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2020 Team Preview: The Cocalico Eagles @CoachStrohl @CocalicoHS @TheBBWC

Written by: on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020


Cocalico Eagles

Head Coach Bryan Strohl

Assistant Coaches
Chris Laudenslager
Mark Stauffer
Shawn Smith
Mitchell Shober
Ken Lockhart
Casey Kerschner
Jon Good
Jim Cage
Tim Van Dalen

2019 Season Record 11-3 (District 3 5A Champions, State semi-finalist)

2020 Schedule





08-22 Ephrata  @ Ephrata (SCR) 10:00 am
08-28 Conrad Weiser  @ Conrad Weiser (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-04 Cedar Cliff  vs. Cedar Cliff (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-11 Governor Mifflin  @ Governor Mifflin (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-18 Garden Spot  vs. Garden Spot (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-25 Manheim Township  @ Manheim Township (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-02 Solanco  @ Solanco (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-09 Conestoga Valley  vs. Conestoga Valley (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-16 Elizabethtown  vs. Elizabethtown (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-23 Warwick  @ Warwick (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-30 Manheim Central  vs. Manheim Central (0-0) * 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost
Noah Palm QB/DB
Brock Gingrich OL/DL
Ronald Zahm RB/DB
Cody Shay FB/LB
Shawn Fester TE/DE

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr QB Carson Nash (started at WR last year)
Sr WR Casey Bernhard
Jr RB Steven Flinton
Jr FB Austin Vang
Jr OT Ryan Brubaker
Jr C Jared Stauffer
Sr OT Ben Bearinger

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr DB Carson Nash
Jr DB Steven Flinton
Jr DB Casey Bernhard
Jr LB Austin Vang
Jr LB Luke Angstadt
So LB Tyler Angstadt
Jr DL Damien Wolf
So DL Chuckie Drain

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr. K Alex Mellinger
Sr. K Aaron Weitzel
Jr. KR Steven Flinton

Key Newcomers
Sr. RB/DB Micah Ulysse
So QB/DB Ethan Brown
Jr RB/LB Anthony Bourassa

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We will need to replace two all-state players in OG Brock Gingrich and 5A State Player of the Year Noah Palm at QB as well as several other league all-stars. Carson Nash will step into the QB position where he will have returning starters Austin Vang and Steven Flinton in the backfield. We have several others, including senior Micah Ulysse who will help carry the ball. We return three starting offensive linemen who will hopefully help to continue the tradition of running the ball well. When we throw, we return several receivers who got varsity time last year, including returning senior starter Casey Bernhard.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Replacing our graduating seniors will be a challenge, but we had a lot of underclassmen who surrounded that senior group last year on our defense. Chuckie Drain started every game as a freshman, and he and returning 2nd team L-L Section Two DL Damien Wolf will help to anchor the defensive line. We return all three of our linebackers from a year ago (Luke Angstadt, Tyler Angstadt, and Austin Vang), so that should be a strength for us in the middle. Replacing Palm and Zahm at our safety positions will be difficult, but we have several defensive backs that we think can step into their big shoes, including returning starters Casey Bernhard, Steven Flinton, and Carson Nash.

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