Post 886 – Team Preview 2022: Winslow Eagles

Winslow Eagles  

2021: 

  • 9-4 
  • Lost to Millville in the South Jersey Group 4 regional championship
  • Won the Central Jersey Group 4 sectional championship by beating Shawnee in the finals, Colts Neck in the semifinals, and Hightstown in the first round 
  • Scored 452 points: 34.77 average 
  • Allowed 288 points: 22.15 average 
  • Wins included Woodrow Wilson, Camden, Holy Spirit, and Timber Creek 
  • Lost to St. Joe’s (Hammonton), Cedar Creek, and Woodbridge 

Graduation: 

  • QB Hamas Duren – Lackawanna (Pa. JUCO) 
  • LB Emeril Mitchell – East Coast Prep 
  • WR/DB Trey Simmons – Wagner 
  • WR Jacob Mitchell – Lackawanna (Pa. JUCO) 
  • OL/DL Amir Wiley – Post University 
  • RB Trey Thorpe – Myrtle Beach Collegiate (SC prep) 
  • LB Trey Moore – St. Thomas Aquinas (NY) sprint football 
  • Ol/DL Kevin Thomas – Sussex County Community College 

Offense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Spread 
  • Returning Starters: 4 

Quarterback: 

  • James Wilson, Junior, 6-2, 200 – returning starter, moving from wide receiver 

Running Back: 

  • Roger Brown, Junior, 5-9, 170 – projected co-starter; saw action 
  • Jamil Peterson, Senior, 6-1, 205 – projected co-starter; saw action 

Wide Receiver: 

  • Cam Miller, Sophomore, 5-11, 175 – returning starter 
  • Ejani Shakir, Senior, 6-1, 185 – projected starter 
  • Kenneth Everett, Junior, 5-10, 185 – projected starter 
  • Kam Brown, Junior, 5-9, 170 – 5-9, 170 – projected starter; started on defense 
  • Jaylen Wall, Senior, 6-1, 160 – part of rotation 
  • Nyqir Helton, Freshman, 6-0, 165 – part of rotation 

Tight End (situational): 

  • Jalen McCain, Junior, 6-2, 205 – will share position; started on defense 
  • Nahmir Tucker, Freshman, 6-2, 180 – will share position 

Offensive Line: 

  • Darrien Smith, Senior, 6-2, 250 – returning starter at tackle 
  • Zach Thompson, Senior, 5-11, 260 – returning starter at guard 
  • Malachi Brown, Sophomore, 6-1, 250 – projected starter at guard 
  • Prince Jackson, Junior, 6-5, 300 – projected starter at tackle 
  • Cayden Gray, Freshman, 6-0, 210 – projected starter at center 

Defense: 

  • Formation: Multiple Fronts 
  • Returning Starters: 4  

Defensive Line: 

  • Jalen McCain, Junior, 6-2, 205 – returning starter at end 
  • Daynon Miller, Senior, 6-2, 215 – projected starter at end 
  • Corey Williams, Senior, 5-9, 250 – part of rotation at tackle this year and last year 
  • Malachi Brown, Sophomore, 6-1, 250 – part of rotation at tackle 
  • Prince Jackson, Junior, 6-5, 300 – part of rotation at tackle 
  • Darrien Smith, Senior, 6-2, 250 – part of rotation at tackle 
  • Zach Thompson, Senior, 5-11, 260 – part of rotation at tackle 

Linebacker: 

  • Jeremiah Taylor, Junior, 6-0, 205 – returning starter 
  • Jamil Peterson, Senior, 6-1, 205 – returning starter 
  • Jasiah Bullock, Sophomore, 5-10, 190 – projected starter 

Secondary: 

  • Cam Miller, Sophomore, 5-11, 175 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Kenneth Everett, Junior, 5-10, 185 – projected starter at cornerback 
  • Kam Brown, Junior, 5-9, 170 – 5-9, 170 – returning starter at safety 
  • Ejani Shakir, Senior, 6-1, 185 – projected starter at safety 
  • Julian Peterson, Freshman, 6-1, 180 – part of rotation at safety 
  • Jayden Poteat, Sophomore, 5-10, 170 – part of rotation at safety and cornerback 

Special Teams: 

  • Junior Tim Bright returns at kicker and punter is undecided 
  • Shakir and any of the receiver will be the return men 

Schedule: 

  • Sunday, 9/4, Northern Highlands at Rutgers 
  • Friday, 9/9, at Delsea 
  • 9/16-17, Bye Week 
  • Saturday night, 9/24, Shawnee at home 
  • Saturday night, 10/1, Ocean City at home 
  • Saturday night, 10/8, Washington Township at home 
  • Friday, 10/14, at Burlington Township 
  • Saturday night, 10/22, Cedar Creek at home 
  • Thursday, 11/24, St. Joe’s (Hammonton) at home 

Concerns: 

  • Tough schedule: competing week in and week out 
  • Realizing they are now the hunted and they must expect an opponent’s best shot 

Recruiting: 

  • Shakir verballed to Penn State
  • Darrien Smith has 1-AA and D2 interest 
  • Others are D3 candidates 
  • Underclassmen:
  • Everett has offers from Penn State and Temple 
  • McCain and Taylor have 1-AA interest 
  • The rest are D2/D3 prospects 
  • Cameron Miller, a sophomore, has offers that include Penn State, Boston College, Temple, and West Virginia 

Coach’s Comments: 

“We have a tough schedule with teams that have been good the last few years. We have our work cut out for usand we have to prepare for the tasks ahead.” – Head Coach Bill Belton 

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