Coach: Dale Sprague, seventh year
Assistant coaches: Pat Duncan, Scott Funk, Mike Hamm, Anthony Jones, Ben Kling, Sean Murphy, DaveSeibert
Last year's record: 6-3-1, 5-2-0 in the Centennial Football Conference
Top returnees: Seniors, tailback Eric Frees, wide receiver Andy Steckel, linebacker Jim Webster, kicker Buck Hartzell; juniors, offensive tackle Paul Picchierri, offensive guard Todd Wargo, defensive tackle Seth Obetz; sophomores, defensive back Gary Carter, quarterback Ken Williams.
Top newcomers: Sophomore, quarterback Paul McCord; freshmen, kicker/safety Dung Dinh, wingback Wayne Brooks, nose guard Chris Fuentes, kicker/punter James Fry, cornerback Tony Jenkins, kicker Mickey Neustadt, quarterback Jody Goane.
Coach's comments: "We just need a quarterback to take the bull by the horns. We really feel we've improved in a lot of areas. The kids practice with a lot more confidence this year. We turned a big corner last year."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: This team is out to prove last year's 6-3-1 season was part of a building program, not a fluke. With Robbie Johnson taking skipping this season (he's an assistant coach atWestminster High), the performance of James Martin as the new wing back could play a key role, though Sprague said Martin, a converted defensive back, will be used primarily as a pass receiver. The team hasseveral big holes to fill on defense, with just three returnees, butwith 17 letter winners back. Offensively, the only real hole is at center, while the quarterback picture was still muddled heading into last night's scrimmage. It might be tough for the Terrors to improve on last year's season, but the team clearly has the potential to remain a better than .500 squad.