By Zach Armstrong
PRINCE GEORGE, Va -- The Prince George Royals football team finished the 2021 regular season with a nearly perfect 5-1 record before being defeated in the playoffs by Highland Springs. Comparably, the Royals record last season was 7-3.
The Prince George Journal sent Varsity Head Coach Richard Caroll numerous questions on what his reflections are on this past season and what the Prince George Community can look forward to in future seasons
What do you believe the teams strongest assets were this season that helped the royals secure a winning record? This team consisted of a strong group of committed players. These players were unselfish and were committed to anything that made our team better.
Who on the team will be graduating and who will be coming back? The team will lose leadership and valuable playing time from a number of players. There are too many to mention individually. Obviously Jaelin Montgomery, Keondre Ruff, Brad Pritchard, Isaiah Polingo, Dha’kai Ellis, and Oliver Bazinette will be missed from the offensive line. Lee Peterson at TE. Chris Allen at Fullback.
Defensively the team will miss contributions from Defensive Lineman Chris Allen and Aaron Graham. Linebackers Willie Headley and Lee Peterson. Defensive backs Jah’heim White and Jaden Banks.
Returning with considerable playing time will be quarterback Tahir Johnson, Offensive lineman Wesley Bostic and Aidain Hopkins, Wide-receivers-Willie Jennings, Stephon Hicks, and Chandler Nunley Running backs Curtis Allen and Javon Davis-Lee. Defensive Backs Willie Jennings, and Brandon Jennings. Outside Linebackers Curtis Allen, Stephon Hicks, and Darion Ivory. Defensive Lineman Jaeden Bonner, CJ Burgess, and Dejhun Mcdougal.
What do you think the team could have improved on this season? Early in the year, we were slow to start games. The team improved in this facet as the season progressed.
Any other comments about reflecting on this past season? We are extremely proud of this group of young men for buying into the program, process, and each other. They made the playoffs in back to back seasons for the first time in school history. We can not give this group enough credit for the achievements that they have made.