Conference 27

After serving as head coach from 1990-93, Jeff Florio will re-take the helm at Manassas Park following the departure of Steve Crist, who left after one season to coach at Warren County. The Cougars hope to return to the their winning ways this season after going 2-8 last year and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Conference 35

For the first time since 2009, George Mason (6-5) finished with more than one win, a mark that paved the way for the Mustangs’ first playoff berth since 2006. Despite losing some talent, such as wide receiver Alfonso Banks IV, the Mustangs hope to achieve a new historic mark this season by winning in the postseason. The tools are there with the return of running back D’Montae Noble to anchor the team’s run-heavy offensive attack, along with linebacker Hunter Sulc on the other side of the ball.

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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