Bruins hope to extend reign in Anne Arundel County

Andre Woods accounted for 12 touchdowns last fall for Broadneck. The Bruins are two-time defending Anne Arundel County champions.

With practice for the 2019 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.

Broadneck Bruins

2018 record: 10-1 (Class 4A East Region semifinalist)

Overview: The Bruins won the Anne Arundel County championship for the second straight season last fall.  The Cape St. Claire school graduated a talented class including record-breaking wideout Ethon Williams (Boston College) and linemen Caelan Shepard (Buffalo), but returns all-Anne Arundel wide receiver Andre Woods (Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 pick) and sophomore quarterback Josh Ehrlich.

Toughest 2019 opponent: Arundel. The Wildcats gave Broadneck its toughest match last regular season (61-49 Bruin victory) and finished second in the Anne Arundel standings. The Gambrills school will return arguably the league’s best player in senior quarterback Austin Slye.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: Potomac. The Wolverines from Prince George’s County have been a perennial state playoff participant (nine trips in past 10 seasons). Potomac will have arguably the state’s best wide receiver in Corey Dyches, who’s committed to Maryland.

By a number: 23. Consecutive regular season victories by Broadneck.

2019 schedule

Sept. 6 at Potomac (7-4 in 2018)

Sept. 13 vs. Old Mill (5-5)

Sept. 20 at Glen Burnie (2-8)

Sept. 27 vs. Annapolis (5-5)

Oct. 4 at Meade (3-7)

Oct. 11 vs. Chesapeake-Anne Arundel (9-4)

Oct. 18 vs. South River (7-5)

Oct. 25 vs. North County (1-9)

Nov. 1 vs. Arundel (9-2)