Last season: 6-4, ranked No. 3
With quarterback Ambrose Wooden and Co., the Greyhounds look to win a fifth straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference crown.
Last season: 13-0, No. 1
Nine starters return to the defending state champion Bulls' high-scoring offense.
Last season: 9-1, No. 4.
QB Trevor Williams leads a team that is 35-1 against MIAA A and B Conference foes over the past five seasons.
4. Old Mill
Last season: 8-3, No. 11
Several veterans hope to lead the Patriots to their fourth straight playoff appearance.
5. Calvert Hall
Last season: 7-3, No. 10
The team has a familiar look to it. The Cardinals return seven starters on offense and six on defense.
Last season: 10-2, No. 2
Transfer Hassan Muhammad II bolsters an already talented corps that last year reached the Class 4A state semifinals.
Last season: 12-1, No. 5
Second-team All-Metro players D'Angelo Goffigan and Chris Robinson are among seven defensive returnees for the 2A state runner-up.
8. Eastern Tech
Last season: 9-2, No. 8
Junior QB Dietrich Wright brings quickness and athleticism to his position. The defense returns eight starters.
9. Mount St. Joseph
Last season: 7-4, No. 13
Behind two-way player Keon Lattimore and QB Nick Tanis, the Gaels will be their usual high-scoring selves.
Last season: 8-3, No. 12
With the trio of Darius Johnson, Demario Harris and Davon Watkins returning, the Panthers will again push for a 3A playoff berth.
Last season: 9-2, No. 14
The Breaux twins, Tommy and Terrence, make the Baltimore County 4A-3A champion a difficult obstacle to overcome.
Last season: 9-2, unranked
The Clippers return 17 starters from their 4A quarterfinalist team.
13. Long Reach
Last season: 6-4, unranked
Justin Pruitt (6 feet 6, 325 pounds) and Ryan Pope (6-4, 290) are two reasons the Lightning could finally earn coach Pete Hughes a Howard County title.
Last season: 5-5, unranked
Now known as the Red Storm, the team just might trample city rivals with nine starters back on each side of the ball.
Last season: 7-3, unranked
Three linemen who weigh more than 300 pounds each and four out-of-state transfers boost the Warriors' chances.