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40 teams in 40 days – Day 19: Southern Lehigh (11)

Written by: on Thursday, August 9th, 2012. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


2011 season

Quarterback Ty Edmond completed 124 of 223 for 1,637 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Spartans leading rusher was Jake Meluskey. He rushed for 1,139 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also the leading receiver with 32 catches for 508 yards.

On defense Collin Kendrick had 128 total tackles.

Southern Lehigh finished the season with a 7-5 record.

Q & A with Southern Lehigh head football coach John Toman

We sat down with Toman and talked to him about his team for the 2012 season.

How is your off-season going this summer?

The off-season is going well. We take pride during the off-season in the weight room. We are playing a full scrimmage game down in Florida this year.


Who do you have coming back on offense?

The key kid returning on our line is RT Andrew Terlingo (6-5, 285). Everything on the offensive line is geared around him and RG Daulton Romano (6-3, 265) who is a three-year starter. We moved our starting tight end from last year to center.

We have a battle at the quarterback position between Travis Edmond and Tom Dex. Both of them are competing and getting equal reps.

We have Dylan Schmidt back at running back. He started the first five games until he tore his ACL against Pen Argyl. He is back and healthy. Trent Silfies who got a lot of work last year and Christian Ricci.

We have a couple of fullbacks battling for a spot, Zach Wilson and Tyler Martin.

We have Jake Del Priore back and he is only a junior. We have a transfer from Emmaus, Nick Heiser-Koch. We feel we have two really explosive wide receivers.

Our tight end is Collin Kendrick. He is big and physical.

We are young and athletic.


Who do you have coming back on defense?

We have Andrew Terlngo and Daulton Romano back on the defensive line. We have to find two defensive ends. We feel we are solid in the middle.

Kyle Durics is moving to linebacker this year. Collin Kendrick will be at middle linebacker.

Our whole secondary is back. Trent Silifies started at corner last year and his a lot of speed. Nick Heiser-Koch is the other corner. Christian Ricci is at strong safety.


What about special teams?

Our punter is back from last year. There is a compotation at the kicker spot.

To have a successful season you have to?

Take care of the football. Turnovers lead to losses.

Home Opener

Southern Lehigh opens at Northern Lehigh on August 31st

40 teams in 40 days

Day 1 – Mount Carmel Area (4)            Day 11 – Scranton (2)

Day 2 – Manheim Central (3)                Day 12 – Pottsville (11)

Day 3 – Delaware Valley (2)                 Day 13 – Cardinal O’Hara (12)

Day 4 – Southern Columbia (4)             Day 14 – Shenandoah Valley (11)

Day 5 – Berwick Area (2)                      Day 15- Central Dauphin (3)

Day 6 – Easton Area (11)                       Day 16 – Scranton Prep (2)

Day 7 – LaSalle (12)                               Day 17 – Garnet Valley (1)

Day 8 – Downingtown East (1)              Day 18 – Spring-Ford (1)

Day 9 – Council Rock North (1)

Day 10 – Riverside (2)

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