His team is undefeated. Its offense is clicking, and the defense is yielding fewer points every game.
But South Carroll coach Gene Brown has been around high school football long enough to know not to get excited about early-season success.
"We're cautiously optimistic," said Brown, whose Cavaliers (3-0) are coming off last weekend's 42-7 rout of Century, a first-year varsity program. "We have the Central Maryland Conference coming up, with Frederick, Urbana and Linganore over the next three weeks. These teams are always tough to play."
Still, Brown is pleased with quarterback Jake Meade, who has passed for 336 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. And running back Jimmy Metre has rushed for 255 yards and six touchdowns in the Cavaliers' spread offense.
Sure-handed receivers Mike Guerra and Chris Luette have 103 and 95 receiving yards, respectively, each on six receptions. Guerra has caught two touchdown passes.
South Carroll's defense - anchored by linebackers Danny Mann, Aaron Bell and John Childs and defensive lineman Steve Loughry - seems to be getting better each week
The Cavaliers opened with a 42-28 win over Forestville of Prince George's County, followed by an 18-10 victory over C. Milton Wright of Harford County.
Lakers clip Admirals
Unranked Boys' Latin built a 17-0 lead and held on for a 17-12 home upset of No. 13 Severn on Saturday.
For the Lakers (2-0), who allowed 12 points in the fourth quarter, Henry Lubkey kicked a 22-yard field goal and two extra points, Logan Burke (102 rushing yards) scored on a 4-yard touchdown, and Chris Reed caught a 10-yard pass from Pat Mahoney (10-for-15, 158 yards).
Leading the defense were Burke Limbach (13 tackles, one interception), Jerome Featherstone (nine tackles, one sack), Quin Revel (10 tackles) and Conor Larkin (one interception).
After a 38-6 loss to No. 8 Patterson, Carver of Baltimore City rebounded with a 29-6 rout of City East Division rival Mervo - a team that blew out its two previous opponents by a combined 64-8.
Aaron Stokes threw for 198 yards and touchdowns to Eric Lewis and Anthony Mason for the Bears (2-1). Devin Dixon rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown, and Shawn Wooden and Derrick Smith each rushed for scores.
Old Mill's Brashaad Mayweather rushed for 196 yards and four touchdowns during a 36-13 weekend rout of South River.
With 747 yards and 14 touchdowns in three games, Mayweather and the fourth-ranked Millers (3-0) should get a stiff test Friday night from 15th-ranked Anne Arundel County League rival Broadneck (2-1) and second-team All-Metro linebacker Preston Pehrson.
No. 2 Hereford (3-0) picked off five passes in last weekend's 58-12 rout of Baltimore County 2A-1A League rival Catonsville (2-1). Ray Wittelsberger had three interceptions, raising his total to five for the season, and Scott Wilt returned one of two for a touchdown.
The Bulls go after their 17th straight victory and 35th consecutive regular-season win against ninth-ranked league rival Eastern Tech (2-1) on Friday.
With its 29-28 Baltimore County 4A-3A league victory over preseason No. 15 Woodlawn (1-2 overall, 1-1 league), Dulaney (2-1, 2-0 league) avenged a loss of a year ago and defeated its second straight league power.
Two weeks ago, the Lions, coached by Steve Watts, edged then-No. 8 defending county champ Randallstown, 15-14.
Edmondson, ranked No. 11, picked up its third shutout in three games, 42-0, over Southwestern. The Red Storm has now outscored its opposition, 108-0.
Northwestern, conversely, has been outscored, 153-0, in three games.