Bullis Preview, some great Bear Trax Pix and personal statement

(Please see a short notice at the end of this post.)

 

Bullis Preview 

The Bullis team mascot is a name clearly previously claimed by the StA team. While not its mascot name,  the RP symbol is a Bulldog, too. In times in which diversity and individuality are esteemed, it would seem to necessitate that Bullis seek a new symbol appropriate for the school.

DC SportsFan.com has established them as the #8 team in the DMV. Their only loss is to Bishop Ireton, 27-35. The Cardinals added some luster to BS’ record for up until last week this Northern Virginia team was undefeated; BI lost to theretofore winless Paul VI last week. The Bullis team has accumulated a lot of points in its eight games, scoring an average of 41 points while allowing an average of 15. The BS defense has shut out two of its opponents—IAC rival SSSA and Avalon.

The signature player for Bullis has been its senior running back, #2 Kevin Jones, 5’8”, 160 pounds. He has gained 1,782 yards in only 171 carries and scores on average every six times he touches the ball.

 

 According to WaPo, Mr. Jones has been offered a scholarship to play with the 2011 Bear Antoine Hudson at Bryant University and may be joined by 2012 Bear DB/WR Deion Wellington who holds an offer to the RI university [Note the school’s mascot is appropriately enough a Bulldog]. Kevin’s YouTube highlights are impressive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shJ2i3uOGCc) as is his 3.2 GPA listed on that site. MDHigh.com described #2 as follows:

 

Kevin Jones attacked like a man seeking vengeance, a reckless vigor pumping through his bloodstream. Carry after carry, punishing run after punishing run, the junior running back from Bullis High racked up yards at a dizzying pace. And he never once looked back. He ran right over the cynics, the nonbelievers — the coaches who said he wasn’t tall enough, fast enough or skilled enough to be a starting running back.”

It would be fatal to focus solely on the Bullis RB, because the Potomac Bulldogs have a very talented QB, who would be a FB recruit if he was not already committed to play attack for Brown. Kylor Bellistri is a 6’1”, 190# running (277yds), passing (43-86-2, 9TDs, 787 yards) and kicking (23 PATs and 1FG) multi-faceted athlete. #8 needs to be incorporated in the Bears game plan.

Nick Fields (#20, a 6’4”, 200 pound WR; a JHU LSM commit) and Devonte Williams (a 5’9”, 140 pound WR) lead the Potomac Bulldogs receiving corps with 18 and 12 catches respectively.

Shutting out two opponents and a points-against-average of 15 points suggests that they have some talent on the other side of the ball. They do have size with 22 players of 200 or more pounds. Their biggest lineman, according to Max Preps (not listed on the WaPo roster) is #78, senior Timothy Watts, 6’0” and 320 pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pos Yr Ht Wt  

2

Aaron Williams DB Jr. 5-10 165

2

Kevin Jones RB Sr. 5-8 160

3

Valshawn Williams TE Sr. 6-4 210

3

JD Dyer RB Jr. 5-7 176

4

Joe Stucky WR So. 5-5 150

4

Dondre Echols DB Sr. 5-11 170

5

Kevin Gentzel WR Sr. 6-4 171

6

Kyven Jones DB So. 5-5 130

7

Raymont Parker TE Jr. 6-1 215

7

Yusef Muhammad Fr.

8

Kylor Bellistri QB Sr. 6-1 190

9

Tavon Young DB Sr. 5-10 170

10

Antonio Washington QB Jr. 5-10 165

12

Reginald Fuller WR Jr. 6-0 175

12

Danny Copeland QB Jr. 6-1 183

14

Cameron Gulley DB Jr. 5-10 160

15

Noah Spriggs LB So. 5-10 168

15

Maurice Fisher DB Jr. 5-8 155

16

Cody Brachaw DB So. 5-10 147

17

Aaron Briggs WR So. 5-8 147

17

Davante Barrett DB Jr. 5-10 175

18

Lamonte Armstrong LB So. 6-1 200

20

Antoine Warrick LB Sr. 5-8 175

20

Nick Fisher WR Sr. 6-0 205

21

Nick Fields LB Jr. 6-4 200

21

Darby Beasley LB Sr. 5-11 175

22

Steve Attah DL So. 5-8 191

23

Devonte Williams Fr.

