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Hilton Head High football preseason outlook

HILTON HEAD HIGH SEAHAWKS

Roster

No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Class
1 Quintin Smalls 5-4 135 RB/DB Sr.
2 Austin Rakes 5-10 155 DB Sr.
3 Michael Julian 6-4 165 QB Fr.
4 Leon Hudson 6-0 170 DB Sr.
5 Richard Jenkins 5-5 125 DB Soph.
6 Jon Bever 6-1 185 QB/LB Sr.
7 Jaquan Cohen 6-2 170 RB/DB Sr.
8 Tony Clark 5-9 155 DB Soph.
9 Jeff Homad 6-2 180 QB/P Sr.
10 Clifford Morrow 5-10 160 WR/DB Sr.
11 Victor Frazier 6-1 175 WR/DB Sr.
12 Lawrence Jenkins 5-8 170 RB Sr.
13 Jonathan Bugarin 5-9 150 RB Soph.
14 Desmond Bush 5-10 160 QB Jr.
15 Lamond Williams 5-9 155 DB Soph.
16 Raheem Williams 5-8 200 FB/DL Soph.
20 Aubree Bruce 5-8 140 DB Jr.
21 M.J. Simmons 5-7 145 DB Soph.
22 Hayden Lovett 5-11 160 DB Jr.
23 Jack Tillman 5-10 180 WR/DB Sr.
24 Lawrence Orage 5-11 200 RB/DE Soph.
25 Nick Beach 5-7 140 RB Fr.
26 Michael Fotia 5-9 180 FB/DL Jr.
28 Kenny Robinson 5-10 180 LB Sr.
30 Chip Mullen 5-6 140 DL Soph.
31 Ray Harrington 5-10 175 RB/LB Sr.
32 Cody Forbes 5-9 165 DB Sr.
33 Joe Johns 5-8 150 LB Sr.
34 Timothy Rivers 5-10 190 LB Jr.
35 Jawaan Brown 5-7 150 DB Soph.
36 Devonte Reed 5-11 160 WR Jr.
40 Akeem Jenkins 5-4 145 RB Fr.
45 Weston Motte 5-9 160 PK Soph.
47 George Tesoniero 5-11 180 OL/LB Fr.
50 Darius Taylor 6-0 220 OL Sr.
51 Nick Bautista 6-0 180 DE Soph.
52 Forest Bryan 6-0 215 OL/DL Sr.
54 Ben Busby 5-11 185 OL/DL Jr.
55 Luke Barsness 6-0 190 DL Soph.
56 Brooks Jenkins 5-9 170 OL Fr.
57 Mark Hartwig 5-11 200 DL Fr.
58 Sean Shackleford 5-10 180 DL Sr.
59 George Lee 5-10 175 OL/DL Jr.
60 Kyle Kirby 5-11 190 OL Fr.
61 Robert Moody 5-10 185 OL Fr.
62 Jack Duane 6-0 205 OL/LB Sr.
63 Justin Keller 6-1 240 OL/DL Jr.
65 Brandon Foss 6-2 230 OL Jr.
66 Max Natoli 5-10 165 DE Jr.
68 Doug Bell 6-0 230 OL Soph.
70 Zachary Kiritsy 5-11 185 DE Sr.
72 Hunter Anderson 6-2 240 OL Jr.
73 Jack Morris 5-11 175 OL Jr.
74 Joseph White 6-0 200 OL Fr.
75 Anthony Jablonecki 6-0 170 OL Sr.
76 Omar Pozos 5-11 175 OL Sr.
77 Connor McCown 5-11 180 OL/DL Fr.
78 Melvin Fields 6-0 250 DL Soph.
80 TJ Clay 5-9 155 WR Jr.
86 Corey Parrott 6-1 170 WR Jr.
88 Robbie Iulo 6-0 155 WR Fr.
99 Marcus Johnson 5-11 225 TE/DL Fr.

