Host Jessica Honesty and Tariq Lee preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Loudoun County area. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Favorite: Loudoun Valley (11-3)

Senior running back Andrew Cordani will be an integral piece of the Vikings offense after they lost 17 seniors off a team that reached the Virginia 3A semifinals. Loudoun Valley received a major output from Cordani as a sophomore (1,081 yards) but a shoulder injury limited his action last season. If he can duplicate his play in 2012 the Vikings could again eclipse the double-digit mark in the win column. He will team with senior quarterback Sully Warner in the Vikings’ experienced offensive attack.

Around the league: Champe will look to improve upon its 2-8 campaign of a year ago, when the wins were the first for the school that was founded in 2012. Junior quarterback Scott Schaffler is more experienced as the signal caller. The Knights also will have downfield threat Zach Burdick who doubles as a safety and is electric returning punts.

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Host Jessica Honesty and Brandon Parker preview high school football for the 2014 season in the Northern Virginia area. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

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