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Parkview Panthers 2011 Football Preview

Parkview Panthers 2011 Football Preview

Mascot: Panthers. Coach: Cecil Flowe (181-50 at Parkview, 181-50 overall) Region: 8-AAAAA Last playoff appearance: 2010

Offense

Quarterback Jack Esmonde (pictured) threw for 1,000 yards last season, but the senior should be even better this fall. Esmonde has a talented group of skill position players around him to help ignite the offense.

2011 Schedule

Aug. 26 at Stephenson

Sept. 2 Norcross

Sept. 16 Shiloh

Sept. 23 at South Gwinnett

Sept. 30 Berkmar

Oct. 7 at Central Gwinnett

Oct. 14 Grayson

Oct. 21 at Brookwood

Oct. 28 Archer

Nov. 4 at Dacula

2010 Results (5-6)

Stephenson L 21-14*

at Norcross L 14-0

at Shiloh W 47-7

South Gwinnett L 37-16

at Berkmar W 59-20

Central Gwinnett W 24-17

at Grayson L 28-13

Brookwood L 10-3

at Archer W 35-14

Dacula W 7-0

at Roswell L 29-27

*Overtime

Chris Carson is back at running back after taking last season off, while track star Micah Reed will also get some carries.

Micah Finley, Brandon Sullivan and former offensive lineman Hunter Thorton will share duties at fullback and bring something special to the backfield.

Receiver Jordan Reed stood out during summer passing league and has a knack for getting the ball. He leads a large cast of receivers that will split time.

Tight end Colby Smith is one of three starters back on the line. Bryce Goldsby returns at tackle, while Breon Chapman and Michael Sun will split duties at quick guard.

"We have good people in skill spots and our line of scrimmage is a work in progress," Parkview coach Cecil Flowe. "I really feel good about what I've seen."

Defense

The heart and soul of Parkview's defense is the linebacking unit. The group is led by college prospect Patrick Flowe and Kyle Williams.

"We're going to be as strong as ever there," Flowe said.

The group will help lead an inexperienced defensive line. Offensive starters Thorton, Sun and Goldsby are expected to see playing time along with Breon Weathersby.

The secondary has a strong group of talented players. Rob Youngblood leads the unit, while Shaq Vareen, Bryce Lewis and Mack Marshall have shown promise.

"(Rob) is the organizer back there," Flowe said. "He and Patrick and Kyle Williams are the sparks on defense."

Championship experience

Quarterback Jack Esmonde and safety Rob Youngblood missed spring practice while the baseball team made a run to the Class AAAAA state championship.

"We were pulling for the baseball team to win," Flowe said. "We knew we were going to be without them."

Esmonde, who has committed to UGA baseball, was instrumental as an infielder and pitcher, while Youngblood was an infielder/outfielder. Flowe is hoping that championship experience will carry over to football.

"It kind of goes hand-in-hand. They've got a big taste of winning big," Flowe said. "They will transfer that and know how it feels. They want to have that same opportunity to have a playoff run and go deep (in football)."

Veteran coach

When Dacula's Kevin Maloof retired after the season, that pushed Flowe to the top as the county's longest active head coach. He holds the same distinction in Class AAAAA. This will be Flowe's 19th season as Parkview's head coach, but does it feel that long?

"Yes, it does," he said with a laugh. "I told some people do I see myself doing this for 35 or 40 years? No, but I probably will be. Because you get that itch this time of year to be out there."

Flowe has been one of the state's most successful coaches. He has a 181-50 coaching record, which includes four state championships. Parkview has made the playoffs 16 of the last 18 years.

Etc.

Parkview has 93 players on the varsity, which includes 16 seniors, and 144 in the program this season ... Linebacker Patrick Flowe has a handful of Division I scholarship offers. Lineman Bryce Goldsby has also drawn interest from colleges ... Parkview returned to the playoffs last year after having its 15-year streak snapped last season.

-Brandon Brigman

PROBABLE STARTERS

Offense

QB Jack Esmonde (6-1, 180, Sr.)

RB Chris Carson (6-2, 190, Jr.)

FB Micah Finley (5-11, 220, Jr.)

