Steve Jervis Lukas Gumble Hunter Patterson

TEAM: Lackawanna Trail Lions

COLORS: Red, Black & White

COACH: Steve Jervis,  15th Season (100-59), 21st Overall (123-98)

PIAA: Class 1A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division III

2022 RECORD: 8-5 (3-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 43-16

STADIUM: Lions Pride Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 10

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 10

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Wing T

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2023 PREVIEW

The Lions were struggling at times during the 2022 season, but down the stretch, they played their best football. They won the District 2 title and a state playoff game. And Trail is just getting warmed up as they will be the most experienced team in the area.

Stepehn Jervis returns at quarterback and will be backed up his brother Tyler Jervis. Lukas Gumble rushed for 931 yards last season and is back at running back with Demetrius Douglas and Isaac Ryon getting touches in the Wing T offense that Coach Steve Jervis has run for the past two decades.  Hunter Patterson returns at fullback and will be backed up by Logan Edwards. Max Kimmel is back at wide receiver and will be joined by Wyatt Laytos. Kolbee Soltis moves from the offensive line to tight end for 2023

The offensive line is experienced as Alex Castellano and Cooper Patterson return on the left side and Gary Shaw is back at center with Bubba Gow at right tackle. The only new starter will Colin Owens at right guards.  The Lions have good depth with Blake Borick, Will Kilmer, Chris Kohinsky, Anthony Paolucci, Drew Kilmer, and Lucas Evans all in reserve.

Cooper Patterson returns at one defensive end with newcomer Owens occupying the other spot. Blake Stage and Shaw will be the backups. Both Castellano and Evans are back on the defensive interior with Gow and Paolucci slated to be the backup tackles. Gumble and Douglas return at outside linebacker with Tyler Jervis and Gavin Mulhern providing depth. Hunter patterson and Soltis are returning starters at inside linebacker backed up Logan Edwards. Both corners are back in Kimmel and Cole Rosengrant. Ryon is the returning safety. Shawn Dwyer and Laytos will provide depth in the secondary.

Kimmel is back as the punter. Ryon will handle the place kicking.

QUOTE FROM COACH JERVIS: We welcome back a great deal of experience from last year’s team. We also welcome some very talented athletes from our jr. high team. Overall, we have a nice mix of size, strength and speed. Kids have been working hard and expectations are high.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION IV
First Team Offensive Line – Cooper Patterson
First Team Athlete – Max Kimmel
Firest Team Defensive Line – Cooper Patterson
First Team Linebacker – Hunter Patterson
First Team Defensive Back – Max Kimmel
Honorable Mention Running Back – Lukas Gumble
Honorable Mention Fullback – Hunter Patterson
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Alex Castellano
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Alex Castellano
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Lukas Gumble
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Issac Ryon

2023 Lackawanna Trail Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
4Kolbee SoltisLB, TE125'9190
5Demetrius DouglasLB, RB115'10180
7Sean DwyerDB, RB105'8150
8Tyler JervisLB, QB105'10155
9Lamont FunchesDB, WR105'7150
10Issac RyonDB, RB105'8170
11Ethan RansomDB, WR116'4185
12Hunter PattersonFB, LB126'1190
14Gavin MulhernLB, RB126'1170
15Stephen JervisLB, QB125'11195
20Lukas GumbleLB, RB126'1200
21Brayden MartinezDB, WR105'11150
23Max KimmelDB, WR116'3185
24Cole RosengrantDB, RB125'10160
27Carson WareDB, WR116'0160
29Holden EdwardsLB, RB105'8150
34Blake StageDL, TE106'2210
44Logan EdwardsFB, LB116'1180
45Wyatt LaytosDB, WR116'3165
47Ryan WilburLB, TE125'9170
50Drew KilmerLB, OL116'0185
52Colin OwensDL, OL106'0215
54Ryan RozelleDL, OL105'10170
55Will KilmerDL, OL116'1250
56Christopher KohinskyDL, OL115'7180
58Blake BorickDL, OL125'10190
65Brian GowDL, OL115'11255
67Anthony PaolucciDL, OL96'0220
72Cooper PattersonDL, OL106'1220
74Lucas EvansDL, OL106'2265
75Alex CastellanoDL, OL125'10245
76Gary ShawDL, OL125'10245
77James RasimovichDL, OL116'1345
81Matthew SchneiderDL, TE115'11160