THREE PROFILES and A PJREVIEW

This is the first of our pregame posts and this weekly feature will be most interesting because today’s post and hopefully beyond will include:

  •   The Senior Profiles are always big favorites of the BSN readership;
  • The Coaches have agreed to answer the same questions and starting with Athletic Director Holm this week, we will learn more about these dedicated men who lead the Bears; and
  •  PJ’s Preview—PJ Fitzgerald, the fierce Bear nose tackle and former sports writer intern, will share (as long as his homework assignments and heavy senior agenda allow)with us his insights into the next week’s opponents, hereinafter to be known as the PJreview!

 

SENIOR PROFILES

 

MYLES ALLEN, SENIOR, RUNNING BACK, CAPTAIN, #32

 

 

1.     When did you start playing football?

I started playing football at eight years old.

 

2.     What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

4.5 and 235#

 

3.     What is your favorite college football team?

The Ohio State University

4.     What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

When I scored a touchdown after defeating three tacklers

 

 

5.     What is your favorite course at Landon?

Mr. Sorkin’s geometry class

 

 

6.     What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper, debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

Watching politics on TV

 

7.     What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

Miley—Phil Pena gave it to me

 

8.     Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

Me—Intelligent, hilarious and strong; Parents—handsome, very handsome and TOO handsome

 

9.     What’s on your iPod?

2 CHAINZZZZZ

 

10.  Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

I enjoy political debate

 

ROB DUNIGAN, SENIOR, WR and DB, CAPTAIN, #20

 

 

Note #24 in picture is #20 this year!

1.When did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 4th grade for Maplewood

2.    What is your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

My best 40 time is a 4.9 and my best bench is 175 lbs

3. What is your favorite college football team and college football player?

My favorite college football team is South Carolina and my favorite player is Tyron Mathieu. I don’t condone his off-the-field actions, but I hope he ends up on a team that’s nationally televised because I love watching him play.

4. What is your favorite moment during any Landon sports event in which you played?

Scoring a goal in a one-goal win over Haverford last year in lacrosse, ending their 30+ game winning streak.

5. What is your favorite course at Landon?

Humanities, because I love the interrelation of history, literature, and art.

6. What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper,   debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

Editing the Landon News, especially the April Fools Edition.

7. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

Robroy, courtesy of my sophomore year geometry teacher Mr. Sorkin.

8. Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your parents describe you in 3 words?

Me-Funny, Laid-back, Determined. Parents-Sarcastic,goofy, loyal

9. What’s on your iPod?

Rock, Rap, and Techno

10. Tell us one thing (interesting) that your teammates do not know about you.

I got Mario Manningham to say ‘word’ in regards to something I said.

 

 

 

COACH PROFILE

 

DAVID HOLM, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH

 

 

DH is the person on the left

1.     What year did you start playing football?

I started playing football in 1973.

 

2.       What was your time in the 40 yd. dash and what’s your best bench weight?

My 40 time was somewhere north of 4.9; if I had a better coach it would easily have been 4.32. I was pretty good on the bench.

 

3.     What was your college football team and college football player?

My favorite college team when I was really young was LSU. Favorite player was Dalton Hilliard.

4.     What is your favorite moment during any college or your high school sports event in which you played?

 Being carried off the floor on teammates shoulders after winning regional basketball title game leading to a trip to the state basketball tournament ending an 18 year drought of not making it to States. There is a great story there.

      5. What is your favorite course at Landon?

My two favorite classes are the two that I teach: American Studies and Constitutional Law.

6.     What is your favorite non-sports related activity (community work, art/music, paper, debate, poem, extracurricular activity, etc.)?

 Anything that I can do with my family, especially “family movie night.”

 

7.     What is your nickname (if any) and how did you get it?

Homer (last name Holm).  High School coaches started calling me that and it has stuck ever since.  People who I was introduced to felt sorry for me because they thought it was my first name.  I think it is pretty cool.

8.     Describe yourself in 3 words? How would your family/children describe you in 3 words?

I don’t know; three words that my children would use to describe me: Big Cookie Monster

 

9.     What’s on your iPod?

Is the iPod the little thing that has music on it?  If it is, then it is Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire.  Lots of Sweet and Springsteen.

 

PJREVIEW

 

Landon-McNamara

The 2012 Landon Bears Varsity football team has been practicing for the past two weeks. On Friday afternoon they will have a chance to show how well they have prepared when they play their first game at home against the Bishop McNamara Mustangs. The Bears won their scrimmage against Walt Whitman last Saturday 10-3 while the Mustangs defeated Mount St Joseph’s 31-23 in their season opening game. This week’s game will be a rematch of last season’s opener in the Patriot Classic which the Bears won 29-14.

The Mustangs are led by Junior running back Adam Gillis, Jr. who rushed for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns last week and quarterback and Maryland commit Milan Collins who threw for 152 yards. They have a large offensive line to open holes for Gillis and the Landon defensive linemen will have to occupy them so that the Bears linebackers can contain their star back.

Defensively, McNamara has good linemen and linebackers, and their secondary is a talented and hard-hitting group. Senior cornerback Jordan Crockett had 2 interceptions last week, including one he returned for a touchdown. The Bears will need to keep an eye on him when they have the ball.

Landon will be showing off its new offense, the wing-t with an inexperienced offensive line, but the backfield will balance that with returning Senior running backs Myles Allen and Peter Laco. Senior quarterback Phil Pena will look to get the ball downfield to Senior Jackson Howard and other Bear receivers.

Defensively, the Bears will have Juniors Andrew Mitchell and Jack Falk leading the charge from the linebacking corps and the defensive line and secondary return several starters from last year’s squad. The defense should be athletic and physical and will likely disrupt the offense of its opponent.

Come on out Friday at 4:00 pm to Bordley Stadium and support the Bears as they kick off their season.

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