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WEST PITTSTON — The momentum changed on the opening drive.

Pittston Area forced Wyoming Area to punt on its opening possession of the game Friday night at Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium.

Unfortunately for the Patriots, that punt landed back in the hands of Wyoming Area’s Dylan Kostak. The botched punt led to a Brian Miles touchdown on the opening drive.

From there, it was all Miles and the Wyoming Area offense.

Miles rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns as the Warriors beat the Patriots, 42-10, in the 51st meeting between the two schools. Wyoming Area finishes the season 3-7, while Pittston Area fell to 0-10 and remained the only team in District 2 without a win in 2015.

“Getting that loose ball gave us the opportunity,” Wyoming Area head coach Randy Spencer said. “It was a game changer early on for sure.”

The scoring margin of 32 points was eclipsed just three other times in the 51 meetings between the schools. Wyoming Area improves to 27-24 in the series. It was the final game of the season for both teams as neither made the playoffs.

“This game means so much and it’s genuine,” Spencer said. “We talk about the past, present and future of our program. That really resonated with our kids tonight. We did a good job finishing.”

Miles, for his prowess on Friday night, was named the 38th Carmello Falcone Memorial Most Valuable Player. The Warriors finished with 465 yards of total offense.

Wyoming Area rushed for 321 yards behind Miles, Donovan O’Boyle and Brandon Charney. O’Boyle finished with 71 yards and a touchdown, while Charney had 81 yards and a score. Quarterback PJ Angeli was 5 for 8 with 144 yards and a touchdown.

The offensive line, Miles said, was the reason for the success the team had on offense.

“None of it was possible without my teammates and the lineman,” Miles said. “This means so much. The history of this rivalry and how big it is, it’s a great honor.”

Following the opening possession, Wyoming Area continued to go back to the run often, and Pittston Area struggled to get things moved on offense.

The Patriots finished with just 81 yards of total offense and had only 12 rushing yards. Pittston Area finished winless for the first time since 2011.

“We’re at the point in the program where we’re waiting for bad things to happen and we have trouble overcoming it,” Pittston Area head coach Jim Norris said. “You have to learn from these type of things. You have to think about them and not let them happen next year. Unfortunately the seniors don’t get that shot again.”

Miles scored his second touchdown in late in the first quarter. He then gave way to fellow running back O’Boyle on the Warriors next score midway through the second quarter. Miles would cap of the Wyoming Area first-half scoring with another 1-yard touchdown run with three seconds remaining.

Late in the third quarter, Pittston Area got on the board to nullify the shutout. There have been eight shutouts in the history of the rivalry.

Pittston Area was forced to punt late in the third quarter, however, Wyoming Area muffed the punt and Pittston Area recovered. Three plays later, Pittston Area settled for a 26-yard field goal from Michael Mikitish, which split the uprights in line-drive fashion.

On Wyoming Area’s opening possession of the fourth quarter, O’Boyle took a screen pass from Angeli and went 75 yards for a touchdown.

Wyoming Area 42, Pittston Area 10

Pittston Area`0`0`3`7`—`10

Wyoming Area`14`14`0`14`—`42

First quarter

WA — Brian Miles 6 run (David Klaproth kick), 6:53

WA — Miles 1 run (Klaproth kick), 1:23

Second quarter

WA — Donovan O’Boyle 1 run (Klaproth kick), 3:19

WA — Miles 1 run (Klaproth kick), 0:03

Third quarter

PA — Michael Mikitish 26 field goal, 1:59

Fourth quarter

WA — O’Boyle 75 pass from PJ Angeli (Klaproth kick), 10:28

PA — Ryan Davis 1 run (Mikitish kick), 8:54

WA — Brandon Charney 8 run (Klaproth kick), 2:00

Team statistics`PA`WA

First downs`5`17


Passing yards`69`144

Total yards`81`465


Sacked-yards lost`1-6`1-7





RUSHING — PA, Kyle Petroski 5-12, Davis 7-7, Niko Cinquegrani 1-4, Trevor Tigue 1-0, Keemar Woodruff 2-(-5), Walter Coles 4-(-6). WA, Miles 20-167, Charney 12-81, O’Boyle 17-71, Angeli 3-2.

