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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Martin Luther King Golden Cougars @mlk_football @2Zayyy @MLKCoachMalik

Written by: on Sunday, July 18th, 2021

 

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PIAA District 12 – Class AAAAA
League: Philadelphia Public League – American

@mlk_football

Head Coach Malik Jones

Assistant Coaches 
Jordan Alexander OC,
Darnell Baldwin DC,
Darius Hurst-Rodney ST,
Ed Dunn TE,
Scott Staley QB,
Khalil Steward WR,
Eric Lee RB,
Donovan Winckler OL,
John Vetter LB,
Kirk Stehman.

2020 Season Record 2-5 *Spring

2021 Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME/SCORE

08-21 Cheltenham  vs. Cheltenham (SCR) at Germantown Super-Site 10:00 am
08-27 Penn Wood  vs. Penn Wood (0-0) at Germantown Super-Site 6:30 pm
09-03 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy  @ Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (0-0) 4:00 pm
09-10 Chester  vs. Chester (0-0) at Germantown Super-Site 7:00 pm
09-17 Wilson  @ Wilson (0-0) John Gurski Stadium 7:00 pm
09-24 Northeast  @ Northeast (0-0) at Northeast Super-Site 7:00 pm
10-02 Olney Charter  @ Olney Charter (0-0) * at Gratz Super-Site 6:00 pm
10-09 John Bartram  @ John Bartram (0-0) 1:00 pm
10-15 Imhotep Charter  vs. Imhotep Charter (0-0) Germantown Supersite 7:00 pm
10-22 Simon Gratz  vs. Simon Gratz (0-0) at Germantown Super-Site 7:00 pm

* – denotes league game
(SCR) – denotes scrimmage

What are your expectations for your team this year? *
Very young team still, so it’s tough to say. Regaining buy-in after having been shut down will be challenging, but we’ve done it before and we can do it again. I expect to continue to grow as a program and return to our championship form sooner rather than later.

When your team is on offense, what are the keys to success? 
The key to success for our offense will be up front on the offensive line. Being without our weight room for 444 days set us back, so rebuilding that toughness is going to be critical and a huge point of emphasis.

When your team is on defense, what are the keys to success? 
The keys to success for our defense will be in our discipline and execution. We need to regain our attention to details and grow from there.

Key Starters Lost 
Matthew Pajuste OL,
Nadir Mcleod ATH,
Lamir Kitchens QB,
Karon Ballard ATH,
Curtis Brooks DB,
Akeem Walker DB,
Lance Dawson LB.

Offensive Starters Returning
Jr. WR Isaiah Rogers 5-10, 150,
Jr. RB Andre Staley 5-7, 180,
Soph. RB Shamir Norton 5-11, 190,
Sr. WR Nasim Moody 6-2, 175,
Sr. WR Yedidiyah Jackson 5-7, 140,
Sr. C Daequon Souffrant 5-10, 300,
Sr. G Gregory Rowe 5-11, 305.

Defensive Starters Returning
Sr. DB Tyron Bryan 5-10, 160,
Sr. LB Zaide Williams 5-11, 200,
Sr. LB Quadir Tucker 5-9, 215,
Jr. S Michael Ford 5-9 180,
Sr. S Kaleb Harris 5-10, 180.
Soph. LB Mikel Harrison 6-0 190

Special Team Starters Returning
Soph. P Sahfi Reed 6-2, 180,
Sr. K Nasim Moody 6-2, 175

Key Newcomers
Soph. Jordany Pajuste 5-11, 220
Fr. QB Lamont Brown 5-11, 200,
Fr. C Malachi Morrison 5-11 280,

Players we should keep an eye on? 
Jr. WR Isaiah Rogers (@2zayy),
Sr. DB Tyron Bryan (@tyronbryan3x),
Jr. RB Andre Staley (@drestaley),
Soph. ATH Sahfi Reed (@reedsahfi),
Fr. QB Lamont Brown,
Soph. DT Demitrius Jones (@jones_demitrius),
Sr. LB Zaide Williams (zaidewilliams6)

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