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

#PlayerPositionGradeHeightWeight
1Keory BerrienDL, TE126'1175
3Casey HolzmanDB, WR115'8170
4Josh SpindlerLB, RB115'10200
10Tim RubyLB, WR106'2150
11Matthew LenceskiLB, WR115'10160
14Nathan KrenitskyDB, K125'6145
16Ethan TalloDB, WR126'2190
18Xavier KeiperDB, WR116'0160
19James SobolDL, QB116'0230
21Andrew BartnikowskiDB, WR115'10150
22Roberto MartinezLB, WR125'7195
23Nicholas NovakDB, WR105'9135
24Mario SamonyDB, WR125'10150
30Nico KillinoDB, WR115'5130
32Hezekiah DeitzLB, RB125'10175
33Jacob AbplanalpDL, TE115'11180
42John GreenfieldLB, RB125'11230
43Antonio RiosDB, WR125'11175
44Angelo FumantiLB, RB115'8170
51Andrew SantarsieroDL, OL115'11260
52Santino KrappaDL, OL115'11240
54Cooper MordanDL, OL115'9200
55Nick RasmusDL, OL126'1245
56Jordan RafalkoDL, OL105'6170
58Tavin BrooksLB, OL105'11200
63Louis CastaldiDL, OL126'0210
75Keithley McCutchenDL, OL115'11265
77Cyllel RoseDL, OL116'0225
80Connor OshinskiDB, WR106'0150
81Alex MichayloDL, TE116'1210
88Joe GrankoLB, TE105'11190