Perhaps no coach coming back to a team that went winless last season is as excited about his team's prospect for the season than Moore coach Scott Myers.
“We've had a great opening camp,” Myers said. “It's been out best preseason camp in the four years since I've been back. We've got a lot of senior experience back and that's showing with how they're practicing.”
The biggest difference, Myers said, is in their confidence level.
“They have that air about them a little bit that things are turning around,” Myers said. “We were in some games last year and just couldn't figure out how to get over the hump and win.
“This year, we need to turn those numbers around and find a way to win those games.”
Corey Reeves is expected to take over at quarterback after seeing some time there last year but primarily playing wide receiver.
Reeves has been pushed by junior Colin Webb, though.
If Reeves earns the job, his move from receiver won't leave the Lions with a lack of depth there as they return four starters at the position.
Grant Linstead and Jordan Martin are Moore's two leading returning receivers, while Joe Haddox and Brandon Eddins also return at the position.
Those four also all return as starters on the defensive side, with all but Haddox in the secondary. Haddox had 91 tackles and four sacks as a junior linebacker.
Eddins also had 91 tackles in the secondary as a junior.
“Our depth is one thing we're lacking,” Myers said. “We've got to ask those guys to play both ways.”
While Myers said the Lions should have the numbers and the capability of keeping the lineman exclusively on one side of the ball, they lack experience there.
“We're still figuring out who is going to play up there but we like what we've seen so far,” Myers said. “We're going to be a little quicker up front than we have been the last couple years.”
In the backfield, senior Joey Karp and junior Derek Harris will see time at running back.