Coach: Ernest King
2017 record: 4-8
Top returners: Xavier Marsh, 6-2, 180, Sr., QB; Demarion Ford, 5-7, 180, Sr., WR; DeShawn Fitts, 5-8, 160, Sr., WR; Pernell Shoulars, 6-5, 315, Sr., OL; DeMareon James, 6-2, 260, So., DL; Te’Andre Walton, 6-0, 205, Sr., SS; Jaivon Coates, 5-10, 160, Sr., DB.
Top newcomers: Taurienne Freeman, 6-1, 215, Jr., MLB; Devon Marshall, 6-1, 170, Jr., WR; Keyshawn Lindsey, 6-1, 205, Jr., RB; Antonio Arrington, 5-9, 180, Sr., LB; Nahala Moore, 6-3, 305, So., OL.
Team strengths: “The experience and numbers in the senior class.”
Team concerns: “Team is learning its third system in three years, particularly the most recent system in a short time.”
Coach’s comment: “Our success this season will be determined by our experienced playmakers and the quick ability to learn the offensive and defensive schemes. We are hoping our non-conference schedule will help us evaluate our players as well as team play before entering the conference schedule.’’
Coach Ernets King, top returner DeMareon James