Jeff Arthur Jonathan Orta Gavin Connor

TEAM: Carbondale Area Chargers

COLORS: Red & Blue

COACH: Jeff Arthur,  2nd Season (5-6)

PIAA: Class 3A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division III

2021 RECORD: 5-6 (1-3)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 16-27

STADIUM: Cerra Sports Complex

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: I Formation and Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4 or 5-2

2022 PREVIEW

It was a very successful campaign for Coach Jeff Arthur in his first season at the helm for Carbondale Area. The Chargers played a tough brand of football that produced five wins in 2021 and they have a good core of players returning. They move to LFC Division III where they will see if they can break into the top tier of teams this season.

The leader of that offense will once again be running back Vincent DePalma who rushed for 1,354 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, they also have the speedy Devon Reams who ran for 531 yards and 11 touchdowns which will give the Chargers a nice 1-2 punch. Darryl Bennett will take over at quarterback with Sean Bryant and Kyle Jones backing him up. Ethan Brewen and Josh Killhulen will be the new fullbacks. Johnny Orta returns at wide receiver with Malakai DeBerry, Mason Baron, Jake Rosler, and Kyle Zantowsky all competing for playing time. Mitchell Alexander and Brenden Richardson are the new tight ends.

Up front on the offensive line, Luke Kovaleski moves from tight end to left tackle. Chase Arthur and Jake Ulmer are also returning starters. Noah Kilmer and Gavin Connor take over at the guard positions while Dominick Aponte provides depth on the line.

Kovaleski and Kilmer return as the starting defensive ends with Arthur and Alexander being rotated in. New personnel including Ulmer, Connor and Aponte will take over inside on the defensive line. DePalma was the leading tackler last season for Carbondale and was one of the better inside linebackers in the LFC. Drew Balderis and Brewen will also see the field inside. Orta is a returning outside linebacker with DeBerry, Jordan Myers, Kyle Jones, and Scott Santos all competing for playing time outside. Rosler and Reams are returning starters in the secondary with Zantowsky, Baron, and Daniel Gonzalez being considered for the other cornerback slot.

Arthur is back as the long snapper. Colin Bailer returns as the kicker.

QUOTE FROM COACH ARTHUR: Looking to build on last season. Expecting the kids to play tough. Looking to run the football and play solid defense. Hoping to compete every Friday night.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division III
First Team Running Back – Vincent DePalma
First Team Linebacker – Vincent DePalma
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Chase Arthur
Honorable Mention Kicker – Colin Bailer
honorable Mention Defensive Line – Noah Kilmer

2022 Carbondale Area Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Malachi DeBarryLB, WR6'117011
2Darryl BennettDB, QB5'815011
3Colin OrmesFB, LB5'1115011
5Davon ReamsLB, RB5'1017012
6Will O’DowdDB, WR6'012011
7Ian WormuthDB, WR5'914011
7Quintin NaroLB, RB5'820012
10Drew BalderasLB, WR5'917511
11Mason BaronDB, WR5'714011
12Jake RoslerDB, WR5'712510
13Daniel GonzalezDB, WR5'1015010
14Sean BryantDB, QB5'715011
16Isaiah KilmerDB, WR5'310510
18Vincent DePalmaLB, RB6'018012
19Kyle JonesDB, QB5'1017011
20Vinnie VoglinoDB, WR5'616512
21Jesse ArthurLB, WR5'1015011
22Ethen BrewenFB, LB5'816010
23Jonathan OrtaLB, WR5'817511
24Leila MaldonadoDB, WR5'31259
25Timmy MunhallDL, TE5'1117512
26Colin BailerK5'1015511
28Jordan MyersLB, RB5'815010
33Matt BattleDB, WR5'615012
34Colin JordanFB, LB5'1018010
36Joshua KilhullenFB, LB5'91609
39Alexander TellepDB, WR5'917011
43Scott SantosDB, RB5'1015510
50Santino ShaykaDL, OL5;519010
51Gavin ConnorDL, OL5'1120512
52Ulric MackenzieDL, OL5'820011
53Jamar KizerDL, OL5'827512
54Jake UlmerDL, OL5'1123012
55Chase ArthurDL, OL6'119512
56Noah KilmerDL, OL6'022512
57Sean ReillyDL, OL5'723012
65Dominque AponteDL, OL5'520011
69Matt TarchakDL, OL6'022012
70Mason Nepa-BuckleyDL, OL5'52259
72Justin ToyDL, OL5'1023512
74Anthony ByfieldDL, OL6'226511
77Chaz KovaleskiDL, OL6'218012
80Kyle ZantowskyDB, WR5'1016012
82Nate CruzDB, WR5'714512
83Cody OrmesDL, TE6'119011
84Brenden RichardsonDL, TE6'118012
88Mitchell AlexanderDB, TE5'1119011
99Franco PrietoDL, TE6'320011