Garden Spot

Runningback Jahad Jeffers (6) and the Spartans went 7-3 and made a District 3 Class AAA playoff appearance in 2014. (Justin Bandy -- For GameTimePA.com)



Spartans


Coach: Matt Zamperini (25-8) // L-L League Section Two // District 3 // Class AAA

Summary

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The Spartans are coming off an 8-4 record and a District 3 Class AAA playoff berth in 2014.

Heading into 2015, however, there will be some holes to fill if Garden Spot wanted to compete in a loaded Section Two.

The most glaring need will be at the quarterback position after leading passer and rusher Mitch Martin graduated. Martin accounted for 2,872 total yards and 30 total touchdowns last season.

The battle to become the new starting quarterback for Garden Spot is reportedly down to junior Brock Kauffman and sophomore Cameron Roth. 

 The Spartans will be returning junior back Jahad Jeffers, who rushed for 629 yards in 2014 with six touchdowns.

Also returning is Garden Spot's two best receivers from last year in Javon McIntyre (33 receptions, 583 yards, 5 TDs) and Daryl Hartman (27 receptions, 529 yards, 7 TDs).

“Every game is a playoff game. That’s what’s amazing about Section Two and the atmosphere is ridiculous,” senior receiver Daryl Hartman said. “If you slip up, it will come back to hurt you sometime, somewhere.” 

The Spartans won't be an easy out for any team in 2015 but it's likely that Matt Zamperini's squad has higher aspirations than just being competitive.

“I think this group is going to play for each other; more so maybe than in the past few years,” Zamperini said.

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Schedule/Results

2015 schedule

Date/Result // Opponent // Time/Score

W // @ Twin Valley // 47-13

W // Warwick // 51-14

L // @ Exeter Township // 26-52

L // Lancaster Catholic // 13-25

W // @ Elizabethtown // 13-7

L // @ Cocalico // 21-28

L // Solanco // 14-31

W // Lebanon // 47-0

L // @ Manheim Central // 10-28

L // Lampeter-Strasburg // 33-49

2014 results

Result // Opponent // Score

W // Twin Valley // 34-6

W // Warwick // 31-21

W // Exeter Township // 28-26

W // Lancaster Catholic // 35-20

W // Elizabethtown // 28-21

L // Cocalico // 13-45

L // Solanco // 23-30

W // Lebanon // 41-34

W // Manheim Central // 21-14

L // Lampeter-Strasburg // 14-35

District 3 Class AAA

  • First Round // L // Manheim Central // 24-72
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