BY JEFF FALK
Sometimes we lose track of Lebanon County student-athletes who go off to college. What Grant Boehler reminded us is how difficult it is to play football in college, even on the Division Three level, and what one can accomplish through hard work.
Boehler recently closed out a splendid Division Three collegiate career at Albright in Reading. The former Cedar Crest overachiever played his final game on the Lions’ home turf of Gene Shirk Stadium on Novemember 18, a 29-8 loss to Susquehanna University in the Centennial-MAC Bowl Series’ postseason contest.
In that game, Boehler, a 5-11, 225-pound senior linebacker, turned in nine assists, eight of which were solos, including a sack . It was a fairly typical performance for Boehler, who led Albright in tackles this fall.
In eleven games this season, Boehler logged 83 total tackles – 58 solo and 25 assists. He also intercepted four passes.
Boehler helped Albright to an 8-3 overall mark and a 7-2 record in the conference.
Last season as a junior, Boehler, a 2014 graduate of CCHS, logged 68 total tackles and six sacks.