Steve Sciullo is a former NFL offensive lineman who is in his second season as coach at Deer Lakes. It just so happens that the strength of Sciullo's team appears to be its offensive line. And, boy, it sure is a super-sized one.
Deer Lakes boasts one of the biggest groups of linemen in Class AA. In fact, there probably aren't many Class AAAA teams much bigger. The starters — from left to right — are Brandon Zilavy (6-2, 290, Sr.), Nathan Morrissey (6-2, 290, Sr.), Geoffrey Matthews (6-0, 330, Sr.), Billy Palmiere (5-11, 275, Jr.) and Cody Edwards (6-2, 245, Sr.). Also in the mix are Mark Brenner (6-2, 245, Sr.) and Dan Cervone (5-11, 290, Sr.).
"We have a lot of size, and we have seven linemen with starting experience," Sciullo said.