Coach: Kyle Adkins (first year).
Last year: 12-2 overall, 5-1 Catholic League.
Offensive starters returning: 5.
Defensive starters returning: 7.
Players to watch: Connor Bishop, OL-DL; Jack Colyar, QB; Brett Gross, OL-LB; Luke Stengel, OL-DL, 6-4, 260; Jake Ross, WR-DB; Chris Blackstone, RB; Brad Otto, WR-DB; Kevin Otto, WR-DB, Bill Cook, TE-DE; George Mazzacano, LB; Dylan Urbanowski, LB; Sean McHugh, TE-DE; Colin Murt, FB-LB; Joe Wade, DB-OLB; Ryan DeVirgilis, RB-DB; Charlie Minninger, OL-DL, 6-1, 200.
Quick facts. Adkins was the Vikings’ defensive coordinator the last two seasons. The 24-year-old was a defensive back and linebacker at Wood (class of 2012) and a defensive back at Ursinus. … The Vikings beat District 7’s Gateway, 49-14, for the PIAA’s Class 5A championship. It was the program’s fifth straight title. … Bishop (6-3, 255) has committed to play at Army. … Bishop will be joined up front on offense by Gross (6-0, 225), and Stengel (6-4, 260). … Chris Blackstone is expected to take over for Nasir Peoples, now at Virginia Tech, as the go-to ballcarrier. … Colyar, who has committed to play baseball at Duke, is in his third year as a starter. The 6-3, 205-pounder threw for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns last year.