Coach: Tom Audley, 16th season, 100-54
League: AV-CTL III
Last season: 2-7
Returning starters: 13
Schedule: Sept. 1, Andale; Sept. 8, at Buhler; Sept. 15, Abilene; Sept 22, at Andover; Sept. 29, Pittsburg; Oct. 6, at Circle; Oct. 13, at Rose Hill; Oct. 20, Augusta; Oct. 27, Maize South.
Projected record: 3-6
Top returning players
Three keys to the season
1. The Jaguars are completing their rebuild after replacing many skill players last season. Audley feels his young players gained valuable experience even during a difficult season.
2. Some of Central’s younger players weren’t ready, physically, to contribute standout statistics last year. That could change as Bell and sophomore quarterback Reagan Jones (6-foot, 170) mature.
3. Central is stocked with seniors, including five returning defensive starters, but has quality youth that will not only supplement the starting lineups, but also provide depth.