TEAM: West Scranton Invaders
COLORS: Royal & White
COACH: Dennis Hricenak, 1st Season
PIAA: Class 4A
2020 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 2
2019 RECORD: 1-9 (0-4 in conference)
RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 17-37
STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium
OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6
DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6
OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro
DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-5-3
A new coach will inject energy into a football program and that’s something that West Scranton would like to see. Dennis Hricenak takes over as the head coach and will need to rebuild the program which has a strong tradition but has struggled in recent season. It might take awhile but he has a shortened season to at least get it started.
Of course, there is a big blow before the season even starts. Veteran quarterback Cayden Merrifield is out for the season which will force the Invaders to look to freshman Sampson Repshis. The whole backfield will be new with Dan DenHaese taking over at tailback and Joustin Sandoval will be the new fullback. West has one of the better wide receiver combinations with Nick Forsette and Moet Wellington returning. Al-Khabear Russell and Antonio Evanosky will also see time. John Walsh is the new tight end for the Invaders.
The offensive line is being rebuilt with Brian Lipscomb the most experienced player. Sean Donate, John Velazquez, Don Trani and Michael Cole will be some new faces up front.
A new defense will be installed with Gianni Salmond, Velazquez and Trani starting on the defensive line. Brett Miller, DenHaese, Sandoval, Cole and Evanosky will fill the linebacker spots. Russell, Forsette, Repshsis and Justin Gockley will be the defensive backs.
Nick Gowarty will handle kicking duties while DenHaese will be the punter.
2020 West Scranton Schedule
2020 West Scranton Roster