By the numbers

August 30, 2006

4.0

Grade point average for Winters Mill's highly recruited guard John Hopkins, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound player whose sights are set on the Naval Academy.

7

Consecutive games won by Edgewood last season after an 0-3 start to capture the Chesapeake Division title of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference, only to barely miss the playoffs.

9

Field goals converted in 10 attempts by Boys' Latin's second-team All-Metro selection Brett Weiss, whose longest was 42 yards. Weiss was good on 41 of 45 extra points.

25

Juniors returning for Westminster, which graduated seven first-team and three second-team All-Carroll County performers from a squad that went 12-2 and lost in double overtime to Class 3A champion Gwynn Park in the program's first-ever state final.

28

Wins in its past 30 games for River Hill, which has won or shared the past three Howard County titles and made the playoffs three straight years. 30

Years first-year head coach Bill Hyson of Francis Scott Key had served as an assistant to five different coaches.

55

Cuts Catonsville coach Rich Hambor had to make from a school-record 135-player turnout. Baltimore County rules allow a roster of 40 players maximum on both the varsity and junior varsity rosters.

307.4

Average weight of Long Reach defensive linemen James Hickman , Phillip Jones , Steve Onolfi , Ben Dikes and Dominic McGhee . Seven Long Reach linemen weigh 300 pounds or more.

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