NAME: James McHale
LAST SEASON: 2013
Being dominant up front is never easy, but it is evident that it will make you successful. James McHale was a dominant lineman for Dunmore and the rest is history. McHale led the Bucks to an unbeaten regular season in 2013 and a district title and state championship game appearance in 2012. He was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines. Dunmore was a combined 37-4 in that three-year period. The Bucks also had a 1,000-yard rusher every year on offense including two backs in 2012 and a 2,000 yard rusher in 2013. McHale was also a huge run stopper for the Bucks as a nose tackle
McHale was named an NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division II first-team offensive lineman in both 2012 and 2013. He was a first-team defensive lineman in 2013. McHale also was an NPF All-District 2 offensive lineman in both 2012 and 2013. He was named an all-state offensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and first-team all-state offensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News both his junior and senior seasons. McHale was also named first-team offensive line by EasternPaFootball.com in 2012 and 2013. He played in the Chesapeake Bowl and was the #34 ranked recruit in Pennsylvania his senior year. McHale would play his college football at Division I-FBS Temple University.
Former Dunmore coach Jack Henzes on McHale: “James Mchale was an outstanding blocker and later in his career he was moved to nose tackle and did extremely well in that position. He progressed every year due to hard work and coached by Jeff mills our offensive line coach.”