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2017 Team Preview – Lackawanna Trail Lions (2)

Written by: on Monday, August 7th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Steve Jervis

Assistant Coaches:

Jim Becchetti
Matt Landsiedel
Chad Gibbs
Ben Simmons
Tom Ward
Steve Jervis, Sr.

Team Name: Lackawanna Trail Lions

2016 Record: 9-4

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Thomas Huffsmith FB/LB
Tyler Baltrusaitis FS/Ath
Matt Bergey WR/DB
Anthony Berrios RB/LB
Gregory Ellsworth C/DE

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)

Sr. OT Shawn Jones 6-2 290
Jr. QB Nathan Rolka 6-3 215
Sr. OG Dillon Moyle 5’10 180
Jr. OG Jacob Brim 6’0 210
Jr. OT Robbie Davis 6’0 210
Jr. TE Zac Cost 6’1 210

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)

Sr. DT Shawn Jones 6-2 290
Sr. NG Nick VanFleet 5’8 220
Sr. DE Dillon Moyle 5’10 180
Jr. DE Zac Cost 6’1 210
Sr. LB Thomas Kohinsky 5’8 160
Jr. DB Jordan Edwards 6’0 170
Jr. DB Cody Moyle 5’8 160

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)  Jr. K Nathan Rolka 6’3 215

Key Newcomers: (4)

So. OL Richard Rodenbach 5’11 185
So. RB/LB Jeffrey Resto 5’10 160
So. QB/Ath Nico Berrios 6’1 150
Fr. FB/LB Ray Melnikoff 5’10 200

Key Stats: We return 5 of 6 of our offensive linemen including our TE and our QB who threw for over 1,000 yards and has led us to back to back district championship games.

2017 Offensive Outlook: While we return 5 of our 6 Offensive lineman including our TE, the key will be the physicality of our backfield.

2017 Defensive Outlook: We return 7 starters including all four of our defensive linemen. The key will be filling in the voids left by graduation at the linebacker and free safety positions.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: We return our kicker in Nathan Rolka, need to secure a punter. Incoming freshman Ray Melnikoff can add depth.

 

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