NAME: Shane Schuback
SCHOOL: Old Forge
LAST SEASON: 2013
Toughness is a trait that many great high school football players have and they didn’t come much tougher than Shane Schuback. Schuback was a main cog on both sides of the football for the one of the best teams in school history. Old Forg had a record of 35-6 in his three years as a starter and won two district titles. He was a team captain his senior season and led the Blue Devils to a trip to the state championship game in 2013. During that season, Schuback had 146 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, 3 forced fumbles, 1 interception and a 2 blocked kicks. On offense, he lined up all over the field and was leading receiver for Old Forge with 38 catches for 575 yards and 8 touchdowns. Schuback also rushed for 412 yards and 7 touchdowns. For his career, he had 275 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 5 interceptions, 8 fumble recoveries and 6 forced fumbles.
Schuback was 2013 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Defensive Player of the Year and first-team linebacker and tight end. He was also named an NPF All-District 2 linebacker in both 2011 and 2012. Schuback was named a all-state linebacker by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and a first-team all-state tight end by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2013 and first-team all-state linebacker in 2012. He also was named a first-team linebacker by EasternPAFootball.com in 2013 and an honorable mention linebacker in 2012. Schuback would continue his football career at NJCAA Lackawanna College and then Division II Slippery Rock University.
Old Forge coach Mike Schuback on Schuback: “As his coach, Shane displayed many attributes. His love for the game can’t be questioned. Shane was a unselfish, loyal & devoted teammate. Leading by example, he practiced like he played, with passion, excitement and all-out effort. Always willing to be coached no matter the situation made him a humble leader. He wanted to dominate his opponent(s) no matter if it was a drill in practice or a championship game. With hard work, sacrifice & a outstanding football IQ, Shane has collected countless football and personal awards. He is hands down one of the most versatile players we ever had who played at Old Forge. Being his father and Coach, I had the best seat in the house. I’m very proud of him! Coaching my son was the greatest part of my coaching career. My memories are countless and special. ”