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

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
1Adam HowanitzDB, QB2306'411
2Connor HillingDB, RB1755'911
3Dominic MemoDB, WR1706'010
4Colin SkeenDB, WR1906'012
4Kyle RuppLB, TE1856'010
5Dylan WalshFB, LB1855'711
6Nick SolomonDL, TE2156'010
7Taheed JewellDB, WR1806'311
8Robert SebastianelliLB, WR1805'1110
9Peyton PazzaliaDL, TE1956'311
10James LiparuloDB, WR1656'011
11Anthony MemoDB, WR1455'712
11Christopher SavkovDB, WR1806'210
12Kevin WilliamsLB, TE2055'1012
13Mason IyoobDB, WR1805'1011
14Connor SwartzDB, WR1706'011
15Jordan RebarLB, WR1805'812
16Cory BushtaP1605'812
17Cohen LanganDB, WR1355'811
18A.J. KucharskiLB, WR1806'111
19Jamie HeidDB, WR1655'911
20Chris ConseretteDB, WR1655'1012
20Camryn HigginsDB, RB1755'810
21Jalliw FerrerLB, RB2005'911
26Jack CasarinDB, WR1556'012
28Rylei KilmerLB, RB1805'912
29Sean MackinderDB, WR1706'012
31Zack RudalavageLB, TE1856'112
32Andrew HeidLB, LS, RB1755'1112
33Dylan SacchettiDB, WR1455'910
34Jacob MayneDB, WR1605'1110
38Gino BaroneFB, LB1955'811
44Dante RandleDL, FB2156'012
44Aidan SmithFB, LB1956'010
47Justin BrofskyDL, FB2055'810
50Jerry WasilchakDL, OL2456'110
51Logan SmithDL, OL2405'1010
52Hayden HolleyDL, OL2356'112
53Shamel SalleyDL, OL2056'012
54Chaz KaszubaDL, OL2556'010
55Christopher BrofskyDL, OL2305'1112
55Rafe EvansDL, OL2556'011
56Jakhai SimmonsDL, OL2506'312
57Steven HalloranDL, OL2256'010
58Danny VisloskyDL, OL2705'1012
59Jacob CasarinDL, OL2205'1011
62Louis MarionDL, OL3106'012
64James CasarinDL, OL2305'1011
66Gavin MercadoDL, OL1805'1011
68Nico SantiagoDL, OL--11
70Alex ConseretteDL, OL2455'810
71Robbie NolanDL, OL2356'110
71Tyler SwartzDL, OL2706'212
72Jeff KondashDL, OL2706'111
77Evan HallDL, OL2456'011
80Matt ColeK1956'212
84Jacob KarsnakDB, WR1755'1111
87Brooks EstadtDL, TE2356'110
99Robert AltieriDL, TE2455'1111