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2018 Team Previews – Bishop McDevitt Royal Lancers (12)

Written by: on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Head Coach: Mike Watkins

Assistant Coaches:

Gene Kane
Dom Gregorio
Fred Hanes
Bruce Johnston
Deryl Bagwell
Karl Stout
Matt Hungerford
Gary Postell
Gene Faust
Sterling Williams

Team Name: Bishop McDevitt Royal Lancers

2017 Record: 5-5

2018 Schedule:

Key Starters Lost:

Nasir Pettus (OL/DL)
Giancarlo Kelly (OL)
Jared Warren (DL)

Offensive Starters Returning: (6)

Jr. QB Lonnie Rice, 6’1″ 190
So. RB Jon-Luke Peaker, 5’9″ 170
Sr. WR Jordan Drew, 6’4″ 190
Sr. FB Lawrence Richardson, 6′ 215
Jr. OL Tyrone Fowler 6’3″ 225
Sr. OL Andrew Metro, 5’9″ 230

Defensive Starters Returning: (8)

Jr. DL Tyrone Fowler, 6’3″ 225
Jr. DL Nasire Griffin, 5’11” 215
Jr. DL Hakim Dodson, 6’1″ 220
Sr. LB Richard Cotton, 6’2″ 240
Sr. LB Lawrence Richardson, 6′ 215
Sr. DB Zay Scott, 5’10” 170
So. DB Mike Price, 5’10” 165
Jr. DB Lonnie Rice, 6’1″ 190

Special Team Starters Returning: (1)

So. P Joachim McElroy, 5’8″ 170

Key Newcomers: (4)

Fr. WR Emmanuel Sia, 5’8″ 165
So. OL Dahmir Mosby, 6′ 320
Fr. DB Akrie Lilley, 5’8″ 165
Fr. OL CJ Quesada Rivera, 6′ 265

Key Stats: Key Offensive Stat: Rushed for 2,123 yds at an average of 5.9 yards per carry.
Key Defensive Stat: 13 Interceptions

2018 Offensive Outlook: We graduated 3 starters on the offensive line so we are looking hard to see who fills in there. We will not change what we want to do. We will run the football. We feel really good about our So. RB Jon-Luke Peaker. I’m confident that we have the right guys to step in and fill those spots up front. Our passing game should really open up with a healthy Jordan Drew, an experienced Lawrence Richardson, and our explosive newcomer, Emmanuel Sia. We fully expect Lonnie Rice to lead this offensive group to big things this year at the quarterback position.

2018 Defensive Outlook: We bring back 8 starters. This group will define our team this year. Tyrone Fowler did a great job last year getting pressure off the edge, our LB’s Lawrence Richardson and Richard Cotton both had really good seasons last year, and our DB’s were excellent. 13 interceptions, Zay Scott and Lonnie Rice hold it down on the back end for us. We look to continue our aggressive and physical approach in 2018.

2018 Special Teams Outlook: We will have a new Kicker in Austin Alcorn (also plays soccer at McD). We have a number of electric athletes with the ball in their hands. We have yet to determine who will be taking on the returning duties but I like the guys that we have competing for those spots.

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