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

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight2022 Grade
1Adam HowanitzDB, QB6'423012
2Connor HillingDB, RB5'917512
3Dominic MemoDB, WR6'017011
4Kyle RuppLB, TE6'018511
5Dylan WalshFB, LB5'718512
7Taheed JewellDB, WR6'318012
8Robert SebastianelliDB, WR5'1118011
9Peyton PazzaliaDL, TE6'319512
10James LiparuloDB, WR6'016512
11Christopher SavkovDB, WR6'218011
12Casey MalsbergerDB, QB5'1117010
13Mason IyoobDB, WR5'1018012
14Connor SwartzDB, WR6'017012
15Preston ReedFB, LB6'121510
16Blake LipsonLB, WR5'917010
17Tyler ScoblickDB, WR6'318010
18A.J. KucharskiLB, WR6'118012
19Jamie HeidDB, WR5'916512
20Camryn HigginsDB, RB5'817511
21Jalliw FerrerLB, RB5'920012
22Beyon McLeanDB, WR6'217510
23Nick KucharskiDB, RB5'816010
24Savan MireeLB, RB6'017010
25Brady SkeenDB, WR5'1116510
26Jack KovackLB, RB5'716010
27Rich LeslieDB, WR5'813510
29Patrick McIntyreDB, WR6'017010
30Gianni MarinoFB, LB6'118010
31Zach CwalinskiLB, TE5'1121510
32Nick SolomonFB, LB6'021511
33Jordan AndinoDB, WR5'817510
38Gino BaroneFB, LB5'819512
41Devin TopaDB, WR5'1016010
42Tim UlkoskiDB, WR6'016010
44Aidan SmithFB, LB6'019511
50Jerry WasilchakDL, OL6'124511
51Logan SmithDL, OL5'1024011
52Michael DennisDL, OL6'121510
53Brian LamollyDL, OL5'618510
54Chaz KaszubaDL, OL6'025511
55Rafe EvansDL, OL6'025512
57Steven HalloranDL, TE6'022511
58Tanner PetersDL, OL5'1121010
59Jacob CasarinDL, OL5'1022012
60Aidan MoserDL, OL5'1118510
61Peter MaybockLB, OL5'1018510
64James CasarinDL, OL5'1023012
66Gavin MercadoDL, OL5'1018012
68Thomas FiorelliDL, OL6'123010
70Alex ConseretteDL, OL5'824511
71Robbie NolanDL, OL6'123511
72Jeff KondashDL, OL6'127012
75Dan MurphyDL, OL6'226510
77Evan HallDL, OL6'024512
79Nick MarinoDL, OL6'020010
83Jacob NielsenK5'1015512
84Jacob KarsnakDB, WR5'1117511
99Robert AltieriDL, TE5'124512