Coach: Joe Evans, first season
2018 Record: 3-8, 2-4 in So. Meck 7
Returning Starters: Offense, 4; Defense, 3
Inside the Huddle
In the 21 seasons played since 1998, South Meck has had four winning years, which is the bad news. The Sabres have had two of them in the past five seasons, and high-energy coach Joe Evans has a history of getting the most out of his players.
Plus, there is no dominant team in the So. Meck 7 so the turnaround could come quickly.
The Sabres have to settle on a quarterback, although it seems Bo Davidson could win it, but they have some nice pieces to build upon.
Tigo Moss could end up leading southern Meck in receptions in this offense, and 6-5 Breon Ishmael could surprise in his first season playing football. The Sabres will run multiple guys out of the backfield, including Panos Burlos and Charlotte Catholic transfer Eric Koltze.
Matts Fickling is a standout on the young Sabres line.
The defensive scheme remains unchanged from the past regime, but the Sabres will need some depth up front to support Jalen Alexander and Dave Brown, South Meck’s senior class president.
The corners are excellent with Te’Khi Moss and Jonathan Bates, but the Sabres lack major depth behind standout linebackers Matthew Redick and Sincere Phillips.
The Sabres have huge sophomore and freshman classes oozing with talent and maybe a year or so away, but getting those guys time now will only be beneficial later. However, if the defense can shave some off their 27 points allowed per game last season and the team picks up the new offense quickly, this division is wide open for the taking.
QB: Bo Davidson/Luke Cahan/Cam Reece; RB: Panos Burlos/Eric Koltze; RB/WR: Anthony Hailey; WR: Tigo Moss; WR: Quan Webber; WR: Breon Ishmael; TE: Luke Fisher/Tyler Sharper; OL: Landon Eagler; OL: Taron Williams; OL: Joey Gonzalez; OL: Matts Fickling; and OL: Rob Defenbaugh/Josh Bass.
DE: Jalen Alexander; DT: Dave Brown; LB: Matthew Redick; LB/S: Sincere Phillips; LB/S: Michael Higa; CB: Jonathan Bates; CB: Te’Khi Moss; S: Jaheim Robert; and S: Sincere Adams.
K: Zane Davis; P: Zane Davis; P Ret: Tigo Moss; and K Ret: Jonathan Bates/Te’Khi Moss.