Monroe (8-2, 4-0)
The Redhawks have a solid 1-2 puch returning on offense with senior QB Khamoni Robinson and junior RB Nate Crosby. Robinson, 2nd Team UCHSF threw for 2263 yards and 30 TDs to just 6 interceptions. Crosby was named 1st Team UCHSF and just shy of 1000 yards with 946 rushing and 9 TDs on just 119 carries. Crosby added 173 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Monroe will have to replace 4-year starter Shaleak Knotts (Maryland) at WR/DB and that will fall on senior Bryce Davis and sophomore Jordan Young. Davis had 11 receptions for 242 yards and 4 TDs along with Young 11 recs/244 yds/2 TDs in limited time.
The Redhawks defense returns 3 of their top 4 tacklers in Elijah Shaw, Cread Simpson, and Bryce Davis. Shaw registered 60 tackles, Simpson had 53 stops and Davis with 47 in 2021. Up front Brajon Allen returns after a 7-sack sophomore year. Davis tied Allen with 7 sacks in 2021. Sophomore Jordan Young is a ball hawk in the defensive backfield after grabbing 3 interceptions in 2021. The Redahawk kicking game will need to replace kicker Angel Valenzuela (39 PATs/4 FGs). The Redhawks open the 2022 season hosting Marvin Ridge on Aug. 19th.