Randy Spencer Aaron Crossley Anthony VanAuken

TEAM: Wyoming Area Warriors

COLORS: Green, Gold & White

COACH: Randy Spencer, 16th Season (98-69)

PIAA: Class 4A

2023 CONFERENCE: WVC Division 2

2022 RECORD: 5-6 (5-1 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 45-13

STADIUM: Jake Sobeski Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 7

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 9

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro/Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 5-2

2023 PREVIEW

It’s a rarity for Wyoming Area to have a losing season which happened in 2022, but they were still strong in the conference last season with a second place finish. However, the expectations are for the Warriors to be better in their non-league games and challenge for the title once again. An experienced roster  gives them a chance to accomplish that in 2023.

The running game was successful last year and that will be the focus with Lehigh recruit Aaron Crossley returning for his senior season. He rushed for 2,115 yards which was third in District 2 last season. Luke Barhight will return at fullback. Michael Crane, Lidge Kellum, and Trustin Johnson could see carries at running back while Josh Mruk, Matt Rutkoski, and Nick Scalzo will provide depth at fullback. Quarterback is still up for grabs with Anthony Delucca, Brady Jones, Damien Lefkoski, and Luke Kopetchny all in consideration. Kevin Wiedl and Skyler Pierce are returning starters at wide receiver. Gage Speece, Jacob Morgan, and Ryan Jones could see time there as well. James Hizynski and Ben Gravine rae the tight ends.

The offensive line returns three starters: Jacob Gustitus at left guard, Anthony VanAuken at right guard and Chase DeSanto at right tackle. Jaden Jones, Cody Meade, and Sam Rau will compete for the left tackle spot and Noah Everett, Andrew Steinberger, and John Turner at center.

The defense is very experienced. Hizynski is back at defensive end with Barhight now on the other side. DeSanto and Gustitus are returning inside and VanAuken, Meade, and Rau in the rotation inside. Crane is back at outside linebacker and Crossley and Rutkoski are experienced at inside backer. Pierce, Mruk, and Kellum will provide depth. Speece and Lefkoski return as the starting cornerbacks with Jones and  Kopetchny providing depth. Wiedl is back at safety with Morgan, Johnson, and Jones in consideration for the other spots.

The special teams are strong with John Turner back at punter and Liam Burke as the place kicker. Speece will handle kickoffs. Barhight is the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH SPENCER: This year’s team returns many talented players that gained valuable experience last year as underclassmen. Leadership and our competitive commitment will determine our success.

RETURNING WVC Division 2 ALL-STARS
First Team Running Back – Aaron Crossley
First Team Linebacker – Aaron Crossley
Second Team Offensive Line – Anthony VanAuken
Second Team Defensive Back – Michael Crane
Second Team Punter – John Turner
Honorable Mention Kicker – Liam Burke

WVC Division 2 Offense Player of the Year
Aaron Crossley

2023 Wyoming Area Roster

#PlayerPosition2023 GradeHeightWeight
0Trustin JohnsonRB105'9165
1Anthony DeLuccaQB116'0160
2Lidge KellumRB115'10160
3Jacob MorganWR115'9165
4Kevin WiedlWR115'10170
5Aaron CrossleyRB125'11210
6Paul LaNunziataRB125'8150
7Damian LefkoskiQB115'8150
8Luke KopetchnyQB96'0155
10Braydon CrossleyRB126'0190
11James HizynskiWR126'2200
12Gage SpeeceWR115'7150
15Brady JonesQB115'9170
16Ryan JonesRB115'10155
17Skyler PierceWR126'3175
20Aidan AllardyceRB105'8170
21Josh MrukRB106'1215
22Donovan MillerRB105'11175
23Michael CraneRB115'10185
25Nick ScalzoWR125'8160
26Oliver BolinWR115'8150
28Jamari YatesRB105'8150
30Jacob KrulickRB125'7185
33Savino SabatiniRB115'11205
35Matthew RutkoskiRB115'8185
36Rocco SianiRB105'8175
38Liam BurkeK125'6130
42Bill MeccaWR115'8170
44Luke BarhightFB125'11200
45Ben GravineTE106'0195
47Dominic VenetzWR115'9140
50Nick LittleOL106'0235
53Sam RauOL126'0240
54Caden ReynoldsOL105'9210
56John TurnerOL115'9200
57Chase DesantoOL116'4270
59Nick KryeskiOL116'2280
60Jaden JonesOL126'1295
62Ricky RowlesOL105'8185
63Jacob GustitusOL126'2250
66Noah EverrettOL116'0250
68Andrew SteinbergerOL116'0225
70Tyler LaNunziataOL106'3255
71Cody MeadeOL116'2220
73Max GetzieOL106'3260
75Nathanael ObrzutOL116'2275
76Anthony VanAukenOL126'0270
77Tyler ReynoldsOL115'9280
79Niko NapkoraOL126'0270
80John ChiampiWR125'8140
92Paul PanekTE116'1195
99Adison YankovichK125'7120