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Golden Tornadoes prepared to shock the PAC


Entering his 25th season, Geneva head coach Geno DeMarco has always contended that the biggest improvement comes between the first and second, be it in a series, game or year. That theory will be put to the test this season as the Golden Tornadoes enter their second year using the triple option offense.

That improvement between the first and second year will be important as Geneva comes off consecutive 3-7 seasons and looks to do better than the 9th place finish predicted in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason poll.

“I like who we have as players and we’ll see how good we are as coaches,” said DeMarco. “We might be able to surprise people.”

OFFENSE

The offense was successful in controlling time of possession last year — having an average 4:30-minute edge over the opposition. That didn’t turn into points, though, as the Golden Tornadoes averaged just 14.8 points per game. The team is counting on familiarity translating into success.

“We’re light years of where we were last year at this point,” said junior Trewon Marshall, a Quaker Valley graduate. He led Geneva in rushing (936 yards), receptions (nine), and scoring (six TDs).

“We have practically everyone back so the playbook is much bigger and we’re playing much faster. We expect more.”

One of the major reasons that expectations are higher is the experience up front — center Chris Johns is a four-year starter. Tackle Luke Estep was second-team All-Conference a year ago and guard Chris Corrado was a honorable mention. Nate Conti is back for his third year as a starter at guard and Seth Wright returns at tight end. The only new starter will be Jason Clark at tackle.

Joining Marshall in the backfield will be Nick Monteleone and Collin Kedrick, who averaged almost seven  and six yards per carry, respectively, and fullback Ethan Bare, a 5-10, 200-pound blocking back.

The quarterback will be Bryan Stafford, who started last season at running back but moved to quarterback and still earned an All-Conference honorable mention. He rushed 75 times, passed 23 times, and caught three passes last year.

“Bryan is comfortable in the triple option this year,” DeMarco said of Stafford, who also started in the secondary earlier in his career.

Whether than translates to more passing this season will be an interesting facet of the season. Geneva, as a team, passed just 81 times in 10 games last season, accumulating only 408 yards — quarterbacks passed for more than that in a single game five times last season in the PAC.

If the Golden Tornadoes do throw the ball this season, they do have the advantage of a big receiver — 6-foot-5 Jamin Evans returns as a starter after having just seven receptions last year.

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