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Coach: John Elwell, first year

 

2007 record: 2-7 (2-4 Northeast)

 

Returning letterwinners: 15

 

Returning starters: Five offense, four defense

 

Top players: RB Kerwynn Williams (Sr.); FB Malcom Wilks (Sr.); OT Charles Huang (Sr.); DT Suki Wilks (Sr.); WR Mitchelle Deas (Jr.)

 

Top newcomers: MLB Oscar Flores (Jr.): DB Michael Smith (Jr.)

 

Key losses: QB Rigo Sosa; DT Andres Rengal; SS Shawn Williams; OLB Kahri Marshall

 

Base offense: Two-back

 

Base defense: 4-3

 

Outlook: Speed will be the strength for the Vikings, who return All-Northeast League running back Williams.

 

“Kerwynn is looking strong,” Elwell said. “He’s leading the team in practice by example. He’s a hard-working kid, and we expect a lot out of him.”

 

Elwell said there’s some excitement at practice because of the new system, but he said the players still have plenty to learn.

 

Though the Vikings won just two games last season, one was against Sunrise Region champ Las Vegas , so the potential is there for the team to compete for the league title.

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