TEAM: Lakeland Chiefs

COLORS: Red, White & Blue

COACH: David Piwowarczyk,  2nd Season (59-29)

PIAA: Class 3A

2020 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 3

2019 RECORD: 5-6 (3-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 36-22

STADIUM: Lakeland Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 11

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2020 PREVIEW

The Chiefs thought that 2019 could be a year to get back to a district title game. Lakeland did manage to earn a share of the division title, but they were hoping for more. But key injuries and some inexperience derailed those aspirations. With one of the most experienced teams returning in 2020, The Chiefs think this is the year they can achieve all their goals which includes a district championship.

Dominic Spataro takes over at quarterback as C.J. Dippre will move to tight end, the position he will play at the University of Maryland. Although you can expect Dippre to line up in many different places and positions on the field. Giovanni Spataro is back for his fourth year as a starter at tailback while Shane Barrett and Robert Romanowski have experience at fullback. Mike Pidgeon was the team’s leading receiver last season and returns as does Nick Mancuso.

Three starters return on the offensive line including Cross Douglas, Branden Berry and Mason Ormsby. Colin Clauss-Walton and Jon Clauss-Walton will fill the other two spots.

The defense has all 11 starters returning including on the defensive line with Dippre, Romanowski, Ormsby and Douglas. Chase Nolan* Giovanni Spataro, Jaron Bullick and Barrett are all returning to their linebacker positions. Pidgeon, Mancuso and Dominico Spataro are back in the secondary and Joe Seamans will provide depth.

Timmy McGrane will handle the kicking duties for the Chiefs.

2020 Lakeland Roster

#PlayerPositionGradeHeightWeight
1Dominico SpataroDB, QB105'8165
2Nicholas MancusoDB, WR11--
3Chase NolanLB, RB126'0200
4Evan PochasDB, QB, RB105'10165
5Loris NorellaLB, RB125'11170
6Lacotta DippreLB, TE106'2210
7Jeremy SissionDB, WR105'8130
8Chris RussianDB105'9145
11Kevin SnyderDB, LS, WR105'6155
12Jon SeamansDB, WR105'10170
14Shane BarrettLB, RB125'8205
17Connor NevinsDB, WR125'10155
18C.J. DippreDL, QB, TE126'5250
19Mike PidgeonDB, WR125'8155
22Timmy McgraneK, P125'10150
22Connor FrankowskiDB, WR105'8140
23Jaron BullickLB, RB105'10185
25Connor PassimentFB, LB125'6185
26Giovanni SpataroLB, RB125'8190
34Jake CurcioLB, RB115'10175
40Gabrielle CaseLB, RB11--
52Jon Clauss-WaltonOL126'1255
53Cross DouglasDL, OL126'1255
54Mason OrmsbyDL, OL115'8250
55Branden BerryDL, OL115'10220
56Thomas ArthurDL, OL115'6215
58Luke SmurlDL, OL105'9185
63Joey DunstoneDL, OL106'2220
64Colin Clauss-WaltonDL, LS, OL126'2220
72Thomas ScalzoOL106'2275
88Robert RomanowskiDL126'2210