Jake Manetti Joe Harris Roman King

TEAM: West Scranton Invaders

COLORS: Royal & White

COACH: Jake Manetti,  1st Season

PIAA: Class 5A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

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

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 9-39

STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread/Balanced

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-4, 4-3

2022 PREVIEW

The offseason was an eventful one for West Scranton as Paul Stefani Sr. accepted the head coaching position in the spring and then stepped down this summer. Jake Manetti, who was hired to be a coordinator, will now take over the program. Manetti is only 24, but comes from a rich football culture at Old Forge where he played and coached. It will be a building year for the Invaders who hope they can break their 21-game losing streak this season.

West does have some players returning who got some significant playing time in 2021 including starting quarterback Dan Van Dusky. Caiden Belardi will serve as his backup. Evan Layden-Boddie, who missed last season with an injury, will be in the backfield along with veteran Joe Harris. Harris will also see time at fullback with Shawn Beck. Hunter Baumgardner returns at wide receiver with Taron-Knight-Gueerier, Zayvion Miller, Amir Robinson, and Jon Perez also in the mix. The new tight end will be either Wyatt Waluda or Joe Collins.

The offensive line has three returning starters in center Geoni Simon,  right guard Michael Cole and right tackle Roman King. Chris Marhefka is penciled in at left tackle and Sakari Mack or Rocco Leonard will play left guard.

The defense has plenty of jobs open. Collins, Waluda, Marhefka, and Kyle Shea will be considered for the defensive end spots while Simon, Mack and Leonard will vy for the tackle positions. Beck, Baumgardner, and Zack Deeley will compete for outside linebacker playing time with Cole and Harris on the inside. The cornerbacks will be combination of Knight-Guerrier,  Miller, Laybourn-Boddie, and Shamier Lyons. Robinson, Perez, and Colin Manley are safety candidates.

All special teams spots will be decided in training camp.

QUOTE FROM COACH MANETTI: We are a young team that is adapting to a new system and staff. Overall, a good group of hard working student athletes.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION II
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Hunter Baumgardner

2022 West Scranton Roster

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
2Taron Knight GuerrierDB, WR111405'7
3Colin ManleyDB, WR111505'11
4Jaiden BlackwellDB, WR111455'8
4Samson RepshisDB, QB---
4Shamier LyonsDB, RB101305'4
5Jose RestrepoDL, TE102006'1
6Zaeyvion MillerDB, WR111505'9
7Shawn BeckLB, RB111605'6
8Aidan SpindlerDB, WR111606'0
9Wyatt WaludaLB, TE122006'2
10Jonathan PerezDB, WR111705'7
10Dan Van DuskyQB111705'7
11Hunter BaumgardnerLB, RB111705'9
14Caiden BerardiQB102006'2
17Jeremy CoolbaughDB, WR121505'11
19Evan Laybourne-BoddieDB, RB111605'11
20Zachary DeeleyLB, RB121705'10
23Amir RobinsonDB, WR111455'8
24Joseph HarrisLB, RB122006'0
25James CoolbaughLB, RB121955'11
28Joshua WilliamsDB, WR101205'5
30Angelo AgostoLB, WR101205'3
31Brian KizerLB, WR111605'9
35Ethan FrableLB, RB12--
40Gage MartinezDB, WR111705'11
42Elijah LeggetDL, TE-11235
44Joe CollinsDL, TE122106'1
50Luke PizzoLB, OL121955'8
51Rocco LeonardDL, OL102155'9
53Derrick BleachDL, TE---
55David LaraDL, OL112456'2
56Kenny HazletonDL, OL102205'8
58Geoni SimonDL, OL122305'10
65Sakari MackDL, OL112605'8
67Brayden NeehamDL, OL---
71Roman KingDL, OL122706'3
74Kyle SheaDL, OL112456'3
75Joe PerriDL, OL102705'10
76Michael ColeDL, OL122305'11
77Mathias NgongoDL, OL102305'10
77Chris MarhefkaDL, OL122606'3
83Raymundo Fabian-OrtizDB, TE101706'30
85Cameron McMillianDL, TE12--
95George ScottDL, OL102705'10
99Mason BennetK10--