Mike Schuback Casey Holzman Cyllel Rose

TEAM: Old Forge Blue Devils

COLORS: Blue & Gold

COACH: Mike Schuback,  21st Season (175-61)

PIAA: Class 1A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division III

2021 RECORD: 11-1 (4-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 43-10

STADIUM: Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro & Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2022 PREVIEW

Old Forge continues to chalk up wins for the program and last season their only loss came in a state quarterfinal game. The Blue Devils have enough back on both sides of the ball to repeat that run and are clearly the favorite in Class 1A and LFC Division III. The schedule is more difficult than recent years which is exactly what Old Forge wanted.

Senior quarterback James Sobol is back and is a big reason the Devils have had some much success in recent years. As a dual-threat, he can beat you in many different ways. Ryan Novak will serve as his backup. Sobol will have weapons back to help including running back Josh Spindler.  Cael Krushnowski and Geno Scatena could also see time in the backfield. The new fullback is Angelo Fumanti with Frankie Pero also at the position. Casey Holzman returns as wide receiver although he can line up anywhere on the field including running back. Matt Lenceski, Andrew Bartnikowski, Nico Killino, Conner Oshinski, Nicholas Novak, and Ashton Fisher also are in consideration to get reps at receiver. Joey Granko returns as the starting tight end with Alex Michaylo, Caden Carey, and Isiah Rodriguez providing depth.

The  offensive line lost some key players but still returns three starters including guards Santino Krappa and Cyllel Rose. Cooper Mordan is back at center. The Devils will have to replace their offensive tackles. In consideration for the left side is Mario Colarusso, Tavin Brooks, and Emari Starr. Andy Santarsiero or Keithley McCutchen will be the right tackle.

Rose and Krappa are returning starters up front on defense. Mordan, Michaylo, Brooks and Jordan Rafalko will be looked at for the other defensive end spot. Santarsiero, Starr, and McCutchen will be considered at defensive tackle. All three of the starting linebackers return including Granko and Fumanti inside. Ruby and Scatena will provide depth. Spindler returns on the outside with Lenceski, Krushnowski, and Pero as backups. Bartnikowski returns at cornerback and Holzman at safety. Oshinski, Killino, Ryan Novak, and Ashton Fisher will battle for playing time on the other side at corner. Nick Novak and Killino will also be in the mix at safety.

Anthony Mucciolo will be the new kicker for the Devils.

QUOTE FROM COACH SCHUBACK: With a great schedule this season, our players will be tested early and often.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION IV
First Team Quarterback – James Sobol
First Team Wide Receiver – Casey Holzman
First Team Offensive Line – Santino Krappa
First Team Offensive Line – Cyllel Rose
First Team Defensive Line – Cyllel Rose
First Team Linebacker – Angelo Fumanti
First Team Linebacker – Josh Spindler
First Team Defensive Back – Casey Holzman
Honorable Mention Running Back – Josh Spindler
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Cooper Mordan

2022 Old Forge Roster

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Dylan DandoLB, RB5'9"12510
3Casey HolzmanDB, WR5'817012
4Josh SpindlerLB, RB5'1020012
5Cale KrushnowskiLB, RB5'6"14510
7Ashton FisherDB, WR6'3"16512
8Caden CareyLB, TE5'9"16010
10Tim RubyLB, WR6'215011
11Matthew LenceskiLB, WR5'1016012
12Isiah RodriguezDL, TE6'3"18510
14Connor OshinskiDB, WR6'015011
16Anthony MuccioloK5'9"15511
18Xavier KeiperDB, WR6'016012
19James SobolQB6'023012
21Andrew BartnikowskiDB, WR5'1015012
22Ryan NovakDB, QB, WR5'8"13810
23Nicholas NovakDB, WR5'913511
24Colin VrabelLB, WR5'10"19012
30Nico KillinoDB, WR5'513012
33Jacob AbplanalpDL, TE5'1118012
34Geno ScatenaLB, RB5'6"13511
43Frankie PeroLB, RB5'7"16010
44Angelo FumantiLB, RB5'817012
51Andrew SantarsieroDL, OL5'1126012
52Santino KrappaDL, OL5'1123012
53Mario ColarussoDL, OL6'0"21012
54Cooper MordanDL, OL5'920012
56Jordan RafalkoDL, OL5'617011
58Tavin BrooksDL, OL5'1120011
62Richard RosadoDL, OL5'6"16510
66Emari StarrDL, OL6'1"25210
71Carlos ConchaDL, OL5'7"20011
75Keithley McCutchenDL, OL5'1126512
77Cyllel RoseDL, OL6'022012
81Alex MichayloDL, TE6'121012
88Joe GrankoLB, TE5'1119011