Breakdown of Eagles’ 2017 schedule
With practice for 2017 high school football season underway, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.
National Academy Foundation Screamin Eagles
2016 record: 6-5 (Class 1A South Region semifinalist)
2016 review: The Eagles finished fourth in the Baltimore City Division II league. The North Caroline Street school lost to eventual South Region champ Edmondson.
2017 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2016): 34-53 (.391)
Toughest 2017 opponent: Havre de Grace. The Warriors lost to western Maryland power Fort Hill for the second straight year in the 1A state final. The Harford County school returns 16 letterwinners including all-league performers Jordan Day (wide receiver/defensive back), linemen Reggie Marks, linebacker Sean Greeley and kicker Clay Harris.
Most intriguing 2017 opponent: Reginald Lewis. The Falcons won the city Division II crown last season with a perfect regular season. Emanuel Glover takes over for Elwood Townsend (now at Woodlawn) and have 22 letterwinners set to return.
By a number: 2. Consecutive playoff appearances by NAF.
Sept. 1 at Havre de Grace (10-3)
Sept. 8 vs. Bluford Drew Jemison (3-6)
Sept. 15 vs. Northwestern (7-2)
Sept. 22 at Southwestern (3-6)
Sept. 29 at New Era Academy (3-7)
Oct. 6 vs. FAET (5-5)
Oct. 13 vs. Benjamin Franklin at New Era Academy (0-8)
Oct. 19 vs. Lake Clifton (2-7)
Oct. 27 at Carver Vo-Tech (1-8)
Nov. 3 vs. Reginald Lewis (11-1)