EDGYTIM.com previews the 2017 St. Laurence Vikingshere. For more in depth preseason coverage including state wide team coverage along with daily recruiting news and updates, make sure to subscribe to the EDGY Nation today.
School: St. Laurence
Conference: Chicago Catholic White
Team Twitter: @fb_Vikings
Head Coach: Harold Blackmon
Assistant Coaches: Steve Nye (Defensive Coordinator) Jason Scurlock (Offensive Line) Corey Flagg (Running Backs) Tom Kocher (Defensive Line) Chris Muhammad (Defensive Backs)
2016 results: 9-4 (2-1 CCL White Conference). The Vikings made the Class 6A state playoff field and defeated Richards, Crete-Monee and Lemont before losing to SHG in the 6A state semifinals.
2017 St. Laurence Vikings schedule
Week 1: vs Benet Academy
Week 2: @ Immaculate Conception
Week 3: vs Bishop Macnamara
Week 4: vs St. Rita
Week 5: vs Hope Academy
Week 6:@ Leo
Week 7: vs Marmion
Week 8: vs Aurora Christian
Week 9: @ St. Ignatius
Returning Offensive Starters
WR: Alex Saunders (5'9, 170)
OL: Brendan Cavanaugh (6'2, 280)
Returning Defensive Starters
CB: Donte Bronson (5'11, 170)
DE: Eddie Pierson (6'1, 215)
DE: Sean Lange (5'10, 195)
LB: Adam Andrews (6'0, 200)
LB: Ryan Harrison (5'7, 185)
S: Demari Valentine (5'7, 180)
S: Damion Stewart (5'7, 170)
Newcomers to Watch
QB: Devon Rembis
WR/DB: Kendell Spearment
WR: Matt Hamer
OL/DL: Jerry Carey
2017 St. Laurence Vikings summer Camp/7on7 plans
Either Notre Dame or Northern Illinois
Top Impact Player for St. Laurence in 2017? Senior DB Donte Bronson is one of several starters back on the Vikings defense in 2017. Broncos has good size and speed and I would not be shocked to see Bronson wind up never leaving the field in 2017 for the Vikes.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? Can the Vikings reload on offense? With just two starters back on offense St. Laurence will need to find some answers on offense especially in the offensive skills department..
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 St. Laurence Vikings?
The Vikings had a terrific 2016 season and was a breakout year in many regards. While the 2017 team has some big question marks this summer, the overall talent level has remained pretty strong for the Vikings over the past 4-5 seasons. If the inexperienced offense can come around sooner rather than later, look for St. Laurence to be another tough team in the Northern part of the 6A field in 2017.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the St. Laurence Vikings? 6-3/5-4