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2017 Team Preview – Wyoming Valley West Spartans (2)

Written by: on Monday, August 21st, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Pat Keating

Assistant Coaches:

Ted Jackson
Ted Jackson Jr.
Doug Mucha
Ryan Mahovich
George Simms
Josh Brody
Paul Patara

Team Name:
Wyoming Valley West Spartans

2016 Record: 8-3

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Sean Judge
Aaron Austin
Brydon Rukstalis
Nick Mooney
Jake Shemo

Offensive Starters Returning: (8)

Sr OT Chris Bleich 6-6 320
Sr OT Dom Alunni 6-5-330
Sr OG Brandon Steidinger 6-0 275
Jr C Connor Mikovitch 6’0 220
Sr TE Dylan Jockel 6-1 220
Sr RB Zach Davies 5-11 195
Jr WR Darrian Tyson 6-0 170
Sr WR Jake Blaski 6-0 170

Defensive Starters Returning: (7)

Soph DE Sammy Solomon 6-3 280
Sr DT Chris Bleich 6-6 320
Sr DT Cortes Adams 6-3 270
Sr DE Dylan Jockel 6-1 220
Sr LB Zach Davies 5-11 195
Sr LB Sean Mikovitch 5-11 195
Jr CB Darrian Tyson 6-0 170

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Sr K Jake Gurtis 5-8 150

Key Newcomers: (1)

Sr QB Rob Dwyer

2017 Offensive Outlook: We have a new QB to take over this year, but have a number of returning starters in key areas which should be able to take some pressure off of him. Hopefully returning most of our guys back up front will help us play a more physical style than we did in 2016.

2017 Defensive Outlook: Our defensive line returns as does both of our ILB’s. We should hopefully be able to control the line of scrimmage and apply pressure to opposing QB’s. If we do that we can be successful.

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Jake Gurtis returns for his 3rd year as our starting Kicker. If healthy he should be a great weapon for us.


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One Response to “2017 Team Preview – Wyoming Valley West Spartans (2)”

  1. Rollie Ciffo says:

    Bleich and even moreso Solomon are premier D1 talent. WVW should challenge, heck, they and Williamsport have to be the favorites in the WVC in District 2 amongst the larger schools.

    One word of advice. Don’t let the coaches in charge of the beverages for the teams coolers at practice! 😉

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