TEAM: Pittston Area Patriots

COLORS: Red, White & Blue

COACH: Nick Barbieri, 4th Season (14-19)

PIAA: Class 4A

2020 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2019 RECORD: 4-7 (2-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 16-37

STADIUM: Charley Trippi Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 2

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-4

2020 PREVIEW

Coach Nick Barbieri knew when he took the Pittston Area job, it would be a process and might take some time. Despite being inexperience in 2020, he feels the young players are buying into what the program is doing and hopes this will start to pay off on the field.

P.J. Pisano did get some snaps at quarterback in 2019 and now will be the fulltime starter. Bryheem Patterson takes over at running back while David Sudo is the new fullback. There are big shoes to fill at wide receiver and Anthony Thomas, David Behm and Gino Triboski will get the chance to do that. John Symons is the new tight end for the Patriots

Pittston Area does get a boost from the return of Stephen Yanchis who was injured last season plus three starters return -Teagan Reboli, Brandon Farrell and Joe Galonis. Jack Albert is the newcomer to the unit.

Galonis is the lone returning starter on the defensive line and will be joined by Sudo and Yanchis. Jimmy Spindler and Symons return at linebacker while Behm and Reboli will fill the other spots. The secondary will have four new starters including Sein McCracken, Triboski, Patterson and Thomas.

Thomas will handle kickoffs while Matthew Soy is the placekicker for extra points and field goals. Behm is the punter.

2020 Pittston Area Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
1Bruce RydzyDB, WR12
1Alex HobanLB, RB11
2Kevin LockettDB, WR10
2Anthony ThomasDB, WR12
3Drew DeLuccaDB, QB9
4Rob BarbieriDB, WR10
5P.J. PisanoDB, QB12
5A.J. GriecoDB, WR10
6Harry PuglieseDB, RB10
8Jimmy SpindlerLB, QB10
9Kahleb MurrayDB, QB11
10Devin AdkinsDB, WR12
12David BehmLB, TE12
13Kyle PietrzakDB, WR10
14Gino TriboskiDB, WR11
16David GirmanDB, WR11
21Bobby DavidsonDB, WR9
21Bryheem PattersonDB, RB12
22Drew MenendezLB, RB10
22Sein McCrackenDB, WR12
23Bryan AntiguaDB, WR9
24Caeden MessnerK12
25Shane ConnollyDB, WR10
26John SymonsLB, RB12
33Alec KapacsDL, TE9
34David SudoDL, RB10
36A.J. ScialpiLB, RB9
40John Barchi-CrichLB, RB10
41Ethan MenichiniLB, RB12
42Adam LazarLB, RB11
45David EymerDB, WR9
46Kyle BreymeierFB, LB10
48John MorrisFB, LB12
53Nick SciandraDL, OL10
53Noah LyonsDL, OL12
54Charles SciandraDL, OL10
55Jaiden MorgansDL, OL10
61Matt SoyK12
63Logan BryanDL, OL10
64Teagan ReboliDL, OL12
65Joe GalonisDL, OL12
66Brandon FarrellDL, OL11
67Ryan HintzeDL, OL10
71Jake MillsDL, OL10
74Jack AlbertDL, OL11
77Tyler BrodyDL, OL12
79Stephen YanchisDL, OL12
82Jake CardenDB, WR9
87Adam ShovlinLB, TE9