Breakdown of Bayhawks’ schedule

Damein Coleman was a consensus all-Baltimore County defensive back for Chesapeake football last year. The Bayhawks won the Baltimore County Division II title.

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.

Chesapeake-Baltimore County Bayhawks

2017 record: 8-3 (Class 1A South Region semifinalist)

2017 review: The Bayhawks won the Baltimore County Division II title and reached for the first time sine 2011. Damein Coleman, a consensus all-league defensive back, senior quarterback Daniel Meredith and senior linemen Lance Askins, are among the key returning letter winners in 2018.

2018 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2017): 36-65 (.356)

Toughest 2018 opponent: Overlea. The Falcons reached the Class 1A South Region playoffs and tied for second in behind Chesapeake-Baltimore County in Division II. Overlea will have back one of the league’s top players in senior cornerback/athlete Jairus Cannon.

Most intriguing 2018 opponent: Hereford. The Bulls handed Chesapeake-Baltimore its only league loss, and reached the 2A North Region final last fall. Seniors Josh Aribamu (running back) and linemen James Crane, Sean Roeper, Zach Barnard and Jack Marshall are among the returnees in 2018.

By a number: 4. Chesapeake games decided by six or points less last season.

2018 schedule

Aug. 30 at Kenwood (4-6)

Sept. 8 vs. New Town (5-5)

Sept. 14 at Loch Raven (1-8)

Sept. 22 vs. Owings Mills (0-10)

Sept. 28 at Overlea (7-4)

Oct. 7 at Towson (3-7)

Oct. 13 vs. Eastern Tech (5-5)

Oct. 19 at Randallstown (4-6)

Oct. 27 vs. Western Tech (3-7)

Nov. 2 at Hereford (8-4)