Kingsburg (CA)

Nickname: Vikings
Colors: Green/Gold
Coach: Dave Steele
League: Central Sequoia
Section: Central
Playoff Division: 4
Playoff Division Rank: #3
CA Bowl Division: South 2 (not yet official)
CA Bowl Division Rank: #87

Returning Offensive Starters: 4
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2007 JV Record: 9-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: yes

2007 Final Power Rating: 13.9
2007 National Rank: #4364
2007 State Rank: #317
Off-Season Rating Adjustment: -0.5
2008 Starting Power Rating: 13.4
2008 National Rank: #4409
2008 State Rank: #315
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2007 Rating): 0.9
Dynasty National Rank: #7226
2008 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 12.5
Dynasty Record: 24-31 [26-29 on the field] (12-16 in league)

2007 Overall Record: 9-2
2007 League Record/Finish: 4-1 (2nd)
2007 Points For Average: 27
2007 Points Against Average: 17.3
2007 Differential: +9.7
2007 Wins: #3096 Washington Union (Fresno) (20-13), #5535 Coalinga (35-22), #5983 Exeter (26-22), #7368 Dos Palos (34-7), #7668 Selma (28-14), #8027 Caruthers (35-6), #8251 Kerman (31-14), #8551 Immanuel (Reedley) (23-13), #10442 Sierra (Tollhouse) (41-20)
2007 Losses: #4043 Dinuba (33-0), #5983 Exeter (26-24)
2007 Opponents W-L: 66-62
Winning Streak Entering 2008 Season: none

2008 Schedule: 9/12 Dos Palos, 9/19 Washington Union (Fresno), 9/26 at Sierra (Tollhouse), 10/3 vs Immanuel (Reedley), 10/10 at Coalinga, 10/17 Dinuba, 10/24 Central Valley Christian (Visalia), 10/31 at Kerman, 11/7 at Exeter, 11/14 Selma
Highest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Washington Union (Fresno) (11.2), Exeter (9.4), Dinuba (8.8)
Lowest-Rated 2008 Regular Season Opponents: Sierra (Tollhouse) (-5.1), Immanuel (Reedley) (-2.8), Dos Palos (-2.3)
2007 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 4.2 (4.7 overall)
2008 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 3.5
2008 vs. 2007 Schedule Strength Comparison: -0.7
2008 Projected Regular Season Record: 8-2
2008 Projected League Finish: 1st
2008 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 14%
Opener: 9/12 Dos Palos [projection: 28-14 win]

Outlook: Those close to the Kingburg Vikings think this season has lots of potential for success. The Vikings will play in a new 7,000-seat stadium with all-weather turf. "Expectations among the players, coaches, and community is high for this group. We have been very successful on the junior varsity level these last two years, and last year's varsity team went 9 - 2, so the opportunity for us is there." said first year Coach Dave Steele. Steele told us quite a bit about his outstanding players. Chris Musselman is very versatile athlete RB/TE/SS/LB who has good speed and is a very intense player. Tyler Bray started as a sophomore QB last season; he has a good arm, and he reads the field well. Wade Jackson OG/ILB is a third year varsity player and team leader who has a great nose to the ball. Jason Linman TE/DE has good range, and he is a pass rusher who is tough to block at the DE position. The Vikings' offense is very balanced with good athletic ability. They also have good team speed on defense. The team is undersized on offense and on defensive line; they are young in general. "Our league and section will be extremely tough," commented Coach Steele, "so it will take a lot of hard work to succeed. (It's an) exciting time at KHS, with the new coaching changes, uniforms, league addition and stadium."