Projected starters

Pos. No. Name Comment

QB 9 Jeff Homad Jon Bever and Desmond Bush also vying for starting spot

RB 12 Lawrence Jenkins Rushed for 557 yards last season as Marcus Green’s backup

RB 7 Jaquan Cohen Scored three touchdowns a year ago

WR 10 Clifford Morrow Speedy receiver provides deep threat for HHH

WR 11 Victor Frazier Possession receiver is sure-handed

FB 26 Michael Fotia Battling with Ray Harrington for starting position

RT 64 Marcus Johnson Position remains an open competition

RG 62 Jack Duane Will play both ways for second year in a row

C 52 Forest Bryan Brings experience to the center position

LG 75 Anthony Jablonecki Returns after missing all of ‘08 with wrist injury

LT 72 Hunter Anderson Pleasant surprise in preseason camp, aggressive lineman

DT 16 Raheem Williams Short, stocky, quick player on defensive line

DT 78 Melvin Fields Sophomore brings size to clog up the middle

DE 52 Forest Bryan Knee injury prevented him from playing defense a year ago

DE 34 Tim Rivers Speedy end makes the switch from linebacker

OLB 31 Ray Harrington Recorded 16 tackles for loss last year

MLB 62 Jack Duane Strong core, played on defensive line last season

OLB 28 Kenny Robinson Second on team in ‘08 with 93 tackles

FS 10 Clifford Morrow Will take a shot at defense this year

CB 2 Austin Rakes Athletic playmaker in the secondary

CB 7 Jaquan Cohen Will play both ways this season

SS 11 Victor Frazier Provides leadership role to secondary

P 9 Jeff Homad Averaged 37.4 yards per punt a year ago

K 45 Weston Motte Sophomore soccer player

KR 12 Lawrence Jenkins Elusive speed makes him a good return man

PR 7 Jaquan Cohen Had three returns for touchdowns last season

2008 results

Date Opponent Result
Aug. 29 Beaufort High L 22-19
Sept. 8 at James Island W 26-21
Sept. 12 Calhoun County L 24-13
Sept. 19 at Wade Hampton W 48-7
Sept. 26 Ridgeland W 27-7
Oct. 3 at North Charleston* W 20-0
Oct. 10 at Lake Marion* W 49-6
Oct. 17 Stall* W 57-12
Oct. 24 Battery Creek* W 19-0
Oct. 31 at Bluffton* W 28-10
Nov. 7 South Aiken** L 28-27

* denotes Region 8-AAA game** denotes Class 3-A playoff game

2009 schedule

Date Opponent Time Comment
Aug. 28 at Beaufort High 7:30 p.m. HHH looks for revenge at Beaufort High
Sept. 4 JAMES ISLAND 7:30 p.m. ‘Hawks will try to make it 2 in a row over 4-A school
Sept. 11 at Calhoun County 7:30 p.m. CC upset Seahawks in last year’s meeting
Sept. 18 WADE HAMPTON 7:30 p.m. HHH beat WH last year to start 7-game win streak
Sept. 25 at Ridgeland 7:30 p.m. Region tune-up for Seahawks
Oct. 2 NORTH CHARLESTON* 7:30 p.m. Region opener will provide a good test
Oct. 9 LAKE MARION* 7:30 p.m. Matchup will be key for HHH’s playoff seeding
Oct. 16 at Stall* 7:30 p.m. Seahawks’ first region road trip
Oct. 23 at Battery Creek* 7:30 p.m. Dolphins will be a difficult road matchup
Oct. 30 BLUFFTON* 7:30 p.m. Rivalry game could play important role this time

HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS* denotes Region 8-AAA game

Team Information

Stadium name: Hilton Head Island Community Stadium

Region: Region 8-AAA

Coach (years at school): Tim Singleton (seventh year)

Coach’s overall record (record at school): 31-36

2008 record: 8-3 overall, 5-0 in Region 8-AAA (region champions), lost 28-27 to South Aiken in first round of Class 3-A playoffs

Top returning starters: RB Lawrence Jenkins, 557 rushing yards, six TDs; WR Clifford Morrow, 21 rec., 589 yards, eight TDs; WR Victor Frazier, 15 rec., 160 yards, TD; RG/LB Jack Duane, 82 tackles (19 for loss), team-high eight sacks; C Forest Bryant; OLB Ray Harrington, 76 tackles (16 for loss), four sacks; OLB Kenny Robinson, 93 tackles.

Coach’s prognosis for 2009: “It’s one of those things where we’re going to get better with reps,” Singleton said. “You get better with experience. We’re going to take our lumps early, but I think at the end of the day we’ll be standing tall and standing strong.”

Three burning questions

1. What will coach Singleton do to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers? The Seahawks won’t have much experience at the quarterback position, if any at all, this season. But they still have talent at the skill positions. Clifford Morrow, who led the team in receiving a year ago, is always one of the fastest players on the field. And running back Lawrence Jenkins saw plenty of time last season as Marcus Green’s backup. Both will have to play key roles in the offense.

2. How will the Seahawks handle the pressure of being defending Region 8-AAA champions? For the first time since Singleton took over the program, Hilton Head High enters the season as the defending league champions. With that comes a lot of pressure to repeat. The Seahawks will certainly have a target on their backs after last year’s undefeated region season. How they will respond to each team’s best shot will determine their playoff fate.

3. Will conditioning play more of a factor this year? Hilton Head High, as the same with any football team, has always placed an emphasis on being in top shape for the season. But this year’s conditioning will play more of a vital role, as several Seahawks will be asked to play both defense and offense. Those players will have to have endurance if they want to last all season.

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