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2021 Team Preview: Wyoming Valley West Spartans

Written by: on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Head Coach: Jack Baranski

Assistant Coaches: Paul Patara, Doug Mucha, George Simms, Jason Wall, Matt Zlotek, Ken McDaniels, Ryan Prohaska, Ryan Mahovich, Len Butczynski, Mike Blessing, Mike Kozich, Brady Davison, Jeff Zdancewicz, Vinnie Colianni

Team Name: Wyoming Valley West Spartans

2020 Record: 2-3

Stadium: Spartan Stadium

District: 2

Class: AAAAA

League: Wyoming Valley Conference, Division 1

Key Starters Lost: Dontae Rhodes, Tyler Weidman, Jonathan Stochla, Elijah Cropp, Noah Anderscavage, Darius Redguard, Sadiq Ransome-Burke, Jarrett Kasarda, Ryan Stevens

Offensive Starters Returning:
Sr. WR Conner Olisewski, 5-11, 160
Sr. OL Jaden Swainbank, 6-2, 215
Sr. OL Evan Lord, 5-10, 230
Sr. OL Mark Raskiewicz, 5-10, 200
Sr. OL Aiden Golightly, 5-11, 280
Jr. OL Jason Pearson, 6-1, 190

Defensive Starters Returning:
Sr. DL Jaden Swainbank, 6-2, 215
So. LB Isaiah Cobb, 6-2, 230
Sr. LB Josh Koval, 5-10, 182
Sr. DB Conner Olisewski, 5-11, 160
Jr. DL Jason Pearson, 6-1, 190

Special Team Starters Returning:
Jr. P Hunter Pries, 6-0, 172
Jr. LS John McLaughlin, 6-0, 197

Key Newcomers:
Sr. WR/DB Ryan Meyers, 5-11, 172
Jr. QB Luke Buss, 6-4, 226
Jr. OL/LB John McLaughlin, 6-0, 197
Jr. WR/DB Hunter Pries, 6-0, 172
Jr. RB/DB Logan Dwyer, 5-10, 183
Sr. DL Zack Tomascik, 5-9, 208
Jr. LB J’Von Gamble, 6-0, 188

2020 Returning Player Stats:

Conner Olisewski caught 6 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown.

Jaden Swainbank had 21 total tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks

Isaiah Cobb had 10 total tackles and 3 tackles for loss

Josh Koval had 48 total tackles, 5 tackles for loss and one sack

Conner Olisewski had 55 total tackles and 2 interceptions

Jason Pearson Jr. had 29 total tackles and 5 tackles for loss

2021 Offensive Outlook: With a number of returning offensive linemen, and a stable physical back, we expect to run the football and establish play-action and our passing game off of our running ability.

2021 Defensive Outlook: We will play an aggressive style of defense. We will promote playing fast and physically while playing a variety of zone coverages.

2021 Special Teams Outlook: Returning punter Hunter Pries and an open competition at kicker will highlight our special teams.

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