Podcast: Good Counsel (Maryland) Head Coach Andy Stefanelli talks about the Preseason No. 25 Falcons

good counsel high school footballWith a strong defense leading the way, Good Counsel starts the season ranked No. 25 in the High School Football America Preseason 100. (Photo from Good Counsel)
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On today’s High School Football America Podcast, I talk with Good Counsel head coach Andy Stefanelli, who is entering his third year as the head coach at his alma mater. The Falcons start the year ranked No. 25 in the High School Football America Preseason 100 national rankings.

Related: Good Counsel releases 2019 schedule

Not only will the Falcons play a tough national schedule with games against No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) and No. 89 Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina), but they play in the ultra-tough Washington Catholic Athletic Conference that features No. 3 St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC), No. 9 Gonzaga (Washington, DC) and the Falcons’ arch-rival DeMatha (Maryland) at No. 15.

Related: WCAC schedules

Below, you can listen to my interview with Stefanelli, who along with his assistants opened Fall camp on Monday.

Listen to Andy Stefanelli, Good Counsel Head Coach

Starters returning on Offense (Pos., Name, Height, Weight & Class):

RB Sy’veon Wilkerson rushed for 925 yards in 2018 with 9 TDs (Photo from Good Counsel)
  1. Sy’Veon Wilkerson – RB,5’9”/205, 2020
  2. Sean Aaron – FB/RB,5’10”/210, 2021
  3. Landon Tengwall – OT,6’6”/315, 2021
  4. Miles Cross – WR – WR, 6”0”/185, 2021
  5. Jack Stefanelli – Slot, 5’8”/180, 2020
  6. Di’Moni Dickerson – H-Back, 6’0”/250, 2020

Starters returning on Defense (Pos., Name, Height, Weight & Class):

No. 55 Brandon Roberts with sack against Marietta (Georgia) in 2018 (Photo courtesy of Good Counsel)
  1. George Wolo – NG, 6’0”/265, 2020
  2. Brandon Roberts – DT, 6’0”/265, 2020
  3. Kris Jenkins – DE, 6’4”/250, 2020
  4. Mitchell Melton – OLB, 6’4”/235, 2020
  5. Caleb Dennis – OLB, 6’/1”/205, 2020
  6. Jalen McNair – CB, 5’8”/185, 2020
  7. Jason Scott – FS, 6’0”/185, 2020
  8. Nic Ware – SS, 6’0”/190, 2020

Top Newcomer(s) (Pos., Name, Height, Weight & Class):

  1. Trace Campbell – QB,6’4”/205, 2021
  2. Chase Williams – QB, 6’2”/190, 2022
  3. Jalen Docson – WR, 5’11/185, 2021
  4. Xavier Ricks – OG, 6’4”/285, 2021

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.