Coach: Lee Kestler Sr., eighth year

Assistant coaches: Eddie DeVincent

Last year's record: 10-2 overall, 6-0 and first in the Central Maryland Conference, 6-0 and first in the county

Top returnees: Seniors, goalkeeper Bill Reigel, halfback Blake Beares, forward John Monar, halfback Rob Hobsen, halfback Aaron Bassoff, halfback Chad Norfolk, forward Ryan Dunham, fullback Pat Gagen, fullback Darryk Modracek, fullback Shannon Patterson, fullback Kevin Concha, halfback Sean Custis; sophomore, Travis Foote

Top newcomers: Juniors, goalkeeper Chad Blubaugh, goalkeeper Greg Schead, forward Mike Szymanski, fullback Mike McGinnis, forward/halfback Mike Beatty, halfback Bucky Foote, halfback Roman Geiser, halfback Chris North

Coach's comments: "We don't have any single star to carry the load. Everybody has to do theirshare. The competition in camp has been real good, the older playersare rejuvenated with the younger players so competitive."

The Carroll County Sun's outlook: The Lions were perfect in the CMC and perfect in the county a year ago and look at all those seniors coming back. There are plenty of juniors waiting in the wings once again. The Lions have to be considered the clear-cut favorites again this season with all that talent coming back. Kestler is particularly pleased with the push the younger players have provided for the older players. Don't be surprised to see Liberty go undefeated once again in the county and CMC. But can they take it one step further in the regional playoffs?

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