Mike Schuback Nick Rasmus John Greenfield

TEAM: Old Forge Blue Devils

COLORS: Blue & Gold

COACH: Mike Schuback,  2oth Season (164-60)

PIAA: Class 1A

2021 CONFERENCE: LFC Division IV

2020 RECORD: 5-1 (3-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 36-13

STADIUM: Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro & Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2021 PREVIEW

The Blue Devils were one untimed down away from winning the state quarterfinal and the dream of lifting a championship trophy in Hershey disappeared just like that. The team that beat them did raise that trophy so it will be a lot of ‘what could have been’. However, they will have that opportunity again with the 2021 team.

Old Forge returns a great lineup on both sides of the ball and are the favorite in the division and to take a run in the state playoffs. Quarterback James Sobol returns to lead the offense. Hezekiah Dietz and Josh Spindler will see time at running back while John Greenfield returns at fullback. Casey Holzman is a returning starter at wide receiver. Ethan Tallo, Andrew Bartinkowski, Mario Samony, and Nico Killino are the rest of the receivers that will see time. Joey Granko and Alex Michaylo will be the tight ends.

The strength of the team is the offensive line with four starters returning including left tackle Lou Castaldi, left guard Santino Krappa, right guard Cyllel Rose, and right tackle Nick Rasmus. Cooper Mordan and Andrew Santarsiero will be considered for the center position.

Castaldi returns at defensive end and will be joined by Rose. Rasmus returns at defensive tackle with Krappa also on the inside. Spindler and Deitz are back at outside linebacker while Greenfield return on the inside. Angelo Fumanti and Granko will be considered for the other inside backer. Holzman was an all-division player at safety while Samony returns at cornerback. Bartinkowski and Killino will get playing time at corner as well. Tallo and Nick Novack will provide depth at safety.

Nathan Krenitsky will handle the kicking duties. Greenfield will be the long snapper and Holzman will the primary kick returner.

QUOTE FROM COACH SCHUBACK: With great depth returning on both sides of the ball, we are feeling good about our chances. As long as we can stay healthy and not get caught looking ahead.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION IV
First Team Quarterback – James Sobol
First Team Offensive Line & Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Lou Castaldi
First Team Offensive Line & Defensive Line – Nick Rasmus
First Team Offensive Line – Cyllel Rose
First Team Defensive Back – Casey Holzman
Honorable Mention Fullback – John Greenfield

2021 Old Forge Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
1Keory BerrienDL, TE1756'112
3Casey HolzmanDB, WR1705'811
4Josh SpindlerLB, RB2005'1011
10Tim RubyLB, WR1506'210
11Matthew LenceskiLB, WR1605'1011
14Nathan KrenitskyDB, K1455'612
14Connor OshinskiLB, WR1506'010
16Ethan TalloDB, WR1906'212
18Xavier KeiperDB, WR1606'011
19James SobolQB2306'011
21Andrew BartnikowskiDB, WR1505'1011
22Roberto MartinezLB, WR1955'712
23Nicholas NovakDB, WR1355'910
24Mario SamonyDB, WR1505'1012
30Nico KillinoDB, WR1305'511
32Hezekiah DeitzLB, RB1755'1012
33Jacob AbplanalpDL, TE1805'1111
34Geno ScatenaLB, RB1355'6"10
42John GreenfieldLB, RB2305'1112
43Antonio RiosDB, WR1755'1112
44Angelo FumantiLB, RB1705'811
51Andrew SantarsieroDL, OL2605'1111
52Santino KrappaDL, OL2305'1111
54Cooper MordanDL, OL2005'911
55Nick RasmusDL, OL2456'112
56Jordan RafalkoDL, OL1705'610
58Tavin BrooksLB, OL2005'1110
63Louis CastaldiDL, OL2106'012
75Keithley McCutchenDL, OL2655'1111
77Cyllel RoseDL, OL2206'011
81Alex MichayloDL, TE2106'111
88Joe GrankoLB, TE1905'1110