Warriors seek another postseason run in 2019


Brandon Rabbitt will lead Havre de Grace’s offense in 2019. The Warriors reached the Class 1A state semifinals last season.

With practice for the 2019 high school football season a few days away, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.

Havre de Grace Warriors

2018 record: 9-2 (Class 1A state semifinalist)

Overview: The Warriors reached the 1A state final four for the fourth straight season in 2018, losing to eventual state champ Fort Hill from Western Maryland. Senior Brandon Rabbitt is set to assume quarterback duties with Tanner Thompson (line), Tom Meehan (wide receiver/defensive back) and Savion Johnson (running back/linebacker) also returning.

Toughest 2019 opponent: Edgewood. The Rams won the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference Chesapeake title last season (defeated Havre de Grace, 44-14) before losing in the 3A North semifinals. Senior Keyon Brown (wide receiver/defensive back) and junior linebacker Mason Putney will be Edgewood’s main threats.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: Elkton. The Elks put up 50 points in a regular season victory over Havre de Grace en route to the 2A state semifinals in 2018. The Cecil County will have back its backfield of quarterback Nolan Null (31 touchdown passes in 2018) and running back Tayshawn Watters (11 rushing TDs) along with seniors Trevin Young and Mike Vass (wide receiver/defensive back) and junior linebacker Frank Turner.

By a number: 4. Consecutive 10-plus win seasons by Havre de Grace.

2019 schedule

Sept. 6 at Perryville (7-5 in 2018)

Sept. 13 vs. C. Milton Wright (4-6)

Sept. 20 vs. Bel Air (5-4)

Sept. 27 at Elkton (10-3)

Oct. 4 at Edgewood (9-2)

Oct. 11 vs. North Harford (3-7)

Oct. 17 at Aberdeen (3-7)

Oct. 25 vs. Harford Tech (9-2)

Nov. 1 at Century (6-5)