Coach’s comments: “We are the target again after running the table for the state championship under coach Scifres. This program is used to that, so we know we have to stay hungry, stay together. We have some talented players coming back. I’ve been really pleased with the work ethic. We’ve been able to teach and coach these players with a lot of depth.
“Traditionally we’ve been the runnin’ Rebels; if you look at last year, that certainly wasn’t the case. We were very balanced last year with our personnel and sets. We’re going to throw the football. We want to establish that mentality by playing hard on both sides. We lost a lot of seniors, but we have seniors coming back and they have played critical minutes. We’re starting to see leaders emerge to help us with our goals this season. Any player we put on the field has to help lead us to a tremendous season.”