2011 record: 4-6

Top returning players: Basel Naanaa, Sr., (T/DT); Joshua Elseroad, Sr., (T/DT); Shawn Kluclinsky, Jr., (G/LB); Jordan Hicks, Sr., (TE/LB); Noel Spencer, Sr., (TB/CB); Ray King, Sr., (WB/CB)

Key newcomers: Kaliel Barmer, Jr., (QB/CB); Langston Guinn, Jr., (TE/LB); Mason Parker, Jr., (FB/LB); Izaiah Snead, So., (TB/SS)

Outlook: "Our players worked extremely hard in the off-season," Coach Fred Myers said. "They have a great work ethic and I believe we are going to have a great year." The Rams have 11 returning starters back from last year's team.

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Head coach: Dave Cesky (36th year)

2011 record: 9-2

Top returning players: Marc Badner, Sr., (RB/KR); Garrett Coburn, Sr., (OLB/WR); Pat Cruickshank, Sr., (FB/DE); Chris Curry, Sr., (WR/DB); Alex Helm, Jr., (OG/DT); Bryan Jirsa, Sr., (S/WR); Sean Lewns, Sr., (FB, LB); Levi Lloyd, Jr., (OG/DT)

Key newcomers: Wyatt Alexander, Sr., (WR/DB); Ty Hopkins, Jr., (WR/LB); Ross Mitchell, So., (RB/DB); Brandon Weinhold, So., (QB)

Outlook: A year after one of the best seasons in program history, during which Fallston went 9-1 in regular-season games and earned a 3A playoff berth, the Cougars come into the 2012 campaign needing to acclimate their newcomers quickly if they want to survive. "We are young an inexperienced at the varsity level," Coach Dave Cesky said. "We need to mature quickly if we are going to be in the top half of the league."

Harford Tech

Head coach: Johnny Watson (sixth year)

2011 record: 1-9

Top returning players: Isaiah Gills, Sr., (WR/DB); Dennis Pink, Sr., (RB/LB); Andres Armstrong, Sr., (QB/DB); TJ Palmer, Sr., (RB/DB); Koran Harris, Sr., (Ol/LB); Mike Vega, Sr., (Ol/DL); Zac Robinette, Sr., (TE/DE); Calvin Alford, Sr., (WR/DB)

Key newcomers: Jake Carlino, Jr., (OL/DL); Jeremy Carlino, Jr., (OL/DL); Scott Ormond, So., (OL/DL); Elijah Minter, So., (RB/LB); Sam Miller, Jr., (RB/LB)

Outlook: Despite the 1-9 mark last year, Coach Watson says the Cobras look to rebound and have a great year with good kids and a new attitude. "We will be small in numbers with 23 and we return five starters on defense and four on offense," Watson said. "Even though we are small in numbers, we will be big in heart and effort. The kids have worked hard in camp and scrimmages and we will surprise a lot of people this year with our play."

Havre de Grace

Head coach: Greg Long (second year)

2011 record: 4-6

Top returning players: Cameron Doe, Sr., (RB); Kyle Gorham, Sr., (OL/DL); Jahre Jordan, Sr., (RB)