Dunbar, Mervo set to battle again for supremacy; team previews, storylines


2021 BALTIMORE CITY FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Defending champion: Mervo (2019)
Longest tenured coach: James Monroe, Lake Clifton (26th season)
Longest winning streak: none
Top player: Devin Roche, Athlete, Dunbar
Team to beat: Mervo – The Mustangs, winners of 11 straight City league decisions, get the slight nod. Senior running back Kyle Nelson and Kylish Hicks (wide receiver/defensive back) are veteran holders from the 2019 3A state semifinalists. Mervo’s lone regular season obstacle should be Dunbar, and both should undefeated when they meet in the regular season finale Halloween weekend.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BAYHAWKS
202o record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
 


CARVER VO-TECH BEARS
Coach: Trevor Walker
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
Players to watch: Pierre Amaung, Junior, Offensive/Defensive line, 6-2, 292; Cory Ardery, Junior, Wide receiver/Cornerback, 6-1, 175; Tyler Bailey, Sr., Offensive/Defensive line, 6-0, 410; Tyzhan Curtis, Sr., Offensive/Defensive line, 6-6, 330; Demetrius Dukes, Sr., Fullback/Linebacker, 5-10, 220; Daejaun Ferguson, Jr., Fullback/Linebacker, 5-10, 195; Allen Hill, Jr., Quarterback/Free safety, 6-3, 195; Tyshawn Gaines, Fr., Running back/Strong safety/Linebacker, 5-11, 185; Tamauri Minor, Sr., Offensive/Defensive line, 6-3, 320; Kaleel Scott, Sr., Tight end/Linebacker, 6-3, 195; Tyshuwn White, So., Running back/Strong safety, 5-9, 180; Robert Woods, Jr., Athlete, 5-9, 180
Storyline: With substantial line size, Carver could make some noise in Division II.



DIGITAL HARBOR RAMS

2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)
 


DOUGLASS DUCKS
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
 


DUNBAR POETS
Coach: Lawrence Smith (15th season)
202o record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)
Players to watch: Donte Lee, Sr., Wide receiver, 6-3, 195; Devin Roche, Jr., Athlete, 5-9, 180
Storyline: With talented roster led by Roche (scholarship offer from Maryland), Poets look to regain Baltimore City Division I crown and return to Class 1A state final.


EDMONDSON RED STORM
Coach: Corey Johnson (9th season)
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)


FOREST PARK FORESTERS
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
 


LAKE CLIFTON LAKERS
Coach: James Monroe (26th season)
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)


NATIONAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION EAGLES
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
 


NEW ERA ACADEMY JAGUARS
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
 


PATTERSON CLIPPERS
202o record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)
 


POLY ENGINEERS
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)
 


REGINALD LEWIS FALCONS
Coach: Emanuel Glover (5th season)
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: II (click link for schedule)
Players to watch: Jameil Moore, Jr., Running back/Linebacker, 5-9, 195; Kolbe Sharpe, Sr., Athlete, 5-7, 155; Chase Willis, Sr., Offensive guard/Defensive tackle, 5-9, 325
Storyline: The Falcons may have the edge in Division I with eight returners on offense and defense.


SOUTHWESTERN SABRES
2020 record: Did not play
2021 Division alignment: I (click link for schedule)