(WCSC) - 2018 3A Previews
Bishop England Battling Bishops
Head coach: John Cantey (11th season)
2017 Record: 8-4
Returning Starters: 2
Key Newcomers: James Busche (OL, Sr.), Will Daniel (QB, So.), Sawyer Thompson (DB, Jr.), Jarren McCoy (S/RB, Jr.), Michael Long (RB/OLB, So.), Charlie Michel (DB/RB, Jr.)
Outlook: This is a unique situation for Bishop England this year: they've only got two starters coming back. "It's a brand new start for us," head coach John Cantey remarked. "We're going to have some growing pains." The Bishops graduated 22 seniors last year, several of whom saw success on multiple fields. One of those was quarterback Leo Albano who's now a preferred walk-on at Notre Dame.
Head coach: David Morbitzer (1st season)
2017 Record: 4-8
Returning Starters: 10-11 approximately
Newcomers: Gale Ball (RB, Sr.), Tyree Drayton (NG, Jr.)
Outlook: There's a new leader for the Hawks program. David Morbitzer is taking over as head coach after Charlie Patterson left. "We want to set a foundation," states Morbitzer. "We want to be a dominant program, getting everything in order. We've been really trying to rebuild the work ethic." The Hawks will be turning to senior Gale Ball to tote the rock after star athlete Quincy Mitchell graduated and moved on to the track program at the University of Cincinnati.
Academic Magnet Raptors
Head coach: Steve Kamp (2nd season)
2017 Record: 3-6
Top Returners: Steven Schlosser (RB, Sr.), Jack Patterson (LB, Jr.), Will Jordan (QB, Jr.)