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2019 Team Previews: Palmerton Area Blue Bombers (11)

Written by: on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Chris Walkowiak

Assistant Coaches:

Mike Falcone
Fred Lesher
Logan Lesher
Mark Versuk
Austin Cseh

Team Name: Palmerton Area Blue Bombers

2018 Record: 3-7

Twitter: @highpalmerton

Hudl Highlights:

Key Starters Lost:

Cody Waterhouse DB/WR
Erick Keck – C/DE
Aaron Stasko DB/WR

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)

Jordan Nelson SR. Athlete 6’2, 190
Andrew Sabo SR. RB 6’0, 200
Lucas Heydt Soph. Athlete 5’10, 175
Braden Gower SR. OG 5-11, 200
Tim ILes JR. OG 5-11, 215
Carson Gardner SR. OT5-11, 225

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)

Jordan Nelson Sr. ILB 6’2, 190
Andrew Sabo Sr. ILB 6’0, 200
Lucas Heydt Soph. DB 5’10, 175
Ethan Recker Jr. DB 5’9, 165
Braden Gower SR. DT 5-11, 200
Tim ILes JR. DT 5-11, 215
Carson Gardner SR. DT 5-11, 225
Owen Buck Jr. DE 6’2, 220

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Jordan Nelson Kicker/Punter Sr. 6’2 190lbs

Key Newcomers: (1)

James Denicola Soph DB/WR 5’11 165

2019 Offensive Outlook: Jordan Nelson returns as his role of specialist. His versatility at QB/WR allows him to make many plays for us. Andrew Sabo will return as RB and we will look for another solid season from him. Lucas Heydt also returns and is capable playing multiple spots for us his versatility allows us to move him around and help us get the looks we need on offense. Returning 3 offensive lineman in Gardner, ILes and Gower is a nice solid core, it will be important for us to have younger guys to step up and fill the other 2 spots in a hurry so we can get some continuity upfront. Winning the turnover battle will be key for us and spreading the ball around to our athletes will be important to making our offense run.

2019 Defensive Outlook: We return Jordan Nelson and Andrew Sabo to anchor our defense at the linebackers spot. We also return some other experienced players on the defensive line in Iles, Gower, Gardner and Buck. We will need to rely on the lineman to control the line of scrimmage and let our linebackers make plays. In the secondary, we need Heydt and Recker to draw on their experience from last season to help us make big plays.

2019 Special Teams Outlook: Returning for us is Jordan Nelson, he has been named 2nd team punter in the league for 2 consecutive seasons. We have to establish field position with our return teams and keep teams contained when we kick the ball. Consistency on P.A.T. is a top goal too.

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