Bear 2016 Football Preview

Reports of a similar nature for cross-country, soccer and water polo are beyond the competence of BSN. No knowledge of the right research resources for those sports.

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High Point (0-10) is coming off a winless 2015 campaign, but there should be signs of improvement this fall with 14 starters returning. Two-way linemen Ibrahim Kanu and Jaylen Williams could be impact players in the trenches.

Landon 2015 win 42-6


Whitman (4-6) brings back the core of its offense in senior quarterback Matt Clayton, along with senior running backs Gunnar Morton and Mason Robinson, all of whom play in the secondary. . . .

Landon 2015 win 48-26


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2015 loss 14-19


Riverdale Baptist enters the season loaded with eight players with Division I scholarship offers. Speedster Tariq Castro-Fields is a threat on both sides of the ball and has racked up offers from a host of ACC and Big Ten schools. At quarterback, Dion Golatt, a transfer from Annapolis Area Christian, takes over for his senior season.

On defense, 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman Marcus Coleman has emerged as the Crusaders’ defensive and emotional leader. The West Virginia commit transferred from Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy before his senior season.

After finishing 6-4 last season, the Crusaders will again be tested by a schedule that features, WCAC, IAC, MIAA and Prince George’s County public school opponents. .

RBS has lost  to McNamara 27-40 in 2016

2015 loss 7-28


Bethesda-Chevy Chase hired Coach Christian Pope after a 3-7 season

2015 win 30-14


Stephen’s/St. Agnes (5-5) is looking to build on an encouraging 2015 campaign behind talented defensive end Ryan Thaxton, a Virginia commit, and contend for a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association title at the end of the season.

2015 loss 0-31


Episcopal (6-1-1)

The Maroon finished in a three-way tie atop the IAC a year ago and the same three schools should duke it out for the league title again this year. Episcopal, however, could be poised to break through thanks to the steady stream of Canadian transplants that have arrived at the Alexandria boarding school since fifth-year Coach Panos Voulgaris took over. Defensive lineman Luiji Vilain, a Michigan recruit, and defensive back Jonathan Sutherland, a Penn State commit, will make it tough to score on the Maroon again this year. On offense, the addition of former Bishop Ireton tailback Perris Jones (1,545 rushing yards in 2015) and the return of senior offensive linemen Chris Fournier and Grant Neagli should add up to another powerful attack on the ground. How dual-threat quarterback Seth Agwunobi performs with another year of seasoning could determine just how successful Episcopal will be.

2015 loss 10-17


Georgetown Prep returns 14 starters from a team that emerged as one of the hardest hitting groups in the area and nearly captured the outright IAC title last year. The Little Hoyas will again rely on a ground-heavy attack led by tailback Owen Wright and a stout defense featuring returning all-league selections in linebacker Rob Saylor, safety TJ Dozier and defensive lineman Bryant Boswell. . . .

2015 loss 7-35


Bullis, coming off three-straight seasons in which it won at least a share of the IAC title, will have to overcome the loss of All-Met quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. (Ohio State). But the addition of former John Carroll running back Devin Darrington via transfer makes the Bulldogs dangerous. Depth was an issue last year, but offensive linemen Derrick Tangelo (Duke) and Aiden Brown (Virginia Tech) and wide receiver/defensive back Damani Neal (Duke) are back to ensure these Bulldogs are formidable once again. .

2015 loss 10-21


St. Albans (1-7) hopes to bounce back with 15 returning starters, including the senior wide receiver/linebacker tandem of Dakota Foster and Charles Snowden, who is also a potential Division I basketball recruit.

2015 win 42-14


WaPo Review of the Bears

Landon (4-6) has reason for optimism due to its relative youth, and the development of two-way players like sophomores Jalen Williams and Jelani Machen may dictate if the Bears can get back above .500 this year. Wide receiver Jack Porter and offensive lineman Maanik Lal will support junior quarterback John Geppert, who will also play safety. Junior lacrosse standout Joey Epstein will line up at linebacker and fullback.


Opponent Players listed on WaPo Recruit watch



Castro-Fields, Tariq

Riverdale Baptist 2017 ATH offers Towson, Marshall, Toledo, Rutgers, Temple, Syracuse, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Boston College, Washington State, North Carolina, N.C. State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Alabama, Nebraska
Coleman, Marcus Riverdale Baptist 2017 DL oral West Virginia
Darrisaw, Christian Riverdale Baptist 2017 OL offer Morgan State
Golatt, Dion Riverdale Baptist 2017 QB offers Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Morgan State


Johnson, Zion Riverdale Baptist 2017 OL offer Davidson
Washington, Carlos Riverdale Baptist 2017 RB offer Hampton


Sonekan, Taheeb St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes 2016 DE/OLB oral Pennsylvania






Sutherland, Jonathan Episcopal 2017 DB   oral Penn State
Vilain, Luiji Episcopal 2017 DE   offers Minnesota, Penn State, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Virginia, Wisconsin



Neal, Damani Bullis 2017 SS/WR HM, 2014 offers Rutgers, Stanford, North Carolina, West Virginia, Syracuse, Maryland, Penn State, Iowa, Northwestern, Virginia, Duke, Vanderbilt
Brown, Aiden Bullis 2017 OL   oral Virginia Tech
Tangelo, Derrick Bullis 2017 OT offer Towson
Hammond, Deion Calvert 2017 RB/SS offers Mount St. Mary’s, Tennessee State, High Point


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