WR Jordan Reid (6-3, 185, Sr.)

WR Keanu Mole (5-11, 175, Jr.)

TE Colby Smith (6-4, 235, Sr.)

ST Bryce Goldsby (6-3, 235, Sr.)

SG Wyatt Hammond (6-6, 260, Sr.)

C Blake Dunham (6-1, 250, Jr.)

QG Brion Chatman (5-11, 225, Jr.) and Michael Sun (6-0, 240, Jr.)

QT Ronnie Bailey (6-5, 215, Jr.)

K Zack Kammer (6-0, 165, Jr.)

Defense

DE Hunter Thorton (6-0, 220, Jr.)

DT Breon Weathersby (5-9, 210, Jr.)

DT Michael Sun (6-0, 240, Jr.)

DE Bryce Goldsby (6-3, 235, Sr.)

MLB Kyle Williams (6-2, 220, Jr.)

SLB Patrick Flowe (6-2, 205, Sr.)

WLB John Patterson (6-1, 215, Soph.)

CB Bryce Lewis (6-1, 175, Soph.)

CB Mack Marshall (6-2, 180, Soph.)

FS Shaq Vareen(6-2, 185, Jr.)

SS Rob Youngblood (6-0, 190, Jr.)

P Hunter Thorton (6-2, 220, Jr.)

Parkview Roster

1 Keanu Mole WR/DB 11

2 Demonte Dawson RB/DB 12

3 Micah McCoy WR/DB 12

4 Patrick Flowe RB/LB 12

5 Mack Marshall QB/RB 10

7 Rob Youngblood QB/DB 11

8 Micah Reed RB/DB 12

9 Colton Alderman WR/DB 11

10 Malik McIntyre WR/DB 11

11 Jordan Reid WR/DB 12

12 Jack Esmonde QB 12

13 Maceo Dubose RB/DB 11

14 Chris Remshik QB/DB 10

15 Larry Veal TE/DB 11

16 Kurt Hickman QB/DB 11

17 Erec Stevens QB/DB 10

18 Bryce Lewis WR/DB 10

19 Zack Kammer K 12

20 Shaq Vareen WR/DB 11

21 Kyle Williams TE/LB 11

22 Brandon Sullivan RB/LB 10

23 Chris Carson RB/DB 11

24 Lamonte Frazier WR/LB 11

25 Jay Turner RB/DB 11

26 Travon Wright WR/DB 12

27 Trey Castro RB/DB 11

28 Hunter Thorton RB/LB 11

29 Dereck Cyrus RB/LB 11

30 Conner Rudolph K 11

31 Tim Gunn TE/LB 11

32 Colby Smith TE/DL 12

33 Alex Reid RB/DB 12

34 Taylor Joy RB/DL 12

35 Brian Miller WR/DB 11

39 Tyler Stephenson K 11

40 Tavon Price RB/LB 10

41 Nick Lawson RB/DB 10

42 Darryl Garth WR/DB 11

43 Blaine Gustafson TE/LB 11

44 Micah Finley RB/LB 11

45 Breon Weathersby RB/LB 12

50 Michael Sun OL/DL 11

51 Blake Dunham OL/DE 11

52 Alex Barfield OL/DL 11

53 Kevin Telford OL/LB 12

54 John Patterson OL/LB 10

55 Brandon Manuel OL/DL 12

56 Harrison Schmid OL/DL 10

57 Freddie Hart OL/DL 11

58 Bryce Goldsby OL/DE 12

59 Sam Willis OL/DL 11

60 Reese Urdialez OL/DL 10

61 Brion Chatman OL/DL 11

62 Chad Baker OL/DL 11

63 Ronnie Bailey OL/DL 11

64 Ronald Irby OL/DL 11

68 Josh Kable OL/DL 11

71 Trey Malloy OL/DL 10

72 Wyatt Hammond OL/DL 12

73 Bradley Davis OL/DL 11

77 Zach Scott OL/DL 10

78 Trey Derouen OL/DL 9

79 Thomas Head OL/DL 9

85 G.G. Robinson TE/DL 9

99 Broderick Sauldsberry OL/DL 11