Coach: Chris Kinane (first year)
Impact players: QB Justin Quaye, sr.; QB Nick Rhodes, jr.; WR Matt Wingler, sr.; WR Nik Davis, sr.; WR/RB David Gibbs, sr.; WR Siddiq Shabazz, sr.; OL Lance Troxell, sr.; OL Eddy Torres, sr.; RB/LB Luciano Martinez, sr.
Biggest question: How will the Canaries respond from having their third head coach in three years?
Outlook: Allen is 1-19 over the last two seasons and appears to be in for another grim season.
Coach: Tarik Haddad (fourth year, 17-14)
Last year: 4-6 (4-5)
Impact players: QB/FS Brian Morris, sr.; WR/CB Tevrin Brandon, sr.; WR/FS Zach Glagola, sr.; WR/FS Steve Schleder, sr.; WR/LB David René, sr.; FB/LB Kevin Bencsics, sr.; OG/DT Marc Baumann, sr.; OG/DT Brandon Lally, sr.; OT/DE Matt Sonon, sr.; OT/DT Josh Haag, sr.; OG/LB Chad Billy, sr; FB/LB Peter Rivera, jr.; WR/FS John Oliver, jr.; TB/CB Darrius Webb, jr.; WR/CB Joe Connell, jr.; OT/DT Sam Trunzo, jr.
Biggest question: Can the Golden Hawks mount an effective running game without experienced linemen and the departed Eddie Mateo, last season's LVC rushing leader who transferred to Freedom?
Outlook: Golden Hawks may lack experience in the trenches but they will still be formidable and have a speedy wideout in Brandon, who will keep secondaries on constant alert. A 3A district playoff appearance is possible if the Hawks can beat Liberty a third straight year, upset Freedom or Easton and, of course, beat all the teams they're better than on paper.
Coach: Harold Fairclough (third year, 8-11)
Last year: 5-6 (5-4)
Impact players: FS/WR Adam Schweyer, sr.; OL/ILB Omar Collaso, sr.; OL/DL Garrett Bisbing, sr.; RB/LB Jamie Airoldi, sr.; C Eric Schwartz, jr.; TE/LB Shane McNeely, so.; RB/LB Jared Pitts, so.
Biggest question: Will the Vikings, victimized by big plays throughout last season, manage to have enough energy to contend to the final whistle of tough games?
Outlook: Vikings will be gritty again but lost too much talent and muscle from last year and may struggle to post a winning season.
Lehigh Valley Conference Team Capsules
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