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2016 Team Preview – Lampeter-Strasburg (3)

Written by: on Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: John Manionlampeter_strasburg_a

Assistant Coaches:
Bill Valenzo
Bill Heyser
Bill Valenzo, Jr
Victor Ridenour
Bill Groff
Jason Lindsley
Steve McTaggart

Team Name: Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers

2015 Record: 9 wins – 3 losses

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost:
QB – Collin Shank
RB – Garrett Groshong
WR – J.B. Boynton, George Grau
TE – Darren Metz, Kyle Metz
C – Chase Nelle
G – Merek Hilliker, Zach Graham
OT – Isaiah Carr & Pete Tollinger
DT – Isaiah Carr & Pete Tollinger
DE – Kyle Metz & Merek Hilliker
LB – Josh Beiler, Collin Shank
DB – Chase Pirozzi, George Grau

Offensive Starters Return: (3)
RB – Shane Lawler
WR – Chad Gaudino
G – Tyler Dougherty

Defensive Starters Returning: (3)
DE – Damian Rosa
LB/SS – Caleb Lopez
DB – Chad Gaudino

Special Team Starters Returning: (3)
PK – Peyton Denlinger (Jr); KR – Shane Lawler (Sr), Chad Gaudino (Sr); PR – Chad Gaudino (Sr)

Key newcomers: (10)
C – Mason Rush (Jr)
G & LB – Cody Reiff (Jr)
G & LB – Joey Dreer (Sr)
QB – Justin Edwards (Sr) and Todd Shelley (Jr)
RB – Cam Niemeyer (Jr) and Caleb Lopez (Sr)
T – Aaron Jacoby (Jr)
TE – Tim Palage (Jr) & Connor Ranck (Sr)

Key Stats: Shane Lawler rushed for 713 yards and 10 touchdowns. He caught 28 passes for 384 yards. Leading tackler Caleb Lopez returns. He had 80 total tackles, 28 assists, 6 for loss, three fumble recoveries and one interception.

2016 Offensive outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on offense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

Transitioning back to more run/pass mix than pass first mentality the past two years. Excellent depth in backfield led by Lawler at FB. Explosiveness and big play possiblity from Chad Gaudino at WR.

First year, but not young QB’s. Great kids, excellent leaders, smart football players. They have all the intangibles. Not as much duel threat as in the past, but solid pocket passers and field generals.

2016 Defensive Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on defense. What are your keys to having a successful year?)
Looking to be more physical and use team speed to our advantage. Must stop run in our section to succeed.

Should have good pass rush with just front four.

Strength at DE and secondary positions. Solid linebacker unit that should improve all season, but not a lot of depth at the start.

2016 Special Teams Outlook: (Please let us know the keys about your team on special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?)

Leading kickers and returners all back. Special teams have the potential to be big plays for us this year.

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