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2017 Team Preview – Northwestern Lehigh (11)

Written by: on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Josh Snyder (6th season 37-21)

Coaching Staff: DC – Scott Hippensteel, Line – Dave Kerschner, DL/WR – Rich Kulp, OLB/RB – Josh Zimmerman, WR’s/DB – Ty Cunningham, ILB’s & Special Teams – Greg Mitchell

Team Name: Northwestern Tigers (roster size 50 grades 10-12)

2016 Record: 5-6 JV Record 6-3

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost: Trevor Cunningham, Tyler Foster, Jacob Ruch, James Felch

Offensive Starters Returning: (7) Sr WR Phil Dangello, Sr TE Caleb Clymer, Sr OL Cameron Sanchez, Jr OL Derek Holmes, Jr RB Tyler Lobach, Jr RB Anthony Colucci, So QB Deven Bollinger

Defensive Starters Returning: (5) Sr DB Phil Dangello, Sr ILB Caleb Clymer, Sr DL Cameron Sanchez, Jr ILB Tyler Lobach, Jr OLB Anthony Colucci,

Key Newcomers: (8) Sr Dylan Frantz RB, Jr OL Daniel Burke, Jr OL Hayden Bobbyn, Jr WR/DB Ryan Haas, Jr OLB Tyler Slifer, So WR/DB Jaden Allen, So OL/DL Connor Snyder, So OL/DL Joseph Shorts


2017 Outlook:

Defense: Tigers return 5 Defensive starters from a year ago. The front 7 or 8 may be strength of the team this season. Caleb Clymer is a returning 1st team all league Inside LB that will anchor the defense and Phil Dangello will be the guy that gets the Tigers lined up in the secondary.

Offense: The Tigers are returning 7 starters on offense. QB Deven Bollinger continues to improve as the Tiger signal Caller. The Tigers will need to get back on track running the football this season if they want to be successful. Much of that will depend on how a talented group of young lineman come together and operate as one unit. Phil Dangello will play a number of different roles in the skill positions and Tyler Lobach figures to get a number of carries this season.

Special Teams: Tigers look to continue to be very solid in the special teams area.

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