Breaking down the Patriots 2017 schedule


Chad McCormick has guided Old Mill football to back-to-back Anne Arundel County titles. The Patriots have won 10 or more games the last four seasons.

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.

Old Mill Patriots

2016 record: 10-1 (Class 4A East Region semifinalist/Anne Arundel County champion)

2016 review: The Patriots won their second straight Anne Arundel league title. The Millersville school has 25 letterwinners back, including all-county linebacker Aaron Dawson.

2017 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2016): 59-47 (.555)

Toughest 2017 opponent: Annapolis. The Panthers advanced to their first state semifinal since 2000 last fall. The Riva Road school (No. 5 in final VSN Top 20 poll in 2016) graduated the league’s best player in Cameron Hough, but will have Dayshawn Womack and Omar’od White, both all-league first team picks in 2016, leading the charge this fall.

Most intriguing 2017 opponent: Broadneck. The Bruins ended Old Mill’s season in the 4A East semifinals. The Cape St. Claire school returns one of the area’s best wide receivers in junior Ethon Williams, headlining nearly 40 scheduled returning letterwinners.

By a number: 29. Consecutive victories in Anne Arundel County play.

2017 schedule

Sept. 1 at North Point (10-1)

Sept. 8 at Annapolis (11-2)

Sept. 15 vs. Meade (6-4)

Sept. 22 at Severna Park (5-5)

Sept. 28 vs. North County (5-5)

Oct. 6 vs. Broadneck (8-4)

Oct. 13 at Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (2-8)

Oct. 20 vs. Glen Burnie (4-6)

Oct. 27 at Arundel (7-3)

Nov. 3 at South River (1-9)