Breakdown of Red Storm 2017 schedule


Teon Gardner will return at quarterback for Edmondson football. The Red Storm reached the Class 1A state semifinals last season.

With the start of practice for the 2017 high school football season approaching, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.Edmondson Red Storm

2016 record: 6-7 (Class 1A state semifinalist)

2016 review: The Red Storm overcame a 1-4 regular season close to reach the state semifinals for the first time since 200. Corey Johnson is back as coach after being relieved of his duties in December, and is set to have back one of the city league’s top signal callers in Teon Gardner.

2017 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2016) 55-52 (.514)

Toughest 2017 opponent: Mervo. The Mustangs have been the dominant force in the city league, winning the last three Division I titles. Senior quarterback Carlos Davis and running back/defensive back Rykim Lemon will anchor 35 scheduled returning letterwinners.

Most intriguing 2017 opponent: Caravel Academy. The Delaware private school reached the state Division II semifinals last season. The Buccaneers will be the second of six straight road games to start Edmondon’s regular season.

By a number: 31. Average points allowed by Edmondson in its seven losses last fall.

2017 schedule

Sept. 1 at South Carroll (4-6 in 2016)

Sept. 8 at Caravel Academy (8-4)

Sept. 15 vs. Digital Harbor at Banner Field (3-7)

Sept. 22 at John Carroll School (1-9)

Sept. 29 at City College (6-4)

Oct. 6 at Douglass (7-3)

Oct. 13 vs. Patterson (3-7)

Oct. 19 vs. Poly (5-5)

Oct. 27 vs. Dunbar (9-4)

Nov. 3 vs. Mervo (9-3)