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

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
1Dominico SpataroDB, QB10
2Nicholas MancusoDB, WR11
3Chase NolanLB, RB12
4Evan PochasDB, RB10
5Loris NorellaLB, RB12
6Lacota DippreDL, TE10
7Jeremy SissionDB, WR10
8Chris RussianDB, WR10
11Kevin SnyderDB, WR10
12Jon SeamansDB, WR10
14Shane BarrettLB, RB12
17Connor NevinsDB, WR12
18C.J. DippreDL, QB, TE12
19Mike PidgeonDB, WR12
22Connor FrankowskiDB, WR10
22Timmy McgraneK, P12
23Jaron BullickLB, RB11
25Connor PassimentFB, LB12
26Giovanni SpataroLB, RB12
34Jake CurcioLB, RB11
40Gabrielle CaseLB, RB11
52Jon Clauss-WaltonDL, OL10
53Cross DouglasDL, OL12
54Mason OrmsbyDL, OL11
55Branden BerryDL, OL12
56Thomas ArthurDL, OL11
58Luke SmurlDL, OL10
63Joey DunstoneDL, OL10
64Colin Clauss-WaltonDL, LS, OL12
72Thomas ScalzoDL, OL9
88Robert RomanowskiDL12