Steve Jervis Miles Edwards Owen Lisk

TEAM: Lackawanna Trail Lions

COLORS: Red, Black & White

COACH: Steve Jervis,  13th Season (84-50), 19th Overall (107-89)

PIAA: Class 2A

2021 CONFERENCE: LFC Division IV

2020 RECORD: 3-1 (2-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 44-14

STADIUM: Lions Pride Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Wing T

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2021 PREVIEW

The Lions have been on a run over recent years including a trip to Hershey for a state championship game appearance. Lackawanna Trail has the weapons to make another run at the division and compete for a Class 2A title.

The offense is experienced with quarterback Owen Lisk back. Stephen Jervis will be the backup. Kody Creswell and Tyler Rozanski are back to run the football from the Wing T. The biggest void will be at fullback, but the Lions are confident that Hunter Patterson can jump right into that role. Lukas Gumble and Josh Oliver will provide depth in the backfield. Johnny Halter and Evan Litwin are returning starters at wide receiver while Max Kimmel will also get playing time. Miles Edwards is a two-year starter at tight end with Tenzen Lewis being the primary backup.

The offensive line will need some young players to contribute quickly but they do have an anchor in right tackle R.J. Schirg. Cole Choplosky is back at left guard. Cole Schirg will be the new left tackle with Gary Shaw at center. Kolbee Soltis is penciled in at right guard. Alex Bushta, Alex Castellano and Paul Litwin will provide depth

The defense is even more experienced. Edwards and Lewis are back at defensive end and R.J. Schirg and Choplosky return at defensive tackle. Cole Schirg and Castellano will be the backups. Cresswell and Halter are back at outside linebacker. Oliver, Gumble, Beau Ware, and Luke Leventhall will provide depth. There will be two new inside linebackers with Patterson, Soltis, and Jervis playing there. Litwin and Rozanski are back at cornerback and Lisk is the returning starting safety. Cole Rosengrant, Kimmel, and Frankie Cocchini will also see time in the secondary.

Lewis will be the new kicker while Halter returns to handle the punting duties. Choplosky will also be used in the kicking game along with Xander Ball.

QUOTE FROM COACH JERVIS: We have some quality senior leadership that played critical roles in our run in 2109 to the state semifinals coupled with a very strong and talented sophomore class. How quickly we gel as one will be the determining factor to our success

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION IV
First Team Running Back & Honorable Mention Linebacker – Kody Creswell
First Team Tight End – Miles Edwards
First Team Offensive Line & Defensive Line – R.J. Schirg
First Team Defensive Back – Evan Litwin

2021 Lackawanna Trail Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
4Kolbee SoltisLB, TE1905'910
5Kody CresswellLB, RB1806'012
7Luke LeventhalLB, QB, WR1556'010
8Evan LitwinDB, WR1556'011
9Frankie CocchiniDB, TE1705'1011
10Owen LiskDB, QB1656'312
11Johnny HalterLB, WR1706'112
12Hunter PattersonFB, LB1906'110
14Gavin MulhernLB, RB1556'010
15Stephen JervisLB, QB1905'1110
17Sutton LiskDB, WR1556'210
20Lukas GumbleLB, RB1806'010
21Jacob BartushLB, RB1705'1011
23Max KimmelDB, WR1806'29
24Cole RosengrantDB, RB1605'1010
27Tyler RozanskiDB, RB1755'1112
29Josh OliverFB, LB1806'012
31Tenzen LewisLB, RB2156'2"10
32Xander BallDB, K, WR1755'1012
39Beau WareLB, RB1605'1111
47Ryan WilburLB, TE1655'910
54Alex BushtaDL, OL2055'1011
55Cole ChoploskyDL, OL2156'212
58Blake BorickDL, OL1855'1010
64Cole SchirgDL, OL2456'110
72R.J. SchirgDL, OL2856'212
75Alex CastellanoDL, OL2455'1010
76Gary ShawDL, OL2005'1010
77Cody SemenzaDL, OL3456'212
81Miles EdwardsDL, TE1956'212
84Justin DeJesusDB, WR1555'811