Saturday, July 19, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 82 West Springfield

82. West Springfield (Springfield, Va.)

Last season’s record: 10-3, lost in Division 6 quarterfinals

Coach: Bill Renner

Key players: QB Bryn Renner (6-3, 190, Sr.), RB Brandon Bailey (6-0, 185, Sr.), OL Corey MacRae (6-3, 245, Sr.), DE John Lockwood (6-3, 245, Sr.), LB Scott Van Buren (6-0, 210, Sr.), WR Andy Stallings (5-10, 180, Sr.)

Biggest strength: Experience

Question mark: Special teams, secondary

Outlook: The Spartans return 15 starters including Renner, who committed to North Carolina after throwing for over 2,700 yards with 32 TDs and only seven INTs last season. He also ran for over 500 yards and 10 TDs. Stallings was on the receiving end for 70 of Renner’s passes last season, including 11 that went for six points. Bailey, who ran for over 1,400 yards and 14 TDs, brings balance to the West Springfield attack. Lockwood was a productive force on the defensive line, notching 15 sacks and 90 tackles.

Toughest games: Aug. 29 at Stone Bridge, Sept. 5 vs. Edison, Sept. 12 at Robinson

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