Titans look to build on 2018 success


New Town will look to Gerrell Johnson, who’s committed to UMASS, to make plays this season. The Titans reached the Class 2A state semifinals last year. (photo – SportsMajors)

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

New Town Titans

2018 record: 10-3 (Class 2A state semifinalist)

Overview: The Titans reached the 2A state semifinals, losing to Glenelg. The Owings Mills school may have the top player in the Baltimore County league in UMASS commit Gerrell Johnson, who also have junior defensive backs Darron and Darius Broach, senior running back Andre Stuckey, senior wide receiver Chris Maddox and senior linebacker/defensive end Nykolas Hutchinson back in the fold.

Toughest 2019 opponent: Milford Mill Academy. The Millers shared the Baltimore County Division I crown last season and is the prohibitive favorite this season in the county 2A league. Jordan Morant (running back/linebacker), a Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 pick, will anchor Milford Mill along with Khalil Scott (linebacker), Makai Booker (tight end/defensive line), Tyree Sheppard (wide receiver/defensive back) and junior quarterback Rishon Holmes.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: Eastern Tech. The Mavericks won the county Division II title before New Town defeated them in the 2A North final. Senior running back/defensive back Omar Parker and free safety Logan Reichwill lead Eastern Tech.

By a number: 9. Games last season New Town allowed a touchdown or less.

2019 schedule

Sept. 6 at Milford Mill Academy (9-2 in 2018)

Sept. 13 at Owings Mills (5-5)

Sept. 21 vs. Hereford (7-3)

Sept. 28 vs. Lansdowne (6-4)

Oct. 4 at Sparrows Point (0-10)

Oct. 12 vs. Chesapeake-Baltimore County (0-10)

Oct. 17 at Edgewood (9-2)

Oct. 26 vs. Overlea (3-6)

Nov. 1 vs. Eastern Tech (10-2) at CCBC-Essex