Saints marching into new league

Deonte Ferguson, a Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 pick and 2018 MIAA C all-league selection, will be back for Concordia Prep this season. The Saints will play in the MIAA B this after reaching the C final in 2018.

With practice for the 2019 high school football season a few weeks away, Varsity Sports Network’s Derek Toney takes a look at the regular season itinerary for select area teams.

Concordia Prep Saints

2018 record: 9-3 (MIAA C Conference finalist)

Overview: Three years after not fielding a team and a year reaching the MIAA C Conference final, Concordia Prep will be in the MIAA B this season. Senior defensive back Deonte Ferguson, a Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 selection and all-MIAA C linebacker Jarren Terry will try to put the Saints into contention in the B in 2019.

Toughest 2019 opponent: McDonogh School. The Eagles from the MIAA A will look to rebound in 2019 after one of its worst seasons. The Owings Mills school will feature one of the area’s best players in wide receiver/linebacker Curtis Jacobs, who’s committed to Penn State.

Most intriguing 2019 opponent: St. Mary’s. The Saints are two-time defending MIAA B Conference champs. The Annapolis school will led by all-league performers Alex Wicks (running back), Will Berzins (line) and Dhane Blair (defensive back).

By a number: 8. Total victories for Concordia from 2012 to 2017.

2019 schedule

Aug. 23 vs. McDonogh School (2-7 in 2018)

Aug. 29 Virginia’s St. John Paul the Great (4-5)

Sept. 6 at St. Paul’s School (6-3)

Sept. 13 at Dundalk (10-2)

Sept. 20 at Severn School (2-7)

Sept. 27 vs. John Carroll School (5-5)

Oct. 4 at St. Mary’s (7-4)

Oct. 12 vs. Annapolis Area Christian School (8-2)

Oct. 18 at Boys’ Latin School (4-6)

Oct. 25 vs. Archbishop Curley (2-8)

Nov. 1 vs. St. Vincent Pallotti (6-5)