It's a season of change at Quaker Valley, as the Quakers move to a different conference and replace a handful of star players who were instrumental in the team's success the past few years.
After spending the previous seven seasons in the Century Conference, Quaker Valley has shifted back to the Midwestern Conference. The Quakers will no longer have to deal with two-time defending WPIAL and PIAA champion South Fayette, but it doesn't get any easier considering they're now in the same conference with the likes of Aliquippa and Beaver Falls.
The Quakers went 8-3 in 2013 — they lost to Aliquippa in the WPIAL quarterfinals — and 5-4 in 2014, but many of the standouts on those teams — Dane Jackson, Chris Conlan, Tre'won Marshall and Aaron Cunningham, in particular — graduated this past spring. Jackson now plays at Pitt and Conlan at William & Mary. Marshall led the Quakers in rushing last season, and Conlan, Marshall and Cunningham were the top three receivers.