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What are the Sharks doing?

Coming off a disappointing 2-8 season, the Sharks have done some retooling on offense. Gone is the run-heavy double wing. In its place is a single-wing formation that will open things up a bit.

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What they're saying about the Sharks

Coach Bruce Gifford "We've got a good group of kids and so far the transition (to the single wing) has been pretty smooth."

Lennard coach George Edington "From what I've seen of them on film they've got some athletes over there. I expect them to be much better."

Friday Night Rewind We see the Sharks improving behind a ball-control attack, but not quiiiiite enough to eke out a playoff berth.

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A few Sharks we'll be following on Fridays

RB Ronnie Johnson The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior will get a full-time position in the backfield this season and should rack up 1,000 yards plus in 2009.

RB Terrance Carter More of a bruiser than Johnson, Carter is a downhill runner who steps in at fullback this season.

LB Devale Royal The 6-foot, 240-pounder will be the man in the middle of the Sharks and handle all the defensive play-calling responsibilities.

OL Bryan Giordano The senior, a three-year starter at center, anchors what figures to be a strong line.

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Tweet and sour

Why the Sharks will make the playoffs

Will Win If They continue to rely heavily on the run. Riverview returns four-of-five starting offensive linemen and should be solid up front.

Why the Sharks may not make the playoffs

Will Lose If They fall behind early. Riverview's nondistrict schedule includes Freedom, Tampa Bay Tech and Plant in the first four weeks.

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