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2019 Team Preview: Lakeland Chiefs @LHSChiefs

Written by: on Friday, August 23rd, 2019


2018 Season Record

2019 Schedule:





08-17 Abington Heights  Abington Heights (SCR) Comets Stadium 10:00 am
08-23 Honesdale  Honesdale (0-0) Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
08-30 Lake-Lehman  Lake-Lehman (0-0) Edward Edwards Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Riverside  Riverside (0-0) * Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Riverside  Riverside (0-0) Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
09-14 West Scranton  West Scranton (0-0) Valor Field at Scranton Memorial 1:00 pm
09-20 Mid Valley  Mid Valley (0-0) * Spartan Stadium 7:00 pm
09-27 Western Wayne  Western Wayne (0-0) Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
10-04 Carbondale  Carbondale (0-0) * Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
10-11 Greater Nanticoke Area  Greater Nanticoke Area (0-0) Frank Chicknoski Stadium 7:00 pm
10-18 Scranton Prep  Scranton Prep (0-0) Lakeland Stadium 7:00 pm
10-25 Dunmore  Dunmore (0-0) * Dunmore Veterans Memorial 7:00 pm
Head Coach
David Piwowarczyk
Assistant Coaches
Dom Esgro OL/DL DC
Brian Kubilus WR/DB Co-OC
Craig Chopko RB/LB
Matt Serniak Freshman Coach
Joe Vonderhey Freshman Coach
Keith Galinsky OL/DL Equipment manager
Chris Bennett Strength and Conditioning
Key Starters Lost
WR/DB Thomas Pidgeon
WR/LB James Lewis
TE/DE Colin Walsh
OL/DL Jon Naniewicz
FB/LB Josh Kovaleski
LB Garrett Korner-Usher
LB Jacob Snipes
OL Antonio Spataro
Offensive Starters Returning
#18 QB CJ Dippre 6-5 250 (3-year starter 1 Year at TE 2 Years at QB), (Division 1 Offers from Boston College,
Bowling Green State University) 1,382 yards passing last year 12 Td’s 6 Int, 6 Rushing Td’s
#26 RB Giovanni Spataro 5-9 180 (3-year starter at RB, Returning All-Region RB, Coaches Division All Star 2018
at RB, 2,655 career rushing yards 28 Total TD’s)
#52 OL Robbie Thomas 5-10 225 (3-year starter on the OL, Division All-Star in 2018 as OL)
#53 OL Cross Douglas 6-1 275 (3 Year starter on OL, Division All-Star in 2018 as OL)
Defensive Starters Returning
#18 DL CJ Dippre 6-5 245 (33 Tackles 11 TFL’s 1 Interception)
#53 DL Cross Douglas 6-1 275 (56 Tackles 14 TFL Division All-Star in 2018 as DL)
#52 DL Robbie Thomas 5-10 225 (33 Tackles 4 TFL’s 2 Sacks)
#26 LB Giovanni Spataro 5-9 180 (33 Tackles 1 Interception 60 Yards 1 TD 1 FR)
#19 DB Mike Pidgeon 5-9 150 (43 Tackles 1 Interception, Division All Star DB in 2018)
#9 DB Billy Good 5-9 165 (23 Tackles 1 Interception 1 FR)
Special Team Starters Returning
#9 Billy Good K/P 5-9 165 (Avg 32 Yds per punt last year 9 Inside 20, 49 Kick offs with 8 Touch-backs, 26/33
PAT, 2/2 FG Long 28) Division All-Star as Punter in 2018
Key Newcomers
#20 SR. Chris Mellon WR/OLB 6-3 205 (Much bigger role in the offense this year)
#42 JR. Robert Romanowski 6-2 185 H/LB/DE
#28 JR. Chase Nolan 5-10 185 FB/LB
#51 JR. Connor Passiment 5-8 185 OL/LB
#54 SO. Mason Ormsby 5-9 235 OL/DL
#2 SO. Nick Mancuso 5-8 150 WR/DB
#23 SO. Jaron Bullick 5-9 175 RB/LB
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
We need to improve our accuracy overall in the passing game along with sustaining our blocks on the Offensive Line.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Under the guidance of Coach Jeff Wasilchak we played some great defense, at times last year we struggled in the area of 3rd down efficiency and getting of the field. We are also replacing some key contributors to last years team that we lost to graduation.
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
With a completely new coaching staff we are looking to learn the athlete’s strengths and weaknesses real fast
and see where the pieces fit best into our schemes. We have some new terminology; our season will depend
on how quickly the athletes pick up the terminology. Looking at our schedule, it is very difficult but we are
looking forward to competing with the other school’s week in and week out. We are also looking for new
leaders to step up as we graduated 11 players from last year’s district runner up team to Scranton Prep.

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