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2021 Team Preview: Palmerton Area Blue Bombers

Written by: on Thursday, August 19th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Chris Walkowiak

Assistant Coaches:
Mike Falcone
Fred Lesher
Logan Lesher
Mark Versuk
William Cameron
Junior Ortiz
Chris Frace
James Hunsicker
Matt Guedes

Team Name: Palmerton Area Blue Bombers

2020 Record: 3-5

Stadium: Blue Bomber Stadium

District: 11

Class: AA

League: Colonial-Schuylkill League, White Division

Key Starters Lost:
Owen Buck
Joseph DeRossi
Ethan Recker
Tim Iles
Brody Muniz
Hunter Connell
Jonathan Perloni

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. Athlete Lucas Heydt 5’10, 185
Sr. James Denicola WR 5’11 195
Soph. Matt Machalik QB 6’0 190
Jr. Daniel Lucykanish Slot 5’8 165
Sr. Harrison Daily WR 5’10 175
Sr. OL Jeremy Mooney 5’11, 190
Soph. OL Zack Anthony 6’0 235

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. OLB Lucas Heydt 5’10, 185
Sr. James Denicola LB 5’11 195
Jr. Daniel Lucykanish DB 5’8 165
Sr. Harrison Daily DB 5’10 175
Soph. DL Zack Anthony 6’0 235
Sr. DL Shade Klotz 6’0, 190

Special Team Starters Returning:
None

Key Newcomers:
Soph. OL/DL Clayton Christman 5’11 240
Jr. WR/DB Dalton Drake 6’1 185
Soph. RB/DB Stephen Jones 5’7 175
Soph. Ty Sander WR/DB 5’10 165
Jr. Kendall Robinson 5’11, 165
Sr. Shea Finney OL/DL 6’2, 200

2020 Returning Player Stats:

James Denicola – SR – WR 8 games played; 15 receptions; 309 yards; 20.6 yards per catch; 6 touchdowns receiving; 1 rushing TD; 42 total points scored

Matt Machalik – Sophomore – QB 8 games played: 664 yards passing, 9 touchdowns; 80 carries; 451 yards; average 5.6 yards; 4 touchdowns; 2 games 100 + rushing yards; 30 total points scored

Lucas Heydt SR Athlete 35 rush, 188 yards, 2 TD; 10 receptions 125 yards 2 TD

2021 Offensive Outlook: I believe we have a great set of skill players who are very versatile and have big playability. Our line will need to gel together and control the line of scrimmage. We need to play unselfish football and all do our roles.

2021 Defensive Outlook: Defensively we need to win the turnover battle and focus on limiting big plays for TD’s and make teams earn their scores.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: We need to develop consistency in all phases of the kicking game since are replacing a very solid and reliable kicker from last season in Jonathan Perloni.

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