Around the area: Senior lineman Eddie Goldman (6-foot-4, 300 pounds), one of the nation’s top recruits, will anchor a talented Friendship Collegiate Academy (7-4) team that will play a tough schedule across the region, including games against H.D. Woodson and Georgetown Prep. Goldman will open holes for standout senior RB Albert Reid (West Virginia recruit). . . . Model (5-6) will be led by senior Albert Blake, a Capital Area Football Conference first-team selection last fall. Blake anchors the offensive line as a center and defense as a middle linebacker. Junior Earl Roberts is a deep threat at receiver and returner. . . . Options (1-5), in its second year, will play its first, complete 10-game schedule and field a team of 30 players, nearly double of last year’s squad. Senior lineman Marcus Reddick (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) headlines the offensive and defensive fronts. Lineman Justin Rutledge could make an impact as a freshman. . . . Following a 7-3 season, the best in Perry Street Prep (formerly Hyde) history, second-year Coach Kevin Tobias will lean on the younger brothers of graduated starters. Sophomore QB Jihad Khabir and junior RB-LB Adrian Ray hope to fill the void left by their siblings. . . . After starting a football program three years ago, KIPP will field its first varsity team. Coach Trey Walker expects contributions from TE Jamiyal Palmore, RB Devonte Hall and WR Anthony Williams. There are no seniors on the roster.
— James Wagner