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2022 Team Preview: Upper Merion Vikings (1)

Written by: on Saturday, August 6th, 2022. Follow David Mika on Twitter.



Head Coach: Davis Chubb

Assistant Coaches:
Don Jackson
Marquis Weeks
Gordon Davis
Brad Scioli
Joe Heffernan
Marcus Johnson
Steve Grohman
Franklin Onwubariri

Team Name: Upper Merion Vikings

2021 Record: 4-6

District: District 1

Class: AAAAA

League: Pioneer Athletic Conference – Frontier Division

Key Starters Lost:
WR/DB Alzere Thomas
RB/LB Brayden Marino
WR/DB Brad Zielinski
OL/DL Tremayne Brown
OL/DL Boubakar Jalloh
OL/DL J’Sun Hampton-Miller
RB/LB Joey Kovacic

Offensive Starters Returning: (7)
Sr. QB Zayd Etheridge 6’2 175
Sr. TE Nolan Clayton 6’5 230
Sr. WR Marcus Crittendon 6’2 170
Sr. OG Dom Cacciavillani 6’0 240
Jr. OL Elijah Davis 6’1 240
Sr. WR Qwynne Seals 5’7 165
Sr. Stephen Kraus 6’1 240

Defensive Starters Returning: (2)
Sr. DB Preston Thomas 5’10 170
Jr. DE Mike Scavello 6’1 220

Special Team Starters Returning: (2)
Jr. K Cyrus Palladino 5’8 150
Sr. P Nolan Clayton 6’5 230

Key Newcomers:
Jr. RB/OLB Yusuf Riley 5’9 175
Jr. RB/OLD Justin Besz 5’9 170

2021 Returning Player Stats:
Zayd Etheridge
77 of 136
1176 yds
8 TDs
6 INTs
48 rushes
82 yds
2 TD

Nolan Clayton
11 receptions
207 yds.
5 TDs

Cyrus Palladino
Special Teams:
22 of 25 XP
2/2 FG (31 yds., 39 yds.)
3 touchbacks

Marcus Crittendon
18 receptions
320 yds.

2022 Offensive Outlook: “Second year for our guys in our new offense. We return many key players and will continue to use our run game to open up downfield shots to be taken.”

2022 Defensive Outlook: “Consistency is key. Being in position and finishing through to the tackle.”

2022 Special Teams Outlook: “We plan to put more of an emphasis on special teams this year and again being in position on a consistent basis is key to our success.”

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