Ron Bruza Payton Kepp Ryan Wiaterowski

TEAM: Nanticoke Trojans

COLORS: Navy, White & Scarlet

COACH: Ron Bruza,  13th Season (48-74)

PIAA: Class 4A

2022 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2021 RECORD: 5-6 (2-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 21-30

STADIUM: Frank Chicknoski Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Wing-T

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 5-3

2022 PREVIEW

Nanticoke played a lot of young players over the past couple seasons and now it should start paying off. If the Trojans can get some linemen to step up their game, the skill players are good enough to make their mark in WVC Division 2. However, the postseason might be tough as they move to Class 4A.

Payton Kepp is a player who can play anywhere on the field, including quarterback but Jaylin Collins is most likely to be the signal caller for the Trojans. Zach Fox and Mykal Julian will play the wings while Ashton Brozusky returns at fullback. Alex Fine will also see some time there. J.J Kus and Aiden Kolet will be the wide receivers while Seth Raymer returns at tight end with Jaydon Johnson and Braden Emel providing depth.

The offensive line will be crucial for Nanticoke to compete with some of the bigger teams in the WVC. Guards Ryan Wiaterwoski and Dylan Shires are back with Michael Park and John Pashinski slated to be the new tackles. John Ultsch will be the new center.

On defense, Johnson and Raymer return at defensive end with Wiaterowski back at defensive tackle. Shires will occupy the other gap inside.  Kus and Brozusky are the outside linebackers while Fine and Nakyi Williams will be the insider backers. Lucas Stachowiak and Aiden Kolet will be the new cornerbacks and Collins and Kepp have experience at safety.

Kepp and Collins will both be involved in special teams.

QUOTE FROM COACH BRUZA: With a lot of experience returning for last season the expectations are high, while staying healthy will be key.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 3A

First Team Running Back – Zack Fox
First Team Defensive Back – Jaidyn Johnson
Honorable Mention Tight End – Seth Raymer
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Ryan Wiaterowski
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Alex Fine
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Payton Kepp

2022 Nanticoke Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Payton KeppDB, QB6'016511
3Treston AllenDB, RB5'414510
4Alex FineLB, RB5'1019512
7Jaidyn JohnsonDL, WR6'721511
8Ayden KoletDB, WR6'118512
9Jaylin CollinsDB, QB5'1117512
11Nakyi WilliamsDB, WR6'020512
13John KusLB, TE6'018012
14Lucas StachowiakLB, RB5'1017012
22Zack FoxDB, RB5'915011
23Mykal JulianLB, RB5'1018011
25Sam PetriniDB, RB5'1017011
27Braden EmelLB, TE6'018511
32Sophia LukowskiK5'914512
35Eugene GyleLB, RB5'1017510
38Jason O’BorskiLB, RB5'816010
40Ashton BrozuskyLB, RB6'121012
43Nemico SosaDB, WR5'1018010
49Owen AtkinsLB, RB5'918010
50Stephen ArmstrongLB, OL6'018511
51John PashinskiDL, OL6'123512
53Ryan WiaterowskiDL, OL6'126511
54Seth PetroskiDL, OL6'223011
56Dylan ShiresDL, OL6'024512
57Damir GomezDL, OL6'020511
59Kevin LokutaDL, OL6'129012
62Nick ColianniDL, OL6'026512
65Evan BugdonovitchDL, OL6'024011
66Michael ParkDL, OL5'925011
67Jeffery UltshDL, OL5'1026712
70Maya ReyesDL, OL5'917511
75Joseph WaichulisDL, OL6'121810
76Jadon GuszakDL, OL5'1023012
76Josh GuszakDL, OL5'112359
77Devin WilliamsDL, OL5'1123511
78Brandon ThrashDL, OL6'026510
80Seth RaymerDL, TE6'525011
88Jaydon TeronDL, TE6'221010