Tallmadge Blue Devils 2022 Football Preview


Tallmadge Blue Devils

Head Coach: Mike Hay
Years Head Coach (current school): 4
Record (current school): 12-18
Years Head Coach (overall): 4
Record (overall): 12-18

Assistant Coaches:
Dave Staszak
Niko Skeriotis
Logan Banks
Steve McAninch
Chris Raybuck
Dan Davies
Derek Dalton
Steve Riley
Tony Anzaldi

Record last season: 4-3, 7-4
League Affiliation: Suburban League - American
Last year's playoff results: L 41-35 @ Steubenville

Team's style of offense: Spread

Top players returning on offense:
Collin Dixon 69 Rec 1,461 yds 18 TDs (1st Team All League, District and State)
Ty Hurst 193-327 3,241 yds 31 TD 5 INT 3 Rush TDs (1st team All League, District, 2nd team All State)
Seth Yacobucci - WR All League
Zander Hopkins - RB
Ben Ahwajee - RB
Zac Robinson - OL (3 year Starter, All League)
Caiden McCullough - OL (3 year Starter)
Vito Paonessa - OL
Amir Yasin - OL

Top players lost on offense:
Mason Dexter*
Ty Hederson*
Cole Thomas*

*combined for over 100 catches, 1500 all purpose yards and 15 TDs

New impact players on offense:
Gino Spano
Constantine Detorakis
Austin Gibson
Dane Leon

Team's style of defense: 4-2-5, 3-4

Top players returning on defense:
Zander Hopkins - 1st Team All League, District, Hon Mention All State 107 tackles 10.5 TFL 3 sacks 2 FF 2 FR 1TD
Beau Gromley - All League, 111 tackles 5 TFL 1FF 1 FR 1 Sack
NIck Cuva - 71 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 2 sacks 1 Int, 1 FR (6 games due to injury)
Collin Dixon - 63 Tackles, 4 TFL, 3 Sacks, 8 FF, 3 FR, 2 Def TDs
Zac Robinson - All League 44 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 11 QB Hurries

Top players lost on defense:
Ty Hederson
Mason Dexter

New impact players on defense:
Vito Paonessa
Amir Yasin
Mark Manzo
Braydon Sturm
Declan Kearns

Expected starters on special teams:
Ty Hurst - Punter
Cameron Carvaines PK, K
Seth Yacobucci, Colin Dixon PR
Seth Yacobucci, Ben Ahwajee KR


Final Comments:
Looking to compete with the very good teams in the Suburban League and earn an opportunity to make the playoffs and advance in D3 R9 with arguably the best Senior class Tallmadge has had in many years. It's been a great off season and the team is confident and excited to prove that we should be mentioned with the better programs in the area.