Post 638 – Team Preview: Camden Panthers

Camden Panthers 

2020: 

  • 4-1 
  • 140 points scored; 28.0 average 
  • 78 points allowed; 15.6 average 
  • Wins: Shawnee, West Deptford, Timber Creek, Haddonfield 
  • Losses: Winslow 

Graduation:  

  • WR/DB Alijah Clark – Rutgers 
  • WR/DB Duce Chestnut – Syracuse 
  • WR/DB Corey Palmer – Temple 
  • WR/DB Dahmeir Burns – Elizabeth City State (NC) 
  • QB Jalin Brownlee – D3 or JUCO – COVID slowdown  
  • OL/DL Antoine Revels – William Paterson 
  • OL/DL Jahni Hailey – JUCO 
  • DB Robert Hamilton- William Paterson 

2021 Captains:  

  • Not named 

Offense:  

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 3 

Quarterback: 

  • Luis Ward, Senior, 5-10, 185 – projected starter 

Running Back: 

  • Nazir Dale, Senior, 5-10, 190 – 3-year starter 
  • Teron Davis, Junior, 5-8, 160 – provides depth and may line up in slot 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Marcus Johnson, Senior, 6-4, 225 – projected starter; Woodrow Wilson transfer 
  • Kyon Davis, Junior, 5-10, 160 – projected starter; saw action 
  • Terron Murray, Sophomore, 6-1, 165 – projected starter 
  • Terron Davis, Junior, 5-8, 160 – may see time in solt; also plays running back 
  • Damien Green, Senior, 6-3, 215 – part of rotation; Deptford transfer 
  • Taquan Brittenham, Junior, 5-10, 185 – part of rotation; Timber Creek transfer 

Offensive Line: 

  • Maasai King, Senior, 6-4, 305 – returning starter at left tackle 
  • Adrian Coleman, Senior, 6-4, 290 – returning starter at right tackle 
  • Daishon Boyd, Junior, 6-3, 255 – competing and center and guard; started some games 
  • Kenneth Jones, Senior, 6-2, 220 – competing and center and guard; started some games
  • Jahmir Nick, Sophomore, Sophomore, 6-3, 245 – competing at guard 
  • Others are also in the mix at the interior positions 

Defense:  

  • Formation: 3-3-5 base 
  • Returning Starters: 4 

Defensive Line: 

  • HumDee Jackson, Sophomore, 6-2, 290 – projected starter at nose guard; saw action 
  • Adrian Coleman, Senior, 6-4, 290 – part of nose guard rotation 
  • Maasai King, Senior, 6-4, 305 – part of nose guard rotation 
  • Marcus Johnson, Senior, 6-4, 225 – competing at end 
  • Kenneth Jones, Senior, 6-2, 220 – competing at end 
  • Marquise Davis, Senior, 6-2, 185 – competing at end; returning starter    

Linebacker: 

  • Antonio Still, Senior, 5-11, 208 – returning starter 
  • Jahmye Tyson, Junior, 5-11, 200 – returning starter; moving from end 
  • Nasir Blakney, Sophomore, 5-10, 215 – competing 
  • Damien Green, Senior, 6-3, 215 – competing 

Secondary:  

  • Hamin Anderson, Junior, 5-10, 165 – returning starter at cornerback or safety 
  • Braheem Long, Junior, 5-10, 160 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Craig Walton, Junior, 6-0, 175 – projected starter at strong safety 
  • Taquan Brittenham, Junior, 5-10, 185 – projected starter at the star 
  • Calvin Coley, Senior, 6-0, 170 – competing at free safety 
  • Vance Carter, Senior, 6-1, 190 – competing at free safety 

Special Teams: 

  • Junior Brian Lopez is projected to be the kicker and punter will be decided in camp 
  • Teron Davis and others will be the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Friday, 8/27, Salem at Ocean City 
  • Thursday, 9/2, at Timber Creek 
  • Friday, 9/10, at Holy Spirit 
  • Friday, 9/17, Buena at home 
  • Friday, 9/24, Winslow at home 
  • 10/1-2, Bye Week 
  • Friday, 10/8, at Pennsauken 
  • Friday, 10/15, Pleasantville at home 
  • Saturday, 10/23, at Cedar Creek 
  • 10/29-30, Bye Week 
  • Thursday, 11/25, Woodrow Wilson at home 

Concerns:  

  • Losing many seniors and moving forward 
  • Having team chemistry 

Recruiting:  

    • Dale has several offers, including Temple, Central Michigan, and Old Dominion 
    • Marcus Johnson has offers from Boston College, Temple, and others 
    • Coleman, King, Still, Davis, Jones, and others can play somewhere  
    • Underclassmen: 
    • Tyson is a 1-A/1-AA talent 
    • There is talent among underclassmen, but they need to prove it  

Coach’s Comments:  

“We lost a lot of firepower. Our style will change, as we will be more of a running team and controlling the clock. We’ll always be about good defense.” – Head Coach Dwayne Savage 

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