High School Highlights

Fall football preview: Westover

15 01Keyshown Lindsey WestCoach: Ernest King

2018 record: 4-7

Top returners: Keyshown Lindsey, 6-1, 210, Sr., RB; Taurienne Freeman, 6-2, 220, Sr., MLB; Zavion Whitehead, 6-2, 185, Sr., WR; Devon Marshall, 6-0, 175, Sr., WR; Gabe Henry, 5-8, 160, Jr., WR; Brandon Henry, 5-9, 175, Sr., DB.

Top newcomers: Remington Workman, 6-0, 200, So., OLB; Isiah Barber, 6-1, 250, Sr., DL; Kamaree Boyens, 6-1, 170, Sr., DB.

Team strengths: “Our strengths are our number of kids we have returning with playing experience. Our kids have had more 21 days to learn the system before the season starts.”

Team concerns: “One of the concerns is the experience of the young players’ success in key positions. Another concern is the depth at each position.’’

Pictured from top to bottom: Keyshown Lindsey, Taurienne Freeman

15 02Taurienne Freeman

Fall football preview: Seventy-First

14 01Kore Prentice ColesFall football preview: Seventy-First

Coach: Duran McLaurin

2018 record: 11-4

Top returners: Kore’ Prentice-Coles, 5-9, 170, Sr., WR/DB; Jermaine Johnson, 5-9, 170, Sr., WR/DB; Ezra Brown, 5-10, 165, Sr., DB; Jamarious Simmons, 5-10, 175, Sr., QB/DB; Russell Hewitt, 5-10, 275, Sr., DL/OL; Isaac Jackson, 5-10, 285, Sr., DL/OL; Jashawn Owens, 5-11, 230, Sr., LB/TE; Twan Anderson, 6-1, 195, So., DL/TE; Tylon Shropshire, 5-10, 285, So., DL; Anthony Osbourne, 5-8, 180, Sr., RB; Jalen Moore, 6-2, 185, Sr., DB.

Top newcomers: Jamari Stallion, 5-9, 165, So., WR; Trevon Bolden, 6-2, 175, Jr., WR; Jaelon Macdonald, 5-9, 263, Jr., OL; Julius Riley, 5-9, 155, So., WR; Donovan Wright, 5-11, 170, Jr., RB; Christopher Ferguson, 5-7, 135, Jr., DB; Marquis Smith, 5-9, 263, Jr., FB; Jaysiah Leach, 6-0, 280, Jr., OL.

Team strengths: “The team will be extremely physical. The team is returning productive players."

14 02Ezra Brown

 Pictured: Kore’ Prentice-Coles, Ezra Brown

 

Fall football preview: Douglas Byrd

22 01 Sabeon Campbell Douglas ByrdCoach: Mike Paroli

2018 record: 4-7

Top returners: Arden Billington, 6-0, 215, Sr., C; Zion Cameron, 6-3, 250, Sr., DL; Sabeon Campbell, 5-6, 155, Sr., RB; Jon Carroll, 6-1, 160, Sr., QB; Jajuan Boykin, 6-0, 195, Jr., DB; Zyon McEachin, 6-2, 270, Jr., OL.

Top newcomers: Alton Simmons, 5-6, 155, So., RB; Carmello Wesley, 5-10, 160, So., QB.

Team strengths: “Although few in number, our veterans are doing a great job of being leaders. We have the potential to have quality skill players on both sides of the ball.’’

Team concerns: “We will have a large number of freshmen and sophomores starting. We have very little 

22 02 Zion Cameron Douglas Byrddepth on the offensive and defensive lines.’’

Pictured from top to bottom: Sabeon Campbell, Zion Cameron

 

 

 

Preseason coaches and media polls

13 FOOTBALL COACHES

 

Here are the preseason coaches and media polls from the Patriot Athletic Conference and the Sandhills Athletic Conference. First-place votes received by each team are listed in parentheses on all polls:

 

Patriot Athletic Conference

Coaches 

1. Pine Forest (4)

2. South View (2)

3. Terry Sanford (2)

4. Cape Fear 

5. Westover (1)

6. Gray’s Creek

7. Douglas Byrd

8. Overhills

9. E.E. Smith

Media

1. Terry Sanford (3)

2. Pine Forest (2)

3. South View (1)

4. Cape Fear

5. Gray’s Creek

6. Westover, Douglas Byrd

8. E.E. Smith

9. Overhills

Sandhills Athletic Conference

Coaches

1. Richmond Senior (6)

2. Scotland (2)

3. Seventy-First

4. Pinecrest

5. Jack Britt

6. Hoke County, Lumberton

8. Purnell Swett

Media

1. Richmond Senior (6)

2. Scotland (4)

3. Seventy-First

4. Pinecrest

5. Jack Britt

6. Hoke County

7. Purnell Swett

8. Lumberton

 

L-R: Brian Randolph, Jack Britt; David Lovette, Gray's Creek; Bruce McClelland, Terry Sanford; Mike Paroli, Douglas Byrd; Ernest King, Westover; Jacob Thomas, Cape Fear; Duran McLaurin, Seventy-First; Deron Donald, E.E. Smith; Bill Sochovka, Pine Forest; Chris McGee, Overhills. 
 
Not pictured: Rodney Brewington, South View. 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall football preview: Terry Sanford

21 01 Jackson Deaver Terry SanfordCoach: Bruce McClelland

2018 record: 10-4

Top returners: Elijah Morris, 6-1, 270, Sr., DL; Jackson Deaver, 5-11, 226, Sr., LB; Saquan Smith, 5-11, 196, Jr., S; Roscoe Blue, 6-3, 316, Sr., OL; Jacob Knight, 6-0, 172, Sr., QB; Maurice Jones, 5-10, 181, Sr., DB; Tyquan Hayes, 6-0, 173, Sr., DB; Dorian Clark, 6-0, 190, Sr., RB; Chad McDonald, 5-10, 163, Sr., S; Ezemdi Udoh, 6-5, 242, Sr., TE/DE.

Top newcomers: Jre Jackson, 5-9, 160, Fr., RB; Jaquan Sheppard, 5-9, 242, Jr., DL; Tyson Leak, 5-10, 262, Jr., OL; Yates Johnson, 6-5, 190, Sr., WR; Jarvis Higgins, 6-2, 226, Jr., DE; 21 02 Roscoe Blue Terry SanfordCooper Barco, 5-10, 163, Sr., WR; McKenneth Kirkman, 5-10, 268, Jr., DL; Hayden Honeycutt, 6-0, 271, Jr., OL; Israel Reuben, 5-9, 163, Sr., WR; Max Hall, 6-1, 172, Jr., LB.

Team strengths: “Running game, with Dorian Clark in his fourth year on the varsity. Also defensive line and defensive backs. Having Ezemdi Udoh as a blocker and pass receiver is huge. Stopping the run with an experienced defensive line will be our strength.’’

Team concerns: “We are replacing four on the offensive line and Leonard Mosley, our leading receiver and our other top three wide receiver positions. We’ll have to spread the ball around.’’

 

Pictured from top to bottom: Jackson Deaver, Roscoe Blue

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