The Early Years: 1968-1969
The 1968 year marked the beginning of Valley View High School, and the beginning of the Spartan Football Program. Prior to 1968 "Valley View" consisted of two separate schools, the Farmersville Wildcats and the Germantown Cardinals. The two districts consolidated in 1968. The 1968 and 1969 seasons marked the beginning of the modern era at Valley View. In 1968 the Spartans had their first winning season going 5-4-1. A good showing considering it marked the first year players from different high schools would play together as a cohesive unit. The 1969 team posted a 2-7-1 record for the Spartans in their second season.
The First Full Decade: The 1970s
The 1970's marked the first full decade of Valley View High School. In fact, 1970 also marked the first year in the new High School located on Farmersville-Germantown Pike. In 1970 the Spartans posted their second winning season at 6-3-1, and came second in the Dayton Suburban League to powerhouse Dayton Jefferson. The team was lead by Roger Pankake in his first season as the new head coach. Also leading the Spartans were Quarterback Ed Michael, and Spartan greats Ed Ward, Mark Cline, Steve Cox, Fred Alvis, John Schaeffer, Larry Gillman, and Dan Johnson. The 1970 season marked the first time the Spartans won more than five games.
The 1971 Season
In 1971 the Spartans were looking to build on their recent success. Roger Pankake in his second year lead the Spartans to a new best, 7-3 record. The Spartans sole losses came at the hands of Franklin, Preble Shawnee, and perennial powerhouse Dayton Jefferson. 1971 marked the second year that the Spartans finished second in the Dayton Suburban League standings to Dayton Jefferson. Jefferson at the time was riding a 38 game winning streak when they downed the Spartans. The team was lead on offense by Charley Fore at wingback, Steve Moyer at tailback, and Dan Johnson at Fullback. Up front the Spartans were led by Ed Ward, Gary Langdon, Bob Scott, Jim Clark, and Dwight Rawlings at Offensive Line. The promising sophomore Ted Buehner started many of the games at Quarterback for the Spartans. On Defense the Spartans were lead by Bob Karacia, Chuck Gillman, Ed Boyer, and Jerry House.