TEAM: Lackawanna Trail Lions

COLORS: Red, Black & White

COACH: Steve Jervis,  12th Season (81-49), 18th Overall (104-88)

PIAA: Class 2A

2020 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 4

2019 RECORD: 10-4 (2-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 47-19

STADIUM: Lions Pride Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Wing T

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2020 PREVIEW

It’s been a good run over the past two seasons for the Lions as they advanced to a state championship game in 2018 and state semifinal game in 2019. Can Lackawanna Trail continue to play at this high level? Don’t bet against them, but they will different compeition in 2020 with a move to Class 2A.

Junior Owen Lisk moves to quarterback, but the rest of the backfield is experienced with all-state fullback Ray Melnikoff, Cody Cresswell and Tyler Rozanski. Johnny Halter and Evan Litwin are returning starters at wide receiver while Miles Edwards is the new tight end.

Trail has produced some great lineman over the years and R.J. Schirg appears to be next in line. Ty Vokes is another returning starter, and  Kyle Austin, Cole Choplosky and Jacob Noakes will fill the other three spots up front.

Edwards and Schirg are back on the defensive line while Choplosky and Vokese will be the new faces up front. Melnikoff and Creswell return at linebacker while Johann Ella and Dalten Klinges join them in the 4-4 defense. Lisk and Litwin are experienced at defensive back and the newcomer is Rozanski

Melnikoff handles the placekicking duties, while Choplosky handles kickoffs. Halter is the returning punter.

2020 Lackawanna Trail Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
4Kolbee SoltisLB, TE9
5Kody CresswellLB, RB11
7Braden SavageDB, QB10
8Evan LitwinDB, WR10
9Frankie CocchiniDB, TE10
10Owen LiskDB, QB11
11Johnny HalterLB, WR11
12Hunter PattersonFB, LB9
14Xander TowardLB, RB11
15Stephen JervisLB, QB9
17Julius RosenkransDB, RB11
20Lukas GumbleLB, RB9
21Jonah HouserFB, LB10
24Dalton DeaconDB, RB12
27Tyler RozanskiDB, RB11
29Josh OliverFB, LB11
31Tenzen LewisLB, RB9
32Johann EllaFB, LB12
34Daren LeFB, LB10
39Dalten KlingesDB, RB11
44Ray MelnikoffFB, LB12
50Steven RichmondDL, OL11
52Ty VokesDL, OL12
54Alex BushtaDL, OL10
55Cole ChoploskyDL, OL11
56Austin FortneyLB, OL10
64Cole SchirgDL, OL9
67Gavin DavisDL, OL11
72R.J. SchirgDL, OL11
74Kyle AustinDL, OL12
75Jacob NoakesDL, OL10
76Gary ShawDL, OL9
77Cody SemenzaDL, OL11
81Miles EdwardsDL, TE11
84Justin DeJesusDB, WR10