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

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
1Malachi DeBarryLB, RB111706'1
2Darryl BennettDB, QB111505'8
3Colin OrmesLB, RB111505'11
5Davon ReamsLB, RB121705'10
6Will O’DowdDB, WR111206'0
7Ian WormuthDB, WR111405'9
7Quintin NaroLB, RB122005'8
10Drew BalderasFB, LB111755'9
11Mason BaronDB, WR111405'7
12Jake RoslerDB, WR101255'7
13Daniel GonzalezDB, WR101505'10
14Sean BryantDB, QB111505'7
16Isaiah KilmerDB, WR101055'3
18Vincent DePalmaLB, RB121806'0
19Kyle JonesDB, QB111705'10
20Vinnie VoglinoDB, WR121655'6
21Jesse ArthurFB, LB111505'10
22Ethen BrewenFB, LB101605'8
23Jonathan OrtaLB, WR111755'8
24Leila MaldonadoDB, WR91255'3
25Timmy MunhallDL, TE121755'11
26Colin BailerK111555'10
28Jordan MyersLB, RB101505'8
33Matt BattleDB, WR121505'6
33Joshua KilhullenFB, LB91605'9
39Alexander TellepDB, WR111705'9
43Scott SantosDB, RB101555'10
50Santino ShaykaDL, OL101905;5
51Gavin ConnorDL, OL122055'11
52Ulric MackenzieDL, OL112005'8
52Colin JordanDL, OL101805'10
53Jamar KizerDL, OL122755'8
54Jake UlmerDL, OL122305'11
55Chase ArthurDL, OL121956'1
56Noah KilmerDL, OL122256'0
57Sean ReillyDL, OL122305'7
65Dominque AponteDL, OL112005'5
69Matt TarchakDL, OL122206'0
70Mason Nepa-BuckleyDL, OL92255'5
72Justin ToyDL, OL122355'10
74Anthony ByfieldDL, OL112656'2
77Franco PrietoDL, OL112006'3
77Chaz KovaleskiDL, OL121806'2
80Kyle ZantowskyDB, WR121605'10
82Nate CruzDB, WR121455'7
84Cody OrmesDL, TE111906'1
84Brenden RichardsonDL, TE121806'1
88Mitchell AlexanderDB, TE111905'11