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2020 Team Preview: The Wyoming Valley West Spartans @wvwfootball @WVWCoachB

Written by: on Thursday, September 10th, 2020

 

Wyoming Valley West Spartans

Head Coach Jack Baranski

Assistant Coaches *
Doug Mucha,
Paul Patara,
George Simms,
Len Butczynski,
Ryan Mahovich,
Matt Zlotek,
Ken McDaniels

2019 Season Record * 3-8

2020 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

09-11 Wilkes-Barre  @ Wilkes-Barre (0-0) * 7:00 pm
09-18 Dallas  @ Dallas (0-0) Mountaineer Stadium 7:00 pm
09-25 Pittston  vs. Pittston (0-0) Spartan Stadium 7:00 pm
10-02 Berwick  @ Berwick (0-0) Crispin Field 7:00 pm
10-09 Williamsport  vs. Williamsport (0-0) * Spartan Stadium 7:00 pm
10-16 Greater Nanticoke Area  vs. Greater Nanticoke Area (0-0) Spartan Stadium 7:00 pm
10-23 Hazleton  @ Hazleton (0-0) * Harman-Geist Memorial Field 7:00 pm
10-30 Wilkes-Barre  vs. Wilkes-Barre (0-0) * Spartan Stadium 7:00 pm

Key Starters Lost *
Nate Mooney,
Brendan Woods,
Zack McDaniels,
Brandon Tirado,
Donald Messersmith,
Dylan Nastanski,

Offensive Starters Returning 
Sr. QB Donte Rhodes, 6-0, 190,
Sr. TE Jonathan Stochla, 6-1, 210
Sr. OL Noah Anderscavage, 5-9, 200
Jr. OL Mark Raskiewicz, 5-8, 180

Defensive Starters Returning 
Sr. LB Jonathan Stochla, 6-1, 210
Sr. LB Darius Redguard, 5-9, 210
Sr. DL Elijah Cropp, 6-1, 235
Jr. DB Conner Olisewski, 5-9, 150

Special Team Starters Returning
Sr. P Jonathan Stochla, 6-1, 210
Sr. KR Darius Redguard, 5-9, 210

Key Newcomers
Sr. WR/DB Tyler Weidman
Sr. WR/LB Sadiq Burke
Sr. OL/DL Jayce Sachs
Sr. RB/LB Jarrett Kasarda
Sr. WR/DB Dominic Barofski
Jr. OL/DL Jaden Swainbank
Jr. OL/DL Aiden Golightly
Jr. RB/LB Josh Koval
Jr. OL/DL Evan Lord
Jr. WR/DB Ryan Meyers
So. TE/DL Ian Leachey
So. RB/LB Landon Dietterick
Fr. RB/LB Isaiah Cobb

What does your offense need to improve on from last year? 
We need to find a level of consistency. Creating more balance in our offensive play calling will be of great benefit. A young offensive line will have to mature quickly and we expect strong leadership from Sr. QB Donte Rhodes.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year *
We need to be more effective in stopping the run and creating predictable down and distance situations. We are emphasizing playing fast and being physical. The unquestioned leader of the unit is Sr. LB Jon Stochla.

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