The Bay High Tornado football team lost just ten seniors off last year's squad, a team that finished 6-5. Bay returns just about all of their skill players, including leading rusher Raekwon Webb, who carried for over 1100 yards and had 11 touchdowns.
Bay did lost top receiver Michael Layfield, but they return Travion Turrell, Robert Munroe, and Webb, who also spent time at receiver, and all three combined for nearly 800 yards receiving last season.
The Tornadoes also boast highly recruited defensive end Janarius Robinson, a rising Junior, who already has offers from Florida State, Clemson, and Tennessee amongst several others. Head Coach Jimmy Longerbeam saying on Monday that that experience will come in handy come fall.
"It makes a big difference because you have continuity with the quarterback and the wideouts and they've been working all winter together and they'll do the same thing this summer," said Longerbeam. "It's been a big advantage for us. We've been waiting for this class anyways because it'll be the first time because now they'll be playing kids in the same grade. Our 9th and 10th graders have been playing a Varsity schedule really. We're really excited about it and they've had a great offseason."
Bay High takes the field in their annual Spring Jamboree against Arnold, Mosley and Rutherford on Friday, May 23rd.