Head coach: Tom Lenarz

Assistant coaches: Jamie Fast, Taylor Kolb, Paul Riess, Jeff Ojanen, Ryan Lindstrom, Kyle Wordelman, Lance Horvat

Returning starters: Markus Pokornowski, FB and LB; Mason Erickson, C; Dane Kiehn, DE; Trey Harkins, FS; Derek Rengo, LB.

New faces to watch: Eric Elwood, OL; Dow Jones, OL; Luke Sandy, LB; Cal Pertler, CB.

Team strengths: "We will be very athletic in the backfield," Lenarz said. "Markus Pokornowski is one of the best running backs in the area and rushed for over 1,000 yards last season."

Biggest challenge: "Schools our size need to stay healthy to have success," Lenarz said. "While our core is talented we are not as deep as some of the schools we play in our section."

Coach's assessment: "We feel like we are going to be very competitive in both our district and our section," Lenarz said. "While we don’t have a large number of returning starters, the kids coming back all have various amounts of varsity experience."