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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.