Breakdown of Cobras’ schedule
by Derek Toney
With practice for the 2018 high school football season underway, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.
Harford Tech Cobras
2017 record: 12-1 (Class 2A state semifinalist)
2017 review: The Cobras were the area’s biggest surprise last season with an undefeated regular season and first state semifinal. Harford Tech will try for a repeat as UCBAC Susquehanna champions in 2018 with more than 30 letter winners back including all-Susquehanna performers Jalen Dangerfield (running back), Charles Brown (defenisve line) and defensive backs Laday Cooper and Jeremiah Minter.
2018 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2017): 35-57 (.380)
Toughest 2018 opponent: North East. The Indians enjoyed a turnaround in 2017, going from 0-10 to 6-4. The Cecil County school, which gave the Cobras their closest match in Susquehanna play (28-6), returns all-Cecil defenders Justin Sullivan (linebacker) and Matt Disciullo (line) and all-purpose performer Jalen Giles.
Most intriguing 2018 opponent: C. Milton Wright.T he Mustangs returned to postseason play after winning four games in 2016, and finished second in the UCBAC Chesapeake. Brent Moody, a second-team Chesapeake defensive back, highlights 20 returning letter winners for the Harford County school.
By a number: 7. Win improvement from 2016 to 2017 by Harford Tech.
Sept. 7 at Tower Hill (8-3)
Sept. 14 at Aberdeen (3-7)
Sept. 21 at Patterson Mill (3-7)
Sept. 28 vs. Bluford Drew Jemison (1-8)
Oct. 5 vs. North East (6-4)
Oct. 12 at Bohemia Manor (7-5)
Oct. 18 vs. Perryville (6-4)
Oct. 27 at Rising Sun (1-9)
Nov. 2 vs. Joppatowne (0-10)