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2021 Team Preview: Pittston Area Patriots

Written by: on Saturday, August 21st, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

 

Head Coach: Nick Barbieri

Assistant Coaches:
Jason Majiros
Joe Graziano
Charles Montagna
Kenny White
Jason Mills

Team Name: Pittston Area Patriots

2020 Record: 0-5

District: 2

Class: AAAA

League: Wyoming Valley Conference, Division 2

Key Starters Lost:
Joe Galonis, OL/DL
PJ Pisano, QB
David Behm WR
Stephen Yanchis, OL

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. OT Brandon Farrell 6-0 275
Sr. Jack Albert OG 5-11 255
Jr. FB David Sudo, 6-0 230
Jr WR Robby Barbieri, 5-10 165
Sr. WR Gino Triboski, 5-9 150

Defensive Starters Returning:
Jr. LB Jimmy Spindler, 5-10 180
Sr. LB Alex Hoban, 6-0 205
DL David Sudo, 6-0 230
CB Gino Triboski, 5-9 150
S Robby Barbieri, 5-10 165

Special Team Starters Returning:
None

Key Newcomers:
Soph. TE/LB Adam Shovlin 6-6 243
Jr. FB/LB Drew Menendez 5-10 185
Soph. QB/DB Drew DeLucca, 5-9 150
Jr. OL/LB Jaiden Morgans 5-10 190
Jr. RB/DB Harry Pugliese 5-11 170
Jr. WR/ DB Kevin Lockett 6-0 165
Sr. WR/DB David Girman 6-0 155
Fr. OL/DL Nick Cianfichi 6-2-230
Jr OL/DL Nick Sciandra 5-8 240
Jr. OL Jake Mills 6-1 270

2020 Returning Player Stats:

David Sudo rushed for 269 yards on 60 carries and three touchdowns. He caught three passes for 23 yards.

Robby Barbieri caught 6 passes for 43 yards. On defense, he had two interceptions. 

2021 Offensive Outlook: We will be talented in the skill positions with plenty of depth in the backfield and at receiver. Jimmy Spindler and Drew DeLucca will compete for the starting QB position. For us to be successful, we will need to do a better job of establishing the running game to take pressure off of our young quarterbacks. We also need to do a better job of protecting the football this season.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We will be focusing on being better against the run this season. We return several key players including all-league defensive lineman David Sudo, and linebacker Jimmy Spindler.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Although we don’t return any special teams starters from last season, we feel we have some talented players ready to step in to fill spots. Punters Kevin Lockett and Drew DeLucca will compete for the spot, while Lockett, Barbieri and Sudo will compete for kicking duties. Jimmy Spindler and AJ Greico will handle the long snapping duties. Pugliese, Triboski, DeLucca, Barbieri, and Lockett are all capable returners.

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