For the Record
Coach: Jerry Franks
Record: 132-56-1 at DeMatha, Northern and Calvert
It would seem football is a specialty of the Huntingtown curriculum. Nothing else could explain the overwhelming turnout to play in the program -- 137 players are in the varsity, junior varsity and freshman programs. And that is with Huntingtown's senior class at fewer than 200, less than half the size of other classes. Coach Jerry Franks said four or five seniors who have never played football decided to come out.
Senior Tyler Herrick, who started for Calvert last season, is the most experienced of Huntingtown's four quarterbacks. In the backfield, senior Phil Riley leads a trio of Calvert transplants, including seniors Nathan Coates and Jamar Gross.
Senior Hassan Moasser, who started on the offensive line and at linebacker for Calvert last year, should highlight both units at Huntingtown. Joining him at linebacker will be senior Justin Catlett (Northern) and juniors Sean Donnelly and Frank McRae (both Calvert). Franks expects that position to be one of the team's strengths.
Practice has been difficult for all three Huntingtown teams because of the school's incomplete fields. The practice fields do not drain well, and that forced the junior varsity and freshman teams to the parking lot after heavy rains this month.