2020 Snapshot: New Richmond

New Richmond QB/K Luke Lytle (photo courtesy of

Last season New Richmond struggled against top competition. The Lions broke a streak of six years with at least seven victories. This campaign promises to be different for a team that knows it can be better.

“We return several guys who are battle-tested and primed to have breakout seasons. Overall, our team speed is good, we are smart, tough and have tremendous work ethic,” head coach Pat Burke states.

New Richmond will be up against slim depth on the offensive line. They must stay healthy. If they do, the skills positions players will put up big numbers.

The Lions 2019 season was very telling as to who they were. Their five wins were against teams that were a combined 8-42. New Richmond’s five losses were to teams that had winning records but only two of them went to the playoffs and they were smaller Division IV schools.

This team will have the motivation to prove to themselves and that they belong. The New Richmond has not had a losing season since 2006. Don’t expect the Lions to fall further than they did a year ago.

New Richmond WR Kadin Pollard (photo courtesy of

Division III, Region 12
2019 RECORD: 5-5, 3-2 SBAAC American
COACH: Pat Burke (21-11 at New Richmond, three years; 21-11 overall)

Kadin Pollard
, Sr, WR – The Lions top returning receiver. Pollard had 17 receptions for 232 yards and three touchdowns on his way to Second Team All-SBAAC American accolades in 2019.

Luke Lytle – Sr, QB/DB/K – The Lions leader on offense and special teams. Lytle amassed 1,978 yards of total offense (1,360 pass, 618 rush) and accounted for 19 touchdowns (12 pass, seven rush) on his way to Second Team All-SBAAC American honors as a junior. He has connected on 92/104 extra points tries and 7/11 field goal attempt for 113 points kicking, in his career.

Dallas Duncan, Sr, OL/DL – A high motor lineman. Duncan was named Second Team All-SBAAC American after tallying 29 total tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior.

Gabe Shepherd, Sr, OG/LB – New Richmond got very good output from Shepherd in his first season as a starter. He was an Honorable Mention All-SBAAC American selection after getting in on 42 total tackles with a sack and seven tackles for losses.

New Richmond LB Avery Skaggs (photo courtesy of

Avery Skaggs
, Sr, LB – A returning starter, Skaggs recorded 45 total tackles and recovered two fumbles, last fall.

Cody Feldkamp, Sr, S – The glue in the secondary. Feldkamp was in on 37 total tackles and had an interception as a junior.

Isiah Bowman, Sr, WR – A tall target at 6-foot-3, three of Bowman’s nine receptions went for touchdowns, a year ago.

Andrew Royalty, Sr, FB/DE – Does a good job of getting pressure on the opposition from the outside. Royalty had 28 total tackles, two sacks, 9.5 tackles for losses and an interception as a junior.

Chad Tracy, Sr, RB/OLB – Will see more carries out of the backfield. Tracy had 13 receptions for 110 yards in 2019.

New Richmond RB/OLB Chad Tracy (photo courtesy of

A trio of sophomores RB/LB Matthew Duty, RB/LB Laurence Smith and DB Trent Dunaway will get their shots at cracking the starting lineup. Duty got into six games as a freshman. He scored his first varsity touchdown against Norwood.

(seven appearances, 5-7) – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2009, 2001, 2000, 1999

Fri – 08/28/20 – at Purcell Marian – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/04/20 – at Bethel-Tate – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/11/20 – AIKEN – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/18/20 – TALAWANDA – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/25/20 – NORWOOD – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/02/20 – at Western Brown – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/09/20 – BATAVIA – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/16/20 – at Wilmington – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/23/20 – CLINTON-MASSIE – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/30/20 – at Goshen – 7:00 PM

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