Hicks spears Colts' resurgence

Head Coach: Greg Slade

2016 Record: 3-6

Highlights: Won three of the first four games of season

Returning Starters Offense: OL Robbie Adamson, OL Seth Falley (JR), C Matt Kloxin (SR), QB Federico Harvey (SR) RB Cameron Harvey (JR), RB Sam Wise (JR), TE Tyler Kahmann (JR)

Returning Starters Defense: MLB Quinton Hicks (JR), LB Corbin Gosnell (SR) CB Anthony Queen (SR), SS Braden Haak (SR)

Coach Greg Slade knows the Colts need to improve from their 3-6 record. He said he’s impressed with the group he returns, especially junior middle linebacker Quinton Hicks. He was the leading tackler in 2016.

“He’s got a go-switch, he can run sideline to sideline,” Slade said. “And with this defense, that allows him to do that a little, too.”

Slade said he expects his quarterback Federico Harvey to impress in 2017 after a tough first year in 2016.

“Your first year as a varsity quarterback is your ups and downs,” he said. “We expect him to be pretty good for us this year.”

Harvey said most people notice his speed, but he warns not to discount his arm.

“We’re run heavy, that’s where we work and excel at, but I can throw a lot and I will more this year.”