Head Coach: Ronnie CrumpLast Year’s record: 5-5 Returning Offensive starters: 6Returning defensive starters: 9Likely toughest opponent: SuitlandOffensive strengths: Running gameOffensive weaknesses: InexperienceDefensive strengths: Experience, secondaryDefensive weaknesses: Playing zone coverage Offensive outlook: Potomac likes to pound the ball on the ground on offense, so putting the ball in the hands of Kesean Strong will be essential […]
Head Coach: Ronnie Crump
Last Year’s record: 5-5
Returning Offensive starters: 6
Returning defensive starters: 9
Likely toughest opponent: Suitland
Offensive weaknesses: Inexperience
Defensive strengths: Experience, secondary
Defensive weaknesses: Playing zone coverage
Offensive outlook: Potomac likes to pound the ball on the ground on offense, so putting the ball in the hands of Kesean Strong will be essential for the team’s success, according to head coach Ronnie Crump. Strong has the ability to score from anywhere on the field. The team will also depend heavily on Tayon Fleet-Davis, a running back who racked up the yardage with the junior varsity team last year.
Defensive outlook: Potomac is loaded on defense with nine starters coming back. Led by defensive back David Rose, Crump expects the secondary to help shut opposing offenses down. The Wolverines run multiple styles of defense, but Crump said he wants to use more zone coverage this season so they are not always playing man to man.
Special teams: Potomac has one of the better returners in the county in Kesean Strong ran back three kickoffs and three punts for touchdowns last season. The addition of Jeffery King, who moved back into Prince George’s County from Damascus High School, will be punting and kicking for them.
Coach’s comments: “We can go two or three deep at the linebacker core. You might see anything this year.”
Scouting report: Potomac is coming off a .500 season, but looks to challenge for the playoffs this year. Offensively, Potomac is going to rely on the ground game to keep the ball out of the opposition’s hands and churn down the clock. With Kesean Strong and Tayon Fleet-Davis handling the carries, the running attack should be successful. However, the Wolverines’s calling card will be its defense, which has plenty of athleticism in the back seven. Look for Potomac to play a field position game to try and win games by playing defense.
Breakaway potential: Potomac has the potential to be very good and should challenge for a playoff spot. The Wolverines have a tough schedule with Suitland, Frederick Douglass and Gwynn Park all within a five week span, but if they can hold their own against at least two of those opponents, they’ve got a shot to be one of the better teams in their conference. The schedule eases down the stretch with games against Central, Fairmont Heights and Crossland.