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2022 Team Preview: Northern Lehigh Bulldogs (11)

Written by: on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Joe Tout

Assistant Coaches:
Derek Long
Dylan Hofmann
Steve Hluschak
Matt Newhard
Shawn Frame
Justin Smoyer
Scott Rothrock
Wilburt Scott
Mike Zambo

Team Name: Northern Lehigh Bulldogs

2021 Record: 11-4

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium

District: District 11

Class: A

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, Red Division

Key Starters Lost:
Matt Frame- Running Back & Linebacker
Trevor Amorim- Running Back Wide Receiver & Defensive Back
Brett Misera- Wide Receiver & Defensive Back
Dylan Smoyer- Quarterback

Offensive Starters Returning: (7)
Center- jr. Jackson Van Norman 6-1 240
Guard- Sr. Ethan Karpowich 6-0 185
Guard- Sr. Lucas Farmer 5-10 235
Tackle- Jr. Sam Frame 5-11 245
Tackle- Sr. Jayden Krempasky 5-11 255
Tight End- Sr. Austin Smyth 6-3 230
Running Back- Sr. AJ Jimenez 6-1 205

Players who have started
Wide Receiver Sr. Nick Frame 6-2 175
Running Back Sr. Izaiah Ramos 6-1 185
Guard- Jr. Brody Dye 6-2 240
Tackle- Sr. Ben Reitz 5-11 210
Tackle- Sr. Seth Adams 6-1 225

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)
Tackle- Sr. Jayden Krempasky 5-11 255
Tackle- Jr. Sam Frame 5-11 245
End- Sr. Austin Smyth 6-3 230
End- Sr. AJ Jimenez 6-1 205
Linebacker- Sr. Ethan Karpowich 6-0 185
Safety- Jr. Nick Frame 6-2 175
Cornerback- Sr. Izaiah Ramos 6-1 185

Players who have started
Linebacker- Jr. Jack Tosh 6-1 205
Linebacker- Jr. Bailey Smith 5-11 175
Defensive End- Jr. Brody Dye 6-2 240
Defensive End- So. Landon Moll 5-11 215

Special Team Starters Returning:
“We lose our kicker Brett Misera who was an all-state type kicker and our Punter Matt Frame.”

Jr. Chase Moffitt “We are excited about Chase’s potential. He kicked during two games last season and has a ton of ability.”

Jr. Bailey Smith or Sr. AJ Jimenez
“We will have competition for our punter this season.”

Key Newcomers: SO QB/DB Ayden Oswald 5-11 170
FR RB/DB Grady Newhard 5-9 165
SO OL/DL Landon Moll 5-0 210
SO OL/DL Cyrus Kinchen 6-3 235

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Izaiah Ramos
465 yards
5 touchdowns

Nick Frame
375 yards
175 yards
86 tackles
5 interceptions

Ethan Karpowich
80 tackles
3 sacks

AJ Jimenez
86 tackles
5 sacks

Austin Smyth
57 tackles
2 sacks

2022 Offensive Outlook: “We lost four starters that made up 80% of our offense last season. Matt Frame our leading rusher, Trevor Amroim our leading receiver and second-leading rusher, Brett Misear our second-leading receiver, and Dylan Smoyer our quarterback. We do return our entire offensive line and our two tight ends sets (Jack Tosh Jr TE). We also have skill players that we are excited about. Nick Frame will move to the quarterback and we will utilize a two-tailback system with Ramos and Jimenez. We expect to be very strong up front and if we can build depth in the backfield we will be a dangerous team.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “We feel that the strength of our defense will be our front. We do have depth with our lineman and feel that we may be able to rotate or platoon as the season progresses. We do return 2 of 3 linebackers and must find depth at that position. We also return a lot of experience in the secondary. Our defense improved throughout the course of last season and was very solid as we entered the playoffs. We expect our defense to be the strength of our team this year.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “We feel that our special teams will be very solid this year. We have two solid kickers in Chase Moffit and Bailey Smith. We also have two solid punters in Bailey Smith and AJ Jimenez. We return our long snapper in Ethan Karpowich. We also return our two leading special teams tacklers in Chase Wisocky and Bailey Smith.”

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