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

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
2Christian HenzesDB, WR121755'9
3Mason FedorDB, WR111806'3
3James DadeyDB, WR121805'8
4Shawn TheodoreDB, QB101556'1
5Shane BrowerDB, WR101656'1
5Roman CutrufelloDB, WR121605'9
7Nick BradleyDB, QB91706'0
8Nico BossiDL, TE122056'3
9Jalen BarbeeDB, WR91405'9
11Zach BristerDB, WR121656'1
13Michael HartshornK, P121605'11
15Kevin SchmidtDB, WR111555'10
16Jack BurkeDL, WR121856'2
19Dylan JaramilloDB, RB101405'6
20Gavin AndersDB, WR91606'0
21Anthony CurraDB, RB111605'9
23Gavin PadulaFB, LB101605'7
25Dominic VergnettiLB, RB101555'4
26Luke EvansLB, RB1-1405'5
27Thomas RussiniDB, WR111555'9
28Austin BoersmaFB, LB111955'11
32Gavin KerriganLB, TE122006'0
36Cayd SespicoDL, TE91906'1
42Jaden RueFB, LB121805'6
50Anthony ChillariLB, OL101705'7
50Jacob MannLB, OL121555'8
51Myles KnottDL, OL101805'11
53Brandon LezinskiDL, OL102616'1
53Jake GrimaldiLB, OL122056'0
54Damian WarrickDL, OL111905'8
55Connor CaseyLB, OL121805'11
55A.J. AbdaDL, OL102156'1
56Garrett SespicoDL, OL121856'3
57Tim PhillipsDL, OL111705'9
58Asiel RichardsDL, OL102006'2
62Hunter LandersDL, OL121855'9
63Joshua SouzaDL, OL101605'4
73Liam FickDL, OL102505'11
74Marshal GordonDL, OL102705'10
77Liam RogersOL112956'0
83Anthony StancoDB, WR101255'7
84Angelo SantoroDB, TE101405'9