Bayside Football Preview: Easton Warriors
EASTON, Md. – The Warriors have perhaps the best returning player in the entire conference in University of Delaware commit Ryan O’Connor. They also have a veteran head coach and a new plan, including more competition in the trenches, and a new plan on defense.
Easton is looking to improve off of a 6-3 regular season back in 2019.
Head Coach Pat McGlinchey’s Warriors story begins with the battles in the trenches.
“We have six guys who are really competing for starting spots right now for the five positions, that’s a really good thing to have. Our offensive line and defensive line depth is impressive. So, I’m looking forward to battles just within our own camp, let alone when we actually get to hit another colored jersey,” said coach McGlinchey.
The Warriors are powered by an aerial attack that will be hard to match, led by quarterback Ryan O’Connor and wideout Grant Copper.
But this isn’t the old Warriors offense this time around. There is new concerted effort to run the ball this season, which will keep opposing defenses from pinning their ears back against the passing game like in years past.
Easton surrendered an average of 25 points per game in their nine regular season games. They hope a flexible attack can help keep points off the board.
“We decided to create, have a defense that’s more prone to an Easton football player,” said McGlinchey. “So if it’s, if we feel like we have really big guys we may run a 3-4. We may run a 4-4, we may run a 5-3.”
Easton Warriors 2021 spring football schedule:
Week 1: 3/5 vs. Kent Island
Week 2: 3/12 at Queen Anne’s
Week 3: 3/19 vs. North Caroline
Week 4: 3/26 at Kent Island
Week 5: 4/1 at North Caroline
Week 6: 4/9 vs. Queen Anne’s
Week 7: 4/16 at Cambridge-South Dorchester