After stumbling to Maryland’s Linagnore High School to start the season, the Indian River High School football team will turn their attention to Route 9 rival Sussex Tech this Friday.
The Ravens roared to a 36-6 win over the Indians in 2015, behind the three-headed monster that was senior running backs Timaun Williams and Patrick Griffin and junior running back Isaiah Brown.
The trio would eventually lead Tech to an 8-2 regular-season record and DIAA state tournament appearance before getting knocked out by Middletown 42-7 in the first round.
While the Ravens won’t have Williams and Griffin to lean on anymore, the 5-foot, 9-inch, 168-pound Brown returns to take over as the Ravens’ bell cow, wasting no time in the lead roll with a seven-touchdown 276-yard performance in a 61-20 home victory over A.I. du Pont during the DRFC Kickoff Classic on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Brown doubles as a safety for the Ravens and will certainly be a player to watch not only Friday, but throughout the rest of the season.
Tech also graduated starting quarterback Justin Hill from last year’s squad and is lead this year under center by junior signal-caller Tyzhir Morris. The 6-foot, 150-pound Morris also doubles as a safety on defense.
Joining Brown and Morris in the backfield is junior running back Ja’ron Hunt-Fletcher, who rushed for 59 yards and two scores during the Ravens’ opener.
The team also returns First Team All-Conference TE/FB/LB Jordan Marvel for his senior campaign.
Tech rushed for a total of 465 yards in the matchup against A.I. du Pont, to jump out to 1-0 start.
Friday’s game will be played at Sussex Tech on Friday, Sept. 16, with a 7 p.m. kickoff. For live scoring updates, follow @CPointSports on Twitter, and be sure to check for photos on Instagram @coastalpointsports after the game.