The Funding Zone
PA Football News 2019 State Football Scoreboard
 

2019 Team Previews: Pittston Area Patriots @PApatriot_fb @athletics_pats

Written by: on Monday, July 29th, 2019

 

2018 Season Record
4-7

2019 Schedule: https://pafootballnews.com/pittston-patriots/

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-17 Wyoming Valley West  Wyoming Valley West (SCR) Spartan Stadium 10:00 am
08-23 Greater Nanticoke Area  Greater Nanticoke Area (0-0) Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
08-30 Berwick  Berwick (0-0) * Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
09-06 Tunkhannock  Tunkhannock (0-0) * Memorial Field 7:00 pm
09-13 Dallas  Dallas (0-0) * Mountaineer Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Wallenpaupack  Wallenpaupack (0-0) Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
09-20 Wilkes-Barre  Wilkes-Barre (0-0) Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
09-27 West Scranton  West Scranton (0-0) Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
10-04 Williamsport  Williamsport (0-0) STA Stadium 7:00 pm
10-12 Scranton Prep  Scranton Prep (0-0) 1:00 pm
10-18 Crestwood  Crestwood (0-0) * Charley Trippi Stadium 7:00 pm
10-25 Wyoming Area  Wyoming Area (0-0) Jake Sobeski Stadium 7:00 pm
Head Coach
Nick Barbieri
Assistant Coaches
Jason Mills
Chuck Montagna
Joe DeLucca
Sam Eramo
Joe Graziano
Kenny White
Key Starters Lost
Bryan Giambra WR
John DeLucca TE/LB
Mike Coe LB/P
Tony Gorey TE/DE
Riley Brody OT/DT
Offensive Starters Returning
Sr, QB Mike Nocito 6′ 165
Sr. WR Andrew Krawczyk 6’2 185
Jr OT Steven Yanchis 6’3 285
Sr. RB Dylan Lukachko 5’8″ 155
Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. FS Brennan Higgins 6′ 180
Sr. LB Franny George 5’11 190
Sr. CB Dylan Lukachko 5-8 155
DT Hugh Bentham 5-10 205
Special Team Starters Returning
None
Key Newcomers
Jr. LB/FB John Symons 5-10 208
Jr. LB/FB DJ Darbenzio 5-10 200
So TB/LB Alex Hoban 6-0 195
Jr. DB Bryheem Patterson 5-10 170
Jr. TE David Behm 6-4 185
What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
Our offense needs to be able to successfully run the football. Establishing a ground game allows of to use our play action passing game. We also need to be able to finish drives. To often a promising drive will stall out when it should lead to points. We will need to protect the football as well.
What does your defense need to improve on from last year
Our defense needs to be able to stop the run much better if we are to compete in our league. We need to produce takeaways and set field position to help set up our offense
What are your overall thoughts on this years team?
Our skill group is talented and experienced. We are young and inexperienced up front. In ouder to be successful, we will need to mature quickly. We will need to replace our entire kicking game. Finding and effective punter and kicker as well as a long snapper will be important to our success. If we can mature quickly and compete in some very difficult games early in the season, we have a chance to improve on last years record and earn a playoff spot for the third consecutive season.

Follow PA Football News on Twitter @PaFootballNews


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.