Boys' Latin Lakers
1993 record: 3-6. Coach: Drew Haugh
Top players: Tim Berger, Sr., OLB-WR; J. D. Radebaugh, Sr., OLB-WR; John Fuller, Sr., FB-ILB; T. W. Winston, Jr., OT-DT; Ryan Mollett, Soph., RB-WR; Aaron Vercollone, Soph., QB.
Outlook: The Lakers of the MIAA B Conference return seven starters from a team that had a big victory over A Conference foe Calvert Hall last year. In addition, several sophomores are up from a 6-2 junior varsity that beat St. Paul's, Loyola, Calvert Hall and Gilman.
Calvert Hall Cardinals
1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Lou Eckerl
Top players: Nick Murow, Sr., QB; Mike Zito, Sr., OL-DT; Otis Warren, Sr., OT; Mike MacMillan, Sr., G; Peter Baumeister, Sr., NG; Brian Coyle, Sr., CB; Ryan Hartley, Jr., S; Dave Salla, Jr., CB.
Outlook: A talented Calvert Hall squad last year suffered several disappointments, including a loss to Boys' Latin of the MIAA B Conference. But athletic director Eckerl -- in his first season as coach -- promises "we'll have a better year," in the MIAA A Conference. Said Eckerl: "We had a good off-season of weight training and the kids really dedicated themselves."
1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Warren Como
Top players: Nick Wilkens, Jr., RB; Kris Kazmerski, Sr., OT-DT; J. P. McKnais, Sr., C-LB; Akil Harry, Sr., RB-LB; Steve Phipps, Sr., RB-LB; Shawn Horseman, Sr., QB.
Outlook: With a turnout of 75 players and 17 returning starters, the Comets are the early favorite to dethrone Overlea in the 1A-2A league. Wilkens rushed for more than 1,200 yards in his sophomore season and will have a solid line in front of him. The Comets have size and experience and use a ball-control attack
to negate an overall lack of speed.
1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Rich Zentz
Top players: Ray Jenkins, Sr., LB-FB; Craig Mosier, Sr., OL-DL; Mike Knox, Sr., LB-RB; James Kelley, Sr., RB-DB.
Outlook: The Bayhawks lost eight starters on offense and seven on defense, but Zentz views 1994 as a readjusting, not rebuilding, season. Chesapeake has a solid running back in Kelley and a good crop of athletes. The offensive line has size, but lacks experience. Defensively, Chesapeake will upgrade its 4-3 set.
1993 record: 1-9. Coach: Jeff Mann
Top players: Andy Carroll, Sr., QB; Justin Landman, Sr., WR; John Asquo, FB-LB, Sr.; Ben Cirka, Sr., FB-LB; George Bell, Sr., C-OLB; Matt Pesci, Jr. OG-LB; Chris Vocke, Sr., OT-NG; Mike Rapport, Sr., RB.
Outlook: Mann, a former assistant at Maryland under Joe Krivak, takes over a program that has won only six games over the past three seasons. Sixteen seniors are on the roster and Mann is excited about his team's enthusiasm and work in practice.
1993 record: 4-5. Coach: Ron Shultz
Top players: Jermaine Jenkins, Sr., RB; Damon McCullough, Sr., RB; David Parker, Jr., OL-DL; Russell Robinson, Sr., RB; Anthony Stampollis, Sr, QB-DB; Rob Hartman, Sr., LB; Jared Terry, Sr., RB.
Outlook: The Owls expect to have 32 roster players, up from last year's 23. They have a good group of running backs, but lack overall experience. Dundalk returns only five players from last year, four to start on defense and one on offense.
Eastern Tech Mavericks
1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Bob Ray
Top players: T. J. Stichel, Sr., OL-DL; Rodney Huddler, Sr., OL-DL; Gene Lenzio, Sr., RB-LB; Greg Cruz, Sr., TE-DE; Greg Biggers, Jr., RB.
Outlook: Ray, a longtime assistant, replaces Jim Salters, who retired last season after 25 years. Seven players return, but Eastern Tech was hurt by the transfers of two quarterbacks. Ray said his offensive and defensive lines are the strengths, and he's looking for a big season from Biggers and Lenzio. The Mavericks have only 19 players, and their final three regular-season games are against Perry Hall, Woodlawn and Randallstown.
1993 record: 5-5. Coach: Claude Darr
Top players: Chris Demetrakis, Sr., QB; Tyrone McCray, Sr., RB-LB; Kenny Vialva, Soph., RB-LB; Edward Aponte, Sr., SE-LB; Danny Johns, Sr., OL-DL; Mike Hartman, Sr., C-DL; Marc Sommerville, Sr., OT-DL.
Outlook: Ten returnees, including eight starters, compete for the Indians. Franklin appears strong at the skill positions, but it has no depth. The defense is inexperienced but should improve. Darr will have only 22 players, so avoiding injuries is key.
