Terry Gallagher Anthony Nicotera London Montgomery

TEAM: Scranton Prep Cavaliers

COLORS: Purple & Gold

COACH: Terry Gallagher,  7th Season (62-10)

PIAA: Class 3A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division I

2021 RECORD: 11-1 (4-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 50-8

STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple I

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2022 PREVIEW

The Cavaliers went back-to-back seasons without a district title but was able to get back on top with a Class 3A title in 2021 and also an unbeaten regular season. Prep will be a major player again although the offensive line and some key defensive positions were hit hard by graduation. The Cavs will also move up to LFC Division I which means the schedule will be more difficult, but Scranton Prep should be up for the challenge.

Of course, the focus of the offense over the past two seasons has been Penn State commit London Montgomery. Nobody really stopped him last season and his natural ability and speed will make him a threat every time he touches the ball. He will get a new fullback in Max Shnipes. Quentin Palermo and Jamie Barrett will be the backup tailbacks with Tanner Reese the backup at fullback. Sean Monahan returns at quarterback and will be backed up by Louis Paris. Liam Barrett and Jalonte Weeks have experience at wide receiver. Jake Gentile, Treyvon Dickey, James Pappas, and Jack Doughton will also be in the mix for playing time there. Aidan Colleran returns at tight end with Andrew Summa and Daniel Haggerty providing depth.

The offensive line needs to be rebuilt with the exception of All-District 2 guard Anthony Nicotera. Several players will be in contention for the other four spots: Keith Pritchyk, Logan Heffner and Cameron Palermo at the tackles; Ray Kresefski and Mick O’Malley at left guard; Nyeem Gonzalez and Gino Mazza at center. Travis Sharples will provide depth.

Defense has more experience with Nicotera back at defensive end and Shnipes back at defensive tackle. Pritchyk,  Kresefski, Anthony Ambrose Rossi and Max Tierney will be in the mix at end while Sharples, Gonzalez, and Logan Heffner will be in consideration at tackle. Colleran is back at outside linebacker with Quentin Palermo and Jamie Barrett other options. O’Malley is back at inside linebacker with Aidan Britton,  Summa, and Tanner expected to see some time. Montgomery returns at cornerback with Liam Barrett. Weeks, Monahan, Pappas and Treyvon Dickey could also see some playing time at corner. Gentile returns at saftey with Doughton his backup.

Ray Rinaldi will handle the placekicking for Prep.

QUOTE FROM COACH GALLAGHER: We have high expectations and hope to have a successful season.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division II
First Team Running Back – London Montgomery
First Team Offensive Line – Anthony Nicotera
Honorable Mention Quarterback – Sean Monahan
Honorable Mention Kicker – Raymond Rinaldi
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – London Montgomery

ALL-DISTRICT 2
Running Back – London Montgomery
Offensive Line – Anthony Nicotera

2022 Scranton Prep Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Liam BarrettDB, WR5'717511
2James PappasDB, WR5'917010
3Tae WeeksDB, WR5'1117010
5Louis ParisDB, QB5'1020010
6Andrew SummaLB, WR5'1120011
7London MontgomeryDB, RB5'1119512
8Quenten PalermoLB, RB5'1018511
9Sean MonahanDB, QB5'715012
10Tyler MackrellDB, QB5'1117011
11Brady HolmesDB, WR5'815010
12Tucker MulliganLB, TE5'819010
13Max TierneyDL, TE5'1121011
14Jack DoughtonDB, WR5'1116510
15Aidan BusaccoLB, WR5'816511
17Bo ReillyDB, WR5'1017011
20A.J. CroomDB, WR5'81609
21Jake GentileDB, WR5'1117012
22Sam DeNaplesDB, WR5'1016010
23Casey NewcombLB, WR5'816011
24Treyvon DickeyDB, WR5'816510
25Reese TannerFB, LB5'1120510
26Louis MariottiDB, RB5'1117510
28Jamie BarrettDB, RB5'916011
30Konnor MoranDB, WR6'019511
31Aidan ColleranDB, WR6'020012
32Ryan PaskoDB, WR5'1015512
33Mick O’MalleyFB, LB6'123512
34Max ShnipesDL, FB6'126011
35Michael LloydDB, WR5'614011
36Brady RutkoskiDB, WR6'117011
40Marco RinaldiDB, RB5'814510
41Aiden BrittonFB, LB5'1019011
45James MattucciLB, WR6'017511
46Raymond RinaldiK5'915512
50Nicholas LettieriDL, OL5'718012
51Logan HeffnerDL, OL6'026512
52Anthony NicoteraDL, OL6'227012
53Travis SharplesDL, OL5'1023510
54Ray KresefskiDL, OL6'120012
55Cameron PalermoDL, OL6'023011
56Leo ClarkeDL, OL5'1018511
60Pat WhelanDL, OL6'020010
61R.J. NowakowskiDL, OL6'020510
62Riley NealonDL, OL6'024511
63Brian GohDL, OL5'720011
64Nick PaskoDL, OL5'819011
68Nyeem GonzalezDL, OL5'927011
70Gavin RichardsDL, OL6'428010
71Christian AlersDL, OL6'223010
72Keith PritchykDL, OL6'424512
74Liam BadickDL, OL5'726512
75Ambrose RossiDL, OL6'522510
77Gino MazzaDL, OL5'1121512
79Jack KrowiakDL, OL5'1119011
80Greg ShurDB, WR6'117510
82Daniel HaggertyDL, TE6'221012
88James SnyderDL, TE5'1121511