Thursday, July 17, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 90 Brother Rice

90. Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Last season’s record: 8-3, lost in second round Division 2 playoffs
Coach: Al Fracassa
Key players: DT Peter Plaskey (6-4, 238, Sr.), DB Jimmy Pickens (6-0, 185, So.), LB Shamari Benton (6-1, 190, Sr.), FB Shaquille Marshall (6-0, 215, Sr.), WR/DB Kevonte Martin (6-1, 178, Jr.), K Ryan Kelly (5-9, 160, Sr.)
Biggest strength: Depth, special teams, skill positions
Question mark: Offensive line
Outlook: The Warriors have enough talent and experience to deliver legendary coach Fracassa (373 wins) his eighth state championship. There are 12 returning starters including Pickens, who had 62 tackles and three INTs as a freshman. Martin also made a big impact as an underclassman returning punts and kicks. Plaskey plays with great aggression and is one of the top prep lacrosse players in Michigan. Benton has good speed and is a three-year starter at LB.
Toughest games: Sept. 6 at Muskegon, Sept. 12 at Penn (Ind.), Sept. 20 vs. Catholic Central, Sept. 27 vs. St. Mary’s Prep

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A great football program but not a top 100 team.Check out MACOMB DAKOTA,Macomb Township,Michigan.
Back to back Division 1 Champions 2006,2007 in what sportswriters consider the toughest Division 1 league in Michigan