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A daily spring preview of every football program in Pinellas County.
Last season: 5-4 (lost 41-17 to Sarasota Out-of-Door in Class B region semifinals)
Coach: Chris Miller (sixth season, 19-28)
District: Class B, District 5
Key losses: WR/DB Stuart Arnold, QB/DB Josh Burch
Who’s back: RB/LB Robert Goddard, QB/DB Rayshawn Jenkins, OL/DL Jonathan Jun, RB/DB Toddrick Macon, LB Chris Myrick, OL/DL Cory Van Arnum
What’s new: The Blue Jackets have to replace Josh Burch, their most versatile offensive weapon last season. A Naval Prep School Academy signee, Burch played quarterback and led Admiral Farragut to its first playoff appearance since 2003. His loss also will be felt in the return game. Rayshawn Jenkins, an athlete who won the 110 hurdles at last week’s Class A state track meet, will get a shot at starting quarterback. Jenkins will be tested by Shane Murphy, a former middle school quarterback at Farragut who decided to play varsity for the first time. “We need to figure out who will play quarterback,” coach Chris Miller said. “That’s the biggest question going into spring.” The running game is the team’s strength with the top two leading rushers, Robert Goddard and Toddrick Macon, both returning. Every offensive and defensive linemen is back as well. On defense, the leader is linebacker Chris Myrick.
Audible: “There’s a lot of excitement around school, especially after what we were able to do last season. The guys are going into this with a lot of enthusiasm and a sense of urgency to keep this going” — Miller
Did you know? Admiral Farragut has just nine games scheduled for the regular season. And seven of them will mean something considering the Blue Jackets play in an eight-team district thanks to the addition of Canterbury.
Spring game: May 15 at Melbourne Central Catholic, 6 p.m.
Sept. 3 vs. Lakeland Christian
Sept. 10 vs. Canterbury
Sept. 17 at Northside Christian
Sept. 24 vs. Calvary Christian
Oct. 1 at Keswick Christian
Oct. 15 at Santa Fe Catholic
Oct. 22 at Cambridge
Oct. 29 vs. Victory Christian
Nov. 5 vs. Shorecrest