Nico Bossi and Christian Henzes lead an experienced group of defensive players on the Abington Heights football team, which will need to replace much of its offense from a year ago.
Bossi, who committed during the preseason to play in the Ivy League at Brown, was a first-team Lackawanna Football Conference Division 1 all-star at defensive end last season.
Henzes received honorable mention for his play in the defensive backfield.
The list of other defensive returnees includes outside linebacker Austin Boersma, who led the team in tackles last season as a sophomore.
End Jack Burke joined Boersma, Bossi and Henzes among the team’s top six tacklers last season.
Roman Cutrufello returns with Henzes as the safeties for Abington Heights, which used many different combinations last season.
In addition to the 5 returning starters, Abington Heights has 5 other defensive players back who were among the 17 Comets to finish the season in double figures in tackles.
End Garrett Sespico and cornerback Anthony Curra are in that group along with linebackers Connor Casey, Gavin Kerrigan and Jake Grimaldi.
Casey started at center last season while Henzes started at wide receiver and Bossi at tight end. Casey could play any of the offensive line spots.
Mason Fedor, who joined Bossi as the team’s top two receivers, .is another experienced wide receiver.
The offensive backfield is all new.
Michael Hartshorn should make the Comets strong in the kicking game.