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TEAM: Honesdale Hornets

COLORS: Red & Black

COACH: Paul Russick,  3rd Season (6-12)

PIAA: Class 4A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2021 RECORD: 4-7 (1-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 13-36

STADIUM: Honesdale Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2022 PREVIEW

Four wins might not seem a lot to most teams, but for Honesdale it was progress. It was the most wins for the Hornets since their last winning season back in 2014. And they did it with a number of underclassmen. Honesdale should be improved but their offensive and defensive lines will determine how much.

The Hornets coaching staff made a calculated decision to go with Aidan Collins as the quarterback as a freshman. With that year experience, he should be equipped to handle the offense. They will have to find a running back but it could be several different players including Max Mickel, C.J. Hinton, and Mason Avery. Hinton was the starting fullback and should also be in that position again. The receiving corp is very experienced with Isaac Carmody, Kage Southerton, and Kole Fries all getting significant playing time last season. Tyler Winters returns as the starter at tight end.

The offensive line will be a work in progress with only center Bryce Stone a returning starter. Anthony Passaro, Caleb Dodson and Mason Parker will be in the mix for the two tackle positions. Left guard will be either Wyatt Rutherford or Jacob Garvey and at right guard Caleb Bryant or Evan Funk.

Rocco Fluck returns at one defensive end with Carmody stepping in on the other side. Aaron Phillips is back at defensive tackle with Bryant, Garvey and Dodson in the rotation. Hinton and Winters are returning at linebacker while the group of Lance Peak, Robert Quinn, Bradley Bibalo and Avery will be considered for the other spot and provide depth. The entire secondary returns with Southerton and Cameron Hedgleon at the corners and Johnny Kauffman and Mickel at the safties.

Punter Winters will add the placekicking to his duties while Carmody is back to handle long snapping.

QUOTE FROM COACH RUSSICK: Skill position will be our strength with almost everyone but a running back (Connor Schmitt) back. Connor Schmitt was our lead back the past two years. Replacing him will be a huge test for our team pre-season. We have a number of varsity running backs who have seen varsity action in the backfield (Max Mickel, CJ Hinton, & Jeffery Santos). We also have a great group of rising sophomores who will compete for time (Mason Avery, Bradley Bibalo & Robert Quinn). Having a returning signal caller in Aiden Collins will be huge for our development this season. We will be breaking in 4 new offensive lineman. It will come down to how quickly we can get our new starters to mature and pick up the offense. Our entire secondary is back for their 3rd year together. They are battle tested and need to continue to develop. CJ Hinton is back to lead the defense at MLB for the 3rd year. 2 of 4 starters return up front in Rocco Fluck and Aaron Phillips who had great years. Finding rotational guys and developing some of our young guys will be key to our success.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division II
First Team Punter – Tyler Winters
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Kage Southerton
Honorable Mention Linebacker – C.J. Hinton

2022 Honesdale Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Tyler WintersLB, WR5'1018512
2Kole FriesDB, WR6'317512
3Mason AveryDB, RB5'1015010
4C.J. HintonLB, RB5'1118012
5Max MickelDB, RB5'1016012
6Isaac CarmodyLB, WR5'1119012
7Johnny KauffmanDB, WR6'017012
10Kage SouthertonDB, WR5'1016512
11Conlan KeastDB, WR5'1015010
12Aiden CollinsDB, QB6'219010
15Jackson MortonDB, QB6'117012
17Lance PeakDB, WR5'816012
20Samson FluckLB, TE6'218010
22Jeffrey Delgado SantosLB, RB5'1118012
24Cameron HedgelonDB, WR5'815511
27Bradley BibaloLB, RB5'816510
28Ryan GrossDB, WR5'815012
30Bennett FritzDL, TE5'1118012
32Shawn GiblinLB, TE5'1116010
34Clayton LeClereDB, WR5'1015010
35Neil KlineLB, RB5'814010
44Robert QuinnLB, RB5'816010
45Rylan MontgomeryK, P5'1016010
46Aaron PhillipsDL, FB6'124012
50Evan FunkDL, OL5'1022010
52Caleb BryantLB, OL5'1122511
54Anthony PasseroDL, OL6'219010
55Wyatt RutherfordDL, OL6'125010
58Andrew EvanitskyDL, OL5'1020011
60Bryce StoneDL, OL5'1021012
64Caleb DodsonDL, OL5'1019011
65Breydon SisloDL, OL5'922511
70Mason ParkerDL, OL6'327011
73Jesse ScarpaDL, OL6'028011
74Jacob GarveyDL, OL6'027011
79Nick DenoieDL, OL6'522011
80Rocco FluckDL, TE6'423012
84Zachary GledhillDB, WR5'815011
88Ethan BatzelLB, TE5'1017511