Coach: Randy Affholter (16th year, 99-56).
Last league title: 2009.
Last playoff berth: 2009.
Home field: Andreotti Field.
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Projected starters (returners in bold)
OFFENSE POS YR HT WT
Matt Bennett QB Sr. 5-11 185
Avery Pellette FB Sr. 5-9 180
Austin Lyman TB Sr. 5-9 180
Logan Gibson TE Sr. 6-2 175
Jensen Lilliquist RT Jr. 6-3 180
Isaac Tindervag RG Sr. 5-11 190
Parker Berman C Jr. 6-2 210
Corbin Richardson LG Sr. 6-2 215
Colby Miller LT Sr. 6-4 215
Garrett Hull WR So. 6-0 160
Trent Walker WR Jr. 6-1 165
Juan Rodriguez K Jr. 5-11 160
DEFENSE POS YR HT WT
Austin Lyman DE Sr. 5-9 180
Jensen Lilliquist DE Jr. 6-3 180
Corbin Richardson DT Sr. 6-2 215
Colby Miller DT Sr. 6-4 215
Brayton Leach OLB So. 6-0 170
Gabe Caskey MLB So. 6-0 175
Avery Pellette OLB Sr. 5-9 180
Matt Bennett CB Sr. 5-11 185
Ben Stockdale CB Jr. 6-2 165
Ben Lee SS So. 5-8 165
Trent Walker FS Jr. 6-1 165
Matt Bennett P Sr. 5-11 185
Others to watch: WR/TE Dane Schademan, Jr. (6-2, 170); OL/DL Colson O'Donnell, Sr. (6-2, 250).
DT Ryan Secondi tore the same ACL that forced him to miss last season and will be out until Week 5.
* You'll see hints of the spread offense, but this team -- with three returning starters on the O-line -- is built for more of a two-man running game.
* Bennett is getting some looks from D-II and D-III schools for football, but Richardson likely is the team's best college prospect -- in baseball, that is. The big lineman plays first base for the defending CWAC baseball champion Bulldogs.
* The team will start out in a 4-3, cover 2 base formation and go from there. Affholter isn't averse to blitzing on defense, but he'll want to be cautious about it.
"If I feel we can cover with our secondary, we'll bring the heat," he said.
Othello and Prosser may be the favorites, but several league coaches say this is the team that could emerge as a front-runner for the league title.
"Right now, we have three or four really good kids who can make plays for us, not just on offense, but on defense, too," Affholter said. "Since I've been here, the 2001-02 team was pretty special, and 2009 was a special year. But I've got that feeling right now with this team. It's the same kind of mold."