Breakdown of Admirals’ schedule

Harry Rentz was a jack of all trades for Severn last season, playing quarterback, running back and wide receiver. The Admirals reached the MIAA B Conference title game.

by Derek Toney

With practice for the 2018 high school football season underway, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.

Severn School Admirals

2017 record: 8-3 (MIAA B Conference finalist)

2017 review: The Admirals reached the MIAA B final, losing to St. Mary’s. The Anne Arundel County private school return 27 letter winners for 2018, led by all-MIAA B pick Harry Rentz (running back/wide receiver) and John Jarosz (defensive end).

2018 opponents’ win/loss record (from 2017): 44-59 (.427)

Toughest 2018 opponent: St. Mary’s. The Saints beat Severn in back-to-back weeks last season, the latter for the MIAA B title. The Annapolis school return 30 letter winners, including Will Berzins (offensive/defensive line), Grant Hines (linebacker), Cam Brown (running back/defensive end), Charlie Smoloski (line), Tommie McKoy (wide receiver/defensive back) and Cal Hadley (defensive back).

Most intriguing 2018 opponent: Avalon School. The Montgomery County school has four MIAA programs (Archbishop Curley, Calvert Hall, Loyola Blakefield and Severn) on its schedule this year. The Black Knights have a pair of Division I-AA recruits in defensive ends Khadere Kounta (Old Dominion) and Carlo Jones (James Madison).

By a number: 42. Point differential in Severn’s two losses to St. Mary’s to end its season.

2018 schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Annapolis Area Christian School (8-2)

Sept. 7 vs. Avalon School (4-9)

Sept. 15 at St. Albans (2-8)

Sept. 21 at Archbishop Curley (2-8)

Sept. 28 vs. Concordia Prep (4-6)

Oct. 5 vs. Boys’ Latin School (5-5)

Oct. 12 at John Carroll School (6-4)

Oct. 20 vs. St. Vincent Pallotti (2-8)

Oct. 26 vs. St. Paul’s School (4-5)

Nov. 2 at St. Mary’s (7-4)