1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Frank Ewing
Top players: Jack Behen, Sr., RB; Roy Collins, Sr., RB; Geoff DeGarmo, Sr., WR; David Glenn, Sr., QB; Darrell Mudd, Sr., WR; Paul Torretta, Sr., TE; Jay Whye, Sr., NG; Glenn Warner, Sr., OG-DT.
Outlook: Thirteen seniors return for Ewing and he thinks his team is prepared to compete in the upper echelon in the 1A-2A league. An opening non-league schedule of St. Paul's, Kent and Mount Hebron will be an indication. A big question for Hereford will be its defensive secondary, which is inexperienced.
1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Greg Fuhrman
Top players: Andre Williams, Sr., TE-DB; Lance Bauswell, Sr., TE-LB; Antonio Maddox, Sr., HB-DB; Chad Burns, Sr., LB-RB; Tom Brooks, Sr., QB-DB; Chris Addicks, Sr., QB-DB; P. J. Gray, Sr., FB-DB.
Outlook: Fuhrman, who was an assistant at Western Maryland for two seasons, replaces Fred Myers, who is at Edgewood. He inherits a cohesive unit that has speed on both sides and features 12 seniors. The Bluebirds will switch to the wing-T offense, but the line is inexperienced.
1993 record: 0-10. Coach: Terry Brooks
Top players: Mike Mullin, Sr., TB; Gary Allen, Sr., OG; Eamon Givens, Soph., RB; Mike Finneran, Sr., C-DT; Mike Queen, Jr., QB; Bruce Setherly, Jr., OL; Dave Wingrove, Sr., OT-DT.
Outlook: The Vikings enter 1994 with a 32-game losing streak, but Brooks says it won't last much longer because of his team's attitude and discipline. Mullin returns in the backfield with four starters from the offensive line.
Loch Raven Raiders
1993 record: 1-9. Coach: Robert Helms
Top players: Ron DeJuliis, Soph., QB; Joel Middleworth, Jr., FB-LB; Mike Poskocil, Sr., RB-DB; Bob Thuerrauch, Sr., RB; Mike Kuligowski, Sr., OT-LB.
Outlook: Underclassmen dominate the roster of 24 players for Loch Raven, attempting to bounce back from a dismal 1993 campaign. Helms is confident that his offense can score, but the line will be inexperienced.
1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Joe Brune
Top players: Scott Brown, Sr., RB; Justin Flint, Sr., G; Ian Hunt, Sr., C-LB; Gabe Momoch, Sr., G; Brian Nicholas, Sr., QB; Ryan Burch, Jr., TE-LB; Matt Smith, Jr., DB-RB; Channon Young, Jr., LB-FB; Damien Austin, Jr., DB-WR.
Outlook: The Dons of the MIAA A Conference endured a down season that included a 39-0 loss to Gibbons of the B Conference. But Brown, who runs a 4.5-second 40-yard -- and rushed for 685 yards last season, is one of nine returning starters and 13 players overall who are back. Nicholas was a starter from the midseason on. "Part of the problem last year was lack of leadership, but we have some returning players who are anxious get back on track," Brune said.
1993 record: 9-0. Coach: Dom Damico
Top players: Bobby Sabelhaus, Sr., QB; Dwyane Stukes, Sr., WR-DB; Dennis Badham, Sr., WR-S; Jason Taylor, Sr., WR-S; Vance Row, Sr., OL-DL; Harrison Bentley, Sr., OL-DL; Martius Harding, LB.
Outlook: The Eagles, MIAA A Conference champs last year, return three All-Metros in Sabelhaus (6-6, 225), Stukes (5-11, 190) and Badham (5-10, 180), with Sabelhaus and Stukes earning preseason All-America honors out of McDonogh's run-and-shoot. "We have a great first 11," said Damico. "But after that, there's a big drop in depth. We could have some problems if we don't avoid injuries."
Milford Mill Millers
1993 record: 7-4. Coach: Robert Mehno
Top players: Sean Dixon, Sr, OG; O. J. Miller, Sr., OG; Corey Johnson, Sr., C; Corey Owens, Sr., OT; Mike Dennis, Sr., LB-TE; Anthony Davis, Soph., QB; Carlos Peterson, Jr., RB; Blanchard Hurd, Sr., QB; John Actlow, Sr., OT.
Outlook: The Millers (0-10 in 1992) reached the state 1A playoffs last season, losing to Beall in the opening round. They will be in the thick of a competitive race in the 1A-2A league with an experienced offensive line to go along with Peterson's speed. But, Milford Mill will be inexperienced at quarterback with Davis and Hurd.
1993 record: 10-1. Coach: Terry Ward
Top players: Mike Forney, Sr., FB-LB; James Holley, Jr., TB-DE; Dan Cole, Sr., DT.
Outlook: The Falcons, who have gone 31-4 over the past three seasons and won the 1A-2A league title six straight times, lost the nucleus of their team to graduation. They are inexperienced at the line on both sides. Holley and Forney are fast threats in the option set.
