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Muscle Connection H.S. Football Preview: Mathews Mustangs

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When Mathews football coach John Protopapa calls for a Canter, three heads turn.

That's because twins Daniel and Dylan and younger brother Gabe are part of the 25 players dressing for the Mustangs.

"Dylan and his twin Daniel will be in the backfield and Gabe is on the offensive line," said veteran coach John Protopapa.  "We have all three Canters and we are really looking for big things from all three of them."

The Mustangs return four of their five offensive linemen and are counting on them to lead the way. Santonio Lamancusa is the biggest guy at 6'3", 250 pounds and is a three-year starter.

They haven't had a losing season since 2012 and feel it's up to their defense to keep that streak in tact. 

"Andy Miller returns at linebacker along with Tanner Hunt, Andrew Simon and JJ Walsh. The defense needs to settle in," Protopapa said.

 For the first time in Protopapa's 34 year coaching career, he has two females on the team.

Emily Strama is a senior and Chelsea Hunter is a freshman. "Once they put a helmet on, we'll treat them the same," Protopapa said.

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