Players Who Will Be Missed
* Barrington Edwards, Bowie: Though regarded as one of the best running backs in the country by several national recruiting analysts, Edwards's senior season was a disappointing one. The 6-foot, 215-pound Edwards was moved to slot receiver and fullback as part of first-year coach Ray Hicks's scheme. He rushed for fewer than 500 yards and just four touchdowns; as a junior, he had 2,170 yards and 26 touchdowns in the Bulldogs' run to a state championship.
* Chris Gibson, Suitland: Completed 79 of 140 passes for 1,503 yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions to lead Suitland to its first postseason appearance since 1999. The Rams earned at least a share of the Prince George's 4A league title for the first time in three seasons.
* Wesley Jefferson, Gwynn Park: One of the top high school linebackers in the country, Jefferson had 144 tackles -- 78 unassisted -- 10 sacks, 1 interception, 7 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries this season.
* Anthony Manigault, Largo: Finished the regular season as the area's leading rusher, gaining 1,888 yards on 245 carries. Also scored 24 touchdowns to lead Largo to a 6-3 season.
And Those Who Will Be Back
* Richard Abney, Forestville: The junior was one of the area's most dependable wide receivers, as he caught at least one touchdown in all nine of the Knights' games to finish the season with 11 touchdowns on 21 catches for 523 yards.
* Harold Dorman, Potomac: The junior quarterback completed 48 of 96 passes for 1,010 yards, with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions, as Potomac missed making its second straight playoff appearance by four-tenths of a point in the playoff point standings.
* Jahiri and Rafiq Gunthorpe, Gwynn Park: The junior defensive ends helped lead the Yellow Jackets to three shutouts. Jahiri had 90 tackles -- 56 unassisted -- and nine sacks; Rafiq had 96 tackles -- 52 unassisted -- and eight sacks.
-- Jon Gallo