Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk is an old-school guy. But he's not so set in his ways that he's resistences to change.
Kingsway has been a run first, second and third team for most of Barchuk's 31 years.
But this season, with talented senior Rondell Gilmore at the helm, Kingsway plans to operate from a spread offensive formation.
"This spread idea is going to help us out," Barchuk said.
The 6-2, 175-pound Gilmore should flourish in the spread. He's a top athlete who is being recruited by the likes of Penn State, Boston College, Illinois and Villanova, among many other schools.
"It's exciting," Gilmore of the switch to a spread formation.
Kingsway has a few talented receivers, especially senior Kyle Heggs. With a burly fullback in Kyle Lloyd and a hard-running back in Frank Rinaldi, the Dragons will still pound away at defenses.
But Barchuk said times change. He's committed, with a new offensive coordinator in Brian Meeney, to have Kingsway run the spread offense that has been successful at places such as Washington Township, Pennsville, Gloucester Catholic, Winslow Township and Paul VI.
Kingsway, part of the new West Jersey Football League's Royal Division, opens the season Sept. 10 at old rival Delsea.
-- Phil Anastasia