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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Lower Merion Aces @LowerMerionFB @cook99_a @jayzheng03

Written by: on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

 

Lower Merion Aces PFN Page

Head Coach Joe Augustine

PIAA District 1 – Class AAAAAA
League: Central League
Stadium: Arnold Field

@LowerMerionFB

Assistant Coaches 
Kahlil Smith,
Kevin Herod,
Justin Clark,
Ray Gianta,
Kervin Michaud,
Colin Quinn

2020 Season Record 1-5

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Methacton  @ Methacton (SCR) Warrior Field 10:00 am
09-03 Haverford  @ Haverford (0-0) * AC Cornog Stadium 7:00 pm
09-11 Harriton  vs. Harriton (0-0) * Arnold Field 2:00 pm
09-18 Conestoga  vs. Conestoga (0-0) * Arnold Field 10:00 am
09-24 Penncrest  @ Penncrest (0-0) * Louis Scott Field 7:00 pm
10-01 Upper Darby  @ Upper Darby (0-0) * Memorial Field 7:00 pm
10-09 Marple-Newtown  vs. Marple-Newtown (0-0) * Arnold Field 1:00 pm
10-16 Ridley  vs. Ridley (0-0) * Arnold Field 10:00 am
10-22 Strath Haven  @ Strath Haven (0-0) * George L. King Field 7:00 pm
10-29 Garnet Valley  @ Garnet Valley (0-0) * Moe DeFrank Stadium 7:00 pm
11-06 Valley Forge Military Academy  @ Valley Forge Military Academy (0-0) Valley Forge Stadium 2:00 pm
11-06 Radnor  @ Radnor (0-0) * Prevost Field 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We made a lot of strides last year in understanding the mental side of the game and realizing how to finish games. We have a lot of experience coming back this year and really feel we will be able to finally put together the pieces.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
We need to make sure we control tempo of the game and play at the pace we want to. If we get behind the sticks and play at their tempo it can take us out of our rhythm

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
Attack. Plain and simple, when we are thinking to much we are playing slow. We need to play fast and put our guys in a position to pin their eyes back and play ball.

Key Starters Lost 
D’Shawn Jemison,
Elijah Philippe,
Phil Cook

Offensive Starters Returning
RB Jay Zheng 5-9 205,
OT Xavier Archowski 6-5 275,
OG Andrew Cook 5-10 230,
C Hubert Phan 6-0 245,
WR Andre Gilmore 6-2 185,
OG James Dougherty 6-0 225
WR Lance Kim 5-11 195

Defensive Starters Returning 
SS Jack Lledo 6-1 180,
CB Sam Zheng 5-10 205
LB Dave Shaffer 6-0 205,
DL Hubert Phan 6-0 245,
DL Xavier Archowski 6-5 275
LB Paul Laing 6-2 220,
CB Andre Gilmore 6-2 185

Special Team Starters Returning
K/P Sean Fox,
LS Matt Curry

Key Newcomers
RB/LB Ben Booker,
WR/CB Zion Gray,
DL John Coughlin,
FB/LB Luke Hendrickson,
OL Felix Moralas,
QB Mekhai Smith

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Jay Zheng, Jack Lledo, Andre Gilmore Paul Laing Xavier Archowski

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