2017 Five To Watch: Defensive Backs

2017 Five To Watch: Defensive Backs

For the seventh straight season, NPF Sports looks at District 2

players to keep an eye on going into the 2017 season. Next up, defensive backs.


Cam Dickey, Sr. – Williamsport
Dickey was one of the leading tacklers last year for Millionaires. There is no doubt he is athletic and he will get to the football wherever it is. They will need him to step up with some key losses to graduation, but Chuck Crews thinks Dickey will be one of the leaders.
(Editor’s Note: Dickey was moved to linebacker after lists were selected)


Joe Inguilli, Jr. – Wallenpaupack
A familiar name to Paupack fans, Joe Inguilli has now established himself as the next impactful player from his family. He got plenty of playing time in the secondary and despite his youth, he really showed his potential in his sophomore season. Another very athletic player who will make plays in the secondary.

Dylan Kelly, Sr. – Delaware Valley
Kelly has been on these list for awhile now. He has been a contributor to the Warriors defense since his freshman year and an all-conference player as well. Kelly can be dominant on both sides of the ball, but his future is on defense where you can tell he is the quarterback of the secondary and a very instinctual player.


Evan Klinger, Sr. – Berwick
Klinger was a key component on a Berwick defense that made the district title game. Very good in coverage and run support, Klinger was able to make plays in different ways, using skill and speed to find the football.


Marc Minichello, Sr. – Wyoming Area
Minichello is another player on this list that benefited from playing time as an underclassman and has blossomed into all-around defensive factor in the Warriors secondary. Coach Randy Spencer will rely more on Minichello for his leadership to try to push Wyoming Area towards a district title.


Tommy Doherty, Sr. – Scranton Prep
The Cavaliers know they have a good one in Doherty. Now, the rest of the LFC will find out. He will have to step into a leadership role right away and has the ability to make the Prep defense even stronger than it was last season.


Nate Fangio, Sr. – Dunmore
Conor Hazlet, Jr. – Northwest
Mike Kowalski, Sr. – North Pocono
Anthony Rios, Jr. – Old Forge
Dylan Walck, Jr. – Western Wayne