Breakdown of Eagles’ schedule
With practice for the 2018 high school football season a few weeks away, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.
Bohemia Manor Eagles
2017 record: 7-5 (Class 1A East Region finalist)
2017 review: The Eagles ended a streak of four straight first-round losses with a trip to the 1A East final (lost to Havre de Grace). The Cecil County school will have one of the UCBAC Chesapeake’s most versatile players in junior tight end/linebacker Jake Harris highlighting 19 returning letter winners.
2018 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2017): 54-54 (.500)
Toughest 2018 opponent: Harford Tech. The Cobras enjoyed their finest season in 2017, reaching the Class 2A state semifinals. The Bel Air school, which won the UCBAC Susquehanna last fall, returns all-Harford County performers Jalen Dangerfield (running back/linebacker), linebacker Charles Brown and quarterback Laday Cooper.
Most intriguing 2018 opponent: Elkton. The Elks have dominated Cecil County teams the past three seasons (Bohemia Manor was last Cecil team to beat Elkton in 2014). Elkton returns a relatively young roster, led by junior linebackers Tashawn Watters and Darnell Coursey.
By a number: 6. Consecutive playoff appearances by Bohemia Manor.
Aug. 31 vs. Elkton (8-3)
Sept. 7 vs. Winters Mill (5-5)
Sept. 14 at C. Milton Wright (7-5)
Sept. 21 at Rising Sun (1-9)
Sept. 28 vs. Joppatowne (0-10)
Oct. 5 at Patterson Mill (3-7)
Oct. 12 vs. Harford Tech (12-1)
Oct. 19 at North East (6-4)
Oct. 27 at Delaware County (PA) Christian (6-6)
Nov. 2 vs. Perryville (6-4)