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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Cocalico Eagles @coachstrohl @StevenFlinton

Written by: on Thursday, August 19th, 2021

 

Cocalico Eagles PFN Page

Head Coach Bryan Strohl

PIAA District 3 – Class AAAA
League: Lancaster-Lebanon League 2

@coachstrohl

Assistant Coaches 
Chris Laudenslager – Def. Coordinator
Mark Stauffer
Shawn Smith
Mitchell Shober
Ken Lockhart
Casey Kerschner
Jon Good
Jim Cage
Tim Van Dalen
Key Starters Lost *
Carson Nash QB/DB
Ben Bearinger OL/DL
Casey Bernhard WR/DB

2020 Season Record 4-4

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Ephrata  @ Ephrata (SCR) * 10:00 am
08-27 Conrad Weiser  vs. Conrad Weiser (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-02 Cedar Cliff  @ Cedar Cliff (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-10 Governor Mifflin  vs. Governor Mifflin (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-17 Garden Spot  @ Garden Spot (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-24 Manheim Township  vs. Manheim Township (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-01 Solanco  vs. Solanco (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Conestoga Valley  @ Conestoga Valley (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-15 Elizabethtown  @ Elizabethtown (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-22 Warwick  vs. Warwick (0-0) 7:00 pm
10-29 Manheim Central  @ Manheim Central (0-0) * 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We have a lot of returning players, many of whom have started for the past two years. Offensively, our strength should be on our offensive line and in our backfield where we return 4 starting offensive linemen and all 3 of our starting running backs. On defense, our linebacking corps should be our strength as all 3 starting linebackers in our 4-3 scheme return along with 3 of our 4 starting defensive linemen, two of which were all-section 1st or 2nd team last season. We have a very challenging schedule, and we will definitely be challenged, but we expect to compete for a section championship and a playoff spot.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
In our triple option scheme, the success of our offense always starts with winning the line of scrimmage. We need to take care of the football and make good decisions to get the ball into the hands of our playmakers. Creating big plays through our passing game is always a key as well.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
We have a veteran linebacking corps that we expect to be the leaders on our defense. We also have several key returners on our defensive line where we need to fill gaps and put pressure on the QB to take pressure off of our secondary. In the secondary, we need to limit big plays. Last year we gave up too many quick scores, and making teams earn their points with long drives will be one key to our success.

Offensive Starters Returning 
Sr WR Luke Angstadt
Sr FB Anthony Bourassa
Sr RB Steven Flinton
Sr RB Brycen Flinton
Sr T Ryan Brubaker
Sr T Damien Wolf
Sr C Jared Stauffer
Jr G Chuckie Drain
Jr TE Chase Tucker

Defensive Starters Returning 
Sr DB Steven Flinton
Sr DB Brycen Flinton
Jr DB Ethan Brown
Sr LB Austin Vang
Sr LB Luke Angstadt
Jr LB Tyler Angstadt
Sr DL Damien Wolf
Sr DL Ryan Brubaker
Jr DL Chuckie Drain

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr KR Steven Flinton

Key Newcomers
Sr WR/LB Cole Boyer
Sr RB/DB Dylan Brubaker
Sr WR/DB Toby Haldeman
Sr OL/DL Trystan Moore
Sr QB/DB Blayke Taddei
Jr WR/DB Gavin Glass
Jr RB/DB Mason Moore
Jr RB/DB Aiden Swann
Jr RB/LB Carter Getz
So RB/DB Aaryn Longenecker
So TE/DL Adam Laudenslager
So FB/LB Owen Weaver

Players we should keep an eye on? 
RB/DB Steven Flinton
RB/DE Anthony Bourassa
OL/DL Ryan Brubaker
OL/DL Damien Wolf

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