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Team # 1 Class 4A – Imhotep Charter (12)

Written by: on Friday, August 26th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Head Coach: Mark Schmidtimhotep_a2015

Assistant Coaches: Marcus Godfrey, Devin Johnson, Bruce Wilson, Keith Kerrin, Earl Morgan, Kevin Lorris, Terrance Teachey, Wayne Allen, James Jenkins, Ernie Kovingon, Eric Richardson

Team Name: Imhotep Charter Panthers

2015 Record: 15-0

2016 Schedule:

Key Starters lost: Mike Waters, Tyliek Raynor, Naseir Upshur, Yasir Durant, Johncarlo Valentin, Shaka Toney, Isheem Young

Offensive Players Returning: (12) QB Sr. Nasir Boykin 6-1, 190; WR Sr. Aamir Brown 5-10, 185; WR Jr. Justin Harris, 5-9, 170; C Sr. Brashon McRae 6-2, 265; OT Jr. Justin Johnson 6-7, 335; OL Jr. Arick Lochetto 5-11, 245; Sr. TE Khayr Ransom 6-3, 230; WR Sr. Jeff Davis; WR/HB Sr. Dedrick Parson; RB Jr. Chris Wells 5-10, 190; RB Sr. Amir Lewis 5-9, 165; RB Sr. Isheem Young 5-11, 195

Defensive Players Returning: (6) LB Sr. Amin Black 5-11, 230; DB Sr. Jeff Davis; CB Sr. Mike Crawford 6-0, 185; CB Sr. Jamar Buckner 5-11, 160; NG Sr. Jalen Denby 6-0, 345; FS Isheem Young 5-11, 195

Special Team Starters Returning: (3) KR Sr. Aamir Brown; KR Jeff Davis; K Myles Nichalson

Key Newcomers:  RB Jr. Kristian Marche 5-10, 160; So. SS Tykee Smith 5-11, 185; QB Sr. Xavier Fountain 6-1, 165; WR So. Yusuf Terry; DT Sr. Saleem Lockett 6-3, 285; DE Omar Speights 6-1, 230; DL Jr. Zymir Cobbs 6-1, 200; OLB Jr. Kamal Harrison 6-1, 185

Key Stats: Boykin threw for 2,168 yards and 25 touchdowns.

2016 Outlook: Please let us know the keys about your team on offense, defense and special teams. What are your keys to having a successful year?

We have a lot of guys competing for positions. It’s been a good off-season.

Offense: Nasir Boykin is our leader and we need to settle in up front. We lost three D-1 lineman from last years team. We got some young guys who have shown us they are ready to play on the line this year. But we are extremely young on the line. Our center Brashon McRae is our leader on the line and will help the young players.

Boykin didn’t run much last year, but he’s really fast and will use his legs as weapons. He has a strong arm and can throw on the run. Chris Wells and Amir Lewis will lead the running attack. Isheem Young is another threat at running back.

Defense: Our strength is our secondary. Now that Isheem is back and playing his normal position, it allows Mike Crawford to play his natural corner position.

Our four linebackers are fast and can tackle. Amin Black and Rashidi Santos are a few of guys to watch. The defensive line is big and physical.

We are young but are talented and we have speed and size. We are going to line up and attack the ball.

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