Last Year: 12-1
Coach: Matt Weber
Players to Watch: QB/CB Tryce Prince, OL Eli Flinn, OL Cameron Large, WR/S Cory Kilby, DE Micah Simmer, RB Chase Lott, LB Garrett Beam
Team Preview: After losing to the eventual champion Clinton Red Tornadoes in the state semifinals last year, the Cougars look again to be in the thick of the chase for the gold ball. They lost most of their skill players on the offensive side, but have dual threat quarterback Tryce Prince to take over for the departed Wyatt Robson. He'll get a chance to throw to 6'7" wide receiver Cory Kilby and will be protected by an experienced offensive line. The defense returns the bulk of its starters, including defensive end Micah Simmer, and middle linebacker Garrett Beam. Look for the Cougars to make a deep playoff push this year.