Dave Piwowarczyk Lacota Dippre Kevin Snyder

TEAM: Lakeland Chiefs

COLORS: Red, White & Blue

COACH: David Piwowarczyk,  4th Season (20-9)

PIAA: Class 2A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2021 RECORD: 10-2 (4-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 34-19

STADIUM: Lakeland Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2022 PREVIEW

The Chiefs had an opportunity to win back-to-back district titles, but it didn’t happen last year. But with a move down to Class 2A, Lakeland is the favorite to get back on top and why not. The offense is pretty much intact with one of the best passing games in the area and a huge offensive line. Chiefs will be tough to score on as well with an experienced defense.

All-District 2 quarterback Dominico Spataro returns for his senior season as a dual-threat that can drive defensive coordinators crazy. Two of his top receivers also return in Jon Seamans and Kevin Snyder. And when all else fails, Lacota Dippre is a huge target a tight end. Riley Rovinsky will give them another option this season in the passing game while Evan Pochas is the new starting running back backed up by Josh Ponce.

The offensive line returns four starters with the lone newcomer at left guard. Lyndon Bello, Drew Chervenka, and Ethan Depoti are all in the mix. The returning starters are tough and experienced with Adam Wormuth at left tackle, center Jon Clauss-Walton, right guard Thomas Scalzo and right tackle Luke Smurl.

On defense, Dippre was the District 2 Defense Player of the Year and will man one defensive end spot while Smurl returns at the other. Clauss-Walton and Wormuth will play inside with Scalzo providing depth. Linebacker will pose the biggest challenge with only Pochas returning as a starter. Rovinsky will play at the other outside backer while inside Andrew Gelderman, Chris Chmiola, Kyle Lidy and Ponce will all get looks. Spataro and Seamans return as the starting safties while Snyder is back one cornerback spot. Ethan Shea and/or Evan Colichino will fill the other spot.

Zack Janosky returns as the kicker and Snyder as the long snapper. Dippre will handle the punting duties once again.

QUOTE FROM COACH PIWOWARCZYK: The guys have worked hard in the offseason to improve in various areas. We have to replace a few key guys from last season’s team. The key to our season is staying healthy and continuing to play fast on both sides of the ball. As coaches, we have to get the ball to our playmakers on offense. On defense, we need to master the base defense and progress from there.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION III
First Team Quarterback – Dominico Spataro
First Team Tight End – Lacota Dippre
First Team Offensive Line – Jon Clauss-Walton
First Team Offensive Line – Adam Wormuth
First Team Defensive Line – Lacota Dippre
First Team Linebacker – Evan Pochas
First Team Defensive Back – Jon Seamans
First Team Defensive Back – Kevin Snyder
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Jon Seamans
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Kevin Snyder
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Luke Smurl
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Dominico Spataro

ALL-DISTRICT 2
Defense Player of the Year – Lacota Dippre
Quarterback – Dominico Spataro

2022 Lakeland Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Dominico SpataroDB, QB5'918012
2David NaniewiczQB6'21909
3Evan ColachinoDB, WR5'915011
4Evan PochasDB, RB5'1018012
5Kyle LidyLB, RB5;718012
6Lacota DippreDL, TE6'424012
7Jeremy SissionDB, WR5'1015012
8Antonio HazeltonDB, WR5'1015012
8Jordan CaseDB, WR---
9R.J. SmithDB, WR6'015011
11Kevin SnyderDB, WR5'917012
12Jon SeamansDB, WR6'017012
13Chris ChmiolaLB, RB6'018010
17Riley RovinskyDB, WR6'116511
18Nick ChmiolaLB, TE5'1017010
19Ethan SheaRB5'1116012
21Gavin RobertsDB, WR5'71509
22Jayden PoklembaDB, WR5'613510
23Jonathan BosakDB, WR5'71359
24Ethan RobertsRB--12
25Zach JanoskyK, P5'916012
26Josh PonceLB, RB5'718011
28Kody MillerLB, TE5'91809
31Caden CuozzoLB, RB6'01709
34Alexander WoodwardLB, RB5'919011
44Andrew GeldermanLB, TE5'819511
51Drew ChervenkaDL, OL5'922511
52Jon Clauss-WaltonDL, OL6'124012
53Noah ShafferDL, OL5'920010
54Emery NemethDL, OL5'92709
55Ethan DepotiDL, OL--11
56Weston LoomisDL, OL6'02109
57Blaise DennisDL, OL5'920010
58Luke SmurlDL, OL5'1021012
61Lyndon BelloDL, OL6'023011
62Charlie MakalaDL, OL5'91809
65Adam WormuthDL, OL6'428512
72Thomas ScalzoDL, OL6'327511
80Joseph PezanowskiWR---
84Naydon MalarDB, WR5'916010
87Mason MatousDL, TE6'218011