George Howanitz Connor Hilling Adam Howanitz

TEAM: Valley View Cougars

COLORS: Blue, Gold & White

COACH: George Howanitz,  16th Season (106-65)

PIAA: Class 4A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2021 RECORD: 12-2 (3-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 49-11

STADIUM: John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-3

2022 PREVIEW

The Cougars won their third district title in the last five seasons and who knows what could have happened if they didn’t lose their quarterback halfway through the season. The senior class from 2021 was very talented so there are some holes to fill, but Valley View will be in the mix once again to win titles.

Adam Howanitz was the previously mentioned quarterback and is expected to return as the senior is a three-year starter. All-state running back Connor Hilling also returns, but the Cougars will have mostly new starters at the other skill positions. Gino Barone, Preston Reed, and Cam Higgins will compete for time at fullback. Taheed Jewell is back at wide receiver and Chris Savkov will fill the other receiver spot.  A.J. Kucharski, James Liparulo, Dom Memo and Beyon McLean will provide depth. Peyton Pazzalia, Gianni Marino, Kyle Rupp, and Zach Cwalinski all will be competing for playing time at tight end.

Jacob and James Casarin are the retuning starters at guard while Rafe Evans moves from tight end to left tackle. Jerry Wasilchak takes over at center. Chaz Kaszuba and Tommy Fiorelli will compete at right tackle.

The Cougars return two starters on the defensive line including end Steven Halloran and tackle Robert Alteri. Robbie Nolan and Pazzalia will be in the rotation at defensive end while Logan Smith and Jeff Kondash will occupy the other defensive tackle spots. Dylan Walsh and A.J. Kucharski return as starters at linebacker while Cwalinski, Gianni Marino and Barone compete for the other outside backer spot. Reed and Nick Solomon will provide depth inside. Jewell and Howanitz return as the starting safeties. Cornerback will be determined in camp with Higgins, Savkov, Jamie Heid, and Nicky Kucharski all vying for spots.

Valley View will have a new special teams group. Cwalinski will take over the kicking duites while Jacob Nielsen will be the new punter. A.J. Kucharski will be the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH HOWANITZ: We have a lot of holes to fill from last year’s Senior class but we have a talented group of starters returning. All our kids have worked hard since last season and I expect them to play hard and compete daily and on game nights.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC Division II
First Team Quarterback – Adam Howanitz
First Team Running Back – Connor Hilling
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Jacob Casarin
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Robert Alteri
Honorable Mentionn Defensive Back – Taheed Jewell

ALL-DISTRICT 2
Running Back – Connor Hilling

2022 Valley View Roster

#PlayerPosition2022 GradeWeightHeight
1Adam HowanitzDB, QB122306'4
1Zach CwalinskiLB, TE102155'11
2Connor HillingDB, RB121755'9
2Patrick McIntyreDB, WR101706'0
3Dominic MemoDB, WR111706'0
4Kyle RuppLB, TE111856'0
5Dylan WalshFB, LB121855'7
5Gianni MarinoFB, LB101806'1
6Nick SolomonDL, TE112156'0
7Taheed JewellDB, WR121806'3
7Nick KucharskiDB, RB101605'8
8Robert SebastianelliLB, WR111805'11
9Jack KovackDB, RB101605'7
9Peyton PazzaliaDL, TE121956'3
9Jordan AndinoDB, WR101755'8
10Tyler ScoblickDB, WR101806'3
10James LiparuloDB, WR121656'0
11Christopher SavkovDB, WR111806'2
12Casey MalsbergerDB, QB101705'11
13Mason IyoobDB, WR121805'10
13Tim UlkoskiDB, QB101606'0
14Connor SwartzDB, WR121706'0
15Preston ReedFB, LB102156'1
18Blake LipsonDB, WR101705'9
18A.J. KucharskiLB, WR121806'1
19Jamie HeidDB, WR121655'9
20Camryn HigginsDB, RB111755'8
21Jalliw FerrerLB, RB122005'9
22Beyon McLeanDB, WR101756'2
24Savan MireeLB, RB101706'0
25Brady SkeenDB, WR101655'11
27Rich LeslieDB, RB101355'8
38Gino BaroneFB, LB121955'8
41Devin TopaLB, WR101605'10
44Aidan SmithFB, LB111956'0
50Jerry WasilchakDL, OL112456'1
51Logan SmithDL, OL112405'10
53Brian LamollyDL, OL101855'6
54Chaz KaszubaDL, OL112556'0
55Rafe EvansDL, OL122556'0
57Steven HalloranDL, OL112256'0
58Tanner PetersDL, OL102105'11
59Jacob CasarinDL, OL122205'10
60Aidan MoserDL, OL101855'11
64James CasarinDL, OL122305'10
66Gavin MercadoDL, OL121805'10
68Thomas FiorelliDL, OL102306'1
70Alex ConseretteDL, OL112455'8
71Robbie NolanDL, OL112356'1
72Jeff KondashDL, OL122706'1
75Dan MurphyDL, OL102656'2
77Evan HallDL, OL122456'0
79Nick MarinoDL, OL102006'0
80Peter MaybockDL, TE101855'10
83Jacob NielsenK121555'10
84Jacob KarsnakDB, WR111755'11
99Michael DennisDL, TE102156'1
99Robert AltieriDL, TE122455'11