Coach Kevin McHale Nick Donvito Nathan Reuther

TEAM: Dunmore Bucks

COLORS: Crimson & Blue

COACH: Kevin McHale,  5th Season (23-19)

PIAA: Class 2A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2021 RECORD: 8-4 (3-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 32-23

STADIUM: Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 9

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 9

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Wing T

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2023 PREVIEW

Dunmore returned to their spot as one of the better small schools in District 2 last year coming up just short in the district title game. However, the Bucks are poised to be even better in 2023 with almost their entire roster returning

Thomas Bowen returns for his fourth year as the starter at quarterback. He threw for 1,175, 14 touchdowns and ran for another seven scores. Jack McNeff and Sonny Crotti will serve as backups. Ryan Mecca takes over as the new tailback with Jake Hickey returning at fullback. Domenick DeSando and Danny Pigga are back as the starting receivers and both could see some time at running back. Nick Donvito will start at tight end with Chris Conte also getting reps at the position.

All five starters return up front on offense including left tackle Nathan Reuther, left guard Anthony Anelli, center Nick Tullio, right guard Rogan Dougherty and right tackle Bryce Talutto.

Brayden Reuther returns at defensive end for the Bucks with Conte on the other side.   Trevon Bess and  Aiden Hart will provide depth. Nathan Reuther is a returning starter at defensive tackle and Zekhi Haynes and Anthony Anelli will also get time inside. Donvito and Hickey are returning starters at linebacker. Gabe Franek and Pigga return at cornerback with depth being provided by Lorenzo Mitchell and Mecca. DeSando is back at safety with Bowen, Sean Gallagher Jr. or Cole Fangio competing for the other spot.

Eric Reesey will be the new place kicker with Rogan Dougherty back as the punter. DeSando is the long snapper. Pigga will be the primary kick returner.

QUOTE FROM COACH MCHALE: We feel that we have the QB and receivers that have great chemistry with each other and can make big plays at any time. Most of our kick/punt returners are back from last season as well as our long snappers. We are excited for our special teams to make more contributing plays this season. Returning multiple starters on defense (led by All-Regional Linebacker Nick Donvito) is very exciting as we return starters on the DL, LBs and in the secondary.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION II
First Team Linebacker – Nick Donvito
Honorable Mention Quarterback – Thomas Bowen
Honorable Mention Wide Receiver – Domenick DeSando
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Nathan Reuther
Honorable Mention Athlete – Daniel Pigga
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Chris Conte
Honorable Mention Defensive Line –  Nathan Reuther
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Daniel Pigga

2022 Dunmore Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
2Daniel PiggaDB, WR126'0165
3Sonny CrottiDB, QB106'0135
4Lorenzo MitchellDB, WR126'3185
5Brayden ReutherDL, TE126'3215
6Bobby HobanDB, TE116'3180
7Christopher ConteDL, TE126'5280
8Gabe FranekDB, WR116'0165
9Domenick DeSandoDB, WR126'0165
10Cole FangioDB, WR115'11150
15Thomas BowenDB, QB126'2195
17Jack McNeffDB, WR116'2185
20Ryan MeccaDB, RB105'9140
20Kaylon PurdyDB, WR105'6115
24Izaiah ParkerDB, RB115'9150
27Brayden CanavanQB, WR106'0170
27Jackson HardingDB, RB95'8140
28Eric ReeseyK116'0160
29Jacob HickeyLB, RB126'0215
32Trevon BessDL, TE115'11220
33Nicholas DonVitoLB, RB125'11210
34Will BoninFB, LB95'9160
36Patrick KopaczK115'10155
41Josh DudickDB, WR95'8135
46Xavier BurkeFB, LB96'0170
47Cayden ReynoldsDB, WR105'8125
51Zehki HaynesDL, OL106'0190
52Nicholas TullioDL, OL125'11240
53Bryce TaluttoDL, OL126'2250
56Aiden HartDL, OL115'11190
58Conor BarthDL, OL105'7190
59Nathan ReutherDL, OL126'2315
60Bobby SantarsieroDL, OL105'10170
61Thomas FazioLB, TE105'8175
64Joseph TurDL, OL106'0195
68Aiden MulhollandDL, OL105'6170
73Zaeem RosarioFB, LB105'10170
75Anthony AnelliLB, OL115'11200
77Rogan DoughertyDL, OL116'0225
80Bren NovoroskyLB, WR115'9160
82Sean Gallagher Jr.DB, P, WR125'11160
88Chris KornetkaDB, WR105'8120
97Logan MillerDL, OL96'1175