DEPEW, N.Y.-There are many reasons for Nichols to optimistic about the upcoming football season. The Vikings finished 2-5 in 2013 but Colin Brinson’s team returns 9 starters on offense and 8 on the defense. Brinson told Two On Your Side’s Stu Boyar at the Ad Pro Kensington Lions All Star game at Depew High School “I’m expecting us to take it to another level this year I’m hoping than we were last year. We weren’t always firing on all cylinders last year.”
Brinson is excited to have second leading rusher Mercy Cox-Hicks returning. “I think he’s another guy who was in second or third gear last year and maybe we can get him into overdrive this year. I think we have pretty good speed on both sides of the ball, a little weak on size but we’ve got some tough kids that’ll make up for that.”
Brinson is counting on getting leadership from two players who will be starting for their fourth year. Fullback and linebacker Kenny Williams and quarterback and linebacker Steve Glinski.
Nichols is an independent school and their biggest rival is Charles Finney from Rochester another independent school. The rivals play for the I-90 Cup. Nichols won it last year and gets to keep the cup at Nichols unless they lose to Finney this year.