Prep football preview: Everett Vikings

Prep football preview: Everett Vikings

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Prep football preview: Everett Vikings

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8/24 at Waverly

8/30 DEWITT

9/7 OKEMOS

9/14 at Holt

9/21 at Lansing Eastern

9/28 EAST LANSING

10/5 GRAND LEDGE

10/12 at Sexton

10/19 at Jackson

MARCELLE CARRUTHERS

* Age: 46

* Playing experience: Eastern High 1980-82, Central Michigan 1984-87

* Coaching experience: Everett 2000-present

* Career record: 44-67

* Full-time job: Everett High physical education teacher

* Assistant coaches: Lloyd Blackman, Kerry Keyton, Chad Foster, Marvin Wright

no. nameposition…year

1 Jaleel Canty WR/DB sr.

2 Anthony White RB/LB sr.

3 James Mills RB/LB sr.

4 Javon Moore WR/DB sr.

5 Lucas Barner QB jr.

6 Leondre’ Terry WR so.

7 DiQuan Hunt RB/DB sr.

8 Alec Cambric WR sr.

9 Cha’Quan Love WR/DB sr.

10 Rashawn Wilborn WR so.

11 Jalen Robinson WR/DB jr.

12 Jacob Odom WR/DB so.

15 Marquan Windham LB so.

20 Nique Wilson WR/DB so.

21 Rhett Blackman WR so.

22 Xavier Brown DB sr.

23 Carnell Williams DB sr.

25 Daryl Jones LB sr.

28 Kalynn Williams QB/LB jr.

30 Marquan Howard LB sr.

33 Sammie Johnson WR/DB sr.

34 Jeremy Bates OLB sr.

44 Jacqwese Williams OLB sr.

51 Julian Mills OL so.

52 Anthony Rue OL sr.

53 Savion Culpepper OL so.

56 Tyaire Bragg OL sr.

60 Anferny Bradley LB jr.

65 Montel Windham DL jr.

66 Devon Cain OL/DL jr.

70 Antonio Delfuente-ReynagaOL/DL jr.

75 Lamont Riley OL/DL sr.

77 Kirt Beckwith DL/OL jr.

Returning starters

8 on offense

7 on defense

OFFENSE

Lucas Barner, 5-10, 200, jr. QB

Anthony Rue, 5-8, 185, sr. OL

Antonio Delfuente-Reynaga, 6-1, 270, jr. OL

Tyaire Bragg, 6-1, 260, sr. OL

Jaleel Canty, 5-10, 195, sr. WR

James Mills, 5-10, 215, sr. RB

Javon Moore, 5-11, 165, sr. WR

Anthony White, 6-2, 215, sr. RB

DEFENSE

Jaleel Canty, 5-10, 195, sr. DB

James Mills, 5-10, 215, sr. LB

Anthony White, 6-2, 215, sr. OLB

DiQuan Hunt, 5-8, 175, sr. DB

Cha’Quan Love, 5-9, 180, sr. DB

Montel Windham, 5-11, 245, so. DL

Marquan Howard, 5-8, 165, sr. DB

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Offense

Leondre’ Terry WR

Julian Mills OL

Rhett Blackman WR

Alec Cambric WR

Jacob Odom WR

Sammie Johnson WR

Defense

Darryl Jones DL

Rashawn Wilborn DB

Carnell Williams DB

Jeremy Bates OLB

Jalen Robinson DB

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THROUGH THE FIRES

Junior quarterback Lucas Barner was with the Vikings during an 0-9 campaign in 2010 but helped lead the team to somewhat of a resurgence last season when Everett finished 4-5, upset unbeaten Grand Ledge and fell to league power Holt by just a point. That maturation process should help Barner as he comes into this season. Now at 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, Barner enters his third year as a starting quarterback at the varsity level, which is a rarity most places.

PLENTY OF SKILL

This team’s biggest strength is what is coming back at the skill positions. Everett brings back a pair of running backs in seniors James Mills and Anthony White and a great tandem of wide receivers in seniors Jaleel Canty and Javon Moore. Canty proved to be Barner’s favorite target last season as Everett surprised many with how far its offense had come. The Vikings scored just 102 points as a team in 2010 and 160 last year, but that number should jump significantly in 2012.

FLIP THEM AROUND

In addition to their prowess on offense, several of the Vikings are outstanding performers on defense too. Mills, who stands 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, was an all-area selection at linebacker last year and anchors the linebacker corps along with fellow running back White. The defensive backfield is in solid shape, too, with Canty, DiQuan Hunt, Cha’Quan Love and Marquan Howard all returning for Everett.

POSTSEASON PUSH

Everett has not been to the MHSAA state playoffs since 2007, where it fell to Detroit Catholic Central in a Division 1 district final. However, this Vikings team may have what it takes with what it has coming back, including eight starters on offense and seven on defense. Everett has won just six games the previous three years, but has a good chance to match that this season.

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