TEAM: Wyoming Valley West Spartans

COLORS: Burgundy & Gold

COACH: Jack Baranski, 2nd Season (3-8)

PIAA: Class 5A

2020 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 1

2019 RECORD: 3-8 (1-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 35-24

STADIUM: Spartan Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-2-5

2020 PREVIEW

The Spartans struggled in 2019 with their first losing season since 1994. It was a combination of several factors, but head coach Jack Baranski has the numbers back up and Valley West is poised to have a bounce back season.

The good news is senior Dontae Rhodes is back at quarterback after missing time with an injury. The dual threat quarterback as been a staple for the Spartans and a healthy Rhodes can be a dangerous offensive weapons. He will have a new backfield with him 2020 as Darius Redguard takes over at tailback and Josh Koval will be at fullback. Two new wide receivers as well as Tyler Weidman and Conner Olisewski will be inserted into the starting lineup. Senior Jonathan Stochla returns at tight end, but Ian Leachey should see time at the position too.

Mark Raskiewicz and Noah Anderscavage were starters on the offensive line in 2019. Jason Pearson, Elijah Cropp, Evan Lord, Aiden Golightly, Jaden Swainbank and Jayce Sachs will all be in the mix to get playing time.

Cropp is the lone returning starter on the defensive line. Pearson, Anderscavage, Golightly and Leachey will be used up front. Redguard and Stochla were starters last season at linebacker while Isaiah Cobb, Landon Dietterick, Sadiq Burke and Jarrett Kasarda will have roles at that position. Olisewski is the only returning starter in the secondary and will be joined by Weidman and Rhodes in the defensive backfield.

Stochla will handle some of the the kicking duties.

2020 Wyoming Valley West Roster

#PlayerPosition2020 Grade
1J’Von GambleLB, RB10
1Sadiq BurkeLB, WR12
2Patrick MeadeDB, QB11
3Ryan MeyersDB, WR11
3Erick MunozLB, TE10
4Tyler WeidmanDB, WR12
5Darius RedguardLB, RB12
6Luke BussDL, QB10
6Isaiah CobbLB, RB9
7Connor OlisewskiDB, WR11
8Dominick BarofskiDB, WR12
9Jerimiah WilliamsWR12
9Shaun ReidDB, WR10
10Pedro Cruz IVLB, RB10
11Jordon RedguardDB, WR10
11Hunter PriesDB, WR10
12Jonathan DanielsDB, WR10
14Anthony BlaineDB, WR11
15Donte RhodesDB, QB12
22Zack TomascikLB, RB11
23Gavin PhillipsLB, RB11
25John McGlaughlinLB, TE10
33Colin RoodLB, RB11
34Jonathan StochlaLB, TE12
35Jarrett KasardaLB, RB12
36Makal HendersonDL, RB12
40Ian LeacheyDL, TE10
44Josh KovalLB, RB11
45Logan DwyerLB, RB10
50Evan LordDL, OL11
51Landon DietterickDL, OL10
54Mark RaskiewiczDL, OL11
55Daniel StavishDL, OL10
58Noah AnderscavageDL, OL12
64Chris BonoskiDL, OL10
66Elijah CroppDL, OL12
67Sully GombedaDL, OL10
68Jason PearsonDL, OL10
69Tyler FemeaDL, OL11
70Jayce SachsDL, OL12
73Josh JenkinsDL, OL10
74Aiden GolightlyDL, OL10
75John HomeierDL, OL9
78Erik MassackerDL, OL11
87Julien CovertDB, WR12
88Abdul AlzahraniDL, TE12
92Jayden SwainbankDL, OL11
92Davonn OganLB, RB12