September 02, 2004

1. Randallstown

Last season: 10-3, ranked No. 8

Temple-bound LB Bryan Parker is among several Division I recruits on a team contending for Baltimore County 4A-3A and Class 3A state titles.

2. Loyola

Last season: 8-3, No. 2

Versatile DB-WR Van Brooks and 300-pound OL-DL Dan Protzman anchor the defending MIAA A champs.

3. Calvert Hall

Last season: 4-6, unranked

The Robinsons, DE Dane and QB Andrew, are related only in their mutual desire to lead the Cardinals in the MIAA A.

4. Hereford

Last season: 9-3, No. 9

QB Andy DePaola and 14 other starters take aim at a Baltimore County-high fourth state title.

5. Gilman

Last season: 3-6, unranked

Denied a sixth MIAA A title, coach Biff Poggi could rebound with TE Reggie Fugett, DE Barney Ehrmann and DE Eugene Sims.

6. McDonogh

Last season: 7-3, unranked

LB Tony Lott, RB-DB Bryn Holmes, OL-DL Kelly Cox and DE Tom Cooper make the Eagles an MIAA A threat.

7. Broadneck

Last season: 13-1, No. 1

The Anne Aundel County champ and 4A state finalist returns DE-LB Nick Sowells, RB Brandon Johnson, DB Tyrone Johnson and DT Carlos James among 10 starters.

8. Archbishop Curley

Last season: 8-2, unranked

RBs Rob Daniels and Derek Young form two-thirds of the MIAA B co-champs' ground attack.

9. Bel Air

Last season: 7-4, unranked

LB-K John Jackson and WR William Bell are among the 3A North region finalists' 16 returning starters.

10. Joppatowne

Last season: 8-5, No. 10

The 1A state champs return QB Anthony Preston, TE Brad McKemy and DB Ezra Ancrum among 11 starters.

11. Dunbar

Last season: 11-2, No. 14

OL Alan Bosworth, Kyle Johnson and Eric Carter and 10 other starters return to lead Baltimore City's best.

12. Old Mill

Last season: 0-11, No. 15

The Patriots, who forfeited eight wins due to an ineligible player, seek their sixth straight 4A playoff berth.

13. Glenelg

Last season: 10-2, No. 7

QB Justin Field and RB-LB Steve Bullard take aim at the Gladiators' fourth straight Howard County title.

14. John Carroll

Last season: 7-3, unranked

The talented MIAA C Conference co-champs could ride RB Dane Frank to a repeat.

15. Perry Hall

Last season: 7-4, unranked

Gators OL Chris Wancowicz and DB Jeff Sanders lead 11 returning starters in Baltimore County's tough 4A-3A.

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