Cougars hoping to make history again
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.
Chesapeake-Anne Arundel Cougars
2018 record: 9-4 (Class 3A state semifinalist)
Overview: The Cougars made their first state semifinal last year, losing to Frederick County’s Linganore. The Anne Arundel County school graduated a huge senior class, but rising seniors Alonzo Wilkes (wide receiver) and Marcus Neal (defensive back) will try to keep the momentum intact.
Toughest 2019 opponent: Broadneck. 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.
Most intriguing 2019 opponent: Arundel. The Wildcats victory) and finished second in the Anne Arundel standings last season. The Gambrills school will return arguably the league’s best player in senior quarterback Austin Slye.
By a number: 4. Winning seasons for Chesapeake-AA under coach Rob Elliott, who was a player on the first winning season in Chesapeake history in 1985.
Sept. 6 vs. Largo (3-7 in 2018)
Sept. 13 at Randallstown (5-5)
Sept. 20 vs. Severna Park (5-5)
Sept. 28 at St. Paul’s School (6-3)
Oct. 4 vs. Arundel (9-2)
Oct. 11 at Broadneck (10-1)
Oct. 18 vs. Southern (0-10)
Oct. 25 vs. Meade (4-6)
Nov. 1 at Northeast (7-4)