Breakdown of Lakers’ 2017 schedule


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Josh Pugh will be among the returning letter-winners for Boys’ Latin football in 2017. The Lakers reached the MIAA B Conference final last fall.

With the start of practice for the 2017 high school football season approaching, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.

Boys’ Latin School Lakers

2016 record: 7-4 (MIAA B Conference finalist)

2016 review: The Lakers reached the MIAA B final, losing to St. Vincent Pallotti. Twenty-four letterwinners are projected to return in 2017 including defensive back/wide receiver Rashawn Evans, one of the state’s Top 35 seniors by Rivals.com.

2017 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2016): 53-50 (.515)

Toughest 2017 opponent: St. Vincent Pallotti. The Panthers dominated Boys’ Latin twice last season, the latter in the MIAA B final. The Laurel school graduated all-league performers Jarrett and James Patterson (Buffalo) and Cameron Sullivan-Brown (Penn State), but quarterback Nasir Edmond returns along with junior defensive end/linebacker Coziah Izzard and running back Blake Corum, who both have several Division I verbal offers.

Most intriguing 2017 opponent: Loyola Blakefield. The Dons will have a new coach (Anthony Zehyoue) and offensive scheme as they look to compete in the MIAA A Conference. Quarterback Will Koras and all-league defensive tackle Evan Boozer, a Temple University commit, will lead the Towson school.

By a number: 5. Number of teams (Archbishop Curley, Century, Loyola, Severn School and St. Paul’s School) with new coaches Boys’ Latin play this fall.

2017 schedule

Sept. 1 vs. Loyola Blakefield (5-6 in 2016)

Sept. 9 vs. Episcopal (8-1)

Sept. 15 vs. Landon School (6-5)

Sept. 22 at Archbishop Curley (5-5)

Sept. 29 vs. John Carroll School (1-9)

Oct. 6 at St. Vincent Pallotti (10-2)

Oct. 14 vs. Severn School (5-5)

Oct. 20 at Century (8-3)

Oct. 27 at St. Mary’s (4-6)

Nov. 4 at St. Paul’s School (1-8)