Stan Yanoski Marc Esteras Zack Popko

TEAM: Mid Valley Spartans

COLORS: Blue & White

COACH: Stan Yanoski,  3rd Season (10-8)

PIAA: Class 3A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division II

2021 RECORD: 9-3 (3-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 20-30

STADIUM: Spartan Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2022 PREVIEW

Mid Valley brought home 9 wins in 2021, the most by the Spartans since 1991. The offense and defense were very experienced and talented, but now it might be a rebuild as graduation took a heavy toll. It might take some time this year to get the younger players up to speed.

The Spartans will change the offense this season with the change in personnel. Jordan Chmielewski takes over at quarterback while Zack Popko, Marc Esteras and Jakob Lesher should see time at running back. Wide receiver Jaden Carroll is one of few returning starters and will be joined by Shamus Lesher, Connor Hughes, Connor Bartlett and Lesher as the other wide receivers. Charles Davey and Gavin Rapoch are new at tight end.

David Calafut is the only returning offensive lineman. Kaleb Parry will step in at left guard. Rob Mattioli and Aiden Fedorka will compete for the center spot while Michael Wall and Fedorka will be considered at right guard. The right tackle will come down to Dean Walsh, Orion Rosengrant, and Nick Jackson.

The defense was also hit hard by graduation. Parry, Fedorka, and Jackson will be in the mix at defensive end while Dean Walsh is the lone returning starter up front and will play tackle. Calafut and Rosengrant will also be in the rotation. The linebackers are all new with Lesher, Davey, Hughes, and Michael Loven competing for an outside backer spot and Esteras, Rapoch, Ethan Reid and David Vosburg will be looked at inside. Chmielewski is the only returning starter in the defensive backfield at safety. Holt, Carroll, Popko, and Lesher will be considered at the cornerback spots. Linus Bukowski will provide depth.

Davey returns to do the kicking duties and will also be the punter. David Wood is the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH YANOSKI: We have lots of shoes to fill being hit hard by graduation, but our players have responded well and are up for challenging for starting positions. We have a lot of competition at multiple positions which is making our practices more intense and our players more focused. It’s going to be an exciting season for Mid Valley.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION III
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – David Calafut

2022 Mid Valley Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
2Shamus LesherLB, WR5'1016012
3Victor HoltDB, WR--11
5Brett YanoskiQB5'41259
7Marc EsterasLB, RB5'715512
8Connor HughesLB, WR5'613710
9Rhys WilliamsDL, TE--9
10Jakob LesherDB, RB6'116510
11Gavin RapochLB, TE5'1116910
12Jordan ChmielewskiDB, QB5'716011
14Jaden CarrollDB, WR5'1117512
15Connor BartlettDB, WR6'016010
18Andrew CesariLB, WR5'913810
20Jayden MansonLB, RB--10
22Michael BalcriusDL, TE6'124012
23Michael LovenLB, TE5'1119511
24Jayden WintersLB, RB5'917012
25Aiden BirdLB, TE--10
26Zach PopkoLB, RB5'1018012
28Ryan ClarkDB, RB5'715511
32Linus BukowskiDB, RB5'815512
35Seth GriffithsLB, TE--10
42Daniel PimentalDB, WR5'915011
45Norman SearfossDL, RB5'1119012
53Nick JacksonDL, OL6'121010
54Ethan ReidLB, OL5'1018511
55Cole MarcinkoLB, OL--10
56Aiden FedorkaDL, OL5'818511
57David VosburgLB, OL5'819011
58Michael PetroDL, OL--11
59Kyle YurkaninDL, OL--11
60Brandon RodriguesDL, OL--10
61Malakhi LeoneDL, OL5'10-10
62Justin MoralesDL, OL5'919510
64Thomas BartkovskyDL, OL--10
66Axel SanchezDL, OL--10
67Chris SetzerDL, OL--10
68Robert MattioliDL, OL--9
70Adrian DeJesusDL, OL--10
72Mike WallDL, OL6'120510
73Cannon AuerDL, OL--10
74Orion RosengrantDL, OL6'128511
75Kaleb ParryDL, OL--10
77David CalafutDL, OL6'330012
78Dean WalshDL, OL6'030012
85Timothy KramerDB, WR--11
86David WoodDL, TE6'221512
87Dylan HendersonDB, WR5'1115510
88Charles DaveyLB, TE6'119011
89Jake BondyDL, TE5'71509