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2017 Team Preview – Upper Merion Vikings (1)

Written by: on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Victor Brown

Assistant Coaches:

Ed Helenski
Frank Karkoska
Mike Fabrizio
Don Jackson
Davis Chubb
Brad Scioli
Nick Rotondo

Team Name: Upper Merion Vikings

2016 Record: 3-9

2017 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Botros Barsoum, WR
J P Batten, QB
Max Dalton, DB
Jared Skidds, DB
Jake McGrath, LB
Amir Borghaei, OT
Kenny Lukasavage, DL
Jared Skidds, DB
Kyle Smith, DL
Anthony Shepperd, DL
Zach Desanto, RB

Offensive Starters Returning: (5)

Sr. Center, Nico Palumbo
Sr. Running Back, Tyrese Leach
Sr. Wide Receiver, Kyle Thornton
Jr. Tackle, Will Fisher
Jr. Guard, Sam Ghanayem

Defensive Starters Returning: (2)

Sr. Safety, David Brown
Jr. Linebacker, Mark Picariello

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

Sr. Long Snapper, Kyle Thornton

Key Newcomers: (5)

Jr. Athlete, Zaire Savage
Soph. Corner, Amir Savage
Soph. Corner, Ty Lobban
Soph. Wide Receiver, Ahmad Stone
Jr. Linebacker, Kevin Janilet

2017 Offensive Outlook: Offensive keys:
1. Stay healthy
2. Develop the quality of depth at all positions
3. Establish the run game
4. Spread the ball around in the passing game
5. Protect the football-keep turnovers to a minimum
6. Play with discipline-minimize penalties

2017 Defensive Outlook: Defensive keys:
1. Stay healthy
2. Develop the quality of depth at all positions
3. Stop the run
4. Become better tacklers
5. Play with discipline-minimize penalties
6. Create turnovers

2017 Special Teams Outlook: Special teams keys
1. Put our offense and defense in good field position
2. Make big plays to swing and maintain momentum.


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