Kevin McHale Andy Fazio Evan Makowski

TEAM: Dunmore Bucks

COLORS: Crimson & Blue

COACH: Kevin McHale,  4th Season (15-16)

PIAA: Class 2A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2021 RECORD: 4-7 (2-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 31-20

STADIUM: Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: 2 Back

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple

2022 PREVIEW

It has been a struggle for the Bucks over the past two years as they have posted back-to-back non-winning seasons for the first time since 1996-97. However, this should be a bounce back season as Dunmore returns many of their skill players. The lines on both sides of the ball, which have been a staple for decades, will determine if they can be a division and district contender.

The quarterback position is solid with Thomas Bowen beginning his third year as the starter. Jack McNeff and Sonny Crotti will serve as the backups.  Nico Ruggiero returns at running back and Josh Malone is back at fullback. Also returning is wide receiver Dom DeSando. Dan Pigga will play multiple spots on the field including running back and wide receiver. Lorenzo Mitchell will also see time at wide receiver. Brady Reuther is the back as the starting tight end with Andy Fazio also seeing time at the position.

Dunmore will have some new faces up front with Evan Makowski, Nathan Reuther and Nick Tullio all expected to be starters. Where they will play will be determined by who wins the other line positions. Rogan Dougherty, Nico Buckley, and Bryce Talutto are all in the mix to get playing time.

Fazio, Dougherty, Brayden Reuther and Nicholas Pierro will be considered at defensive end while Nathan Reuther, Makowski, and Tullio will plug up the middle of the Bucks defense. Malone and Patrick Pucilowski return at outside linebacker and Nick DonVito is a retuning starter at inside backer. Jake Hickey and Jacob Ramos also will see time at linebacker. The secondary is experienced with Cal Talutto, Cole Capooci, Ruggiero, DeSando and Pigga all expected to play plus Jack McNeff and Gabe Franek will provide depth.

Max Hunt is back at kicker  Nick Pierro and Sean Gallagher will vie for the punting job, again.

QUOTE FROM COACH MCHALE: We need to continue to work hard and get a little better every day. The kids have had a great summer so far and we are very excited for 2022.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION III
First Team Kicker – Max Hunt
First Team Linebacker – Nicholas DonVito
Honorable Mention Running Back – Nico Ruggiero
Honorable Mention Athlete – Dan Pigga
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Evan Makowski
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Cal Talluto
Honorable Mention Punter – Nicholas Pierro

2022 Dunmore Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
2Daniel PiggaDB, WR5'1114811
3Sonny CrottiDB, QB5'111369
4Lorenzo MitchellDB, WR6'018511
5Brayden ReutherDL, TE6'221011
6Cole CapoociDB, WR5'816212
7Cal TaluttoDB, RB5'714012
8Gabe FranekDB, WR5'1116510
9Domenick DeSandoDB, WR5'1115711
10Cole FangioDB, WR5'1014410
15Thomas BowenDB, QB6'218911
17Jack McNeffDB, WR6'118010
20Nico RuggieroDB, RB5'918012
23Ryan MeccaDB, RB5'91329
24Eric ReeseyK6'016010
27Andrew FazioDL, TE5'1116812
28Max HuntK5'1016012
29Jacob HickeyLB, RB6'021011
32Trevon BessDL, TE5'1021510
33Nicholas DonVitoLB, RB5'1020011
36Anthony ColbornLB, OL5'1021512
41Nico HartDL, OL5'1022112
45Joshua MaloneLB, RB5'919512
47Patrick PucilowskiLB, TE5'1119012
48Jacob RamosLB, RB5'1015110
50Nicholas PierroDL, OL, P6'019012
51Evan MakowskiDL, OL5'924012
52Nicholas TullioDL, OL5'1023511
53Bryce TaluttoDL, OL6'224411
56Aiden HartDL, OL5'1018910
59Nathan ReutherDL, OL6'231311
61Zehki HaynesDL, OL5'111839
64Nico BuckleyDL, OL5'933512
66Josiah SmithLB, OL5'921012
75Anthony AnelliLB, OL5'1019510
77Rogan DoughertyDL, OL6'022011
79Keegan OpriskoDL, OL6'22959
80Anthony BonavogliaLB, WR5'614710
82Sean Gallagher Jr.DB, P, WR5'1015711
88Sonny MatternDB, WR5'1016012
99Christopher ConteDL, TE6'527511