Friday, July 18, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 87 Neshaminy

87. Neshaminy (Langhorne, Pa.)

Last season’s record: 11-2, lost first round of 4A playoffs

Coach: Mark Schmidt

Key players: TE/LB Mark Carrezola (6-3, 251, Sr.), DE/TE Jay Colbert (6-2, 231, Sr.), OT/DT Dan Shirey (6-3, 275, Sr.), RB/LB Corey Majors (6-1, 210, So.), Dan Wenklewicz (6-1, 280, Sr.)

Biggest strength: Experience on offensive and defensive lines

Question mark: Inexperience in offensive backfield and secondary

Outlook: The Redskins could emerge as the team to beat in suburban Philadelphia’s difficult District One. Six offensive starters are back including Carrezola, a Rutgers recruit and three-year starter. Colbert, who runs the 100 meters in track, is also a Division I prospect. Shirey is a physical presence on the inside of Neshaminy’s defensive line. With time, Majors has a chance to develop into a special player.

Toughest games: Aug. 29 at Souderton, Sept. 5 at Hatboro-Horsham, Oct. 31 vs. Pennsbury

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