"What's exciting about it is they're very talented kids and they're willing to learn and to grab on," he said. "The seniors have done a nice job of leadership for them and you know you have a future where you're going to be pretty good again."
"The seniors got a big challenge to step up and set a good example on and off the field for the younger guys," said linebacker Deanta Crenshaw.
The Vikings open the season Friday at home against Kankakee.
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