The tides are changing for the Vikings at Northeast High.
Former Largo assistant Jeremy Frioud takes over a program that finished 1-9 last season. Frioud's vivacious coaching style and ability to motivate his players should lead to an immediate turnaround of play and attitude for Northeast.
The challenge for the first year head coach will be getting the young players comprising of his roster to play above their experience. Frioud knows the key to turning around the Vikings program is by picking up wins in a tough district.
Right off the bat, Northeast will open up with a challenge against the head coach's former team, Largo August 29. The Packers won't be able to expect the usual looking Vikings, who now run the hurry up offense.
Out of the slim group of returning starters, senior Devin Bowers is expected to be the work horse out of the backfield for the Vikings.
While on defense, seniors Randy Johnson and Anthony Crandon are expected to lead the way.