on the line in front of him.
“I’m excited,” Harding said. “I’ll probably get to yell at them a little more than the other line.”
“We’re a little bit younger, got a lot of new guys that are going to be starting this year,” Coleman said. “We’re returning two guys on defense and I guess four on offense, so we’re definitely going to have a lot of turnover. But our jayvee had a good year last year. I think they were 7-3, so there are a lot of kids coming up that are going to get opportunities.”
Easton High assistant coach Pat McGlinchey, quarterback Mason Ledford, and linebacker Carter Taylor represented the Warriors.
“Skill-wise we are returning a lot of veterans,” McGlinchey said. “We’re going to be very proficient with them. The offensive line is the question mark because most of them have graduated, especially with our offense being a spread attack. We’re a very fast-paced, moving offense, and without a good offensive line it’s usually three-and-out. We don’t want to go three-and-out.”
“We’re just going to have to get rid of the ball quicker,” Ledford said. “We’re going to have to run crisp routes,
have no lackadaisical plays, take no plays off, definitely do what we’re told to do every down, every play — just put that together and put points on the board.”
Easton will likely run a 5-3 defense. The only returning starter on the defensive line is senior end Justin Fenwick.
“We need to know our assignments earlier,” Taylor said. “We started off slow on defense last year and it hurt us. But I think if we start off Week 1 with a good defense we’ll carry it through to the end.”
Easton went 7-3 last season, just missed the playoffs, losing the three games by a total of 14 points. The Warriors were nipped by North Caroline, 49-48, in the season-opener.
Kent County, the defending Class 1A East Region champion, went 7-5 last season. The Trojans relied heavily on the versatile talents of Marcquan Greene, the Bayside Offensive Player of the Year, who signed to play for Wesley (Del.) College this season.
Candidates to fill the void include a pair of quarterbacks, sophomore Peyton Taylor and freshman Thomas Goldsborough.
“Marcquan last year as a quarterback took a lot of carries,” said Kent County head