Commentary

Howard County By The Numbers

Updated: July 21, 2009, 8:42 AM ET
By Sheldon Shealer | ESPNRISE.com

ATHOLTON

Nickname: Raiders
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2007, Class 3A East region semifinalist

Highest Playoff Finish: 1985, Class B state quarterfinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 3 (1-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Kyle Schmitt, first season

CENTENNIAL

Nickname: Eagles
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1980, Class B state semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1980, Class B state semifinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 1 (0-1)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Ken Senisi, first season

GLENELG

Nickname: Eagles
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2006, Class 2A South region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1977 (B), 2000 (1A), state semifinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 10 (2-10)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 25, Week 6, 2005
Highest State Poll Ranking: 19, Week 10, 2002
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 10
Coach: Butch Schaffer, three seasons (18-13)

HAMMOND

Nickname: Golden Bears
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 1985, Class B state quarterfinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1985, Class B state quarterfinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 1 (0-1)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 17, Week 7, 1995
Highest State Poll Ranking: 17, Week 7, 1995
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 3
Coach: Dan Makosy, first season; 10 seasons overall (102-20)

HOWARD

Nickname: Lions
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 3A East region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1974, Class B state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 6 (4-5)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 19, Final Poll, 1999
Highest State Poll Ranking: 14, Weeks 5-6, 1999
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 9
Coach: Bruce Strunk, one season (7-4)

LONG REACH

Nickname: Lightning
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2005, Class 3A East region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1997, Class 2A state quarterfinalist
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 3 (0-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 21, Week 1, 2006
Highest State Poll Ranking: 21, Week 1, 2006
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 4
Coach: Pete Hughes, 13 seasons (86-47)

MARRIOTTS RIDGE

Nickname: Mustangs
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: None
Highest Playoff Finish: None
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 0 (0-0)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Ken Hovet, three seasons at Marriotts Ridge (14-16); 14 seasons overall (93-48)

MOUNT HEBRON

Nickname: Vikings
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2003, Class 3A East region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1982, Class C state runner-up
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 3 (1-3)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Ross Hannon, one season (3-7)

OAKLAND MILLS

Nickname: Scorpions
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2003, Class 1A South region semifinalist
Highest Playoff Finish: 1998, Class 12A state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 13 (7-12)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 21, Week 4, 2003
Highest State Poll Ranking: 10, Week 9, 1990
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 12
Coach: Jimmy DiPietro, first season

RESERVOIR

Nickname: Gators
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: None
Highest Playoff Finish: None
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 0 (0-0)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: None
Highest State Poll Ranking: None
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: None
Coach: Joe Lewis, five seasons at Reservoir (21-29); nine seasons overall (34-55)

RIVER HILL

Nickname: Hawks
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 2A state champion
Highest Playoff Finish: 2007 (2A), 2008 (2A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 6 (13-4)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 1, Final Poll, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Final Poll, 2008
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 38
Coach: Brian Van Deusen, nine seasons (86-21)

WILDE LAKE

Nickname: Wildecats
Most Recent Playoff Appearance: 2008, Class 3A state runner-up
Highest Playoff Finish: 1985 (B), 1990 (2A), 1991 (1A), 1992 (1A), 1997 (3A), state champion
Number of Playoff Appearances (record): 15 (21-10)
Most Recent State Poll Ranking: 11, Final Poll, 2008
Highest State Poll Ranking: 1, Weeks 5-Final, 1991
Weeks Ranked in State Poll: 83
Coach: Mike Harrison, first season