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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Lehighton Indians @LehightonFB

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| June 17, 2021

The Lehighton Indians


Head Coach Tom McCarroll

Assistant Coaches 
Mike Lusch
Tyler Cann
Cory Hartsell
Chuck Sterling
Mike Feifel
Kyle Spotts
Brian McHale
George Ebbert
Justin Smith

2021 Lehighton Indians Schedule

PIAA District 11 – Class AAAA
League: Schuylkill Colonial League – Gold
Stadium: Lehighton Multi-Purpose Stadium

2020 Season Record 3-6

2021 Schedule:





08-21 Notre Dame-Green Pond  vs. Notre Dame-Green Pond (SCR) 10:00 am
08-27 Palmerton  @ Palmerton (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-03 Tamaqua  vs. Tamaqua (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-10 Wilson Area  vs. Wilson Area (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-17 Northwestern Lehigh  vs. Northwestern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-24 Pottsville  @ Pottsville (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-30 Blue Mountain  @ Blue Mountain (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Bangor  vs. Bangor (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-15 Saucon Valley  vs. Saucon Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-22 Southern Lehigh  @ Southern Lehigh (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-29 Jim Thorpe  @ Jim Thorpe (0-0) 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost 
Michael Yeakel,
Zach Hunsicker,
JJ McDowell,
Richard Fronheiser,
Branden Kocher

Offensive Starters Returning 
Sr. WR Hunter Crum, 6-1, 195;
Jr. WR Ian Rarick, 5-11, 170;
Jr. WR Ethan Buchert, 5-10, 170;
Sr. OT Ricky Houser, 6-3, 265;
Sr. OG Gauge Hartney, 6-1, 240;
Sr. C Brendan Zimmerman, 5-11, 240;
So. OG Cooper Hartsell, 5-9, 220

Defensive Starters Returning 
Sr. LB Hunter Crum, 6-1, 195;
Sr. DB Brayden Lutz, 6-2, 185;
Jr. DB Ethan Buchert, 5-10, 170;
Jr. DB Ian Rarick, 5-11, 170;
Sr. DL Gauge Hartney, 6-1, 240;
Sr. DL Brendan Zimmerman, 5-11, 240

Special Team Starters Returning
Jr. PK AJ Light

Key Newcomers
So. Brady O’Donnell
So. Aiden Rarick
Jr. Christian Salerno
Sr. Zach Miller
Jr. Luke Blauch
Sr. Nolan Stein

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
The expectations this season are to get back to playing winning football. With a new schedule and new opponents, there is a renewed excitement. The off-season has been very positive so far and we feel like it will transition well into the season.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
Keys to success will be taking care of the football, Minimizing turnover and mistakes and sustaining drives throughout each game.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
Keys to success will be to create more turnovers and improve upon getting off the field defensively.

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