Coach: Dave Sterling (fourth year)

Class: Eastern A

Last year’s record: 2-7

Returning letter-winners: Seniors — Andrew St. Pierre (LB), Dan Williams (NG), Gage St. Hilaire-Fecteau (DL), Johnny Boyd (TB), Brandin Knowlton (QB), Cam Cormier (WR/LB/DB), Jeff Clark (WR), Isaac Lane (G), Rai Lucas (G), Brian Crane (TE); Junior — Ian Mileikis (QB/S).

Key losses: Sean Ford (QB), Quin Leary (TE), Alex Sterling (T/DT), Mitch Lachapelle (T/DT)

Promising newcomers: Senior — Henry Nguyen (RB/DB); Juniors — Miguel Delgado (OL/DL), Hunter Martin (TB).

Season outlook: The Red Eddies confront a revamped schedule with less mystery than most of their fellow Eastern A holdovers having played several of the southern Maine teams in 7-on-7 games in the Portland area. Sterling says they held their own, and it will be important play with confidence and execute. They have a QB battle between Mileikis and Knowlton to sort out first. Whoever takes the snaps out of the pistol will be protected by a deep offensive line with good size. Boyd, last year’s leading rusher, returns as the primary ballcarrier. Martin adds 4.5-40 speed to the backfield. The defense will be built around Williams and St. Pierre, who were all-conference performers as juniors.


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