Oct. 12 | Kecoughtan, 4 (W, 20-10)

Oct. 18 | at Phoebus, 7 (L, 40-7)

Oct. 24 | Warwick, 6 (W, 27-21)

Oct. 31 | Denbigh, 6 (W, 48-24)

THE STANDOUTS

Darius Howell

Sr. | 5-9 | 165 | QB/DB

As the Wolverines' latest dual-threat quarterback, Howell was having an excellent year until dislocating his left elbow in the eighth week. He accounted for 947 yards and 8 TDs while completing 43-of-80 passes.

Trey Reed

Sr. | 6-2 | 180 | WB/DB

Was a first-team All-PD selection with 30 catches for 462 yards, both of which led the district, and 2 TDs. But Dodson plans to use him also as a runner. He had an 82-yard TD run vs. Bethel last fall.

Terrance Jones

Sr. | 5-11 | 290 | OL/DL

Opponents probably think he should be in college by now (and a junior at that), but he's back for his fourth year as a starter He'll play both ways.

THE STORYLINES

Getting back. Woodside followed an undefeated regular season in 2011 with a 5-5 finish in '12, which resulted in no postseason for the first time since '06. With reclassification, making the field will be easier. Advancing from a group that includes Grassfield, Oscar Smith and Western Branch is another matter.

Air out the Wing T? Dodson prefers a more traditional approach to his offense, but don't be surprised to see the Wolverines spread it some. A big guy with good hands, Reed presents matchup problems. And Howell was one of three starting QBs in the PD to complete half his passes.

Incoming help. Sherod Ryland, a second-team All-Eastern District lineman at Granby last fall, is now at Woodside. He's 6-2, 240, and very athletic. Also, a new lineman will be in the mix: Gary Ruckman. He is the younger brother of Woodside alums Nathan and Andy.

BEST COACH

On the surface, Danny Dodson looks more like a chemistry teacher (which he is during the day) than a football coach. But few do it better. After a 6-14 start in his first three seasons, Dodson is 79-50 with six playoff appearances. The 2011 Wolverines went 10-0 and became the first team other than Phoebus or Hampton to win the PD since 2000.