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2021 Team Preview: Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers

Written by: on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Victor Ridenour

Assistant Coaches:

Team Name: Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers

2020 Record: 5-0 Overall Record 9-1

Stadium: Pioneer Field

District: 3

Class: AAAA

League: Lancaster-Lebanon League, Section 3

Key Players Lost to Graduation:
Sean McTaggart (QB)
Alex Knapp (WB/DB)
Zac Shelley (OT/DT)
Austin Stoltzfus (WR/DB)
Parker Owens (DL)
Brady Cole (LB)
Conner Nolt (WR/LB/QB)
Ian Herr (WR)
Owen Fikkert (RB)
Matt Weese (DB)
Ashton Spahr (OL)
Jake Scranton (OL)
Drew Harris (RB)

Key players returning:
Nick Del Grande (LB/OL)
Beau Heyser (TE)
Berkeley Wagner (QB/DB)
Giovanni Malatesta (DB/RB)
Andrew Reidenbaugh (K)

2020 Returning Player Stats: 

Nick Del Grande had 69 total tackles, 3 sacks, and 6 TFL.

Beau Heyser caught 26 passes for 531 yards and 8 touchdowns. On defense, he had 62 total tackles, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 11 TFL.

Berkeley Wagner caught two passes for 44 yards and a score. On defense, he had 69 total tackles, 3 interceptions, and 3 TFL.

Giovanni Malatesta rushed for 179 yards on 30 carries and one score. On defense, he had 25 total tackles. 

Andrew Reidenbaugh was 41 of 45 extra points, and 3-fo-3 field goals (30 yards long).

2021 Outlook: Our team needs to continue to gel and get more familiar with each other.  While we have a number of kids who played at various times, as a unit on both sides of the ball we are replacing a large number of starters.

Offense: We need to be able to play complimentary offense.  We have to run the ball well to throw the ball well and vice versa.  Our key to our offense will be our O-line.  As they go we will go.

Defense: We have to continue to be aggressive defensively.  We were strong up the middle the past two seasons.  Although we lost several great players to graduation, we have some capable players ready to fill in.

Special Team: We return our kicker from last year.  He was consistent in extra points and also in kick-offs.  We will be replacing our punter from a year ago.

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