McKeesport graduated its top five rushers from last season, but veteran coach George Smith, in his second stint at his alma mater, has a new crop of athletes to plug into his vaunted flexbone offense that led the Tigers to an undefeated regular season last year.
Gone are the likes of Mikell Moore (1,029 rushing yards), David Queen (676 yards), Allen Wright (445 yards), Carlos Hudson (263 yards) and Reggie Smith (228 yards), but the Tigers' cupboard isn't bereft of talent.
Senior TyWann Smith (6-0, 160) and junior Tymar Sutton (5-11, 195) will split quarterback duties. Khaleke Hudson (6-1, 215), a heavily recruited junior, will play fullback and wingback. Junior Mark Cromerdie (5-9, 141) will play halfback.