23

Adam Coles RB Sr. 5-9 165

24

Carl Leacock DB So. 5-11 161

25

Ronald Darby DB Sr. 5-11 180

28

D’vonn Smith RB Sr. 6-0 225

32

Tyamonee Johnson WR So. 5-11 145

33

Chris Aust LB So. 5-10 198

34

Marcus Pickens RB Jr. 6-0 220

42

Jay Cammon Jr. Fr.

44

Joshua Thorne FB Sr. 6-1 215

48

Raekwon Reese Fr.

50

Devon Howard DL Sr. 6-0 200

50

Cody Branchaw So.

51

Sam Thomas OL Sr. 5-10 238

53

Donee Franklin DL Sr. 6-0 245

53

Phil Bryant OL Jr. 5-5

54

Carl Fogg OL Jr. 6-0 225

55

Rashaad Wise DL So. 5-11 192

55

Deangelo Smith LB Jr. 6-2 235

56

Alante Warrick DL Jr. 6-1 250

56

Ben Catt So.

57

Dalane Scales DL Sr. 6-4 230

58

Daquon Grant DL Sr. 6-1 270

59

Willie Brown OL Sr. 6-1 285

63

Jack Metry OL So. 6-4 173

64

Ian Giles OL So. 6-0 220

65

Michael Brennan OL Sr. 5-11 230

71

Daniel Zolet OL Sr. 5-11 230

72

Leigh Ulica DL Sr. 6-1 251

72

Jonathan Lee DL Sr. 6-5 290

75

Justin Herron DL So. 6-4 240

78

Timothy Watts DL Sr. 6-0 320

78

Ivan Aggrey DL Sr. 5-11 224

80

Nate Lewis Fr.

81

Winton Lyle Jr.

84

Kevin Holly TE Sr. 6-2 185

SOURCE MAXPREPS.COM accessed 10/25/11

Bear Trax

Football Trax

A sequence showing Patrick Hunt (Davidson #32 [red]) executing a perfect tackle in his top defensive performance for the Wildcats:

[thanks Lori Camalier for the great pictures]

Big Ben Spiritos (#52) playing for the Dartmouth JV as a frosh here against the Middlebury Varsity ( 24-0) and later against the Williams JV 21-14.

Lax Trax

Luke Howard in the OSU scrimmage — with his old Landon #35, against #16 McBride (grad from Princeton) and Joe Sharkey (IL top freshman attackman)

 

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VERY PERSONAL STATEMENT

(please excuse this deviation from the normal tenor of the posts found here, but it is incredibly important to correct a serious misrepresentation.)

–> DCSportsFan.com (not a site which inspires much credibility) has a blog entitled “Landon Will Beat Bullis next Saturday”. Included in a stream of the sort of diatribe that gives “blogging” a bad name is a comment authored by someone purporting to be “hssportszoom” [the copyrighted name of my SBNation.com website is HS²Zoom©] and introducing the author as a “graduate and grandfather with kids at Landon”, all of which is intended to “borrow” my identity. {Note my sons went to Landon; my grandsons live in Connecticut and are in middle school there. I wish that they were Bears, but they are not.}

–> The imitator then gives an opinion that Bullis “doesn’t have much of a chance” against Landon. THIS IS A COMMENT THAT WOULD NEVER BE FOUND IN BSN OR HS²ZOOM!!!

 

–>Anyone familiar with the editorial policy of BearSportsNews and HS²Zoom would recognize, I hope, that there are no such predictions made in either of these sites. It is just neither my style nor a comment ever made in three years of posts on these two sites.

–>Having consulted with an expert in such matters, it appears that someone associated with Bullis is trying to create controversy using the identities created by BSN and HS²Zoom. I consider this most offensive.

–>The expert, who is familiar with the two sites for which I write, believes that the individual, who created the hssportszoom label and who attempted to recreate my profile, had to have been a reader of my posts to try to create the “factual” premises of his comments.

–> The expert also opined that the imitator was likely someone whose current allegiance with the school in Potomac.

–> If true, I am extremely disappointed with such behavior. Not because it hurt me, but the degree to which disingenuity was used to create controversy when the purposes of BSN and HS²Zoom have been to be nothing but positive.

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