Jerry Gilsky Brayden Savage James Mitkowski

TEAM: Lake-Lehman Black Knights

COLORS: Black & Gold

COACH: Jerry Gilsky,  14th Season (85-59)

PIAA: Class 3A

2023 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2022 RECORD: 3-8 (3-3 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 27-26

STADIUM: Edward Edwards Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 4

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Multiple

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 5-2

2023 PREVIEW

It was a rough season for the Black Knights which is a constant contender most years. There were some young players that performed last season and now they will have bigger roles in 2023. Lehman is hoping to be in contention for the division once again.

The coaching staff is confident Hayden Evans can be a difference make at quarterback. Jim Mitkowski, Sam Plummer, and Chris Yetter will be in contention for the running back position. Gavin Shoemaker and Bayne Raspen are the fullbacks. Chris Sholtis is a returning starter at wide receiver and will be joined by either Jake Evans, Nick Joseph, Chris Yetter, or Hunter Lee. Ben Dowling is the new tight end with Shoemaker also playing at the position.

Jacob McHenry is the only returning starter on the offensive line. Brayden Savage, Bob Gregor, Trent Gaus and Vladimer Lee are expected to fill the other positions up front. Travis Pisano will provide depth.

Dowling and McHenry are expected to be the defensive ends with Cole Daniels and Savage providing depth. Gregor, Gaus,  and Lee will play inside on the line and Tristian Nat will provide depth. Sholtis, Mitkowski, Raspen and Shoemaker are in the mix for the linebacker spots. Jake Evans, Yetter, and Lee will be in competition for the cornerback positions. Joseph, Hayden Evans, and Plummer will play the safety spots.

Sholtis will be the punter and Gregor will be the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH GILSKY: I’m excited for the for this team this year. A high energy and working group. This team has great chemistry that keeps everyone accountable. We need to put ourselves back in the category where everyone talks about us.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – WVC 3A
Honorable Mention Defensive Line – Vladimer Lee
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Ben Dowling
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Chris Sholtis

2023 Lake-Lehman Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
4Nick JosephDB, WR115'10145
6Hayden EvansDB, QB116'3195
7Nathan JohnstonFB, LB105'4153
10Anthony MagnottaDB, QB95'6140
11Benjamin DowlingLB, TE116'3205
15Andrew PechalDB, QB95'7126
16Landin BardoDB, WR106'0150
18Keagan BennettDB, WR95'6145
19Connor PoulosDB, RB95'7145
20Jim MitkowskiLB, RB115'10180
21Jake EvansDB, WR106'1176
22Christopher SholtisLB, WR116'1180
23Hunter LeeLB, WR105'8125
24Gavin ShoemakerFB, LB115'10195
25Sammuel PlummerLB, RB115'10165
29Chris YetterDB, WR105'10160
33Carter DeyoDB, WR105'8125
34Jeremy JanosovLB, RB105'8203
35Ben WnukK125'10150
40Justin PudimottLB, RB125'10145
43Cole DanielsDL, TE115'11177
44Bayne RaspenFB, LB125'10185
45Branden MosherLB, RB105'5135
50Robert GregorDL, OL105'11225
51Jacob McHenryDL, OL126'2200
55Caden ElbattahDL, OL105'11215
57Travis PisanoDL, OL126'1195
61Philip ScaggsDL, OL95'2150
64Tristan NatDL, OL116'0280
66Brayden SavageDL, OL125'9220
69Vladimer LeeDL, OL116'4330
70Javer RogowskiDL, OL116'0204
75Trent GausDL, OL105'11220
75Zachary KovalDL, OL95'8250
80David DasilvaDB, WR95'6130
81Logan DeyoDB, WR116'0145
83Jake DaumDB, WR125'7175
88Logan RybkaLB, TE96'2175
89Reilley KirkutisK115'10195