West Deptford features the burly Owens, a Michigan State recruit who ran for 1,703 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.
West Deptford is 23-1 with two South Jersey Group 2 titles in Owens' first two seasons as the starting fullback. He would like nothing better than to finish his career with a 35-1 mark and three consecutive sectional crowns.
The Eagles have plenty of other seasoned seniors, such as two-way end Nick Pulli, wide receiver/defensive back Shai Mumford, running back/linebacker Isaiah Worthy, two-way back Joe Diaco, and quarterback Mike Daws.
Top juniors include linemen Jake Kull and Tyler Garrison and linebacker Kevin DeCaesar.
Haddonfield will challenge with a loaded junior class that includes running back/defensive back Mike DeFeo, wide receiver/defensive back Jake Robinson, two-way end Tyler Klaus, and fullback/linebacker Mark Walker, among others.
The Bulldogs also have senior leaders such as quarterback/defensive back Mike McLaughlin, wide receiver/defensive back Teddy Stavetski, and two-way lineman Pat Porter.
Sterling is coming off a South Jersey Group 2 playoff berth. The Silver Knights should be in the mix with a strong junior class that includes running back/linebacker Davon Tucker and two-way lineman J.T. Thompson.
Sterling's top seniors include wide receiver/defensive back Julian Blackshear and two-way lineman Matt Dockery.
Haddon Heights went 7-3 last season but lost a lot of talent to graduation. The Garnets return standout senior wide receiver Kashif Miller along with senior running back/linebacker Julian Faison, and two-way lineman Ian Lynch.
Collingswood has a strong junior class that includes quarterback Jordan Wallace, who started as a sophomore, and two-way lineman Will Pope. Running back/linebacker John Deaner is a top senior for the Panthers.
Overbrook will look to seniors such as running back/linebacker Jordan Lowber, two-way lineman Tim Brandt, and two-way back Dom Carbonaro for leadership in a rebuilding season.
There's a new look at Woodbury, with longtime assistant coach Al Mailahn taking over as head coach in place of the retired Zack Valentine, and four-year star Anthony Averett has graduated and departed for the University of Alabama.
The Thundering Herd still look like the team to beat in the Patriot Division, thanks to a strong senior class that includes two-way backs Jeray Demby and Daevon Ayers and two-way lineman Max Belko.
Paulsboro will challenge its traditional rival behind junior two-way back De'Shaun Burgess and junior linebacker Niko Savaiinea, along with senior lineman Nyire Grant.
Haddon Township is coming off a 6-4 season, and the Hawks return top seniors such as two-way backs Casey Boyle and Nick Marino.
Senior offensive lineman/linebacker Eli Camacho is another veteran for a Haddon Township team that will need to develop some young players to challenge the top two dogs in the division.
Audubon has a top running back in senior Kahleil Chisolm, who has gained 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons. Junior Quashon Johnson can make some plays at quarterback, and senior two-way back Kevin Terifay is another veteran for the Green Wave.
Lindenwold could have a prolific passing attack behind junior quarterback Malik Muldrew, who threw for 1,339 yards as a sophomore. The Lions have some experience up front with senior two-way linemen Troy Riley and Quentin Dootay.
Gateway is coming off an 0-10 season, and the Gators will look for improvement behind seniors such as wide receiver/defensive back Nathan Klaus and two-way lineman R.J. Blanton.
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