Coach: Scott Chadwick, 6th season (47-19)
2018 Record: 13-2, 6-1 in Southwestern 4A
Returning Starters: Offense, 5; Defense, 6
Inside the Huddle
Myers Park has upped its win total during each of the last five seasons under Scott Chadwick. This year, the Mustangs boast arguably the state’s top group of wide receivers with Mushin Muhammad III and Porter Rooks, a Providence Day transfer who will benefit from playing with star quarterback Drake Maye, an Alabama commit among the nation’s top junior signal-callers.
Throw in receivers Jordan Bly and Country Day transfer Twan Flip along with next-level tight end Logan Mauldin and there may not be a better group of pass-catchers in the state. The offensive line will be mostly new and will start at least three sophomores including Cam Nichols, so that unit is the key to the run game, featuring brothers Tim and Jacob Newman who are both electric ball carriers.
Defensively, the Mustangs have a top-tier secondary featuring North Carolina commit Cameron Roseman-Sinclair, Bly and Independence transfer Caleb LeGrand. Up front, they are big and tough with strong guys like Andrew Bookman and Joseph Bakhole.
Linebacker Roe Chitwood leads that unit, which is replacing two starters.
Overall, this is as talented a team as any in Charlotte as they look to improve upon their regional final appearance. The offense will be unstoppable at times both through the air and, if the line gels, on the ground. The key is finding a pair of linebackers to match Chitwood’s intensity, but that’s just nitpicking a team with very few weaknesses and next-level talent oozing from every position group.
QB: Drake Maye; RB: Tim Newman/Jacob Newman; WR: Muhsin Muhammad III; WR: Porter Rooks; WR: Twan Flip; TE: Logan Mauldin; LT: Cam Nichols; LG: Parker Mendenhall; C: Jack Malloy; RG: Bo Crutcher; and RT: Kyle Novak.
DE: Joseph Bakhole; DE: Myles Jones; DT: Andrew Bookman; DT: Jimmy Simpson; LB: Jyliek Harrington; LB: Roe Chitwood; CB: Jordan Brown; CB: Caleb LeGrand; S: Cameron Roseman-Sinclair; and S: Blake Wicks.
K: Matthew Dennis; P: Muhsin Muhammad III; P Ret: Muhsin Muhammad III; and K Ret: Jordan Bly/Twan Flip
Cade Purgason (RT); Tahj El (S); and Jordan Bly (CB/WR)