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2021 Team Preview: Jenkintown Drakes

Written by: on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Luke Ashenbrenner

Assistant Coaches:
Steve Kidd
Rob McNamara
Aden Twer
Phil Smith Jr.
Steve Charlemagne

Team Name: Jenkintown Drakes

2020 Record: 0-1

District: 1

Class: A

League: Bicentennial Athletic League

Key Starters Lost:
Arkady Bunker
Chris Higham
Chris McGrath
Steele Stevens
Jeremy Todaro
Emmet Tweh

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. RB Adon Harris, 5-6, 150
Sr. WR Alon Harris, 5-9, 165
Sr. OL Zac Pacuraru, 5-8, 187
Jr. OL Jacob Abate, 5-9, 155
Jr. OL Bill McMahon, 5-11, 170
Jr. WR Alex Williams, 6-0, 160

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. LB Alon Harris, 5-9, 165
Sr. LB Zac Pacuraru, 5-8, 187
Sr. LB Jordan Dill, 6-0, 165
Jr. Bill McMahon, 5-11, 170
Jr. Ben Spector, 5-9, 148
Jr. Alex Williams, 6-0, 160

Special Team Starters Returning:
None

Key Newcomers:
Jr. OL Hamza Bdeir, 6-2 275
Jr. OL Lucas Pacuraru, 6-2, 230
So. OL Matt Beaudoin, 6-1, 240
Fr. LB Keegan Eichert, 5-7, 145

2021 Offensive Outlook: If we are going to be successful on offense we are going to need our offensive line to gel. We are replacing three starters on the offensive line. We will also have a new quarterback. We will need our more experienced players to step up early on, as the newcomers gain experience.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We are hoping to rotate several players on the d-line this year, which hopefully allows some of our bigger guys to stay fresh. We return most of our linebacking core and will lean on them to lead the defensive on the field. In the secondary, we will be looking at competitions at corners with quite a few younger players. If we can get a few young players to step up in key spots I think our defense should be fine this year.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: We are hoping to have a strong kicking game again this season. Our goal is to try and get some of our two-way players off of special teams this year. In order to do that we will need some young guys to step up. The last two seasons we have had strong special teams units, so there will definitely be an emphasis on making plays in that part of the game.

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