Football Friday Preview: Northside Vikings
Northside Vikings Head Coach: Burt Torrence (7th year) Last year's record/playoff result: 14-1, won Division 3 state championship over James Monroe Starters Back: 6 on offense, 6 on defense Key Players (with position(s)): Austin Fisher, WR/DB (U of Charleston and VMI prospect), Chance Hall, OT/DT (Tennessee), Boogie Basham, DE, Jacob Plaster LB/OL Game(s) to circle on the calendar: Sept. 19th - at Salem, Oct. 17th - vs. Lord Botetourt Click this link to see Northside's schedule: CLICK HERE Summary: Coach Torrence says the Vikings will once again be the Vikings in the sense that the team is built around its defense. Beyond that Northside will have a different look on offense as the very explosive QB Dom Dunnaville has moved onto college and is replaced with junior Josh Hardister. Hardister is the younger brother of Adam Hardister who captured many of the school's quarterback records during the era just prior to Dunnaville's two years as starter (records that Dunnaville, for the most part, beat out). Northside's offensive line will again come into the season expected to move around their opponents allowing for a new generation of running backs to make a name for themselves. Torrence is confident the team is just as strong as last year and expects to make a strong run at a repeat state title.