Weapons return for high-power offense
WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel is quickly approaching its 2010 opener. When the 116th season of Green Terror football commences, many of the offensive weapons from the 2009 roster will return to the huddle.
In his first season as starting signal caller, Tom Massucci (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) threw for 2,000 yards. Now a junior, there's no reason to believe he can't better than mark this year. He has all of his receivers back from that all-time top-5 passing season.
Seniors Matt Cahill (Broomall, Pa./Haverford Twp.), Saum Sami (Fruitland, Md./JM Bennett) and Nick Bender (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Twp.) lead an experienced corps. In addition, Massucci also has to add to that mix tight end Woody Butler (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) and sophomore CJ Billera (Allentown, Pa./Emmaus), who excelled in all aspects of the game with 988 all-purpose yards as a freshman.
That doesn't even take into account sophomores Ryan Procaccini (Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Friends School) and Tom Orrok (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant), who both showed flashes of brilliance during their rookie campaigns nor does it account for senior Ray O'Hara (Yardley, Pa./Conwell-Egan Catholic) ready to take hold of the starting running back job.
With added depth on the offensive line and talent in the freshman class, the 2010 offense could be the most potent attack since the Green Terror's championship run between 1997 and 2004.
Click play below to watch and listen to offensive coordinator Aaron Bartolain and 18th-year head coach Tim Keating preview the McDaniel offense.