Coach Steve Shumbres Billy Maloney Javon James

TEAM: Scranton Knights

COLORS: Cardinal & Gold

COACH: Steve Shumbres,  6th Season (21-29)

PIAA: Class 5A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2022 RECORD: 8-4 (3-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 21-29

STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME:  Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2023 PREVIEW

The Knights started the season 6-0 last season to surprise many of the experts, but they also struggled down the stretch before falling in the district title game. However, they built a nice foundation and have key players coming back that will have them in play for LFC Division I and Class 5A.

Billy Maloney returns at quarterback after rushing for 893 yards and throwing for 1,432 yards. Many of his weapons aren’t back. Only wide receiver Elijah Ortiz returns. Memphis Shotto and Reece Whitman will be the running backs while Craig Pabst is the new fullback. Adrien Johns, Jon Perez, Oliver Almonte, and Chris Chandler could also see time at receiver. Chris Delsantro is back at tight end with Reece Spindler serving as his backup.

The right side of the line returns with tackle Javon James and guard Adan Salazar. Pat Whelan is slated to be the new center. Zach Esposito takes over at left guard and Dyjeere Weekes at left tackle.

Delsantro,  Spindler, and Whelan will be in the mix for the defensive end positions. James and Salazar are back at defensive tackle. Conor Dempsey, Whitman, and Chandler are possibilites at outside linebacker. Pabst is a returning starter at inside linebacker with Dylan Finnerty, and Rayhan Wibowo competing for the other spot. Ortiz is a returning starter at cornerback and will be joined by Shotto or Jon Perez. Maloney is back at safety and will be backed up by Brody Coyle.

Ortiz returns as the punter while Coyle will take over as the long snapper. The kicker will be decided in the preseason.

QUOTE FROM COACH SHUMBRES: We have to replace a lot of seniors from a successful 2022 season but we have great leadership from this years senior class and will rely on them to lead this group and bring along our underclassmen. This group has put in a lot of work this off-season and are prepared to face our difficult schedule

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION I
First Team Offensive Line – Javon James
Second Team Quarterback – Billy Maloney
Second Team Defensive Line – Javon James
Second Team Defensive Back – Billy Maloney
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Adan Salazar
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Craig Pabst

All-District 2 Offensive Lineman
Javon James

LFC Division I Lineman of the Year
Javon James

2023 Scranton Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Elijah OrtizDB, WR125'9153
1Brody CoyleDB, QB105'11162
2Memphis ShottoDB, WR115'9145
3Conor DempseyLB, WR126'3154
4Adrien JohnsDB, WR126'0160
5Edie SalazarLB, RB115'10154
6Dion Ang105'7176
7Reese SpindlerDL, TE116'4202
8Jon Perez125'7159
9Chris DelsantroDL, TE106'0212
10Billy MaloneyDB, QB125'9156
11Ramses CruzDL, OL116'2225
11Chris ChandlerLB, WR125'11150
12John AlmonteDB, WR125'8155
13Connor Thomas125'8169
14Jay IrizarryDB, WR115'6140
15Jon Mrokiz106'0202
16Craig PabstFB, LB125'10182
17Brandon Dempsey105'11140
18Rayhan WibowoDB, WR125'10178
20Reece WhitmanLB, RB105'9169
21Oliver Almonte126'4195
22Samuel PerezDB, WR115'8165
23Julius JennetteDB, WR115'11168
24Luke Warring105'9164
25Jaylen CadoraDB, WR115'10161
26Jhavin Sims115'9151
27Michael McCann96'3165
28Joey LewisDB, WR126'1160
30Demario ThomasDL, OL125'11180
32Matt CarreraLB, RB115'8160
33Kamani Sterling105'8135
34Shamyrr Moore116'0152
35Jorge RodriguezK---
36Jadin Lawrence105'6165
39Noah Jimenez105'3130
40Angel LugoDL, OL115'8185
41Chris KohutDB, WR115'8131
42James GarafolaFB, LB115'10192
50Jahki FisherDL, OL105'8260
51Xavier MoralesDL, OL105'4186
52Noah BeadleDL, OL116'0252
54William TeamanDL, OL116'0176
55Patrick WhelanDL, OL115'11198
56Alex ShtyenbergDL, OL115'11177
58Davarion BrownDL, OL105'11202
60Peter McIntoshDL, OL116'3209
61Austin GottsteinDL, OL106'2236
62John MontoroDL, OL105'8205
64Carter TomcyzkDL, OL105'11243
66Adan SalazarDL, OL125'8221
67Kole ChandlerDL, OL125'9202
68Javon JamesDL, OL126'1288
72Trevin RosencransDL, OL116'1220
73Dyjeere WeekesDL, OL116'3290
75Jaiden KellerDL, OL105'11303
75Emran AhmetbegK---
76Orlando MoncadaDL, OL105'9262
77Nick BrownDL, OL106'0271
78Zach EspositoDL, OL116'2238
79Jalen ThomasDL, OL106'1345
80Matthew MrozikLB, WR125'10188
82Tristen Smith105'9132
87Ben Campbell106'0138
88London Morgan105'9171