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Jenkintown Drakes

Quick Look at Jenkintown:

One of the smallest high schools in the entire state, Jenkintown still went 4-1 in the BAL last year but first-year head coach Luke Ashenbrenner has to replace some key cogs from his numerically limited roster. A former assistant who took over the head job this offseason, Ashenbrenner is very happy with the attitude and energy so far in camp but noted there’s a lot yet to do.

“In order for us to be successful this year, we are going to need a few of our inexperienced linemen to develop,” Ashenbrenner said. “We will have five new starters on the offensive line. If they gel sooner rather than later, I think we will be successful.”

The Drakes, who beat Bristol in the regular season but lost to the Warriors in the District 1 Class A regional, do have experience back under center and at the skill positions. Losing lineman Cade Lafferty, a first-team offensive lineman and co-defensive player of the year, is a huge hole to fill, as is the departure of receiver/safety Adam Giammanco but Jenkintown has some options.

Quarterback CJ Jackmon returns off a second team all-league season and he has weapons back in the form of Johnson John, Aviv Jackson and Albert Koniers and lineman Nate Miller.

“Wide receiver and running back are two areas where we are seeing some great competition in camp,” Ashenbrenner said. “We are fortunate to bring back our quarterback in CJ Jackmon.”

By Andrew Robinson; arobinson@21st-centurymedia.com

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Jenkintown Drakes

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