Mark Watson Aiden Pierson Nick Roman

TEAM: Wallenpaupack Buckhorns

COLORS: Purple & White

COACH: Mark Watson,  18th Season (75-97)

PIAA: Class 4A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2022 RECORD: 1-9 (0-6 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 19-31

STADIUM:Wallenpaupack Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-4

2023 PREVIEW

The Buckhorns recorded an opening day win in 2022, but then lost 9 straight. Some of that was because of a brutal schedule and some was because of an inexperienced roster. The lumps they took last season should pay off with more competitive play and more polished players on both sides of the ball.

All the skill players return from last season. Drew Kiesendahl now has a year under his belt at quarterback and gives Paupack a dual threat at the position. The backfield is intact with running back Dylan Podrazil and fullback Aiden Pierson returning starters. Mark Nilsen also got playing time last season. Both starting receivers return in Jake Holbert and Michael Passenti. Jordan Santiago is back at tight end. Mason Gonzalez and Aydin Greene will provide depth at receiver while George Rafferty will be the backup at tight end.

The questions will be at the offensive line who has only one starter returning in Ben Ostroski. Jamie Stiner, Justin Kowalik, Tyler Gallo, and Nick Roman should fill in the other four spots with Logan Lemin and Anthony Camardesi.

The Buckhorns will have a new front three with Ostroski, and Roman at the ends and Kowalik at the nose tackle. Sanitago and Rafferty return at outside linebacker while Xaiden Schock is back at inside linebacker. Conan Kier, A.J. Laboy, and Pierson will be considered for the other spot. Shane Madrigal returns at one corner while Greene, Izael Rodriguez, or Gonzalez will fill the other side. Nilsen started at safety last season with Podrazil and Kiesendahl possible options at the other spot.

Gannon Decker is back as the punter and will also add place kicking duties to his responsibilities. Passenti is the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH WATSON: We return a good amount of experience which we hope will allow us to compete against a very difficult in league and out of league schedule. The difference in our team will be our mental toughness and ability to compete against the top teams in the area week in and week out

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division I
Honorable Mention Fullback – Aiden Pierson
Honorable Mention Athlete – Michael Passenti
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Jordan Santiago

2023 Wallenpaupack Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Aydin GreeneDB, WR12--
2Izael RodriguezDB, WR10--
3Mason GonzalezDB, RB10--
4Logan DowneyDB, RB11--
5Filam PalmaFB, LB12--
7Shane MadrigalDB, QB12--
8Mark NilsenDB, RB11--
9Angel LaboyFB, LB12--
12C.J. DotyLB, QB105'6180
13Michael WheatleyDB, WR11--
14Ware StuckeyLB, TE12--
17Jake HolbertDB, WR12--
19Michael PassentiDB, WR11--
20James KelloggDB, WR12--
21Ed KiesendahlDB, RB95'8165
22Dylan TrailovicDB, WR12--
24Gavin ClarkDB, WR10--
25Camron OrtizDB, RB10--
26Dylan PodrazilDB, RB12--
27Drew KiesendahlLB, RB11--
28Logan CarusoRB10--
31Lucas NilsenDB, WR10--
32Conan KierFB, LB11--
33Aiden PiersonFB, LB12--
36Xaiden SchockFB, LB11--
40Jordan BermudezDB, WR10--
44Aidin WormuthFB, LB10--
45Lucas FarfanFB, LB10--
48Gannon DeckerK, P12--
50Kenton PingitoreDL, OL11--
51Hawkeye RollisonLB, OL12--
52Aidan JarvisDL, OL12--
53Jacob FoleyDL, OL10--
54Dan EspeyDL, OL11--
56Nick RomanDL, OL12--
57Chris SimonDL, OL11--
60Rodrigo PluaDL, OL10--
61Anthony DelleraDL, OL12--
63Tyler GalloDL, OL10--
66Christian GutierrezDL, OL10--
67Leland TiltonDL, OL11--
68Jamie StinerDL, OL10--
73Logan LeminDL, OL11--
75Locke LamfersDL, OL11--
76Jake LabelleDL, OL12--
76Anthony CamardesiDL, OL11--
78Ben OstroskiDL, OL12--
80Chris CollinsDB, RB10--
81Nikko GrahamLB, TE10--
82Zach DittusDB, WR10--
83George RaffertyLB, TE11--
84Logan PetroskiLB, TE10--
85Avien GonzalezDB, WR12--
86Kayden BarrettLB, TE11--
87John MoralesLB, TE10--
88Jordan SantiagoLB, TE12--
89Triston BraxtonDB, WR9--