Coach: Brian Seba, fourth season, 8-19. 2011: 5-4.
Notes: The offensive and defensive lines will be particularly strong with the return of Willms. The senior experience will lead the team in an attempt to achieve consecutive winning seasons for the first time in 20 years.
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Schedule: Aug. 31, Cheney; Sept. 7, Trinity Academy; Sept. 14, at Garden Plain; Sept. 21, at Bluestem; Sept. 28, Haven; Oct. 5, Wichita Independent; Oct. 12, at Conway Springs; Oct. 19, Douglass; Oct. 25, at Chaparral.
Coach: Kyle Wallis, second season, 3-7. 2011: 3-7.
Notes: After ending a 29-game losing streak and making its first playoff appearance in school history last season, Bluestem looks to continue its momentum with the return of five offensive starters and six defensive starters.
Schedule: Aug. 31, at Conway Springs; Sept. 7, Medicine Lodge; Sept. 14, Chaparral; Sept. 21, Belle Plaine; Sept. 28, at Douglass; Oct. 5, at NE-Arma; Oct. 12, Remington; Oct. 19, at Sedgwick; Oct. 25, at Wichita Independent.
Coach: Justin Burke, third season, 69-45. 2011: 1-8.
Notes: The combination of QB Duwe and All-CPL receiver Weiss will be important in order for the Roadrunners to avenge last year’s disappointing season. The young defense will be a challenge for Chaparral.
Schedule: Aug. 31, Trinity Academy; Sept. 7, Garden Plain; Sept. 14, at Bluestem; Sept. 21, Medicine Lodge; Sept. 28, at Wichita Independent; Oct. 5, at Cheney; Oct. 12, Douglass; Oct. 19, Conway Springs; Oct. 25, Belle Plaine.
Coach: Jeff Ast, third season, 6-13. 2011: 5-5.
Notes: Douglass has a young team this year, but returns three key juniors from last season. The Bulldogs will need to focus on improving fundamentals such as tackling and blocking in order to be successful.
Schedule: Aug. 31, at Garden Plain; Sept. 7, Sunrise; Sept. 14, at Medicine Lodge; Sept. 21, Wichita Independent; Sept. 28, Bluestem; Oct. 5, at Trinity Academy; Oct. 12, at Chaparral; Oct. 19, at Belle Plaine; Oct. 25, Conway Springs.
Coach: Faron Kraft, second season, 4-6. 2011: 4-6.
Notes: Medicine Lodge will depend on its offense with the return of most starters. Wornkey will lead the offense, returning from his seven touchdowns and 442 rushing yards.
Schedule: Aug. 31, at Wichita Independent; Sept. 7, at Bluestem; Sept. 14, Douglass; Sept. 21, at Chaparral; Sept. 28, at Inman; Oct. 5, Sterling; Oct. 12, at Ellinwood; Oct. 19, Sublette; Oct. 25, La Crosse.