2008 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers season

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The 2008 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers season is the team's seventh season. The Pioneers attempted to return to the ArenaCup after falling to the Tulsa Talons in ArenaCup VIII, the team's first championship appearance.

Rosters[edit]

Training camp[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 2008 training camp roster

Quarterbacks

  • Rod Rutherford

Receivers

  • Titan Mann
  • JJ Outlaw
  • Evan Prall
  • Prince Prempeh
  • Andrew Weatherly
  • Jason Williams

Kickers

  • Mark Kamphoefner
  • Brian Way
 

Offensive linemen

  • Zack Love
  • Robert Roper
  • Mike Sacco
  • Jaden Volchoff

Defensive linemen

  • Troy Blackwell
  • Kader Drame
  • Isaac Hilton
  • Deon McPhee
  • Justin Parrish

Offensive/Defensive linemen

  • David Dean
  • Keith Glover
  • Anthony Rose
 

Linebackers

  • Darius Leak

Fullbacks/Linebackers

  • Rob Biernat
  • Brian Gilmore
  • Agean Robinson

Defensive backs

  • Barry Drakeford
  • Chris Page
  • Tyler Trettin

Wide receivers/Defensive backs

  • Allan Barnes
  • Dennis Bishop
  • Tu Tu Ferguson

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Week 1[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 2008 Week 1 roster

Quarterbacks

Receivers

  •  3 Coco Blalock
  •  4 Rich Musinski
  •  9 JJ Outlaw
  • 81 Tyreak saviour
  • 86 Prince Prempeh

Kickers

  • -- Mark Kamphoefner
 

Offensive linemen

  • 74 Zach Love
  • 98 David Dean

Defensive linemen

  •  8 Justin Parrish
  • 44 Isaac Hilton
  • 56 Kader Drame
  • 78 Troy Blackwell

Offensive/Defensive linemen

  • 99 Keith Glover
 

Fullbacks

  • 30 Jason Acquaye

Fullbacks/Linebackers

  •  7 Agean Robinson

Linebackers

  •  6 Darius Leak

Wide receivers/Linebackers

  • 25 Larry Kendrick

Defensive backs

  •  1 Micheaux Robinson
  • 22 Tu Tu Ferguson
  • 23 Barry Drakeford

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Final roster[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 2008 final roster

Quarterbacks

  •  5 Ryan Vena
  • 15 Matt Schabert

Receivers

  •  2 Bakari Brown
  •  4 Rich Musinski
  •  9 JJ Outlaw

Kickers

  •  3 David Davis
 

Offensive linemen

  • 50 Joe Villani
  • 56 Eugene Newsome
  • 70 Jaden Volchoff
  • 74 Zach Love
  • ?? Geir Gudmundsen

Defensive linemen

  •  8 Justin Parrish
  • 44 Isaac Hilton
  • 78 Troy Blackwell

Offensive/Defensive linemen

  • 99 Keith Glover
 

Fullbacks

  • 30 Jason Acquaye

Fullback/Linebacker

  •  7 Kirby Griffin

Linebackers

  •  6 Darius Leak

Wide receivers/Linebackers

  • 25 Larry Kendrick

Defensive backs

  •  1 Micheaux Robinson
  • 22 Tu Tu Ferguson
  • 23 Barry Drakeford
  • 28 Allan Barnes
  • ?? Serge Sejour
 

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  • -- Robert Roper OL
  • 81 Tyreak Saviour WR
  • 98 David Dean
  • 98 Rory Thomas

Roster

Team staff[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 2008 team staff
Executive Administration
  • Owner – Cosmo DeNicola
  • General Manager – Joe Shaughnessy
  • Executive Assistant to the Owner – Natalie Scarantino

Coaching Staff

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game site af2.com Recap
1 8:00 PM EDT March 28, 2007 Quad City Steamwheelers L 48–41 0–1 i wireless Center Recap
2 3:00 PM EDT April 6, 2008 Daytona Beach ThunderBirds W 68–14 1–1 Ocean Center Recap
3 7:00 PM EDT April 11, 2008 Mahoning Valley Thunder W 33–20 2–1 Wachovia Arena Recap
4 8:05 PM EDT April 19, 2008 Peoria Pirates W 74–26 3–1 Carver Arena Recap
5 7:30 PM EDT April 26, 2008 Manchester Wolves W 68–50 4–1 Wachovia Arena Recap
6 6:30 PM EDT May 5, 2008 Mahoning Valley Thunder W 77–47 5–1 Chevrolet Centre Recap
7 7:30 PM EDT May 10, 2008 Quad City Steamwheelers W 84–26 6–1 Wachovia Arena Recap
8 7:00 PM EDT May 16, 2008 Albany Conquest W 69–27 7–1 Wachovia Arena Recap
9 Bye
10 7:05 PM EDT May 31, 2008 Manchester Wolves L 70–63 7–2 Verizon Wireless Arena Recap
11 7:00 PM EDT June 7, 2008 Albany Conquest W 69–27 8–2 Times Union Center Recap
12 7:00 PM EDT June 13, 2008 Tennessee Valley Vipers W 77–49 9–2 Wachovia Arena Recap
13 7:30 PM EDT June 21, 2008 Manchester Wolves W 69–40 10–2 Wachovia Arena Recap
14 7:30 PM EDT June 28, 2008 Florida Firecats W 59–56 11–2 Germain Arena Recap
15 Bye
16 7:30 PM EDT July 12, 2008 Peoria Pirates W 54–34 12–2 Wachovia Arena Recap
17 7:30 PM EDT July 19, 2008 Mahoning Valley Thunder W 62–33 13–2 Wachovia Arena Recap
18 7:00 PM EDT July 25, 2008 Albany Conquest W 51–37 14–2 Times Union Center Recap

Postseason[edit]

Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game site af2.com Recap
1 7:30 PM EDT August 2, 2008 Quad City Steamwheelers W 57–29 1–0 Wachovia Arena Recap
2 7:30 PM EDT August 9, 2008 Tennessee Valley Vipers L 34–30 1–1 Wachovia Arena Recap

Final standings[edit]

American Conference East Division
Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers 14 2 .875 8 1 .888
Manchester Wolves 9 7 .562 7 3 .700
Albany Conquest 5 11 .312 2 8 .200
Mahoning Valley Thunder 3 13 .187 2 7 .222

Attendance[edit]

Week Oppoenent Attendance
3 Mahoning Valley Thunder 4,889
5 Manchester Wolves 5,128
7 Quad City Steamwheelers 5,324
8 Albany Conquest 4,733
12 Tennessee Valley Vipers 5,479
13 Manchester Wolves 5,360
16 Peoria Pirates 5,219
17 Mahoning Valley 5,623
 
Playoff Opponent Attendance
1 Quad City Steamwheelers 3,905
2 Tennessee Valley Vipers  
 
Total   41,755
Average   5,073

External links[edit]