Coach: Adam Hastings, fourth season at PD (53-40 overall)
2017 Record: 9-3, 2-2 in CISAA
Returning Starters: Offense, 7; Defense, 5
The Chargers’ nine wins last year were the most in a season since 2005. With a roster oozing with Division I talent and superstars at nearly every spot, hopes are high and a return to the championship game is nearly expected. Can they live up to the hype? We will see.
Cody Cater threw for 2,200 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. Reports are he’s much improved and he’s got multiple weapons to help him light up the scoreboard.
Junior Porter Rooks has over 20 high Division I offers and is the top wideout. Carter Dowling is a sure-handed guy at the other spot. Jesiah Davis and Thomas Flynn will see plenty of action, too.
Nickel Fields rushed for over 1,000 yards as a freshman last year, and he’s a threat in the passing game, as well. He already boasts a Syracuse offer.
Jacolbe Cowan has more than 25 high Division I offers. Cowan is the No. 3-rated end in the nation by at least one service, but he is also a force at tight end. Baker Olin and newcomer Kedric Bingley-Jones will spell him in different packages.
N.C. State commit Ikem Ekwonu joins four-year starter Hudson Reynolds, Tucker Danon and Matthew Laub up front.
Cowan is a dominant defensive end and starts alongside Bingley-Jones. Reynolds, Zach Lohavichan, Marc Magno, Laub and Ekwonu will be inside.
Notre Dame commit Osita Ekwonu mans the middle with Ben Joyner, Travis Jensen, Giorgio Antonacci, Hasaan Howard and Spencer Wood all expected to contribute.
Fields and Rooks start at corner with Nick Stotts, Harrison Lanier and Bo Schneider in the mix.
Davis and Flynn are the safeties.
William Wallace is the new kicker. Rooks and Fields will handle all the return duties.