2015 Team Preview – Wyoming Valley West (2)
Team Name: Wyoming Valley West Spartans
2014 Record: 8-3
Key Starters Lost: Brady Davison QB (East Stroudsburg); JerMichael Bunch WR/DB (U of Buffalo for Track); Jared Kozich OL/DL (Susquehanna); Jeremy Kozich LB (Susquehanna); Ian Ultsh K/P (Lock Haven)
Offensive Starters Returning: (8) Sean Judge RB, Bill Davison FB, Devon Weidman WR, LJ Wesneski TE/WR, Chris Reese TE, Chris Bleich OL, Jason Wall OL, Kris Wolfe OL
Defensive Starters Returning: (6) LJ Wesneski DE, Chris Reese DE, Bill Davison ILB, Sean Judge DB, Devon Weidman DB, Jake Shemo DB
Key Newcomers: Aaron Austin QB Jr.; Jake Shemo WR/DB Jr.; Josh Sokoloski LB Sr.; Chris Melovitz RB/DB Jr.; Brydon Rukstalis OL/DL Jr.
D1 (FBS & FCS) Prospects: LJ Wesneski TE/DE Sr.; Bill Davison FB/LB Sr.; Chris Reese TE/DE Sr.; Chris Bleich OL So
Key Stats: 2015 can mark 20 consecutive years at WVW on non-losing seasons
2015 Outlook: Jr. QB Aaron Austin will take over at QB for WVW in 2015 looking to keep the streak going for successful QB’s (Eugene Lewis PSU; Mike Baur Lehigh; Brady Davison ESU).
Luckily for him he won’t have to put the team on his shoulders as WVW returns almost the rest of their skill players from last year. Multiple year starters of Wesneski, Weidman, Judge, Reese, and Davison have helped them average over 35 PPG the last two seasons, and with 3 starters returning up front they should be able to score points.
Defensively WVW will be big up front returning Reese and Wesneski and Bill Davison will be back to lead the LB core, however, the rest of the LB core will be new starters. The secondary returns from last years’ group.
Overall the offense should be able to put points on the board as long as Austin plays smart and limits mistakes. Defensively everything hinges on the LB core coming together as the front end and back end should be solid.
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