Breakdown of Panthers’ 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.
2016 record: 5-6 (Class 1A East Region semifinalist)
2016 review: The Panthers rebounded from an 0-3 start to reach the 1A state playoffs. The Cecil County school has 17 letter-winners scheduled back in 2017 including all-Cecil wide receiver Billy Boyer and junior lineman Liam Johnson.
2017 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2016): 39-66 (.371)
Toughest 2017 opponent: Havre de Grace. The Warriors have reached the past two Class 1A final and last season, was tri-champ in the UCBAC Chesapeake. 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: Largo. The Lions play in the Prince George’s County league, arguably the toughest public league in Maryland. Versatile quarterback Jermaine Flowers will lead the Upper Marlboro school.
By a number: 28. Average margin in Perryville’s three-game winning streak to end regular season.
Sept. 2 at Pikesville (1-9)
Sept. 8 vs. Largo (6-4)
Sept. 15 vs. Havre de Grace (10-3)
Sept. 22 vs. Morrisville (2-9)
Sept. 29 at Rising Sun (2-8)
Oct. 6 vs. Joppatowne (3-7)
Oct. 13 at Patterson Mill (3-7)
Oct. 19 vs. Harford Tech (5-5)
Oct. 27 at North East (0-10)
Nov. 3 vs. Bohemia Manor (7-4)