Owings Mills Eagles
1993 record: 4-6. Coach: Ray Groszkowski
Top players: Paul Krone, Sr., QB; Jahmal Robinson, Sr, RB-LB; Sean Miles, Jr., RB; Andy Glaser, Sr., OG-LB.
Outlook: Numbers are again small for the Eagles, who have only 24 players, eight of whom are returnees. Groszkowski said his line will be strong, but the team's overall lack of speed will be a disadvantage, especially in a more balanced 1A-2A league.
1993 record: 2-8. Coach: Phil Donlin
Top players: Todd Lipscomb, Sr., OG-DT; Dave Frazier, Sr., OG-DE; Gladstone Lilly, Sr., RB-LB; Shawn Matthews, Sr., DB; L. Bynoe, Sr., DB-RB; Tony Armetta, Sr., DE-OT; Dan McGraw, Jr., QB; Brad Muehlberger, Sr., C; Jim Phillips, Sr., OT-DT; Eamon Boyle, Sr., OT-DT.
Outlook: Donlin says his team's attitude is the best he has ever seen, but translating that into victories is a different subject. The Knights' first team is solid, but lacks depth especially on both sides of the line.
1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Albert Bennetta
Top players: David Willeford, Sr., RB; Vince Tolson, Sr., DT-OT; Dominic Smith, Jr., QB; Matt Hershey, Sr., C-DE; Todd Johnston, Jr., FB-LB; Charles Greenfelder, Sr., WR-DB.
Outlook: Only six seniors are on the Patriots roster, but Bennetta is attempting to return the program to respectability. Bennetta says a .500 season would be great, but with no speed and size that will be difficult in the 3A-4A league.
Perry Hall Gators
1993 record: 10-2. Coach: Joe Stoy
Top players: Chris Jester, Sr., OG-DL; Kevin Znamirowski, Jr., QB; Kamaul McCray, Jr., RB; Jason Wancowicz, Sr., OT-DL; Greg McGrath, Sr., C-DL.
Outlook: The Gators won the county 3A-4A league title and lost to eventual state 4A champion Watkins Mill in the semifinals. Graduation depleted their entire defensive unit and left little speed in the backfield. The offensive line returns three players with experience and Znamirowski is expected to step up.
1993 record: 3-7. Coach: Joseph Bailey
Top players: Shannon Williams, Sr., RB-LB; Chad Hipsley, Jr., TE-LB; Jason Weber, Soph., QB.
Outlook: Bailey, a former assistant at Randallstown, Pikesville and McDonogh, takes over as head coach. He will have only 19 players, and they lack the experience at the skill positions.
1993 record: 6-4. Coach: Jack Bush
Top players: Terren Crawford, Sr., OT-DT; T. J. Williamson, Sr., QB-DB; Angelo Todd, Sr., TB-DB; Brandon Ward, Sr., OT-LB; Derrick Brown, Jr., C-DT; Johnny Foreman, Sr., DT-TE; Cameron Bryant, Sr., TE-DE; Timmy Thompson, Sr., OG-DT.
Outlook: The Rams, who won their final five games in 1993, are the early favorites in the 3A-4A league. Bush, who replaces John Buchheister, has a senior-laden squad led by Crawford, who is a Division I prospect and Todd, one of the county's top rushers. Bush has been pleased with the Rams' practices and scrimmages. Their only weakness is depth.
St. Paul's Crusaders
1993 record: 7-2-1. Coach: Brian Abbott
Top players: Tucker Radebaugh, Sr., QB; Nate Bent, Sr., T; Scott Kim, Sr., RB-LB; Richard Reid, Jr., DB-QB; Chris Berrier, Jr., RB-S.
Outlook: Abbott, a longtime assistant to retired area-coaching legend Mitch Tullai, has the task of replacing him. The Crusaders return only four starters from a squad that tied Gibbons for last year's MIAA B crown. Leading the way are Berrier, who rushed for nearly 700 yards last year, and Radebaugh, who passed for 550 yards and scored five touchdowns.
1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Bob Davis
Top players: George Allen, Jr., OT; Peter Klein, Sr., HB-PK; Tim Martin, Sr., C; Bradley Eastham, Sr., HB; Mark Mavrophilpos, Jr., QB.
Outlook: The Generals lost 18 seniors from last year's squad, including Tex DeLeon and Rob Carpenter, who combined to rush for more than 1,500 yards. Towson lacks overall speed, but Davis is confident that his team can move the football.
1993 record: 8-2. Coach: Brian Scrivens
Top players: Keion Carpenter, Sr., QB-S; Carlton Wheeler, Sr., TE-DE; Mike Ramseur, Sr., WR; Wayne Barbour, Jr., C-NG; Hakim Hughes, Jr., LB-FB; John Godfrey, Sr., LB.
Outlook: Five starters return for Scrivens, who had an impressive debut season as coach in 1993. Carpenter is mentioned in SuperPrep Magazine and is one of the area's most athletic quarterbacks. Scrivens is changing his offense to the wing-T formation for his crop of running backs. The Warriors don't have the size and experience they had last season.