Coach: Dave Sterling (seventh season)

Class: A North

Last year’s results: 3-6, lost in Class A North regional semifinals.

Returning athletes: Seniors — Tyler Blanchard (WR), C.J. Jipson (WR), Koby Stange (OL), Calean Pelletier (RB), Mason Brushwein (DB), Noah Yarnevich (LB), Colby Bullock (OL). Juniors — Justin Theriault (LB), Grant Hartley (QB), Maxx Bell (WR), Latrell Thomas (DL), Terrell Thomas (TE).

Key losses: Corey Gillespie (LB), Dillon Hummes (DE), Matt Verrill (QB), Drew Lashua (WR), Issac Cote (WR), Trace Porier (OL), Shammond Thomas (OL), Jared Parent (OL).

Promising newcomers: Seniors — Ian Brushwein (TE), Alex Cook (DE), Robin Woodard (OL), Josh Pelletier (OL), Race Bouchard (WR), Justin Gendall (DB), Zach Couliard (DL), Hunter Knowlton (OL). Juniors — Caden Begos (RB), Tyler Libby (DB), Alex Merchant (OL). Sophomores — Josh Hamel (WR), Josh Kaiser (DB), Riley Gilpatric (LB), Thomas Hodgkins (DL), Kevin Lachance (DE), Leighton Girardin (DB), John Baker (DB), Liam Bean (OL), Alex Belleveu (OL), Shawn Braxton (DL).

Season outlook: Sterling said the Red Eddies have spent the offseason working to bridge the gap between themselves at the top teams in Maine’s largest classification. Speed will be the key to success on both sides of the ball.

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