Coach Jake Manetti Kyle Shea Hunter Baumgardner

TEAM: West Scranton Invaders

COLORS: Royal & White

COACH: Jake Manetti,  2nd Season (2-8)

PIAA: Class 5A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2022 RECORD: 2-8 (1-4 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 10-38

STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple Spread/Pistol

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2023 PREVIEW

After getting hired late in the process last season, Coach Jake Manetti had a chance to work with the Invaders for a full off-season. West Scranton was able to muster two wins in 2022 and now feel they can take another step forward. The team welcomes a blend of experienced and new players to the roster.

Caiden Berardi returns at quaterback with Danny Van Dusky backing him up.  Hunter Baumgardner will be the primary running back with Shamier Lyons, Cameron Cole, and Dayron Groves providing depth at the position. Ryan Evans is expected to be the new fullback with Shawn Beck and Cole also possibilites. West is experienced at wide receivers with Amir Robinson, Taron Knight, and Zaeyvion Miller. Ismael Turner, Caiden Farr, and  Daniel Deppner also could see time at receiver. Ben Miller is the tight end with Mike Gilgallon, Jose Restrepo, and Nick Evans slated to be the backups.

Kyle Shea returns at the left tackle as the only returning starter on the offensive line. Left guard Rocco Leonard,  center Qasim Williams, right guard Joe Perri, and right tackle David Lara are expected to be at the other spots.  Alberto Peguero and Mathias Ngongo will provide depth up front.

Shea and Lara are returning starters at defensive end with Nick Evans, Derick Bleach, and Gilgallon the backups. Perri is back at defensive tackle with Leonard, Ngongo, Henry Gonzalez and Peguero in the rotation inside. Baumgardner returns at outside linebacker with Ryan Evans expected to take the other side. Cole and Beck will be in the mix as well. Ben Miller should be the insider backer with Beck, and Restrepo providing depth. Miller and Knight are returning starters at cornerback while Robinson is back at safety. Either Lyons, Turner, Farr or Deppner will fill the other safety spot while the rest provide depth.

Special teams players will be selected after training camp.

QUOTE FROM COACH MANETTI: We are a solid group looking to take steps in the right direction as a program this season. We had a productive offseason that we hope translates into a productive season.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION II
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2023 West Scranton Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
2Taron Knight GuerrierDB, WR125'8145
3Colin ManleyDB, WR126'0160
4Shamier LyonsDB, RB115'4140
5Jose RestrepoDL, TE116'1195
6Zaeyvion MillerDB, WR126'0165
7Shawn BeckLB, RB125'7165
8Aidan SpindlerDB, WR126'1160
10Dan Van DuskyQB125'10165
11Hunter BaumgardnerLB, RB125'9190
12Ismael TurnerDB, WR106'0155
14Caiden BerardiQB116'2215
15Cayden FarrDB, WR106'1175
18Daniel DeppnerDB, WR125'11160
20Dayron GrovesLB, RB105'9155
21Ryan EvansLB, RB125'9180
22Cameron ColeLB, RB105'9165
23Amir RobinsonDB, WR125'10145
24Christian DeOliveiraDB, WR116'0175
28Joshua WilliamsDB, WR115'7135
35Rashawn StubbsLB, RB105'7210
42Jake KizerDL, TE106'1150
51Rocco LeonardDL, OL115'9235
53Derrick BleachDL, TE115'11195
54Ben MillerLB, TE126'1180
55David LaraDL, OL126'2250
56Kenny HazletonDL, OL115'9230
64Qasim WilliamsDL, OL125'11280
65Sakari MackDL, OL125'10270
69Alberto PegueroDL, OL126'0240
72Henry GonzalezDL, OL106'0315
74Kyle SheaDL, OL126'2260
75Joe PerriDL, OL115'10280
77Mathias NgongoDL, OL115'10245
79Nick GiordanoDL, OL105'10230
80Ray ShermanDB, WR125'11150
82Michael GilgallonDL, TE126'2205
84Edward RowellDB, WR105'11140
87Nick EvansDL, TE116'0200
95George ScottDL, OL115'11290