The Colts have struggled in coach Niel Loebig's first two seasons. They had a 1-8 overall record in 2013 and a 2-7 mark last season, finishing near the bottom of the Parkway Conference both years.
"This is my third year, and this senior class has been with me three years," Loebig said. "We made strides last year, but it didn't show in the win column. We took a step forward and want to continue making strides this year. We only lost four players who contributed last year, so we have a large group of kids who either started or saw some time in the starting lineup."
The top returnee is quarterback Jake Collins (6-2, 185, Sr., QB), who completed 51 of 108 passes for 741 yards while rushing for 567 yards on 119 carries.
"Jake is very athletic and very mobile," said Loebig, who played quarterback at South Fayette and Duquesne University. "He has taken a leadership role and worked very hard in the offseason to get ready for his senior year. He will surprise a lot of people this year."