Talbots coach Jacque DeMatteo begins his seventh season with hopes of returning to the WPIAL playoffs. Hampton qualified for the WPIAL playoffs after finishing in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Greater Allegheny Conference. The Talbots finished with a 4-6 record after losing to Thomas Jefferson in the first round.
Hampton's top returnee is Nick Grabowski (6-3, 215, Sr., QB/LB), who completed 89 of 197 yards for 1,368 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 184 yards on 70 carries.
"Nick has mentally and physically matured since last season," DeMatteo said. "He has a great demeanor for a quarterback. He doesn't get rattled. He also plays lacrosse."