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Team History

Playoff Appearances: 6
Finals Appearances: 0
Sectional Titles: 0
Playoff Record: 2-6 (.250)

Staff

Head Coach: Eugene Fluri
2017 Record: 3-7
Assistants: Charles Tillou, John Palmer, Brian Turner, Brian Wilbur & David Wilbur

Players

Franchise Player:  Junior Danny Palmer (FB/LB)
Hottest Selling Jersey:  #22 Senior Ryan Walsh (RB/LB)
All Everything Watch:  Senior Joe Voitek (QB/DB)
Under the Radar:  Sophomore Lucas Van Horn (RB/LB) and Sophomore Johnny Hayes (RB/DB)
Lives in the Weight Room:  Senior Jason Zilberfarb (RB/DB)
Could Play in Any Era: Senior Jimmy Ohara (TE/DL)

Five Key Points

1.  Senior running backs Ryan Walsh and Jason Zilberfarb are both durable ball carriers that will tough out the yards up the middle.  They both packed on a ton of muscle in the off-season and will be a load for defenses to handle.
2.  Tight end Jimmy Ohara is a cannon of a weapon for the Pats.  He’s 6-4, 220-pounds and one of the best athletes on the team.  The senior is also constantly putting in extra workouts and Fluri said he’s seen him running routes before and after practice in to get extra workouts in.
3.  There are a lot of good football players on this team, however, many of them are young.  Coach Fluri is excited about this group though because they can play ball and they have no bad habits.
4.  Palmer, Walsh, Voitek and Zilberfarb are all three year starters.  These guys have seen it all and having that kind of leadership will help the rookies get up to speed much quicker.
5.  Getting wins early is going to be key for this Patriots team.  Starting in Week 4, they’ll face four tough teams in a row in High Point, Kittatinny, Lenape Valley and Newton.  Getting through that stretch won’t be easy but if they do with a respectable record, they’ll be battle tested come playoff time.

Schedule

Date/Opponent/Location
08-31 @ Wallkill Valley Wallkill Valley HS
09-07 Dover North Warren HS
09-14 High Point North Warren HS
09-21 @ Kittatinny Kittatinny HS
09-28 Lenape Valley North Warren HS
10-05 @ Newton Newton HS
10-12 @ Hopatcong Hopatcong HS
10-26 Sussex Tech North Warren HS
11-21 @ Belvidere Belvidere HS

Roster

Jersey Player Grade Ht. Wt. Positions
#1 JOHN HAYES 10 5-11 165 RB/DB
#3 JACK LABRUNDA 09 5-5 120 RB/DB
#7 MARK MOYNA 10 6-1 170 QB/DB
#10 COLLIN PRICE 10 6-0 140 QB/FS
#12 JOSEPH VOITEK 12 5-9 190 QB/DB
#15 ALEX DAVILLA 10 5-5 150 RB/DB
#17 DANNY PALMER 12 5-11 190 FB/LB
#20 CALE ROSSO 10 6-2 175 SE/C
#22 RYAN WALSH 12 5-9 175 RB/LB
#23 JASON ZILBERFARB 12 5-8 180 RB/DB
#24 AUSTIN COLLETT 10 5-9 160 RB/LB
#25 LUKE SCARMACK 10 5-7 140 SE/C
#30 LUCAS VAN HORN 10 5-10 190 RB/LB
#31 SEAN BODINE 09 5-5 120 RB/LB
#32 BRIAN ROSKO 09 5-8 140 RB/DB
#34 ELIAS WOOD 09 5-10 150 RB/LB
#42 DEVIN COLLETT 10 5-8 145 RB/DB
#50 BRENNAN CUNTALA 11 5-9 160 OL/LB
#52 JONATHAN KESSLER 11 5-9 170 OL/DL
#54 JOSEPH PALAZZO 09 5-7 130 OL/LB
#55 MAXWELL JANIERO 11 5-10 150 G
#56 DYLAN BELDING 10 5-9 155 G/LB
#57 JOHN SCHULTZ 09 6-0 140 OL/DL
#61 ROBERT FLETCHER 11 5-9 180 OL/DL
#65 DYLAN LOBYCZ 10 6-2 240 OL/DL
#66 HAAKON SPAIN 10 5-9 165 OL/DL
#68 ALEXANDER SCHWENKE 09 5-7 165 OL/DL
#70 JACOB SMITH 11 6-2 250 OL/DL
#72 RUSTY SMITH 10 6-0 240 OL/DL
#74 ANTHONY ESPOSITO 09 5-7 180 OL/DL
#75 RYAN TAFUNI 11 5-10 240 G/NG
#79 IMMANUEL ARCHILLA 09 5-9 170 OL/DL
#80 SAM TIRONE 09 5-5 120 SE/DB
#88 JIMMY OHARA 12 6-4 220 TE/DL

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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