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

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
1Payton KeppDB, QB111656'0
3Treston AllenDB, RB101455'4
4Alex FineLB, RB121955'10
4Mykal JulianLB, RB111805'10
5Zack FoxDB, RB111505'9
7Jaidyn JohnsonDL, WR112156'7
8Ayden KoletDB, WR121856'1
9Jaylin CollinsDB, QB121755'11
10Damir GomezDB, WR112056'0
11Nakyi WilliamsDB, WR122056'0
13John KusLB, TE121806'0
14Lucas StachowiakLB, RB121705'10
25Sam PetriniDB, RB111705'10
27Braden EmelLB, TE111856'0
32Sophia LukowskiK121455'9
35Eugene GyleLB, RB101755'10
38Jason O’BorskiLB, RB101605'8
40Ashton BrozuskyLB, RB122106'1
43Nemico SosaDB, WR101805'10
50Stephen ArmstrongLB, OL111856'0
51John PashinskiDL, OL122356'1
52Owen AtkinsDL, OL101805'9
53Ryan WiaterowskiDL, OL112656'1
54Seth PetroskiDL, OL112306'2
56Dylan ShiresDL, OL122456'0
59Kevin LokutaDL, OL122906'1
62Nick ColianniDL, OL122656'0
65Evan BugdonovitchDL, OL112406'0
66Michael ParkDL, OL112505'9
67Jeffery UltshDL, OL122675'10
67Josh GuszakDL, OL92355'11
70Maya ReyesDL, OL111755'9
75Joseph WaichulisDL, OL102186'1
76Jadon GuszakDL, OL122305'10
77Devin WilliamsDL, OL112355'11
78Brandon ThrashDL, OL102656'0
80Seth RaymerDL, TE112506'5
88Jaydon TeronDL, TE102106'2