2016 record: 3-8 | Coach: Brian Randolph
Top returners: C.J. Davis, 5-10, 153, Sr., WR; Preston Wise, 6-1, 253, Sr., OL; Brennan Shortridge, 5-11, 172, Jr., QB; Cornell Raynor, 5-10, 175, Jr., RB; Jaden O’Leary, 6-0, 200, Sr., TE; Virginyle Monroe, 6-0, 272, Jr., DL; Malcolm Faulkner, 5-11, 170, Sr., LB; Jaleel Johnson, 5-1, 160, Sr., DB; Mike Harris, 5-9, 206, Sr., LB; Christian Davis, 5-7, 142, Sr., DB.
Top newcomers: Barry Elliott, 5-10, 151, Sr., WR; Malik Graddy, 5-8, 150, Sr., WR/DB; Marcus Sanders-Johnson, 5-6, 200, Sr., OL/DL; Jeremiah Hamilton, 5-9, 260, Sr., OL; Chancellor Johnson, 5-10, 158, Jr., RB; Corey Simmons, 6-1, 236, Sr., OL; Nico Perofeta, 6-0, 240, Jr., DL; Donta McGregor, 5-6, 157, Sr., DB; Michael Matthews, 6-0, 233, Jr., LB; Erik Martinez, 5-9, 185, Jr., LB.
Team strengths: “We will have great depth at our skill positions. This season there will be several guys on the team that received a significant number of reps as sophomores. The experience they gained will be the core foundation of our team.’’
Team concerns: “Our returning senior class will be very small, only six returning senior starters from the 2016 season. We also lack depth at the offensive and defensive line positions. Several young players will have the opportunity to perform early and often.’’
Coach’s comment: “The players and coaches have worked extremely hard in the offseason and are motivated to improve upon the 2016 football season. Jack Britt has built a tradition of being one of the top programs in the region, and we intend on continuing that tradition. We want to put out a product that Jack Britt, the parents and the community at large can be proud of.’’
PHOTO: Top returner Virginyle Monroe