Woodlawn Warriors

Coach: DaVaughn Mellerson

2011 record: 1-9

Returning starters: 8

Key returning players: Jonathan Huff, Sr., quarterback; Roland Johnson, Sr., center/defensive line; Kayode Fasehun, Sr., offensive guard/defensive tackle; Jeffrey Winns, Sr., tight end/strong safety; Kai Roberts, Sr., wide receiver/quarterback/cornerback; Janai Billips, Sr., running back/linebacker; Myles Dunton, Sr., fullback/linebacker; Mike Romingo, Sr., tight end/linebacker; Bryan Riley, Sr., tight end/linebacker; Gage Ball, Sr., running back/strong safety; David Garrett, Sr., wide receiver/cornerback

Key newcomers: James Keaton; Michael Huff; Stephen Winstead; Xavier Brooks; Chris Davis; William Frierson; Jevano Johnson

Outlook: Mellerson is looking for improvement in his second season. He’ll have senior-dominated squad.

The Warriors lost their final nine decisions in 2011. Woodlawn opens 2012 at home against Forest Park Friday.

“We’re much better than we were last year,” said Mellerson, a former Milford Mill assistant who starred Wake Forest University and Mount St. Joseph in the mid-1990. “We’re on the same page and expect us to win.”