Mike Schuback Cael Krushnowski Joey Granko

TEAM: Old Forge Blue Devils

COLORS: Blue & Gold

COACH: Mike Schuback,  22nd Season (182-65)

PIAA: Class 1A

2023 CONFERENCE: LFC Division III

2022 RECORD: 7-4 (5-0 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 39-12

STADIUM: Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 2

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 3

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro & Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 3-4

2023 PREVIEW

The Blue Devils were hit hard by graduation and last year’s team lost the most games since 2016. Old Forge will play hard every week, but the inexperience, small roster, and brutal schedule might make it tough to avoid a losing season.

The new quarterback will be Robby Solfanelli who will be backed up by Ryan Novak. Cael Krushnowski is one of the returning starters at running back with Chris Rasmus and Dylan Dando providing depth. Geno Scatena will be the fullback. Frankie Pero, and Conner Oshinski will take over at wide receiver with Nick Novak and Tim Ruby also getting time. Joey Granko was an all-star tight end last season. Isiah Rodriguez and Caden Carey could see time as well.

The offensive line has all new faces. Jake Lucarelli will be at left tackle; Jordan Rafalko at left guard; Noah Michaylo at center; Richard Rosado at right guard; Will Wozniak at right tackle. Carlos Concha, Gavin McNichols, and Tavin Brooks will provide depth up front.

Wozniak will start at defensive end with Michaylo and Rodriguez getting time. Lucarelli, Rafalko, and Rosado will be in the rotation at defensive tackle. Granko is back at linebacker with Ruby and Brooks on the oustide. Oshinski, Dando, Carey, and Scatena are also linebackers on depth chart. Krushnowski is experienced at cornerback and will be joined by Pero. Rasmus and Solfanelli will be the safeties. Nick Novak, Ryan Novak, and Savion Cupil will provide depth in the secondary.

Rodriguez returns as the place kicker and punter.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION IV
First Team Tight End – Joe Granko
Honorable Mention Kicker – Isaih Rodriguez
Honorable Linebacker – Joe Granko
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Cael Krushnowski
Honorable Mention Punter – Isaih Rodriguez

2023 Old Forge Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
1Robby SolfanelliDB, QB105'9155
3Ryan NovakDB, QB115'8150
4Chris RasmusDB, RB105'11190
5Cael KrushnowskiDB, RB115'8171
7Frankie PeroDB, WR115'10170
8Caden CareyLB, TE115'11160
10Tim RubyLB, WR126'3160
11Dylan DandoLB, RB115'9135
12Isiah RodriguezDL, TE116'3194
14Connor OshinskiLB, WR126'1160
18T.J. DiMattiaDB, QB11--
21Savion CupilDB, WR95'9120
22Nick HewittWR12--
23Nicholas NovakDB, WR125'9145
34Geno ScatenaLB, RB125'7155
52Noah MichayloDL, OL105'9195
55Gavin McNicholsDL, OL95'11170
56Jordan RafalkoDL, OL125'8170
58Tavin BrooksLB, OL126'0195
62Richard RosadoDL, OL115'10210
66Jake LucarelliDL, OL106'1235
71Carlos ConchaDL, OL125'8185
72Elijah DardenDL, OL95'11200
78Will WozniakDL, OL106'0230
88Joe GrankoLB, TE126'2225