Palmyra

Running back Carl Reigle is one of a number of talented Cougars returning for Palmyra this season. (Ashley Walter — For GameTimePA.com)



Palmyra Cougars


Coach: Chris Pope (32-50) // Mid Penn Keystone // District 3 // Class AAA

Summary

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Alternating wins and losses over their final five games, the Palmyra Cougars typified the meaning of a 5-5 season one year ago.

Quarterback Michael Lewis, who also served as the team's punter, has graduated, leaving Tyler Gallagher and Zach Haney as the only other players to throw touchdown passes a year ago. Rising junior rushers Alon Rhette and Carl Reigle, both part of a talented 2017 class, should see an even bigger role this fall. They combined for more than 1,000 yards on the ground a year ago.

 

Mason Cooper, another talented third-year player, earned all-county accolades on both sides of the ball last season as a tight end and defensive end. Soon-to-be senior Preston Crawford joins him in the trenches.

Defensively, Chris Pope's bunch will benefit from the strong back-end presence of their aptly named safety Sean Taylor. Taylor, a rising senior, projects to start alongside Gallagher, a classmate and outside linebacker.

Palmyra ends its season on a favorable note with three home kickoffs in its final four games. The Cougars will wrap up their 2015 slate hosting Milton Hershey, last year's Keystone champ, and West Perry for a night game.

Schedule/Results

2015 schedule

Date/Result // Opponent // Time/Score

W // @ East Pennsboro // 27-6

W // ELCO // 30-22

W // @ Donegal // 31-0

W // Trinity // 49-23

W // @ Steel-Highspire // 17-6

W // @ Boiling Springs // 19-0

L // Camp Hill // 24-28

L // @ Middletown // 13-49

L // Milton Hershey // 7-28

W // West Perry // 42-23

2014 results

Result // Opponent // Score

L // East Pennsboro // 13-34

W // ELCO // 41-30

L // Donegal // 14-18

L // Trinity // 27-34

W // Steelton-Highspire // 22-14

W // Boiling Springs // 29-21

L // Camp Hill // 28-55

W // Middletown // 31-7

L // Milton Hershey // 24-28

W // West Perry // 28-20

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