The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced its Football All Americans for the recently completed 2016 football season. Four Lackawanna players were amongst those receiving that honor.
Named to the defensive Second Team was linebacker Shane Schuback, a resident of Old Forge, Pennsylvania, and graduate of Old Forge High School. During the 2016 campaign he was credited with 54 tackles, which included 12.5 tackles for losses of 74 yards. He also grabbed 1 interception which was returned 28 yards for a touchdown. Schuback was the master of the big play as he recorded 5.5 sacks costing the opponents 45 yards and recovered 6 fumbles, one of which he returned 11 yards for a touchdown..
At the conclusion of its regular season, the Northeast Football Conference selected Schuback to its First Team All-Conference.
Coach, Mark Duda was extremely pleased with the selection of Schuback as an All American. Duda said "Shane is a playmaker with great football IQ. He has a nose for the ball and is very productive, as illustrated by his 6 fumble recoveries,1 interception and 2 defensive touchdowns." Duda added, "There is no doubt that he will be successful at the next level".
Also recognized by the NJCAA was offensive lineman, Quadrick Barnes. A 6-0, 322, sophomore center out of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Barnes, a sophomore, was named by the NJCAA to its second team, after being named to the 2016 Northeast Football Conference First Team as an offensive lineman.
In learning of the selection of Barnes, Coach Duda said, "Quad is a super aggressive player who understands fronts and stunts better than any center in the programs history. He is both tough and strong at the point of attack. ". Duda added, "Barnes is undecided as to where he will go next season; however who ever successfully recruits him will be getting a great player".
Sutton, a sophomore running back from Warsaw, North Carolina, and graduate of James Kenan High School, led the Falcons in rushing with 907 yards on 135 attempts for 90.7.8 per game and 6.7 per carry average. He scored 10 rushing touchdowns. In addition, Sutton caught 10 passes for 52 yards. Sutton was also utilized on Lackawanna's kickoff return team where he returned 9 kickoffs for 173 yards. He finished the season as Northeast Football Conference First Team Running Back.
Pindell is a resident of Columbia, Maryland and a graduate of Oakland Mills High School. A sophomore, Pindell completed 31 touchdown passes while rushing for 8 more. He either threw or rushed for a score in each of the 11 games he started. For the season, Pindell completed 157 passes in 247 attempts for 2,424 yards, a 220.4 yards per game average. His 2016 passing efficiency rating was an outstanding 181.75. Running the ball, Pindell gained 459 yards on 94 attempts. Pindell was not only the 2016 Northeast Football Conference, First Team Quarterback, but was the conference's "Offensive Player of the Year".
Presently, he is undecided where he will continue his college football career next autumn.
|Shane Schuback||Quadrick Barnes||Marcellias Sutton||David Pindell|