Football Friday 2017 Preview: William Fleming Colonels

Football Friday 2017 Preview: William Fleming Colonels

William Fleming Colonels

Head Coach: Bobby Martin (5th year)

Last year's record/playoff result: 3-7, did not make playoffs.

Key Players (with position(s)): Malik Traynham, Sr. RB/FS, Jabril Robinson, Sr. WR/CB, Dakota Hoston, Sr. QB/WR, Ramal Weldon, Jr. DT/DE, Jayvon Jones, Sr. RB/OLB

Game(s) to circle on the calendar: 8/26 vs. Jefferson Forest, 9/11 at Patrick Henry, 9/23 at Staunton River, 10/21 vs. Lord Botetourt

Team Schedule:

  • 8/25 Heritage
  • 9/1 at Pulaski County
  • 9/8 Patrick Henry
  • 9/15 at North Stafford
  • 9/22 Spotswood
  • 9/29 William Byrd
  • 10/6 at Northside
  • 10/13 at William Byrd
  • 10/20 Bye
  • 10/27 Staunton River
  • 11/3 at Lord Botetourt

2017 Outlook: A lack of experience doomed the Colonels in 2016, going just 3-7. The roster is still on the small side, but it’s a lineup with talent and another year’s experience. Malik Traynham is a threat as a back and safety, while Seniors Jayvon Jones and Jabril Robinson bring experience and talent to Bobby Martin’s team. The roster is a bit undersized, so hard work, determination, and good senior leadership will need to carry the Colonels in the early part of the season.