TEAM: Dallas Mountaineers

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Rich Mannello, 6th Season (41-21)

PIAA: Class 4A

2020 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2019 RECORD: 15-1 (5-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 41-21

STADIUM: Mountaineer Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 1

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 2

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: I Formation

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2020 PREVIEW

It was a four-year plan for coach Rich Mannello that paid. After taking some lumps with a freshman getting experience back in 2016, that group took the Mountaineers all the way to Hershey for the school’s second state championship game appearance. Now, he will try to create some of that magic with an entirely new group of kids.

R.J. Wren got experience last year and will take over at quarterback. Parker Bolesta is a sophomore who already is getting noticed and will line up at fullback and lead the away for tailback Nickolus Gashi, who missed part of 2019 with an injury. The wide receivers will be Ben Fife, the lone returing starter on offense and Matt Lukasavage. The tight end position and all five offensive line positions will be won in training camp.

On defense, Bolesta will be the leader on the defensive line while Gashi returns to start at linebacker. Wren is a returning starter on defense and Fife will also be in the secondary. Other positions will be filled by newcomers.

Jace Chopyak will take over the kicking duties while Mitchell Burgess will be punter this season.

2020 Dallas Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
2Parker BolestaLB, LS, RB10
2R.J. WrenDB, QB12
3Zach PaczewskiDB, WR9
4Jake DelgaudioLB, RB11
5Jackson WydraDB, QB11
5Nikolus GashiLB, RB12
6Mitchell BurgessK, LB, P, TE11
6Peter HarpersbergerDL, TE10
7Lucas TirpakDB, WR9
8Ben CarpenterDB, WR10
9Matt LukasavageLB, WR12
10Rocco OrmandoDB, RB11
11Matt EspositoDB, LS, WR11
12David BiscontiniLB, LS, WR11
14Jace ChopyakK, P10
16Matt JesseDB, WR11
18Gavin SypniewskiDB, WR12
20Duane CraigDB, WR12
22Trevor WallDB, WR9
22Ben FifeDB, WR12
24Joe PetersDB, WR10
28Mark KarcutskieLB, RB10
32Tyler DezinskiLB, RB12
33Ryan CubaLB, RB10
35Cole HartDB, WR11
50John SchererLB, OL10
51Archie StephensDL, OL9
51Gabe AllenDL, LS, OL11
52Zach MillerDL, OL12
54A.J. FifeLB, OL9
54Aiden FennellDL, OL10
55Caden SkaskoDL, LS, OL11
56Lucas ShultzDL, LS, OL10
57Chase HectorDL, OL12
58Dan SabulskiDL, OL9
59Colby KlinetobDL, OL10
60Frank AtherholtDL, OL11
61Nate DeyoDL, OL10
64Brady RosencransDL, OL9
66Joe PriceDL, OL10
68Jordan KovaleskiDL, OL10
72Christian ShedlockDL, OL10
74James LehaneDL, OL11
75Emmett MooreDL, OL9
76Mason CalveyDL, OL9
78JD JenningsDL, OL10
84John CummingsDL, TE9
85Nick FarrellLB, TE9
86Sam BarroukDB, WR9
88Ryan AndressDL, OL9
88Zach ChamberlainLB, TE12