1. York: A large contingent of speedy, experienced players should propel the Wildcats into Western Class B’s upper echelon.

 

2. Falmouth: A good mix of talent and experience should keep the Yachtsmen in contention for their second Class B title in three seasons.

 

3. Yarmouth: The midfield corps is young, but the Clippers still have enough experience to make a run at a second consecutive Class B state title.

 

4. Scarborough: An extremely quick, balanced lineup will keep the Red Storm in contention for the second Class A state title in three seasons.

 

5. Portland: Eight returning starters should keep the defending regional champions in the middle of the Western Class A race.

 

6. Cape Elizabeth: A high-powered, explosive offense should make up for the Capers’ lack of experience in the back of formation.

 

7. Gorham: Depth, experience and talent should carry the Rams a long way in Western Class A.

 

8. Cheverus: A large group of talented, experienced players should keep the Stags in the mix in Western Class A.

 

9. South Portland: A talented veteran lineup should put the Riots into the thick of the Western Class A race.

 

10. Gray-New Gloucester: An extremely athletic, physically-imposing lineup could put the Patriots in contention in Western Class B.