Last playoff appearance: NA; Last state championship: NA; Five-year record: 9-41 (.180).

Coach: Marcus Lewis, first season

Returning offensive starters: 3; Returning defensive starters: 2.

Top players (offense): Seniors Chase Sanchez (QB), Julian Heard (RB) and Markquice Stringfellow (WR); junior Cully DeSautelle (OL).

Top players (defense): Senior Austin Dorsey (LB); juniors Kyle Palacorolla (LB) and Erik Skogmo (FS); sophomores Bladen Miller (SS) and Chris Morath (DE/TE).

Key losses: WR Byran Barney, RB Marcus Smith, WR Duncan Campbell, LB Lyle Fugate, LB Jack Dawes, DL Nick Gelso and DE Ryan Austin.

Scouting report: Lewis looks to bring new energy to the beleaguered Mustangs program, which lost five games in a row to end last season. Sanchez (64/153, 675 yards, 5 TDs) could be one of the league's top passers. The Mustangs' lost their top tackler (Fugate) and rusher (Smith), but if the team's young talent can come together quickly, Marriotts Ridge could be in for a turnaround season.

Key number: 130. Combined points allowed by Marriotts Ridge last season in its last four games, each by shut out.

Mt. Hebron Vikings

2012 record: 6-4, 6-5 (3A East regional semifinalist)

Last playoff appearance: 2012 (3A East regional semifinalist); Last state championship: NA; Five-year record: 17-34 (.333).

Coach: Philip Zacharias, second season

Returning offensive starters: 6; Returning defensive starters: 5.

Top players (offense): Seniors Jake Snyder (QB), Brenden Chavis (OG/DT) and Ryan Hassan (C/NG); junior Josh Bryant (WR).

Top players (defense): Seniors Zach Nicholas* (SS/RB), Marty Stevenson# (LB/RB) and Antonio Vogt (LB/TE).

Key losses: QB Malik Gilmore, RB Jackson Porter, OL Alex Krynski, WR/DB Mike O'Rourke, DE Anthony Lewis, LB Brandon Leach and DT Steve White.

Scouting report: The Vikings broke a decade-long playoff drought last season, and they're not looking to regress back to those losing ways. Nicholas will be a force on the field at all times, but there is also talent around him. Stevenson can be a work horse in the running game, and was also the league's leading tackler, with 131. In limited time last year, Snyder completed eight passes for 103 yards. Chavis and Hassan should form a pair of devestating two-way linemen.

Key number: 5. Consecutive wins to begin the 2012 season. The Vikings also lost five of their last six, including the 3A East regional semifinal game.


Oakland Mills Scorpions

2012 record: 0-10, 0-10

Last playoff appearance: 2003 (1A South regional semifinalist); Last state championship: 1998 (1st); Five-year record: 7-43 (.140).

Coach: Tom Browne, third season

Returning offensive starters: 7; Returning defensive starters: 7.

Top players (offense): Senior Dershone Hayman# (WR/LB); juniors David Pindell (QB) and Rashawn Curbeam (WR).

Top players (defense): Seniors Javonte Rose (LB) and Ian McFarlane (LB); sophomore Tre Hopkins (DB).

Key losses: G Roy Kadje, QB Corbin Bailey and DT Jimmy Riss

Scouting report: Oakland Mills has won only one game in the last two seasons, but the Scorpions return a solid core of experienced starters. Oakland Mills allowed 368 points last season, 20 more than any other team. Hayman is one of the top all-around athletes in the league, having caught 32 passes for 614 yards and four touchdowns last season. Curbeam (449), McFarlane (353), Hopkins (95) and Rose (71) were the Scorpions leading rushers last season, combining for 968 yards. Pindell (40 completions, 617 yards, 3 TDs) returns as the team's leading passer.

Key number: 8. Games in which the Scorpions scored one touchdown or less last season. They scored 24 points in a 34-26 loss to Long Reach, and 13 in a 41-13 loss to Marriotts Ridge.


Reservoir Gators

2012 record: 6-4, 6-5 (3A East regional semifinalist)

Last playoff appearance: 2012 (3A East regional semifinalist); Last state championship: NA; Five-year record: 25-26 (.490).