Mike Pearson Austin Best George Whaley

TEAM: Williamsport Millionaires

COLORS: Cherry & White

COACH: Mike Pearson, 1st season, 12th overall

PIAA: Class 6A

2022 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2021 RECORD: 6-6 (2-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 27-26

STADIUM: STA Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-2-5

2022 PREVIEW

It was a roller coaster season for the Millionaires who ended up with a .500 record. Now, it will be a new era in Billtown with Mike Pearson taking over as the new head coach. Pearson has plenty of experience on both the high school and college level and expect him to bring his philosophies with him which means a more traditional offense.

George Whaley got about half the snaps behind center last season and will now be the full time signal caller for Williamsport. Caleb Williamson will be his backup. Nasir Hennigan returns at running back and the Millionaires will play a regular fullback for the first time in recent years with Alonzo Rice getting the job. Both wide receivers return in Yazhir Slaughter and Jamaire Harden. Caden Holt and Ben Smith will be the new tight ends.

The offensive line was hit hard by graduation with only right guard Austin Best a returning starter. Josh Lake will take over at left tackle with Glenn Oakley at left guard. Either Waylon Dauber or Blake Butler will be the new center. Dakoda Hamilton is penciled in at right tackle.

The defense has a good core returning. Nariq Burks is back at defensive end and will be joined on the other side by Lake and Eli Campbell. Best is back at defensive tackle with Oakley occupying the other spot inside. Rice is a returning starter at  linebacker with Hennigan playing next to him.  Nasir Williams and Dominick Diabelko will provide depth. Whaley is back at safety with Slaughter and Khanif Carter playing the corners.

Connor Poole returns as the placekicker.

QUOTE FROM COACH PEARSON: We look forward to playing a great schedule of competition in 2022 and strive to be the best team we can be.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC DIVISION 6A/5A
Honorable Metnion Running Back – Nasir Hennigan
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Jamaire Harden
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Nariq Burks