Countdown to Kickoff: Downingtown East

Downingtown East

Coach: Mike Matta.

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Ryley Angeline and Downingtown East will open the season at Frankford on Aug. 31. (Photo credit: John Galvin)

Last year: 10-1; 6-0 Ches-Mont League National Conference; lost to Wissahickon, 38-35, in first round of PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs.

Final area ranking: No. 5.

Offense: Multiple-I.

Defense: 4-3

Top 10: Ryley Angeline, RB-LB, 6-3, 215; Alec Petrillo, OL, 6-3, 270; Mike Reichwein, TE, 6-4, 250; Caleb Fell, OL-DL, 6-3, 230; Tyler Morgenthaler, OL, 6-1, 260; Cary Angeline, WR, 6-7, 220; Alec Coyle-Nicholas, TE-DE, 6-5, 245; Brandon Feamster, WR-DB, 6-3, 200; Thad Stevenson, DE, 6-2, 240; Mike Whalen OL-DE, 6-0, 220.

Others to watch: Dan Chisena, WR, 5-11, 165; Roger Martin, OL-DL, 6-2, 250; Sean Snodgrass, DL, 6-4, 280; Kevin DeFrances, DB, 6-2, 175; Justin Cohen, DB, 5-9, 160; Mike Clark, OL, 6-7, 275.

The skinny: Three juniors - Cody Ambrogi, Ryan Rumer, and Andrew Hudson - are battling for the starting QB job; Petrillo, Whalen, Martin, and Fell anchor a solid offensive line; Ryley Angeline has committed to Delaware; Feamster, a cornerback, has scholarship offers from Massachusetts and Temple; Petrillo, a guard, has interest from Bryant, Delaware, and Villanova.

Biggest games: Aug. 31 at Frankford, 12; Sept. 12 at Pennsbury, 7; Oct. 4 at Coatesville, 7; Oct. 25 vs. Downingtown West, 7.

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