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2022 Team Preview: Lackawanna Trail Lions (2)

Written by: on Thursday, August 11th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Steve Jervis

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

Team Name: Lackawanna Trail Lions

2021 Record: 8-4

Key Starters Lost:
Kody Cresswell
R.J. Schirg
Miles Edwards
Owen Lisk
Cole Choplosky
Xander Ball

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)
Sr. WR Evan Litwin 6’0 160
Jr. OG Kolbee Soltis 5’8 200
Jr. C Gary Shaw 5’10 200
Jr. OT Alex Castellano 5’10 250
Jr. FB Hunter Patterson 6’1 195
Jr. RB Lukas Gumble 5’11 180

Defensive Starters Returning: (4)
Sr. DB Evan Litwin 6’0 160
So FS Max Kimmel 6’2 175
Jr. ILB Kolbee Soltis 5’8 200
Jr. ILB Hunter Patterson 6’1 195

Special Team Starters Returning: (0)

Key Newcomers:
Sr. OL Jacob Noakes 6’0 190
Sr. OL Jacob Breckinridge 6’1 245
So. RB/OLB Demetrius Douglas 5’10 165
So. OG Drew Kilmer 6’0 190
So. OT Will Kilmer 6’1 210
So. FB/ILB Logan Edwards 6’0 170
Fr. Cooper Patterson 6’1 200

2021 Returning Player Stats:
FB Jr. Hunter Patterson
115 Carries
835 YDs
11 TDS

RB Jr. Lukas Gumble
71 Carries
590 YDs

WR Sr. Evan Litwin
8 catches
167 YDs

QB Jr. Stephen Jervis
137 YDs
2 TDs
110 YDs
1 TD

2022 Offensive Outlook: “We graduated our leading rusher in Kody Cresswell and our leading passer in Owen Lisk. We also graduated three quality offensive linemen in R. J. Schirg, Cole Choplosky, and TE Miles Edwards. However, we feel that we have some quality kids who have been working hard and who looking to replace them. In our offense, the key is to be physical up front and be able to spread the ball around. We feel that we have a nice mix of quality returners as well as some new talent that can really help us.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “The key for us defensively will be finding the right mix up front. We return both inside linebackers and two of our three secondary positions. Overall, we have the potential to have great team speed on the defensive side of the ball.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “We will be deep in the return game with several talented players able to return kicks. Our kickers and punters will be young, but have been working hard.”

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