Mercyhurst Prep has been on quite a roll over the past few years. The Lakers have gone 39-8 during the past four seasons, and that includes a 5-5 mark in 2008. Matt Morgan’s Mercyhurst Prep team appears to have the firepower to match last season’s 10-1 record and Region 4 title. Foremost among the Lakers’ weapons is star running back Aaron Horton, who rushed for 1,463 yards and scored 22 TDs as a junior.
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