PASSING — PA, Coles 6-17-69-0. WA, PJ Angeli 5-8-144-0.

RECEIVING — PA, Paul Brady 4-48, Davis 1-15, Cinquegrani 1-6. WA, O’Boyle 2-105, Miles 2-20, Dylan Kostak 1-19.


MISSED FGs — None.

2015 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Time Opponent Location Result Newspaper TV OTHER Photos
Fri. 4-Sep 7:00 PM vs WVW Home L 42-17 TL, CV, DIS



NPF Golden
Sat. 12-Sep 1:30 PM at Scranton Prep Scr Memorial L 42-13





Fri. 18-Sep 7:00 PM at North Pocono North Pocono L 26-21 TL, CV, TT, DIS WNEP NPF  
Fri. 25-Sep 7:00 PM at Tunkhannock Area Tunkhannock W 49-6 TL, CV,   NPF Golden
Fri. 2-Oct 7:00 PM vs Crestwood Home W 32-7 TL CV WNEP NPF Golden
Fri. 9-Oct 7:00 PM vs Berwick Area Home L 22-10 TL,CV,DIS   NPF Golden
Fri. 16-Oct 7:00 PM vs Dallas Home L 17-6 TL, CV   NPF  
Sat. 24-Oct 7:00 PM at Coughlin WB Memorial L 27-24 TL, CV WNEP NPF  
Fri. 30-Oct 7:00 PM at Wallenpaupack Area Wallenpaupack L 27-16 TL, CV   NPF  
Fri. 6-Nov 7:00 PM vs Pittston Area Home W 42-10 TL, CV, DIS   NPF  
2015 Ring of Pride Inductees  

Don Highmarsh is a 1996 graduate.

He was a fullback, punter, placekicker and tight end.

He was a first team all conference and his senior team, who is also being honored tonight, made it to the district finals against Dunmore.

At Wilkes University, he was a two year starter at full back and punter.

Phil Russo is a 1987 graduate.

He was a starter at safety and quarterback for two years.

He was an all conference selection at both positions.

He was also an all star on the basketball court.

At Lafayette,  he was a four year player in football and a two year letter winner.

Tony Bonomo is a 1989 graduate.

He was a starter at defensive back and wide receiver.

He was a two year all conference selection and played in the UNICO game.

He is a graduate of Dickinson college where he will never be forgotten.

He is employed at his family’s third generation business.  Barber Ford in Exeter.

Joe Marrianacci is a 2004 graduate.

He was a four year starter at receiver and defensive back.

He was a first team all state selection in his senior year.

He led Wyoming Area to the District title in 2003 throwing the game winning touchdown on a trick play field goal.

He had 11 interceptions in his junior year and 10 his senior year.

Considered one of the best players in Wyoming Area history.

Mike Laffey is Wyoming Area’s long time strength coach.

He started at Wyoming Area as a coach in 1989 and has been a fixture ever since.

His pupils have set many different powerlifting and bench press records.

His hard work has helped WA football win many games and titles and he has  certainly made his mark in wyoming area football lore.

In 1995,  the Wyoming Area football team went 10-2,won the wyoming valley conference  and made it to the District final game against Dunmore. Members of that team are honored.


The Wyoming Area Football Parents Association is pleased to announce the availability of ON LINE SHOPPING to benefit the Warrior Football Teams.  Please visit our on line store to view and make a purchase! Items available include sweatshirts, shirts, hats, and a duffle bag.


