2019 Football Preview: Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy

2018 Record: 3-4

By: C & G Sports Staff | Advertiser Times | Published August 20, 2019

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League: Charter School Conference

Returning starters: N/A

First game: 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Eastpointe High

Offensive keys: The 2018 season was an odd one for Chandler Park. The Eagles had a positive point difference, but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 — the program’s first varsity season. Chandler Park put up 34.4 points per game last season, but finished under .500 for only the second time in program history.

Defensive keys: The Eagles only gave up 18 points per game last season, thanks in big part to recording two shutouts and holding a third opponent to six points. In its four losses, Chandler Park allowed an average of 30 points per game. The 2018 season saw an end to the Eagles’ run of nine straight trips to the state playoffs. This season, the Eagles have games against two teams (Warren Michigan Collegiate, Detroit Central) that advanced to the 2018 state playoffs.

Coach’s outlook: Eagles coach John Jergovich did not respond for comment.