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Team History

Playoff Appearances: 5
Finals Appearances: 1
Sectional Titles: 0
Playoff Record: 2-5 (.285)

Staff

Head Coach: Steve Down (1st year as coach)
2017 Record: 0-10
Assistants: Adam Coleman, Bill Panfile, Joseph Down, John Loggie, Bobby Sedlock, Mike Devore & Brian McGuiness

Players

Franchise Player: Senior R.J. Mehr (QB)
Hottest Selling Jersey: #42 Senior Jeremy Kayhart (RB/LB)
All Everything Watch: Senior Ryan Coulther (WR/DB)
Under the Radar: Junior Colin Andriolla (RB/LB)
Lives in the Weight Room: Junior Jon Parisi (TE/DE)
Could Play in Any Era: Senior Justin Meador (OL/DL)

Five Key Points

1. The Vikings will be bringing the beef up front with guys like Justin Meador (5-11, 235), Sean Gleason (5-11, 225) and JT Doyle (6-4, 245).  Pound for pound, they’ll have one of the biggest fronts of any team in their conference.
2.   Having those big boys will help QB RJ Mehr relax in the pocket.  With receiving targets like Jadon, Mutz, Jon Parisi, Ryan Coulther and Joe Carosella, the Vikings could really stretch the field on opponents.
3.  A player that is going to give opposing defenses the biggest problem is runningback Jeremy Kayhart (5-10, 215).  He’s has deceiving feet which helps him sidestep linebackers.  But he’s built like a fullback so when he lowers his shoulder, it typically is trouble for whoever is trying to tackle him.
4.  New head coach Steve Down cut his teeth at Newton where he saw the program develop from a struggling squad all the way to a 12-0 state championship superpower.  He’s got the energy and know-how of what it takes to bring success to a program.  Viking camp had a great vibe all summer with Down at the helm.
5.  With opponents hyper-focused on other teams in the conference like High Point, Montville, Sparta and Jefferson, the Vikings will surely bite them if they are over-looked.  This team is built for now and there is no reason they can’t be in contention come November.

Schedule

Date/Opponent/Location
08-31 @ Kittatinny Kittatinny HS
09-07 West Milford Vernon HS
09-14 Morris Hills Vernon HS
09-22 @ Hackettstown Hackettstown HS
09-28 High Point Vernon HS
10-05 @ Sparta Sparta HS
10-12 @ Jefferson Jefferson HS
10-19 @ Mendham Mendham HS
10-26 Montville Vernon HS

Roster

Number Name Class Height Weight Position
2 Zac Waschek 10 5’9 155 QB/S
4 Joe Hagedorn 10 5’8 165 WR/CB
5 RJ Mehr* 12 6’0 185 QB/CB
6 Ryan Coulther 12 5’9 165 WR/S
8 Joe Carosella 11 6’0 175 WR/LB
9 John Kowalski 9 6’1 165 QB/WR/S
12 Matt Tavares 9 5’8 155 WR/S
15 Peter Parigi 11 5’11 165 K/WR/CB
16 Nick Gomes 10 5’11 155 WR/DE
20 Justin Bell 9 5’8 155 RB/S
21 Kyle Mcquillan 12 5’7 155 WR/CB
22 Colin Andriolla 11 5’9 185 RB/LB
23 Aden Moskovitz 10 5’8 155 RB/CB
24 John Rosado 10 5’8 165 RB/S
26 Mike McCafferty 9 5’6 155 WR/CB
32 Brandon Nolte 9 5’6 165 FB/LB
34 Andrew Lama 10 5’8 165 RB/CB
42 Jeremy Kayhart* 12 5’10 215 RB/LB
48 Jon Parisi 11 6’1 190 TE/DE
50 Robert Baumann 10 5’9 165 OL/LB
53 Reese Stormes 11 5’9 200 OL/DL
55 Chris Schnabel 10 5’11 200 OL/DL
58 J.T. Doyle 12 6’4 245 OL/DL
59 Shane Saunier 9 5’10 205 OL/DL
60 Kevin Coulther 9 6’2 205 OL/DL
61 Liam Wheaton 11 5’11 215 OL/DL
64 Logan Leggour 9 5’7 150 OL/DL
65 Sean Gleason 12 5’11 225 OL/DL
66 Travis Arciewski 11 6’0 265 OL/DL
76 Justin Meador* 12 5’11 235 OL/DL
79 Chris Halpin 12 6’2 265 OL/DL
80 Dylan Nosti 9 5’8 155 WR/S
81 Travis Schneider 12 6’1 170 WR/CB
84 Noah Previglian 10 5’11 165 WR/LB
85 Jadon Mutz 12 6’0 165 WR/CB
88 Justin Simone 9 5’7 155 WR/CB
89 Jeremiah Carafallo 9 5’8 155 WR/CB
CJ Huber 11 5’7 155 WR/S
Devin O’Leary 11 5’10 200 OL/DL
Matt Caraballo 12 5’7 165 WR/S
Michael Gonzalez 12 6’1 200 OL/DL
James Nieves 11 6’4 230 OL/DL

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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