Jeff Arthur Mitchell Alexander Drew Balderas

TEAM: Carbondale Area Chargers

COLORS: Red & Blue

COACH: Jeff Arthur,  3rd Season (8-14)

PIAA: Class 3A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division III

2022 RECORD: 3-8 (1-4)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 12-30

STADIUM: Cerra Sports Complex

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: I Formation

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 5-2

2023 PREVIEW

The Chargers struggled last season and will have to overcome a loss of playmakers to improve. Expect that to take some time as Carbondale plays a lot of inexperienced players.

The good news is Darryl Bennett is back at quarterback. He is athletic and has experience. Jordan Myers, Malachi DeBarry, Colin Ormes, and Anthony Prince will all be in consideration at running back with Ethen Brewen, Drew Balderas, and Ulric McKenzie possibilities at fullback. Mason Baron is a returning starter at wide receiver. Dan Gonzalez and Francisco Roman will also play there. Mitchell Alexander will be the tight end with Ormes and Johnny Gorel providing depth.

The offensive line will have five new starters. These players will compete at each position: left tackle – Mason Nepa Buckley and Mason Travis; left guard – Chayse Roche, Nate Ulmer, and Brenden Korty; center – Dominick Aponte and Mateo Spinelli; right guard – Santino Shayka and Jordan Berg; right tackle – Elijah Houdershieldt and Bryden Yetter.

Alexander, McKenzie, and Ormes will get opportunities at defensive end. Houdershieldt is back at defensive tackle and will be joined inside by Aponte, Roche, and Ulmer. Either DeBarry, Stephen Oakley, or Ormes will be at one linebacker spot with Brewen, Balderas, or Shayka at the other spot. Myers, Prince, Roman, and Gonzalez will be in consideration for cornerback. Rosler is a retiurning starter at safety. Baron, DeBerry or Isaiah Camaco will play the other spot.

Colin Bailer returns to handle the kicking and punting duties.

QUOTE FROM COACH ARTHUR: We are going to be very young and inexperienced. Going to play a lot of underclassmen.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division III
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2023 Carbondale Area Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Malachi DeBarryLB, RB126'1180
2Darryl BennettDB, QB125'9150
3Colin OrmesLB, RB125'11150
5Francisco RomanDB, WR95'6140
6Will O’DowdDB, WR126'1125
7Ian WormuthDB, WR125'11150
11Mason BaronDB, WR125'8140
12Jake RoslerDB, WR115'9130
13Daniel GonzalezDB, WR115'11155
14Ulric McKenzieDB, FB125'8190
15Daron McKenzieDB, WR95'5130
16Isaiah KilmerDB, WR115'3105
19Stephen OakleyDB, WR95'8135
20Anthony PrinceDB, QB95'7160
21Jesse ArthurFB, LB125'10170
22Ethen BrewenFB, LB115'11170
23Lucas EngroffDB, TE95'7130
24Jon ReillyLB, TE125'8140
25Landon ConklinDB, WR125'7130
26Colin BailerK125'10155
27Ryan HaynesDB, WR115'11135
28Jordan MyersLB, RB115'8150
33Joshua KilhullenFB, LB105'9155
34Isaiah CamachoDB, WR105'8140
36Malkijah KizerDB, WR105'10130
39Dominion RamosDB, WR95'3130
46David MyersDB, WR105'8135
47Aiden LynchDB, WR95'7110
50Santino ShaykaDL, OL115'5190
52Colin JordanDL, OL115'10200
54Nathan UlmerDL, OL105'10190
55Keagan KunaDL, OL105'10195
56Mason TravisDL, OL95'11245
57Jahquest KirbyDL, OL95'10215
65Dominque AponteDL, OL125'71175
66Elijah HouderschieldtDL, OL116'0230
68Chayse RocheDL, OL95'9205
69Cole BalderasDL, OL95'3140
70Mason Nepa-BuckleyDL, OL105'5260
72Jaison BorreroDL, OL115'8250
74Anthony ByfieldDL, OL126'0260
75Brendan KortyDL, OL105'10150
76Bryden YetterDL, OL106'2275
77Franco PrietoDL, OL126'4235
78Mateo SpinelliDL, OL96'1240
80Johnny GorelDL, TE105'9180
84Cody OrmesDL, TE126'1215
88Mitchell AlexanderDB, TE125'11200