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2020 Spring Team Preview: The Martin Luther King Cougars @MLK_football @MattPajuste

Written by: on Saturday, February 27th, 2021

 

Martin Luther King Cougars

Head Coach Malik Jones

Assistant Coaches
Jonathan Hoffmeier (JV Head Coach, Defensive Quality Control),
Jordan Alexander (OC, Running Backs),
Darnell Baldwin (DC, Defensive Backs),
Darius Hurst-Rodney (Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Line),
Kirk Stehman (H-Back and TEs, Offensive Quality Control),
Eric Lee (Running Backs), Khaleel Steward (Wide Receivers),
Scott Staley (Quarterbacks),
Ed Dunn (Offensive Quality Control),
Donavin Winkler (Offensive Line),
JoVan Rogers (Defensive Line),
John Vetter (Inside Linebackers, Defensive Quality Control),
Kenneth Solomon Jr. (Outside Linebackers),
Christian Pacheco (Defensive Backs),
Illyas Abdus-Saboor (Intern, Linebackers)

2019 Season Record 7-6 (PPL D12 5A Champions)

2020 Spring Schedule

OVERALL PCT LEAGUE PCT HOME AWAY STREAK
0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0-0

PIAA District 12 – Class AAAAA
League: Philadelphia Public League – American
Head Coach: Ed Dunn

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

03-13 Frankford  vs. Frankford (0-0) Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm
03-19 Northeast  @ Northeast (0-0) northeast supersite 7:00 pm
03-26 John Bartram  vs. John Bartram (0-0) Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm
04-03 Imhotep Charter  @ Imhotep Charter (0-0) Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm
04-09 Olney Charter  @ Olney Charter (0-0) * Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm
04-16 Simon Gratz  @ Simon Gratz (0-0) gratz supersite 7:00 pm
04-23 Neumann-Goretti  vs. Neumann-Goretti (0-0) Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

Key Starters Lost
Tyrell Mims (Cornerback),
Henzloy McFarlane (Inside Linebacker),
Garnette Morris (Running Back/Safety),
Tymir Shaw (Wide Receiver),
Tymire Collins-Culmer (Nose Tackle),
Zaire Dean (Center),
Kindred Cooper (Running Back),
Jalen Callahan (Wide Receiver),
Quinten Baynard (Linebacker),
Alexcey Facey (Offensive Guard)

Offensive Starters Returning
Sr. OG Matthew Pajuste, 6’4″ 310,
Sr. WR Karon Ballard, 6’1″ 170,
Sr. OT Andrew Johnson, 6’3″ 275,
Sr. QB Lamir Kitchens, 5’11” 160.

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. ILB Quadir Tucker, 5’11” 215,
Sr. S Curtis Brooks, 6’1″ 165,
Jr. DE Zaide Williams 5’11” 195,
Jr. DB Isaiah Rogers, 5’10” 150

Special Team Starters Returning
None

Key Newcomers
Jr. DB Tyron Bryan, 5’11” 165,
Sr. LB Lance Dawson, 6’0″ 205,
Fr. WR Sahfi Reed, 6’2″ 165,
Fr. DT Demitrius Jones, 6’2″ 225,
Fr. RB Shamir Norton, 5’11” 180,
Soph. LB Shyne Roberts 6’1″ 200,
Soph. G Rymir Gray 6’1″ 260

What does your offense need to improve on from last year?
I expect to see some really sloppy football with only a few weeks to prepare on the field. However, we have been pretty consistent virtually, so it will come down to our ability to transition that to on-field play. Most teams we play have been under the same restrictions, so the playing field should be pretty even, but it’s tough to tell at this point. I am just hoping to avoid any catastrophes.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year
The key to our Offense comes down to our ability to play disciplined/mistake free football and to win the battle up front. We are a balance team, so that will be determined by our ability to lean on our big guys. The keys to a successful year is our ability to control the line of scrimmage and keep penalties to a minimum.

What does your defense need to improve on from last year 
We lost 2 All-State performers, so we have some big shoes to fill. Our limited experience and significant time off will be a major obstacle to overcome.

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