Please note that the Shut up and Play T Shirt is the signature shirt.  All varsity and junior high players will be provided with a signature shirt by the Wyoming Area Football Parents' Association.  However, the shirt is available for purchase by parents, friends, and family.  If you place an order for this shirt, the company will contact you to ask if you would like to order the Varsity Shirt (grades 10,11,12) or the Junior High / Freshman Shirt (grades 7,8,9).
Proceeds from the baseball hats will benefit Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund. All other proceeds will benefit the Wyoming Area Football Players.  The On Line Store will be available today through Friday, October 9th.
Photos of Scr Prep Game by Stan Jaworski  
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Photos From Meyers Scrimmage  
Brian Miles and Marc Minichello Interviewed on WYLN  
PJ Angeli Interviewed by John Mendola  
Dante DeLuca Interiviewed by John Mendola  
2015 SCHEDULES - Updated 9/20/2015 - Note - Schedules are subject to change  
DeLuca named "Player to Watch" by Coaches Association  
The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) has announced their 'Hot 100 Junior' and Sophomore Watch list.  Twenty-Four District 2 players were named. See list at: Northeastpafootball.com  
Coach Spencer Named Assistant For 2016 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East-West All-star Game - Read Article  
WAFPA Adopted By-Laws - April 16, 2015  
Coach Rich Musinski Being Inducted Into William and Mary Hall of Fame  


Rich Musinski, Football, 2004
Rich Musinski will be forever known as one of the most dynamic playmakers in William and Mary history.  He graduated in 2004 as the school record holder in receptions (224), receiving yards (4,168) and receiving touchdowns (31).

Additionally, his average yards per reception (18.6) is the highest among Tribe players with more than 75 career catches.  He also is the school record holder in 100-yard receiving games in career (21) and had at least two catches in 44 consecutive games – every career start.   He is the single game record holder for receptions (13 vs. URI, 2003) and he is the only player in school history to post two, 1,000-yard receiving seasons (two – 2001-02).

His sophomore year (2001) is simply one of greatest single-season performances in school history, as he AVERAGED 23.6 yards a catch over 56 receptions for 1,393 yards and 12 TDs (team also won league title).

Musinski is the only receiver in school history to be named to First-Team All-League honors three straight years (2001-03) and be named Rookie of the Year (2000) – he  graduated with total of 5 all-league honors (3rd Team Return Specialist in 2002).

He was as a First-Team Coaches Association All-American in 2003 and accounted for 39% of team’s TOTAL receiving yards during the four-year span of his career.  Brought in 43% of team’s total receiving yards over his last three seasons (2001-03) and ended his career third all-time in career punt return yardage (538 on 55 attempts; 9.8 yards per attempt – currently ranks 4th). 

The Tribe was 13-8, all-time, when he broke 100-yard barrier and he went over the 100-yards barrier 19 times in last 32 career games. An incredible 141 of his last 185 career catches went for first downs (76.2 percent).He never missed a start in his 44 game career and was named team captain in senior year (2003).


In the league record books, he graduated as CAA’s all-time leader in career receiving yards (4,168) – Currently 2nd, while his 224 career receptions ranked seventh (no longer in Top 10).  His 31 career TDs receptions ranked tied for seventh all-time (now 9th) and his 116.1 yds per game average in 2001 ranked as the fourth-best single season in league history (now ranks sixth).

At his graduation, his being a three-time first-team all-conference selection (2001-03), made him one of only three other players in league history to have earned first team all-league honors three times in career.

Musinski’s career resonated in the NCAA Division I-AA record books as well, as he finished third all-time in career receiving yards and is currently 10th. His career average of 93.3 yards/game ranked 12th all-time (currently 18th) and he graduated as one of only three players to go over the 4,000-yard career receiving yards barrier, now one of only 11. 




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Nick O'Brien: WA Football Class of 2012, attending Bucknell University Nick Bartoli: WA Football Class of 2011, attending Sacred Heart University Julian Campenni: WA Football Class of 2010, attending University of Connecticut.
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