Coach: Randy Dreiling, 16th season, 145-31. 2011: 11-2, won 5A championship
Outlook: The defending 5A champion moves back to 6A with 17 returning starters, 10 on defense. Hutch is trying to return to the state title game for the ninth time in the last decade.
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Coach: Michael Hall, seventh season, 36-25. 2011: 5-4
Outlook: The defense is stout, stocked with eight returners and four three-year starters, but the Mustangs’ fate appears to rest upon if they can transition their passing attack to a new gunslinger in Maldaner, a receiver last season.
Coach: Sam Sellers, third season, 12-15. 2011: 4-6
Outlook: After two seasons dealing with inexperience, Sellers’ program is poised to take off in Year 3 with mostly upperclassmen, including a backbone in the backfield with Busby.