Red Storm hoping to strike in 2019

Barry Jones will be among the returnees for Edmondson in 2019. The Red Storm went 8-3 last season.

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.

Edmondson Red Storm

2018 record: 8-3 (Class 2A North Region semifinalist)

Overview: The Red Storm reached the 2A North Region playoffs last season, losing to New Town in the opening round. The Baltimore City school will be led by seniors Daniel Frink (running back/linebacker), defensive back Xavier Johnson, wide receiver/defensive back Barry Jones and running back Joseph Bright.

Toughest 2019 opponent: Dunbar. The Poets won the Baltimore City Division I title last season. The Orleans Street school returns one of the city’s top players in senior running back/defensive end Deon Crews-Harris along with tight end/defensive end Joshua Carr and junior quarterback Derrick Dunn.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: Mervo. The Mustangs reached their first state semifinal (Class 4A) last season after finishing second to Dunbar in Division I. Senior quarterback Kelin Kimbrough will lead the Mustangs, who’ve been either first or second in Division I the past five seasons.

By a number: 3. Consecutive losses by Edmondson after an 8-0 start last season.

2019 schedule

Sept. 6 vs. Digital Harbor (1-9 in 2018) at Banner Field

Sept. 13 at Patterson (5-5)

Sept. 20 vs. Douglass (5-6)

Sept. 27 vs. Poly (2-8)

Oct. 4 vs. Mervo (10-2)

Oct. 11 at New Era Academy (5-4)

Oct. 18 at City College (3-7)

Oct. 25 vs. Dunbar (11-1)

Nov. 1 vs. Southwestern (0-9)