A returning starter at the most important position on the offensive line. A solid veteran who also makes a contribution on defense.
Sr. | 6-3 | 260 | OL/DL
Another veteran who has seen how far this program has come. He'll be counted on for high energy and leadership on both sides of the ball.
Life without Khalid. It won't be easy replacing PD Offensive Player of the Year Khalid Abdullah. But Massenburg likes Juanye Patillo, who rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns as the backup, and Daqwane Sabb. "It'll be by committee," Massenburg said.
The passing game. Richard Outlaw provided a passing threat last year, which took some pressure off Abdullah. But he's gone, and the job likely will fall to junior Malik Deloatch, who started some as a freshman. Dimitri Holloway, Rasean Streater and Van Hook have playmaking ability.
Building on success. The 2012 Hurricanes had a winning season and made the playoffs for the first time since 2007. And though the losses of Abdullah and Outlaw will hurt, Heritage actually returns more starters than its losing. "Hopefully, something good will happen," Massenburg said.
With a pair of two-year stints, John Quillen wasn't around long. But he left his mark by leading the Hurricanes to their only state championship in 2000. That team, led by future collegians Michael Johnson and Darryl Blackstock, went 14-0 and was rarely tested. Quillen left after that season but returned in 2003. His four-year record at Heritage is 32-14.
COACH: Alonzo Coley (second year, 4-6)
2012: 4-6, 3-6.
Last playoff appearance: 2002
Group: 6A South
Aug. 29 | at Warwick, 8 (W, 41-30)
Sept. 6 | at Granby, 7