Mavericks look to contend in Baltimore County

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.

Eastern Tech Mavericks

2018 record: 10-2 (Class 2A North Region finalist)

Overview: The Mavericks won the Baltimore County Division II title before losing to New Town in the 2A North final. Senior running back/defensive back Omar Parker will lead Eastern Tech.

Toughest 2019 opponent: Milford Mill Academy. The Millers shared the Baltimore County Division I title with Franklin and Dundalk last season. Jordan Morant (running back/linebacker), Khalil Scott (linebacker) and junior quarterback Rishon Holmes will lead Milford Mill.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: New Town. The Titans ended Eastern Tech’s season in the 2A North final. The Owings Mills school returns several key pieces in Darron and Darius Broach (defensive backs) and wide receiver Gerrell Johnson.

By a number: 5. Eastern Tech’s games last season decided by 7 points or less.

2019 schedule

Sept. 6 vs. Owings Mills (5-5 in 2018) at CCBC-Essex

Sept. 14 at Chesapeake-Baltimore County (0-10)

Sept. 20 at Milford Mill Academy (9-2)

Oct. 4 at Northeast (7-4)

Oct. 11 vs. Sparrows Point (0-10) at CCBC-Essex

Oct. 18 at Lansdowne (6-4)

Oct. 25 at Hereford (7-3)

Nov. 1 vs. New Town (10-3) at CCBC-Essex