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2021 PFN Team Preview: The State College Little Lions @statehighfball @SCoachLintal

Written by: on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021


State College Little Lions PFN Page

Head Coach Matt Lintal

PIAA District 6 – Class AAAAAA
League: Mid-Penn Conference – Commonwealth


Assistant Coaches 
Mark Baney – Defensive Coordinator
Tyler Kaluza – Defensive Line/Head JV Coach
Matt Baney – Linebackers
Jon Clark – Defensive Backs
Joe Nastasi – Wide Receivers
Mark Weakland – Offensive Line
John Domico – Assistant Offensive Line
Andy Woolley – Kickers
Dontey Brown – Assistant Linebackers
Elijah Ferguson – Assistant Defensive Line

2020 Season Record 4-2

2021 Schedule





08-27 Mifflin County  @ Mifflin County (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-03 Downingtown East  vs. Downingtown East (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-10 Hollidaysburg  @ Hollidaysburg (0-0) 7:00 pm
09-17 Chambersburg  vs. Chambersburg (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-24 Central Dauphin East  @ Central Dauphin East (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-01 Central Dauphin  vs. Central Dauphin (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-08 Cumberland Valley  @ Cumberland Valley (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-15 Carlisle  vs. Carlisle (0-0) * 7:00 pm
10-23 Harrisburg  @ Harrisburg (0-0) * 1:00 pm
10-29 Altoona  vs. Altoona (0-0) * 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage


Key Starters Lost 
Dresyn Green – RB/DB
Nehemiah Howell – RB
Sammy Knipe – H/DB
Conrad Moore – QB
Carson Franks – DB
Aiden Spitler – K
Emerson Martin – DL
Jackson Edwards – OL/DL
Stevie Guthoff – DL
Harrison Schoen – OL/DL

Offensive Starters Returning
WR Jashaun Green, 6’2, 180
WR Brandon Price, 6’0, 180
H Kyle Kurzinger, 6’2, 215
Slot TJ Yoder, 5’10, 180
Center Xander Cox, 5’7 250
OL Toby Brennan, 6’3, 270
OL Michael Dincher, 6’3, 290
RB JW Scott, 6’1, 235
H Stephen Scourtis, 6’4, 240

Defensive Starters Returning
DB Jashaun Green, 6’2, 180
LB Jack Roeshot, 5’11, 195
DB Brandon Price, 6’0, 180
DE Kyle Kurzinger, 6’2, 215
LB Ryan Domico, 5’10, 195
LB JW Scott, 6’1, 235
DE Stephen Scourtis, 6’4, 240
Special Team Starters Returning
Nick Kowalski – K/P
Kyle Kurzinger – Long Snapper

Key Newcomers
QB’s – Finn Furmanek, Jack Morris, Ian Brandt
DB – Calvin Roan
H/WR/LB – Nick Leydig
DL – Justice Vactor
WR/DB – Donte Nastasi
DB/LB – Will Stone
WR/DB – Carter Williams
RB/LB – Brady Bendik
OL – Thomas DIncher
RB/LB – Eli Espinoza
QB/DB – Owen Yerka
WR/LB – Michael Gaul

What are your expectations for your team this year? 
We are very excited to have had the opportunity to play during the 2020 season. Despite the challenges that were placed in front of our kids, they showed up everyday ready to work and grateful for the opportunity. That excitement and gratitude has turned into hard work throughout the offseason and summer. We are excited to see some new faces rise to become key players for us this season. We are particularly excited about our offensive and defensive lines.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
While we have multiple kids competing for the starting quarterback position, we believe we have multiple kids who can win games for us at that spot. Additionally, we have a number of other guys who are ready to make huge impacts. Jashaun Green, TJ Yoder and Michael Dincher will take their experience and help pave the way for our offense this year. Just like any year, dominating the line of scrimmage will always be the key.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
With returning starters on every level of the defense, we expect a big play defense. The book ends of Scourtis and Kurzinger upfront, followed by a much bigger and more physical, JW Scott and Jack Roeshot should limit teams on the ground. On the back half, Jashaun Green, Brandon Price, and Calvin Roan have the physicality, speed and athleticism to limit teams in the air.

Players we should keep an eye on? 
OL – Michael Dincher
Plays offensive line the way it is supposed to be played. This physical and athletic big man was an All State Offensive Lineman as a Sophomore and he is ready for his Junior campaign. Michael already holds numerous Division 1 offers.

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