Donegal

Donegal's Austin Dimeler should see more touches in 2015 as the Indians try to get back on top of Section Three. (Jeremy Long -- GameTimePA.com)



Indians


Coach: Jeff Polites (33-30) // L-L League Section Three // District 3 // Class AAA

Summary

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It was a season of ups and downs for the Indians in 2014. They finished the regular season at 6-4 and in third place in Section Three before dropping their opening around playoff game to West York.

“So far preparation is fantastic, we have a lot of kids on our roster so we’re excited about that," coach Jeff Polites said. "We didn’t finish real well within the section so we want to make sure we do what we can to improve on that.”

Donegal will begin the 2015 season without the three keystones to their hybrid Wing-T offense. Quarterback Connor Ness and backs Bryce Sadler and Connor Maxwell all graduated

 With those holes needing filled, there will be plenty of opportunities for backs like senior Austin Dimeler, who rushed for 338 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, as well as seniors Shirk Tanner and Cole Leety, who saw some sporadic carries last year.

"Going 100 percent every time you get a chance to," Shirl said of the team's mentality this year. "Anything we do, jogging on and off the field, not walking anywhere. Jog to get a drink jog to get off the field. Everything is 100 percent."

Though there are some question marks for the 2015 edition of Donegal football, Polites and his staff has shown that their team can reload as well as anyone.

"They’re unselfish kids and you have to be that way to run this offense," Polites said. "You have to care about each other, block for one another, you have to share. We’re not going to have one star or one guy making all the plays all the time.”

 

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Schedule/Results

2015 schedule

Date/Result // Opponent // Time/Score

W // @ Elizabethtown // 13-0

L // Fleetwood // 14-28

L // Palmyra // 0-31

W // Annville-Cleona // 39-13

W // @ Columbia // 57-20

L // @ ELCO // 34-32

W // Pequea Valley // 32-7

W // @ Schuylkill Valley // 35-7

L // Northern Lebanon // 22-34

W // @ Ephrata // 61-25

2014 results

Result // Opponent // Score

W // Elizabethtown // 34-6

L // Fleetwood // 27-61

W // Palmyra // 18-14

L // Annville-Cleona // 41-42 (OT)

W // Columbia // 40-15

W // ELCO // 20-18

W // Pequea Valley // 41-0

W // Schuylkill Valley // 20-14

L // Northern Lebanon // 21-34

W // Ephrata // 67-21

District 3 Class AAA

  • First Round // L // West York // 14-35
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