Coach: Charlie Hobbick (4th year, 12-18).
Last league title: 1972 (Split Tri-Valley title).
Last playoff berth: 2007.
Home field: Ki-Be High.
Projected starters (returners in bold)
OFFENSE POS YR HT WT
Anfernee Cortez QB Jr. 5-11 160
Jacob Heinen RB So. 5-8 180
Cruz DelAngel WR Jr. 6-2 180
Cristian Aguilar WR Sr. 6-1 175
Tony Cortez WR Sr. 5-7 145
Mick Phelps TE Sr. 6-5 285
James Sachse C Sr. 5-10 195
Dakota Renz G Sr. 5-11 205
Alex Gonzales G Jr. 5-9 240
Carl Robb T Sr. 6-0 190
Pierce Williams T Jr. 6-2 195
Cristian Aguilar K Sr. 6-1 175
DEFENSE POS YR HT WT
Carl Robb DE Sr. 6-0 190
James Sachse DT Sr. 5-10 195
Dakota Renz DT Sr. 5-11 205
Pierce Williams DE Jr. 6-2 195
Kale Setzer LB Sr. 5-10 165
Cody Zyph LB Jr. 6-1 220
Jacob Heinen LB So. 5-8 180
Cristian Aguilar DB Sr. 6-1 175
Anfernee Cortez DB Jr. 5-11 160
Tony Cortez DB Sr. 5-7 145
Cruz DelAngel DB Jr. 6-2 180
Anfernee Cortez P Jr. 5-11 160
* The Bears must find a way to replace standout running back Dalton Morgan, who now plays at Eastern Oregon University. But Hobbick believes he found sopmeone to do that in Heinen, a sophomore.
* Hobbick considers QB Anfernee Cortez (1,750 passing and 13 TD's last season) one of the best in the league, and with WR Cristian Aguilar (615 receiving yards and six touchdowns) and big TE Mick Phelps, the air will be filled with footballs on Friday nights.
* On defense "we have a veteran crew in the secondary, anchored by our own Honey Badger, Tony Cortez," said Hobbick. "Our LB's will be young, but fast and our DL will be quick and physical with Dakota Renz, Carl Robb, James Sachse and Pierce Williams wreaking havoc in opposing teams' backfields.
Hobbick is in his fourth season at Ki-Be, so he expects this senior class to be running on all cylinders.
Five victories last season really changed the attitude at the Benton City school.
"That's gonna change things at Ki-Be," said Hobbick.
An 8-2 season is not out of the question for the Bears, said Hobbick.
And if young players such as Heinen step up, that type of record will be no surprise.