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GAMEFACE: LFC Players To Watch In Week 1

August 24, 2018

PLAYERS TO WATCH Tucker Johnson Scranton Prep, LB A powerful and physical player who had more than 125 tackles. Cristian Buckley Dunmore, RB Missed some time with an injury last season, but still had 500 yards and three TDs. - - - Mike Chapman Delaware Valley, OL-DL One of few returning starters from last season when he had 48 tackles. - - - Jacob Owens North Pocono, LB One of the returning starters for the Trojans who had more than 70 tackles last season. Kevin Williams West Scranton, RB Filled in for an injured Andre Chollette last season and had 580 yards rushing and three TDs. - - - Matt Valanda Western Wayne, QB A starter last season as a sophomore, he threw for 988 yards and 11 touchdowns. - - - Nick Vadella Carbondale Area, RB Ran for 35 yards and a TD in last year’s meeting with Old Forge and finished with 1,015 yards for the season. Brett Wargo Old Forge, TE-LB Physical blocker who also caught 14 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns last season, including three for 62 yards against Carbondale Area. - - - Noah Coleman Lackawanna Trail, WR Led the Lions with 15 receptions for 340 yards and six touchdowns last season and had a 33-yard TD against Northwest Area last season. - - - Jake Barrett Lakeland, OLB Returning starter on defense where he had 52 tackles. He also ran for 131 yards on 27 carries and scored a TD last season. Alex Atcavage Honesdale, OL-DL Solid two-way player entering his third season as a starter and at 6-5, 280 pounds is a college prospect. - - - James Vieira Scranton, LB-FB One of the leaders on defense last season with 58 total tackles and 10 for loss. He added 61 yards rushing. - - - Corey Perkins Abington Heights, WR One of the leading receivers in the LFC, he had 32 receptions for 414 yards and four TDs. - - - Johnny Gilchrist Riverside, QB Will pilot coach Armstrong’s wide-open, spread offense. Threw for 87 yards and three TDs last season. - - - Ethan Cina Montrose, QB Took over as the starting quarterback last season and threw for 93 yards. - - - Joe Chylak Mid Valley, RB Ran for 1,386 yards and scored 19 touchdowns last season and has 2,000 yards in his career. - - - C.J. Stone Susquehanna, QB A threat passing and running, he had 603 yards through the air with 7 TDs and 246 yards rushing. - - - Jake Wiercinski Holy Cross, QB Threw for 509 yards last season which included 13 against Holy Redeemer. - - -

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