Many will think I am smoking some illegal substance when I write this. I have no affiliation to McNamara but they have built a pretty solid program since Coach Goganious has taken over. They are primed to make some noise in 2016 and I believe that they will unseat DeMatha and win the WCAC.
Fact 1: Favorable Schedule
Mac opens up against Riverdale Baptist which they should win easy by at least three touchdowns. Then they face Woodbury Forest, McDonogh and Bishop Sullivan Catholic. Potentially, they could be 4-0. I don't see them being challenged in these four games. McDonogh maybe, but they will get beat by Gonzaga in week one. No WCAC game is a gimmie. Getting Zaga at home could be a win followed by Carroll. The next two games will be tough. DeMatha and Good Counsel. They split those and they finish with Ryken and St. John's. Kasim Hill or no Kasim Hill, Mac has owned SJC the past two seasons.
Fact 2: Tough Defense
McNamara boasts a star-studded FBS secondary and will be hard to pass against. They also feature all WCAC LB Wesley Bowers. They return three starters on the defensive line led by DE Xavier Hare who had 8 sacks in limited action last season. Defense wins championships and Mac will be good defensively.
Fact 3: The Ramar Williams factor
I think Mac's offense will be better without Williams. Ramar was exciting to watch and made big plays but he was also erratic at times and made some boneheaded plays. With that being said, Mac features two unheralded RB's in Xavier Williams and Kevin Byrd. Williams clocked a 4.21 at Ohio State and Byrd is a 4.5 kid. Mac will rely on the run game this season and potentially have a QB that will be efficient. He is more of a pocket passer and is skilled. At nearly 6'3, he has the size and arm strength to carry the offense.
Mac could have a two year run in the WCAC. Both 2017 and 2018 classes are solid. I got them taking the crown.