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Coach: Steve Harward, sixth year.

Assistants: Dick Fordyce, JerryLee, Jack Nichols.

Last year's record: 12-1, county champs, Class 3A state runners-up.

Returnees: Ryan Arist (sr., G, DT), Mike Weichert (sr., SE, DB), Chris Gill (sr., RB, DB), Jason Joines (sr., OT, DT), Jeff Hawk (sr., QB, DB), Zi Shum (sr., FB, LB), Dan Gartrell (sr., RB, DB), Mike Whitehead (sr., TE, DE), Jesse Sostrin (jr., RB, DB), Chad Bosley (sr., C, DE), Greg Cooper (sr., FB, LB), Corey Lambroff (jr., G, DE), Brad Fordyce (jr., TE, DB), Lee Crouse (sr., C, DE), Chris Cuneo (sr., G, DE), Matt Jenkins (jr., TE, DE), Eric Minter (jr., RB, DB), Ron Payton (jr., OT, DT), Jarrett Francis (jr., OT, DT), Jeff Schweiger (sr., OT, DT), Matt Taylor (sr., TE, DE), Scott Krouse (sr., G, NG), Andrew Thompson (sr., SE, DB).

Top Newcomers: Roddy Hutchinson (so. G,DT), Scott Davies (so., QB, DB), Jason Tharpe (so., RB, LB).

Coach's outlook: The last game is a tough one to remember. You always remember it no matter what happened the rest of the season. The kids feel they have a lot to prove this year.

Harford County Sun's outlook: That last game is lodged in the minds of all the Mustangs. They dropped a 33-20 decision to McDonough in the state final. This year's Mustangs are out to erase that memory. They aren't shy about saying their goal is to win the state championship. There are some big shoes tofill, but there are also some capable heirs. Gill and Weichert should provide some explosive offense. Arist (6-0, 225) and Joines (6-0, 242) are among the league's best linemen. The Mustangs should battle Edgewood and Aberdeen to the wire for the county title.

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