The Urbana Hawks look to continue their winning ways this season with a new face on the sidelines, Dave Mencarini, who also has a history of winning as a head coach.
The Thomas Johnson football team had some growing pains in Head Coach, Jerry Smith's first season at the helm, but the Patriots look to pile up the wins this fall.
The Tuscarora Titans did big things on the football field last season, going from only a one win team to a team only one win short of the playoffs. But Tuscarora isn't resting on their new found success, they're pushing even harder with a single goal in mind -- to make the postseason.
The St. John's Catholic Prep Vikings stunned everyone by winnings an MIAA C League Championship last year, and they're ready to take everybody's best shot as they look to repeat as champs this season.
South Hagerstown made the postseason for the first in awhile in 2013, and the Rebels will look to run with that momentum headed into 2014.
After a down year last year for Smithsburg, there is promise in Leopards nation for the upcoming season. With most of last year's starters returning, the Leopards look to be a dangerous opponent in 2014.
The St. James Saints opened their football season with a win over Mt. Carmel on Saturday afternoon.
Friday Night Sports Connection 8/29/14 Part 1: H.D. Woodson-Martinsburg, Jefferson-Spring Mills, Washington-Hedgesville, Sherando-Musselman, Hampshire-Preston.
Coaches and players of Northern Garrett and Southern Garrett High Schools speak about the upcoming season.
Friday Night Sports Connection 8/29/2014 Part 2: Chambersburg - Greencastle-Antrim, Frederick County Christian - St. John's CP, Silver Oak - MSD
The Oakdale Bears have become state title contenders in soccer, lacrosse and basketball in the school's short history, and after tripling their win total in 2013, the Oakdale football team believes that now is their time to shine.
The St. James football team earned some much-needed experience last season, and returns to the field in 2014 with high hopes of improving greatly on last season.
The North Hagerstown Hubs enter this season with a new head coach on the sidelines for the first time in 13 years, but the team says the transition into the Greg Stains era has been a smooth one.
In seven total football seasons as a program, the Mountain Ridge Miners have yet to make the playoffs. A trend they look to change this fall.
The Middletown Knights have brought home the Maryland 2A State Championship for the past three seasons, and will look to do the same in 2014.
The Maryland School for the Deaf football team has won ten national championships since 2001, but the Orioles have fallen short of that title in the past two seasons. A pattern they look to change this season.
The Linganore Lancers put the fear back into the spear last season, but came up short in the Maryland 3A State Championship. But they're ready to make another run in 2014.
The Hancock Panthers are coming off one of their best seasons in school history, including their first playoff apperance since 2004. This year, the Panthers are back on the prowl and looking to make a deep run into the 1A playoffs.
The Frederick Cadets, who after coming up just one win shy of the playoffs in 2012, came away with only one win last year -- something they're hoping to change this season.
The Shepherd Rams and Shippensburg Red Raiders hosted football media ahead of the upcoming 2014 season.
The Fort Hill football team has not only ruled the roost in the city of Cumberland for the past few seasons, but the Sentinels also ruled the entire state last year, bringing home the Maryland 1A state championship. This year, Fort Hill is hoping to repeat the success they had in 2013.
Clear Spring is ready to blaze a new trail this season, with the inspiration to rally a community recovering from devastation.
The Catoctin Cougars graduated several players from last year's squad that earned a spot in the playoffs, but the team says they're ready for some new faces to step up this coming fall.
The Brunswick Railroaders followed up a state semifinal run in 2012, with a 3-7 regular season in 2013. But the team looks to put things back on track with a postseason berth in 2014.
The Boonsboro Warriors moved up to the 2A classification last year, and after finishing the year at 6-4, the team looks to build on what was a promising season.
After finishing with a 5-5 record last season, the Allegany Campers look to get back to fulfilling high expectations this fall.
The Sherando Warriors look to continue their winning ways in 2014, after marching all the way to the Virginia 4A State Championship game in 2013.
The John Handley football team is hoping to not only make the postseason this year, but the Judges are also hoping to make a run at a state championship.
While Millbrook endured the growing pains of playing with a young team last season, the Pioneers are hoping to translate their experiences into wins this fall.
The James Wood Colonels are coming off of back-to-back one-win seasons, but the team expects to see more wins this year because of their returning experience.
Even though Waynesboro finished last season with an 0-10 record, the Indians are confident heading into this fall, with former NFL wide receiver, Brennan Marion, taking the reigns as head coach.
The Shippensburg Greyhounds look to make it three consecutive years of being crowned the Colonial League Champion, despite losing three of their top scoring threats from last season.
Mercersburg Academy finished under .500 in 2013, but this season, the Blue Storm are vowing to return to winning football.
After a 4 and 6 record in 2013, the James Buchanan Rockets are in search of their first winning season in nearly a decade.
The Blue Devils are coming off back-to-back five-and-five seasons, and this year, Greencastle is looking to get over the hump, with the goal of playing more than their ten scheduled regular season games.
The Chambersburg Trojans are regulars on the high school playoffs scene, but they have lost in first round each of the last three seasons. Now the team's goal is to jump that hurdle and march futher into the postseason.
In just a coupld of years of existence, the Washington Patriots have developed in sports powers in both basketball and baseball, but the question is, can the Pats become a contender in football? That may happen soon with a new coach -- abman who is bringing a winning background to the program.
The Spring Mills Cardinals are our youngest program in the entire four-state. The Cards have officially gotten their feet wet, and after gaining some much needed experience in their first season of play last year, Spring Mills is now looking to take the next step as a football team.
It's business as usual at Martinsburg, where the Bulldogs are looking to bring home their fifth consecutive state championship this fall.
Coming off a trip to the postseason in 2012, Musselman fell short of expectations last fall, losing four of their last five contest. But the Applemen say, it's "playoffs or bust" in 2014.
The Keyser Golden Tornado is now two years removed from advancing to the state championship game, and even though they made it to the postseason last year, the Black and Gold looks to make another deep run in 2014.
The Jefferson Cougars are coming off of a 5-5 campaign in 2013, in a season that fell short of reaching the playoffs. But heading into this fall, the Cougars say anything less than a postseason berth will be a disappointment.
The Hedgesville Eagles are under new leadership this season, as Aaron Fiddler takes the reigns as head coach. And the team says, a new era of football means the Eagles are ready to take flight.
The Hampshire Trojans came up just one win short of the postseason in 2013, but the team is ready to tackle this season with a vengeance.
Last year, the Frankfort Falcons had a great regular season and went into the playoffs with high hopes of advancing far in the state tournament. But that came crashing down when they lost in the first round. This season, many key ingredients return, as they look to make a serious push into the state playoffs.
Our Countdown to Kickoff series begins with the Berkeley Springs Indians - the Indians added one win to their resume in 2013, and look to continue to build on that success this season.
The Hagerstown Suns used the long ball to power past the Kannapolis Intimidators, while the Frederick Keys stumbled against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Shepherd University was picked Friday to win the Moutain East Conference by the league's coaches; the Rams won the inaugural MEC crown last year en route to an appearance in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.
The Hagerstown Suns won their second straight againt the Kannapolis Intimidators, while the Frederick Keys dropped game one of their series against the Wilmington Blue Claws.
The Hagerstown Suns defeat the Kannapolis Intimidators, 8-1, while the Frederick Keys fall to the Carolina Mudcats, 6-4, on Thursday night.