Penn Manor

Wilson beat Penn Manor, 28-7, at Penn Manor High School in Millersville last season. The Comets will begin a new era under first-year head coach John Brubaker. (Kirk Neidermyer -- For GameTimePA.com)



Comets


Coach: John Brubaker (0-0) // L-L League Section One // District 3 // Class AAAA

Summary

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The Comets jumped out to a promising 6-2 record in 2014 before the injury bug decimated them and they lost three straight games, including their first-round playoff game against Cumberland Valley.

 

Penn Manor will have some new looks in 2015, starting with the sidelines. After Todd Mealy stepped down in the offseason, Penn Manor tapped longtime Manheim Central assistant John Brubaker as their new head coach.

“I took the job here because I want to build this team into a championship team. It’s not going to happen overnight, or maybe it will. Maybe we’ll surprise people this year. We certainly know that Wilson has been top dog in Section One. Township and Hempfield have been strong. Around the league there’s some good football here and there’s going to be some competitive football games," Brubaker said. 

The Comets will also have new faces at the skill positions after their starting quarterback and top rusher from last year graduated.

"We have five returning letterman. Graduated 23 seniors, doesn’t sound like a recipe for success but we have 10 seniors and they’re pretty awesome seniors. We’re excited about their abilities and the leadership they can provide," Brubaker said. "We’re going to be young, staring a lot of guys who played JV last year. It’s going to take some time, we need scrimmages and nonleague games to get it rolling.”

Seniors Carter Kinser and Jamal McCaskell could share the backfield duties, while juniors Grant Gale and Josh Hiltz are the two returning varsity quarterbacks.

"Sometimes he’s more serious than others," Kinser said of his new coach. "He’s very humble from where he came from. He really likes to connect with us as a team.”

 

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Schedule/Results

2015 schedule

Date/Result // Opponent // Time/Score

L // Cedar Cliff // 20-54

L // @ Lampeter-Strasburg // 7-20

L // Dallastown // 0-35

L // Hempfield // 18-35

L // @ Conestoga Valley // 19-40

L // J.P. McCaskey // 0-28

L // @ Manheim Township // 0-44

L // Warwick // 20-41

L // @ Wilson // 21-42

L // @ Cedar Crest // 21-48

2014 results

Result // Opponent // Score

W // Cedar Cliff // 27-20

L // Lampeter-Strasburg // 26-31

W // Dallastown // 35-3

W // Hempfield // 24-17

W // Conestoga Valley // 45-14

W // J.P. McCaskey // 31-19

L // Manheim Township // 28-35

W // Warwick // 31-13

L // Wilson // 7-28

L // Cedar Crest // 28-43

District 3 Class AAAA

  • First Round // L // Cumberland Valley // 14-28
Map

Roster
Jersey # Name Grade Position
1 Jamal McCaskell 12 RB/OLB
2 Alex Santiago-Rodriquez 12 WR/TE.DB
3 Dante Jones 11 TE, DE
4 Xavier Roman 10 WR/DB
5 Blane Richardson 12 WR/DB
6 Marcos Nimo 12 RB/DB
7 Grant Gale 11 GQ/DB
8 Jesse Guerrero 12 WR/DB
10 Daniel Wolf 12 WR/DB
12 Theo McElheny 10 RB/DB
13 Alex Scheivert 10 QB/DB
14 William Crespo 11 WB/DB
16 Dante Williams 12 SR/DB
18 Liam Hart 9 KICKER
20 Michasel Morris 10 WR/DB
21 Cavan Zechman 11 WR/DB
22 Carter Kinser 12 RB/ILB
23 Ben Wright 10 RB/OLB
24 Jonah Barley 11 RB/LB
25 Cole Heckaman 10 RB/OLB
31 Michael Brown 10 RB/LB
32 Adam Presnell 10 LB/RB
33 Shawn Harnish 11 RB/ILB
34 Joshua Hiltz 11 QB/WR/DB
35 Vinny Vozzella 10 OLB
36 Mason Sottek 10 OL/ILB
38 Blair Bollow 11 OL/ILB
47 Alex Laughlin 11 KICKER
50 Mark Yoder 11 OL/DL
51 Paisun Harris 10 OL/DL
52 Kyle Groff 11 OL/ILB
55 Colton Noel 11 OL/DL
56 Camron Serrano 11 OL/DL
57 Michael McDonald 12 OL/DL
60 Shane Shirk 11 OL/DL
61 Harrison Eavey 11 OL/DL
63 Tyler Weitzel 10 OL/DL
68 Tyler Kiebber 12 OL/DL
69 Joe Santiago 11 OL/DL
74 Andrew Brown 12 OL/DL
76 Tyler Hertzog 11 OL/DE
77 Justice Eshleman 11 OL/DL
78 Garrett Ulrich 10 OL/DL
81 Alex Ortiz 11 DB/WR
82 Andrew Eshleman 10 TE/DE
86 Robert Swisher 12 TE/OLB
88 Casey McCollum 10 TE/DE
62 Daniel Mahoney 11 OL/DL
84 Michael Pomarici 10 WR/DB
  Isaiah Jones 10 WR/DB
  Athen Vasquez 10  
  Mason Wissler 10