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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Blue Mountain Eagles @BMSD_football

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| June 19, 2021

Blue Mountain Eagles


Head Coach Tom Gallagher

Assistant Coaches 
Harry Myers,
Matt Harrison,
Erik Bubeck,
Jude Bubeck,
Nick Adams,
Vinny Bobbin,
Jim Trusky,
Jake Balkiewicz,
Mike Mansell,
Jeff Hudson

2021 Blue Mountain Eagles Schedule

PIAA District 11 – Class AAAA
League: Schuylkill-Colonial League – Gold

2020 Season Record 4-5

2021 Schedule:





08-21 Salisbury Township  @ Salisbury Township (SCR) 10:00 am
08-27 Jim Thorpe  vs. Jim Thorpe (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-03 North Schuylkill  @ North Schuylkill (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-10 Bangor  vs. Bangor (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-17 Pottsville  vs. Pottsville (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-24 Saucon Valley  @ Saucon Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-30 Lehighton  vs. Lehighton (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Northwestern Lehigh  @ Northwestern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-15 Southern Lehigh  vs. Southern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-23 Wilson Area  @ Wilson Area (0-0) * 1:00 pm
10-29 Schuylkill Haven  @ Schuylkill Haven (0-0) Rotary Field 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage


Key Starters Lost 
Gavin Bartholomew,
Tanner Sidella,
Bryce Hensley,
Eman Parker,
Logan Holland,
Josh Gibson,
Toby Steele,
Toby Renninger,
Carter Thompson

Offensive Starters Returning 
SR OL Jake Bobbin, 6-2 250,
SR OL Ross Bobbin, 6-2 250

Defensive Starters Returning 
SR LB Gavin Guers, 6-3 220,
SR DT Garry Dieter 5’10 240,
JR DB Derek Walasavage 5’10 165,
So. DE Austyn Fields, 6-2 215

Special Team Starters Returning
So. K/P Carson Steinruck

Key Newcomers
Sr JT Goeckel, 6-1 185,
Jr. Justin White, 5-11, 170,
Jr. James Seaman, 6-1 200,
Jr. Mason Davis, 5-10, 175,
Jr. Adam Morrow, 6-0, 210,
Jr. Ian Donohue, 6-2 210,
So. Carson Steinruck, 5-10 190,
So Tyler Miller, 5-11, 165,
So. Trevor Manbeck, 6-1 250,
So. Verne Kleckner 5-10, 185,
So. Will Jacobson, 5-9 170,
So. Payton Fasnact, 5-8, 160,
So. Logan Betz, 5-10 190,
So. James Bassininsky, 6-1 190

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
Our expectations this year are to play to the best of our ability each week and to develop a family like attitude across our team. We have a lot of young players who will be given an opportunity to show what they can do on a Friday night, so we are all very excited to see who will make the most of their chances.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
Our keys to success on offense revolves around avoiding penalties and holding onto the football. Aside from those two things, we will aim to develop our identity offensively as the season unfolds.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
Defensively we will aim to align correctly and understand each of our assignments pre-snap. From there, we have to tackle efficiently and force some turnovers. That all starts by hustling to the football each play and executing the drills we practice each day.

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Jake Bobbin, Ross Bobbin, Gavin Guers, Derek Walasavage, and Austyn Fields

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