George Howanitz Dante Randle Sean Mackinder

TEAM: Valley View Cougars

COLORS: Blue, Gold & White

COACH: George Howanitz,  15th Season (94-63)

PIAA: Class 4A

2021 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 2

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

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 44-15

STADIUM: John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2021 PREVIEW

With only two teams qualifying for the district playoffs last year, the Cougars were relegated to a share of the LFC Division II title. Their goal is to defend that title and get back to the district championship game that they last won in 2018. The returning squad has many talented players and Valley View is already getting attention state-wide with a No. 7 preseason ranking in the PennLive Class 4A rankings.

The offense will be led again by quarterback Adam Howanitz. With a year under his belt and a strong returning group of receivers, the Cougars will be looking to expand the playbook in the passing game. Seniors Sean Mackinder, Anthony Memo and Colin Skeen are all experienced will make the passing game relevant. Valley View will run the football with returning starter Rylei Kilmer. Connor Hilling and Cam Higgins will also be in the mix. The new tight end is Rafe Evans.

The strength of the Cougars is up front where all five starters return.  Right tackle Tyler Swartz was named an All-District 2 player. Left tackle Jakhai Simmons and center Danny Vislosky also received post-season accolades. The Casarin twins – Jacob and James – return at guard.

On defense, Dante Randle returns at end while Swartz will play the other side. Louis Marion is a returning starter inside with Logan Smith, Chris Brofsky and Gavin Mercado all in the rotation up front. Jordan Rebar is the lone returning linebacker. Andrew Heid, Dylan Walsh, Zack Rudalavage, and A.J. Kucharski all should see time at the other linebacker positions. The secondary has all four starters back in cornerbacks Chris Conserette and Skeen and safeties Mackinder and Howanitz.

Cory Bushta returns as the punter while James Liparulo and Matt Cole will be involved with kicking duties. Heid is the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH HOWANITZ: With our whole offensive line back and many starters back on offense & defense, I expect our players to compete at a high level this season. We have great Senior leaders and a roster full of men who know how to work hard and know what it takes to play Valley View Cougar football.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division II
First Team Wide Receiver – Sean Mackinder
First Team Offensive Line – Jahki Simmons
First Team Offensive Line – Tyler Swartz
First Team Defensive Line – Dante Randle
First Team Defensive Back – Chris Conserette
First Team Defensive Back – Adam Howanitz
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Jacob Casarin
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Danny Vislosky

ALL-DISTRICT 2
Offensive Line – Tyler Swartz

2021 Valley View Roster

#PlayerPositionGradeHeightWeight
1Adam HowanitzDB, QB116'5225
2Connor HillingDB, RB115'7165
3Dominic MemoDB, QB105'11165
4Colin SkeenDB, WR126'0190
5Dylan WalshFB, LB115'7170
6Taheed JewellDB, WR116'3160
7Kyle RuppLB, TE105'11185
8Robert SebastianelliLB, WR105'11160
9Peyton PazzaliaDL, TE116'2185
10James LiparuloDB, WR115'11160
11Anthony MemoDB, WR125'7145
12Kevin WilliamsLB, TE125'10205
13Mason IyoobDB, WR115'10175
14Connor SwartzDB, WR115'11165
15Jordan RebarLB, WR125'8180
16Cory BushtaP125'8160
17Cohen LanganDB, WR115'8135
18A.J. KucharskiLB, LS, QB116'165
19Jamie HeidDB, WR115'9150
20Chris ConseretteDB, WR125'10165
21Jalliw FerrerLB, RB115'8190
23Camryn HigginsLB, RB105'8165
24Aidan SmithFB, LB106'0185
25Christopher SavkovDB, WR106'1165
26Jack CasarinDB, WR126'0155
28Rylei KilmerLB, RB125'9180
29Sean MackinderDB, WR126'0172
30Jacob KarsnakDB, WR115'10155
31Zack RudalavageLB, TE126'1185
32Andrew HeidLB, LS, RB125'11175
33Dylan SacchettiDB, WR105'9145
34Jacob MayneDB, WR105'11160
38Gino BaroneFB, LB115'6175
40Rafe EvansDL, TE116'0235
44Dante RandleDL, FB126'0215
45Nick SolomonLB, TE105'11184
47Justin BrofskyDL, FB105'8205
50Jerry WasilchakDL, OL106'1230
51Logan SmithDL, OL105'11245
52Hayden HolleyDL, OL126'1235
53Shamel SalleyDL, OL126'0205
54Chaz KaszubaDL, OL106'0275
55Christopher BrofskyDL, OL125'11230
56Jakhai SimmonsDL, OL126'3250
57Steven HalloranDL, OL105'11215
58Danny VisloskyDL, OL125'10270
59Jacob CasarinDL, OL115'8215
60Robbie NolanDL, OL106'0220
62Louis MarianDL, OL126'0310
64James CasarinDL, OL115'8225
66Gavin MercadoDL, OL115'8225
67Robert AltieriDL, OL115'11220
68Nico SantiagoDL, OL11--
70Alex ConseretteDL, OL105'9270
71Tyler SwartzDL, OL126'2270
72Jeff KondashDL, OL115'11265
77Evan HallDL, OL116'0255
80Matt ColeK126'2195
87Brooks EstadtDL, TE106'1235