Few teams run the Wing T as well as West Deptford.
The Eagles will be tough to stop this season, with four returning running backs led by senior Jimmy Owens.
Owens is down to 195 pounds after playing last season at 205. West Deptford coach Clyde Folsom said Owens is "like a different person" this season -- more focused and mature after struggling a bit with injuries and conditioning issues as a sophomore and junior.
Owens isn't the Eagles' only back. In Owens, senior Ken Tamasitis and junior speedster Robbie Fearon, West Deptford returns three backs who combined for more than 2,000 yards last season.
Plus, junior Vaughn Scott might be an emerging star. Folsom is toying with the idea of running some "Wildcat" formations this season with Scott receiving the snap.
Defense will be a bit of an issue, at least early, as West Deptford returns just three starters on that side of the football. But one of them is top linebacker Dan Short.
West Deptford will be challenged by Haddonfield in the Colonial Liberty. In Group 2, the top contenders should be those two, plus defending champion Delsea and darkhorse Willingboro -- a team with Group 4 size and an accomplished new coach in Reggie Lawrence.
"It's always our goal to be playing in December," Folsom said.
-- Phil Anastasia