Joe Repshis Roman Cutrufello Connor Casey

TEAM: Abington Heights Comets

COLORS: Navy & White

COACH: Joe Repshis,  18th Season (107-76)

PIAA: Class 5A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2021 RECORD: 2-8 (0-4)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 8-35

STADIUM: Comets Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: I Formation

DEFENSIVE SCHEME:< 4-3

2022 PREVIEW

The good news is Abington Heights is seeing the particpation numbers rise again that has given the Class 5A team some issues with depth. The Comets have some very talented players returning but also will be inexperienced, especially on offense. It might be a slow climb back to being  a winning program, but they are on the right track.

Quarterback will be a key decision as there are several candidates to take over the position including Nick Bradley, Shawn Theodore, and Kevin Schmidt. Austin Boersma started at fullback last season but could also see some time at running back. Anthony Curra and Dom Vergnetti will also see time at tailback. Jake Grimaldi, Cayd Sespico and Gavin Padula will provide depth at fullback. Christian Henzes is a returning starter at wide receiver with Roman Cutrufello, Jack Burke, Mason Fedor, and Zach Brister all vying for playing time. Brown commit Nico Bossi is back at tight end and will be backed up by Garrett Sespico and Gavin Kerrigan.

Connor Casey is a returning starter at center, but the makeup of the offensive line will be determined in training camp with Hunter Landers, Anthony Chillari, Asiel Richards, Brandon Lezinski, and A.J. Abda all candidates to play up front.

The Comets are experienced at defensive end with Bossi and Burke returning starters. Richards, Lezinski, and Abda will be considered for the defensive tackle positions. Boersma is back at outside linebacker with Kerrigan, Casey, Grimaldi, Vergnetti, Chillari and Padula all looking to get time at the other outside spot and inside linebacker as well. The secondary returns Cutrufello and Henzes at the safeties. Curra, Schmidt, Bradley, Brister, and Shane Brower will all compete for the cornerback positions.

Michael Hartshorn has a strong leg and is back to handle both kicking and punting duties.

QUOTE FROM COACH REPSHIS: We are excited for the 2022 season.  We are focused on developing and growing together as a team one rep at a time.  Our goal is to continuously improve by at least 1% each day

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION I

First Team Defensive Line – Nico Bossi
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – J.J. Gorrick

2022 Abington Heights Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
2Christian HenzesDB, WR5'917512
3James DadeyDB, WR5'818012
4Shawn TheodoreDB, QB6'115510
5Roman CutrufelloDB, WR5'916012
7Nick BradleyDB, QB6'01709
8Nico BossiDL, TE6'320512
9Jalen BarbeeDB, WR5'91409
11Zach BristerDB, WR6'116512
13Michael HartshornK, P5'1116012
15Kevin SchmidtDB, WR5'1015511
16Jack BurkeDL, WR6'218512
18Shane BrowerDB, WR6'116510
19Dylan JaramilloDB, RB5'614010
20Gavin AndersDB, WR6'01609
21Anthony CurraDB, RB5'916011
22Mason FedorDB, WR6'318011
23Gavin PadulaFB, LB5'716010
25Dominic VergnettiLB, RB5'415510
26Luke EvansLB, RB5'51401-
27Thomas RussiniDB, WR5'915511
28Austin BoersmaFB, LB5'1119511
32Gavin KerriganLB, TE6'020012
34Cayd SespicoDL, FB6'11909
35Tim PhillipsLB, TE5'917011
42Jaden RueFB, LB5'618012
50Jacob MannLB, OL5'815512
51Myles KnottDL, OL5'1118010
53Jake GrimaldiLB, OL6'020512
54Damian WarrickDL, OL5'819011
55Connor CaseyLB, OL5'1118012
56Garrett SespicoDL, OL6'318512
57Anthony ChillariLB, OL5'717010
58Asiel RichardsDL, OL6'220010
61Angelo SantoroDL, OL5'914010
62Hunter LandersDL, OL5'918512
63Joshua SouzaDL, OL5'416010
70Brandon LezinskiDL, OL6'126110
73Liam FickDL, OL5'1125010
74Marshal GordonDL, OL5'1027010
77Liam RogersOL6'029511
78A.J. AbdaDL, OL6'121510
83Anthony StancoDB, WR5'712510