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2021 Team Preview: Lower Moreland Lions

Written by: on Monday, August 23rd, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Justin Beck

Assistant Coaches:
Kevin Blair, Defensive Coordinator
Rob Schulgen, Offensive Coordinator
Dale Smith, Run Game Coordinator, OL & DL
Matt Gallagher, Special Teams, RB & DB
Mike Zalewski, OL/WR & DL/LB

Team Name: Lower Moreland Lions

2020 Record: 2-2

Stadium: Mark V. Mayson Stadium

District: 1

Class: AAAA

League: Independent

Key Starters lost:
QB Sal Penecale
RB/LB Nick Degliomini
OL/DL Devin Green
RB Julian Ogawa
WR/LB Jared Shein

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. OL Jeff Astillero 6’1 190
Sr. OL Ahmad Darwish 6’3 280
Jr. OL Niko Chin. 5’9 175
Sr. OL Jack McFerran 6’1 220
Sr. RB Joe Stefurak. 6’1 190
Jr. QB Tolan Stahl. 6’1 175
Sr. RB Nick Khimoian 5’10 225

Defensive Starters Returning:
Jr. DL Niko Chin
Jr. DL Tolan Stahl
Sr. LB Nick Khimoian
Sr. LB Jeff Astillero
Sr. LB/S Joe Stefurak
Jr. CB Brian Lonie. 6’0 170
Sr. CB Jack Spoerl. 5’9 165
Jr. S Sean Maloney. 6’2 170
Soph. S Carter Keegan 5’11 165

Special Team Starters Returning:
Sr. K/P Joe Stefurak
Sr. LS Jeff Astillero

Key Newcomers:
Sr. OL/DL Brian Courduff 6’2 230 (injured last season)
Sr. RB/CB Ben Assour. 5’9 160 (injured last season)
Sr. OL/DL Jack McFerran 6’1 210 (injured last season)
Sr. RB/LB Edwin Melendez 6’0 185
Sr. OL/DL Adam Margolin. 6’2 235
Soph. OL/DL Dom Silva. 5’10 185

2020 Returning Player Stats:

RB Joe Stefurak 9 Catches 153 Yards 1 TD

2021 Outlook: Our talent is there to be a competitive ball club at the smaller school level. We need to continue to progress in the details of our offensive/defensive philosophies and growth in leadership.

Offense: First full year under the new system, will help expand our attack, plenty of offensive linemen return with varsity experience and the addition of Coach Smith will expand our schemes of attack. We are relying on the growth of our new QB, Tolan Stahl, who was a standout Receiver for us last year.

Defense: Continue to build off of the strong finish last season. Confidence in their roles has led to Coach Blair’s defense coming to fruition. Return the entire secondary including backups. Progression of the defensive line will determine just how good this defense will be

Special Team: Return our K/P, Joe Stefurak-FGs 3/3. Once Coach Gallagher took over the special teams, Instant positive results, we believe another year with his direction our special team will become a great asset

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