Countdown to kickoff: Imhotep Charter

Isheem Young (right) helped Imhotep Charter go 13-1 and advance to the PIAA Class 4A state final last season. He is a Penn State recruit.

Imhotep Charter

Coach: Nick Lincoln (1st year).

Last season: 13-1 overall; advanced to the PIAA Class 4A state final before losing to Erie Cathedral Prep.

Offensive scheme: No-huddle spread.

Defensive Scheme: 4-4.

Players to watch: Isheem Young, RB-WR-DB, 5-10, 200; Tykee Smith, RB-DB, 5-11, 185; Omar Speights, TE-DE, 6-2, 240; Kristian Marche, RB, 5-11, 170; Arick Lochetto, OL, 5-11, 265; Yusef Terry, WR, 6-3, 180; Symear Williams, LB, 6-0, 205; Jalen Sutton, QB, 5-10, 175; Oshea Jackson, DL, 6-6, 240; Michael Stratham, OL, 6-5, 280; Zymir Cobbs, DL, 6-3, 240; Marlon Wescott, OL, 6-3, 300; Anthony Gordon, WR, 5-11, 170.

Quick facts: Lincoln, who came over from Penn Wood, was an Imhotep assistant under former boss Albie Crosby. … Young, a hard-hitting free safety and No. 5 recruit in the state, has committed to play at Penn State. …  The Panthers open the season on Aug. 26 at high-powered Harrisburg, which last season reached the PIAA Class 5A state final before losing to Archbishop Wood. … Jackson, a native of Jamaica who can play end or tackle on defense, played organized football for the first time last year. He is an Old Dominion recruit. …  Smith has scholarship offers from Baylor, Rutgers, Temple, and West Virginia. … Mark Schmidt, who guided the Panthers for one season before stepping down, has stayed on as the offensive line coach. … Sutton, a junior who takes over for Nasir Boykin at quarterback, played Pop Warner football for the Northwest Raiders as a freshman and sophomore. … Imhotep added Paul International (D.C.) to its schedule. The home game is set for Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. … The Panthers have posted a 66-7 record (.904 winning percentage) over the last five seasons.