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Jake Kaiser (20) is one of several starters returning on the Smyrna defense. The Eagles start the season ranked No. 1 in Division I by The News Journal.

Jake Kaiser (20) is one of several starters returning on the Smyrna defense. The Eagles start the season ranked No. 1 in Division I by The News Journal.

CAESAR RODNEY

COACH: Dan Candeloro

LAST YEAR: 2-8

RETURNING STARTERS:  QB Jared Wagenhoffer, jr.; Najee Whitted, sr.; Nhaighere Wills, sr.; Isaiah Washington, sr.; Kyle Satterfield, sr.; Julian Trammell, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Josh Windsor, jr.; Di’Mere Sudler, sr.; Brenden Holder, jr.; Kaleb Moseley, jr.

OUTLOOK: It was an uncharacteristically rough ride for the Riders, but as one of the state’s largest public schools they always have the numbers to bounce back.

CAPE HENLOPEN

COACH: Bill Collick

LAST YEAR: 5-4

RETURNING STARTERS: OLB-DB-RB Jerry Harden, sr.; OLB-DB-RB Rasheed Woods, sr.; QB-DB Dillon Adams, sr.; ILB-WR Zachary Dale, sr.; WR-DB Keith Mumford-Reed, sr.; RB-DB Robert Neall, sr.; RB-DB Ben Ashby, jr.; FB-DE Kolbi Wright, jr.; TE-ILB Corey Lawson, sr.; OL-DL Robert Mitchell, sr.; OL-DL Aarin Burton, jr.; OL-DL Jazo Lopez, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: OLB Malik Aiken, jr.; RB-DB Joseph Kirby, fr.; C Jacob Osbourne, jr.; OL-DL Damarcus Perry, jr.; OL-ILB Jonah Robertson, so.; OL-DL Tanner Virden, so.

OUTLOOK: The Vikings have plenty of skill returning. If the lines develop quickly Cape could blossom into a playoff contender.

DOVER

COACH: Rudy Simonetti

LAST YEAR: 4-6

RETURNING STARTERS: RB-WR-DB John Castro, sr.; OL-LB Lawrence Horsey, sr.; WR-DB Dwight Wilson, sr.; HB-DL Gavin Watson, sr.; RB-DB Jerry Warren, sr.; QB-LB Mike Williams, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: OL-DL Jerren Williams, jr.; OL-DL Naquan Peace, jr.; RB-DB Dalonzo Bouges, jr.; QB-LB Jordan Magee, so.; OL-DL Darnell Kelley, jr.; WR-DB Derico Cooper, jr.

OUTLOOK: New coach welcomes back loads of speed, but the Senators’ young linemen must come together quickly to lead any potential turnaround.

POLYTECH

COACH: Kevin Smith

LAST YEAR: 0-10

KEY RETURNEES: WR-DB A.J. Foster, jr.; QB-WR-OLB Zach Trabaudo, jr.; WR-DB Doug Reed, jr.; WR-DB Tucker Reed, jr.; WR-DB Hunter Poisson, sr.; RB-ILB Jacob Hadik, jr.; RB-OLB Mike Baker, jr.; OL-ILB Jacob Wandless, jr.; OL-DL Zach Lott, jr.; OL-DL Matthew Gordy, jr.; OL-DL Nate Thomas, jr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: RB-DB Donell Hooker, so.; RB-OLB Chris Gordon, jr.; TE-OLB Tyler Gilbert, jr.; QB-OLB Vincent Tascione, so.; WR-DB Darrel DeMoe, sr.; RB-DB Larry Benson, sr.; TE-ILB Matthew Chadwick, so.; WR-DB Zion Downing, jr.; RB-OLB Montrell Jones, so.; OL-ILB Chris Adams, so.; OL-DL Richard Grier, sr.; OL-DL Donald Fooks, sr.; RB-DB Jorden Verney, fr.; WR-DB D.J. Rawley, fr.

OUTLOOK: Smith returns after a one-year hiatus, a year that obviously didn’t go well for the Panthers. But Polytech was 4-6 his last year, so the potential for improvement is there.

SMYRNA

COACH: Mike Judy

LAST YEAR: 12-1, won DIAA Division I championship

RETURNING STARTERS: QB Nolan Henderson, sr.; RB Will Knight, jr.; OT Jerren Carter, sr.; G Robbie Robinson, jr.; DL Anthony Delre, jr.; DL Jameir Smith, sr.; DL Desmond Wilson, jr.; LB Eli Hutchinson, sr.; LB Josh Hutchinson, sr.; LB Diron Accoo, jr.; CB Jake Soroko, sr.; CB Jeremy D’Aguiar, jr.; S Jake Kaiser, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: RB-WR Leddie Brown, jr.; WR Stephen Whaley, so.; WR Emon Roberts, so.; WR Marcus Vass, jr.; C Ty-kee Moore, jr.; G Brent Young, jr.; DE Hunter Moyer, jr.; S Larsen Wilson, jr.; CB Caden Naylor, jr.; CB-RB Keshaun Tolbert, jr.; LB Darryl Williams, fr.

OUTLOOK: Division I’s preseason No. 1 team, for good reason. The Eagles are deep, fast and talented, and will be a handful for every opponent.

SUSSEX TECH

COACH: Mark Quillin

LAST YEAR: 8-3, lost in first round of DIAA Division I playoffs

RETURNING STARTERS: FB-LB Jordan Marvel, sr.; RB-DB Isaiah Brown, sr.; OL-DL Hunter Hardesty, sr.

KEY NEWCOMERS: QB Tyzhir Morris, jr.; FB-DT Jordan Waters, jr.

OUTLOOK: Not a lot returning from teams that went 18-5 and reached the playoffs the last two seasons, but a good coach and good numbers could keep the Ravens in the postseason running.

No information provided by Sussex Central.

Contact Brad Myers at bmyers@delawareonline.com. Follow on Twitter: @BradMyersTNJ

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