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2021 Team Preview: Lackawanna Trail Lions

Written by: on Monday, August 16th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Steve Jervis

Assistant Coaches:
Jim Becchetti
Jeff Stage
Matt Landsiedel
Chad Gibbs
Vince Kalinoski
Colin Golden
Steve Jervis, Sr.
Tim Ronchi
Ben Simmons
Jeff Edwards

Team Name: Lackawanna Trail Lions

2020 Record: 3-1

Stadium: Lions Pride Stadium

District: 2

Class: AA

League: Lackawanna Football Conference, Division 4

Key Starters Lost:
Ray Melnikoff
Ty Vokes
Kyle Austin
Johann Ella

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. OT R.J. Schirg 6’2 285
Sr. RB Kody Cresswell 6’0 180
Sr. QB Owen Lisk 6’3 165
Sr. TE Miles Edwards 6’2 195
Sr. RB Tyler Rozanski 5’11 175
Sr. WR Johnny Halter 6’1 175
Sr. OG Cole Choplosky 6’1 215
Jr. WR Evan Litwin 6’0 150

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DT R.J. Schirg 6’2 285
Sr. LB Kody Cresswell 6’0 180
Sr. FS Owen Lisk 6’3 165
Sr. DE Miles Edwards 6’2 195
Sr. DB Tyler Rozanski 5’11 175
Sr. OLB Johnny Halter 6’1 175
Sr. NG Cole Choplosky 6’1 215
Jr. DB Evan Litwin 6’0 150
So. DE Tenzen Lewis 6’0 195

Special Team Starters Returning:
Sr. PR/KR Tyler Rozanski 5’11 175
Sr. KR Kody Cresswell 6’0 180
Sr. P Johnny Halter 6’1 175
Sr. K Cole Choplosky 6’1 215
So. K Tenzen Lewis 6’0 195

Key Newcomers:
So. FB/ILB Hunter Patterson 6’1 190
So. QB Stephen Jervis 5’11 180
So. OG/ILB Kolbee Soltis 5’8 200
Sr. PK Xander Ball 5’10 170
So. TE/DE Tenzen Lewis 6’0 195
So. C Gary Shaw 5’10 200
So. RB/DB Lukas Gumble 5’9 175
So. OL/DL Alex Castellano 5’10 255
So. OL/DL Cole Schirg 6’1 245

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Kody Cresswell rushed for 355 yards on 29 carries and 6 touchdowns. He had one receiving touchdown. 

Tyler Rozanski rushed for 158 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. He caught 3 passes for 87 yards and a score. 

Owen Lisk completed 11 of 27 passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns. He had two rushing touchdowns. 

Tenzen Lewis was 7 of 11 extra points

2021 Offensive Outlook: Returning speedsters Kody Cresswell and Tyler Rozanski will lead the rushing attack as well as sophomore Hunter Patterson. Both Owen Lisk and Stephen Jervis will both see time at QB as they both bring competitiveness to the position. We return both starting wide receivers and 2x All Regional and All-State selection R.J. Schirg will anchor the offensive line. We will be playing with some younger players up front. Though they are young the potential is there for this to be a very good group.

2021 Defensive Outlook: Defensively, we return our entire secondary and 3 of our 4 defensive linemen. We need to replace both starting inside linebackers. Kody Cresswell brings experience to the linebacker corps.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: All of our kickers and punter bring with them game experience as do our kickoff returners and punt returners. Sr newcomer Xander Ball, who is a converted soccer player could see action as a placekicker as well.

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