This is our seventh installment of the history of the LFC member schools.

We have already checked out:
  • Abington Heights Comets
  • Delaware Valley Warriors
  • North Pocono Trojans
  • Scranton Knights
  • Wallenpaupack Buckhorns
  • Honesdale Hornets
  • Scranton Prep Cavaliers
  • Valley View Cougars
  • West Scranton Invaders
  • Western Wayne Wildcats
  • Carbondale Area Chargers
  • Dunmore Bucks
  • Lakeland Chiefs
  • Mid Valley Spartans

 

THIS WEEK. … 

 

RIVERSIDE VIKINGS

 

 

Harry Armstrong 1997

 

 

ESTABLISHED: 1965

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

District 2 Class 1A

1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2010

LFC II

1998, 2007, 2008

LFC III

2004

Big 11

1972, 1976, 1988

NEPFC IV

2001

Eastern Conference Class AA

2015

 

 

Nick Rossi 2010

 

 

 


 

 

TOP SEASONS

 

 

1997

Record: 13-2

 

 

 

2010

Record: 14-2

 

 

 

 

2008

Record: 13-1

 

 

 

 

1972

Record: 9-0-1

 

 

 

 

1976

Record: 10-2

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Matt Talerico 2008

 

 

YEAR-BY-YEAR

 

 

Year

W

L

T

1965

Riverside

3

8

0

1966

Riverside

6

5

0

1967

Riverside

5

3

3

1968

Riverside

2

7

1

1969

Riverside

1

9

0

1970

Riverside

3

6

1

1971

Riverside

3

4

3

1972

Riverside

9

0

1

1973

Riverside

8

2

0

1974

Riverside

4

6

1

1975

Riverside

5

4

2

1976

Riverside

10

2

0

1977

Riverside

5

5

1

1978

Riverside

7

3

1

1979

Riverside

5

6

0

1980

Riverside

5

7

0

1981

Riverside

7

3

1

1982

Riverside

4

7

0

1983

Riverside

0

11

0

1984

Riverside

1

10

0

1985

Riverside

8

4

0

1986

Riverside

6

4

0

1987

Riverside

5

5

0

1988

Riverside

9

2

1

1989

Riverside

8

3

1

1990

Riverside

1

8

0

1991

Riverside

0

10

0

1992

Riverside

4

7

0

1993

Riverside

6

7

0

1994

Riverside

3

7

0

1995

Riverside

5

6

0

1996

Riverside

7

6

0

1997

Riverside

3

2

0

1998

Riverside

0

3

0

1999

Riverside

2

8

0

2000

Riverside

7

4

0

2001

Riverside

8

3

0

2002

Riverside

2

8

0

2003

Riverside

7

5

0

2004

Riverside

9

2

0

2005

Riverside

1

9

0

2006

Riverside

6

5

0

2007

Riverside

11

2

0

2008

Riverside

13

1

0

2009

Riverside

4

8

0

2010

Riverside

14

2

0

2011

Riverside

7

5

0

2012

Riverside

6

5

0

2013

Riverside

1

9

0

2014

Riverside

3

7

0

2015

Riverside

7

5

0

2016

Riverside

7

4

0

2017

Riverside

2

8

0

2018

Riverside

6

5

0

301

287

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Courtesy Dr. Roger Saylor Football Records Collection

https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/saylor-dr-roger-b-football-records-collection

 

 

 


 

 

Joe Kowalski 1997

 

 

 

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

 

 

1988: Offense: John Staretz, RB

 

Kevin Sochovka 2008

1997: Offense: Jeremy Ransom, RB

 

1997: Defense: Joe Kowalski, DT

 

2007: Offense: Joe Klebon, RB

 

2008: Defense: Kevin Sochovka, LB

 

2010: Defense: Nick Rossi, LB

 

 

Jeremy Ransom 1997

 

 

2010 PENNSYLVANIA FOOTBALL WRITERS CLASS 1A

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

 


 

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

 

2007: Harry Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

HOOKEY REAP AWARD WINNERS

 

 

1978: Defense: Bob Balkunas, Riverside

1995: Offense: Ben Thomas, Riverside

1997: Defense: Joe Kowalski, Riverside

2008: Defense: Tom Bennie, Riverside

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Nick Dranchak 2011

 

 

NOTABLE

 

 

4,000-Yard Career Passer

 

Years

Yards

Nick Dranchak

2009-12

5329

Harry Armstrong

1995-97

4253

Johnny Gilchrist

2017-19

4,223*

Jay Velehoski

2006-2008

4210

  • – ACTIVE

 

 

Jay Velehoski 2008

 

 

 

50 Career Passing Touchdowns

 

Years

Touchdowns

Harry Armstrong

1995-1997

66

Nick Dranchak

2009-2012

56

Johnny Gilchrist

2017-19

53*

Jay Velehoski

2006-2008

51

 

  • – ACTIVE

 

 

Joe Klebon 2008

 

4,000-Yard Career Rusher

 

Years

Yards

Joe Klebon

2006-2008

4244

Jeremy Ransom

1994-1997

4093

 

 

Nico Munley 2013

 

 

 

70 Career Receptions

Years

Receptions

Eugene Gallagher

1996-1998

139

Razen Reyes

2017-2018

104*

Skylar Lavage

2008-2010

80

David Sweetman

2010-2012

77

Rich Rossi

2005-2006

75

Nico Munley

2012-2013

74

 

  • – ACTIVE

 

 

1,000-Yard Career Receiving

Years

Yards

Eugene Gallagher

1996-1998

1830

Razen Reyes

2017-2018

1561*

Skylar Lavage

2008-2010

1389

Rich Rossi

2005-2006

1339

Nico Munley

2012-2013

1335

Matt Talerico

2007-2008

1083

David Sweetman

2010-2012

1054

 

  • – ACTIVE

 

 


 

 

NEXT WEEK: Old Forge, Montrose and Susquehanna