Coach Ciro Cinti Gio Gonzalez Howie Shiner

TEAM: Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack

COLORS: Black & Carolina Blue

COACH: Ciro Cinti, 5th Season (20-20), 16th season overall (91-93)

PIAA: Class 6A

2023 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2022 RECORD: 6-5 (4-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 20-120 (only 4 seasons)

STADIUM: Wilkes-Barre Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2023 PREVIEW

The Wolfpack had a winning record in 2022, but were hit hard by graduation and defections going into 2023. Wilkes-Barre still has enough quality players to compete in the division and hope some of their newcomers will make an impact early in the season.

Jake Howe returns for his second season at quarterback and expect the Wolfpack to rely on him to throw the ball more this season. Devon Underwood steps in at running back with Howie Shiner leading the way as a blocker at fullback. He also rushed for 667 yards in 2022. Gabe Saracino, Trevor Gembitski, Hassan Howard, Ariel Lopez and Jovan Goodwin will all be in the mix at wide receiver and Connor Kelly, Nick Saracino, and Bobby Delescavage are in consideration at tight end.

The offensive line will be rebuilt around returning starter Jimmy Gryskewicz. Gio Gonzlaez, Michael Ruiz, Connor Chaple, and Noah Smith are expected to fill the other spots. The faster the offensive line progresses, the better the entire offense will be.

Delescavage, Connor Kelly, and D.J. Battle will be considered at the defensive end spots while Gryskewicz, Gonzalez, and Jakhi Jackson will rotate at defensive tackle.  Max Gregor returns at outside linebacker and Gabe Saracino and Howard will also get a look there. Shiner is back at inside backer with Logan Sincavage, Essa Gigo, and Gene Ardo battling for playing time at the other spot. Gembitski, Underwood, and Donte Robinson will fill the corner spots while Goodwin will be the safety backed up by Lopez.

Egidio, Ardo, Jaedyn Sanchez, and Chapplel will all be involved in the special teams phase for Wilkes-Barre.

QUOTE FROM COACH CINTI: Hard working bunch of young kids that want to finish what they started.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC Division 1

Second Team Offensive Line – Jimmy Gryskewicz
Honorable Running Back – Howie Shiner
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Max Gregor
Honorable Mention Linebacker – Howie Shiner

2023 Wilkes-Barre Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
2Jake HoweDB, QB10--
4Jovan GoodwinDB, WR12--
5Ariel LopezDB, WR12--
6Connor KellyDL, TE12--
7Ni Geel DavisDB, WR12--
8Bobby DelescavageDL, TE12--
9Jaedyn SanchezK---
10Jordan KieselowskyLB, QB10--
10Essa GigoLB, RB12--
11Logan SincavageLB, WR11--
12Treyvon GembitskiDB, WR10--
13Hassan HowardLB, RB10--
14Jazaiah McCoyDB, WR10--
15Gabe SaracinoLB, WR11--
16Howie ShinerLB, RB12--
18Sincere CarterLB, WR11--
18Lawrence AllenLB, RB11--
19Evan Laybourne-BoddieDB, RB12--
19Christian GayleDB, WR11--
20Declan GregorDB, QB9--
21Kevin RobinsonDB, RB10--
22Kevon CreechDB, WR10--
23Brody RehLB, RB9--
24Donte Robinson Jr.DB, WR11--
25Gene ArdoDB, RB10--
26Davon UnderwoodDB, RB10--
28Darius PhilbertDB, WR11--
29Caleb SopkieDB, WR11--
30Quintin WardLB, RB10--
31Jahmeir ReynoldsDB, WR10--
32Connor CourtneyDB, WR11--
33Max GregorLB, WR12--
34Edwin RuizLB, WR12--
35Jakai JacksonDL, RB12--
36Eric LopezDB, WR10--
38Juvell WilliamsDB, WR11--
40David TyndallLB, RB10--
41Jervone WashingtonLB, RB11--
42Rajan WatsonDB, WR9--
43Rakim CanadaLB, RB10--
44Liam EvankoLB, RB10--
45Triston HairDB, WR12--
49Noah TobinDB, WR10--
50Michael RuizDL, OL12--
51Elijah WilliamsDL, OL9--
52David BritoDL, OL12--
53Laron PearsallDL, OL10--
55Ny’Meire GuidrozDL, OL10--
56D.J. BattleDL, OL12--
57Lucas ThomasDL, OL10--
58Rex RhabalDL, OL11--
60Dionte RobinsonDL, OL10--
62Altamir TerryDL, OL9--
64Connor ChappleDL, OL12--
65Austin EddyDL, OL11--
66Justin SosaDL, OL10--
69Tahji SwinneyDL, OL11--
70Ayden RehDL, OL11--
71James GryskewiczDL, OL11--
73Rasheed McCrimmonDL, OL10--
75Timothy LeonardDL, OL10--
77Noah SmithDL, OL10--
78Gio GonzalezDL, OL12--
79Jordan TurnerDL, OL10--
80Tyzaiah HildebrandDB, WR10--
81Kaleb DutkoDL, TE12--
85Zah’Mir Williamson BrownDB, WR10--
88Michael HairDB, WR10--
89Nick SaracinoDL, TE9--
99Joey EgidioK, P10--