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

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
2Daniel PiggaDB, WR111485'11
3Sonny CrottiDB, QB91365'11
4Lorenzo MitchellDB, WR111856'0
5Brayden ReutherDL, TE112106'2
6Cole CapoociDB, WR121625'8
7Christopher ConteDL, TE112756'5
7Cal TaluttoDB, RB121405'7
8Gabe FranekDB, WR101655'11
9Domenick DeSandoDB, WR111575'11
10Cole FangioDB, WR101445'10
15Thomas BowenDB, QB111896'2
17Jack McNeffDB, WR101806'1
20Ryan MeccaDB, RB91325'9
20Nico RuggieroDB, RB121805'9
27Andrew FazioDL, TE121685'11
28Max HuntK121605'10
28Eric ReeseyK101606'0
29Jacob HickeyLB, RB112106'0
32Trevon BessDL, TE102155'10
33Nicholas DonVitoLB, RB112005'10
36Anthony ColbornLB, OL122155'10
41Nico HartDL, OL122215'10
45Joshua MaloneLB, RB121955'9
47Patrick PucilowskiLB, TE121905'11
48Jacob RamosLB, RB101515'10
50Nicholas PierroDL, OL, P121906'0
51Evan MakowskiDL, OL122405'9
51Zehki HaynesDL, OL91835'11
52Nicholas TullioDL, OL112355'10
53Bryce TaluttoDL, OL112446'2
56Aiden HartDL, OL101895'10
59Nathan ReutherDL, OL113136'2
64Nico BuckleyDL, OL123355'9
66Josiah SmithLB, OL122105'9
75Anthony AnelliLB, OL101955'10
77Rogan DoughertyDL, OL112206'0
79Keegan OpriskoDL, OL92956'2
80Anthony BonavogliaLB, WR101475'6
82Sean Gallagher Jr.DB, P, WR111575'10
88Sonny MatternDB, WR121605'10