DT-T Michael Boland (6 feet 7, 296 pounds) will anchor the line for Georgetown Prep (7-4), which is in its seventh season playing in the Baltimore-heavy MIAA-A conference. Boland, who has an offer from Tulane, will help open holes for senior Dominic Bryan, who averaged seven yards per carry last season. . . . Spalding (9-3) moves up to the MIAA-A this season after winning four titles in the “B” league. Senior Shayne Sullivan (6-4, 285) and senior Malik Johnson (6-0, 280) should bolster the offensive and defensive lines, respectively. RB Steven Manders hopes to duplicate graduate K.K. Smith’s 1,850-yard season of 2010. . . .

First-year St. Mary’s-Annapolis Coach Russell Croteau has former all-ACC lineman Mitch Suplee (Maryland) on his staff, hoping to improve on last year’s 3-7 mark. The Saints will rely on a senior-dominated line, led by Josh Chiasson, to bolster the team’s running game in the MIAA-B. . . . Annapolis Area Christian, which went 10-0 in the MIAA-C last season, moves up to the “B” and is riding a 17-game winning streak. Nine starters are back on offense, including QB Chris Chick and solid WR Chandler Edmonds. The defense only allowed 13.3 points per game last season. . . . Pallotti also moves up to the MIAA-B, and first-year Coach Ben Thompson has a talented senior in RB A.J. Bright (1,286 yards in 2010), but a raw-yet-determined quarterback in sophomore Trey Busick. . . . Severn drops to the MIAA-C this season under first-year Coach Chris Kirchenheiter, looking to reverse last year’s 1-9 mark behind senior WR Nick Manis (who led the Admirals with 37 catches) and 6-5, 230-pound DE Jack Cauley. . . .

St. Mary’s Ryken has an experienced quarterback in senior Drew Wysocki, who started at Leonardtown the past two seasons and threw for 890 yards in 2010. Senior T-DT Josh Martinson (6-4, 325 pounds) will lead nine returning starters on offense and defense. The Knights (2-7) have a new turf field. . . .

Rachid Ibrahim, who gained 1,839 yards as a sophomore last season, will be the main offensive force for Avalon , which won the Capital Area Football Conference title with an 8-3 record. Senior David Collins and junior Jacquille Veii anchor a solid secondary. . . . RB Derek Frank averaged 9.6 yards per carry last season for Maryland School for the Deaf , and he will team with Malik Morris to form a solid one-two ground game. Last season, MSD went 12-0 and won its eighth straight national deaf prep championship. . . . The experience of two-way linemen Ronnie Screen, Dan Oladimeji, Klarance Simpson and Terry Johnson will be Riverdale Baptist’s biggest strength, as the Crusaders look to rebound from a 2-8 season. 

— Dave Yanovitz