive side of the ball as well.

The special teams include kickers Sawyer Kozia and Ryan McCaffrey as well as a dangerous returner in Weismann.

"A key is to develop a passing game game to compliment the run game,'' said Greiner. "We will try to spread the ball around to the various skill players. On defense we must stay disciplined and trust the players next to them instead of free lancing on the field.''

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