Nick Adkins, Bonny Eagle, senior, running back: Adkins should be the key runner for the Scots in the spread option. Injuries limited his junior year. He played against Deering in the playoffs with a torn ACL. 

Spencer Cooke, Cheverus, senior, running back: Cooke gained more than 1,000 yards last season as a breakaway threat for the Class A champions. Cooke scored four touchdowns and gained 239 yards in the state final. 

Joey DiBiase, South Portland, senior, running back: DiBiase rushed for 900 yards and scored 10 touchdowns last season. He’s a key again. 

Andrew Libby, Thornton Academy, sophomore, running back: He played as a freshman and should have a big role for the team on both sides of the ball. 

Renaldo Lowry, Deering, senior, wide receiver: Lowry was one of Deering’s deep threats at wide receiver last season. A track standout, he’s one of the fastest players in Class A. He also returns kickoffs. and punts. 

Jordan Lindsay, Windham, senior, two-way lineman: Lindsay begins his third season as a starter. He started for the Class A state champion Eagles as a sophomore. The 260-pound Lindsay ranks as one of the top linemen in the state. 

Logan Mars, Scarborough, senior, two-way lineman: One of the top linemen in the state, the 6-foot-3, 260-pounder is being recruited by several Division I-AA schools. He’s expressed early interest in West Point. 

Casey Nava, Massabesic, junior, fullback: Nava led the Mustangs in rushing, return yardage and all-purpose yards last season. He’s the type of player who can do it all. The Mustangs will look toward him to get back on track. 

Nate Porter, Portland, senior, two-way lineman: Porter is the anchor of what could be a strong line. At 6-4, 240 pounds, Porter stands out. He’s continuing a family tradition of playing for the Bulldogs. 

Dylan Walton, Brunswick, senior, running back: Injuries limited his 2010 season to three games but he made the most of them, rushing for 600 yards. He’s one of the top running backs in Eastern Class A and a key to the Dragons’ chances. 

— Tom Chard, Staff Writer