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Three questions about Class 2A football: Could Vian make a run?

BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer Modified: August 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm •  Published: August 29, 2011

Who's the favorite?

It's hard to narrow it down to one.

Hennessey has many of their starters back from last season's state championship team, with the exception of its linebackers.

Davis also returns a good core of players from its 12-2 team and has depth that makes them tough to contend with in 2A.

The Wolves get the slight nod in the rankings, though Hennessey came together at the right time last season and figures to be even tougher this year.

Who has the potential to make a Hennessey-type run this season?

A young Hennessey team steadily progressed during the regular season last year before coming together in the playoffs and making a run to the title.

A team with similar makeup is Vian.

The Wolverines bring back nine starters on each side of the ball from last year's 8-3 team but are a young team with plenty of talent still developing.

Vian might be a year away from contending for a state title, but if things fall into places this year, that time frame could be moved up.

How far will Millwood fall?

The Falcons lost plenty of big-time talent from last year's team, and they certainly won't be as potent offensively.

But there is still plenty of talent at Millwood, including Heritage Hall transfer Marc Robinson, who sat out last season, and lineman Devin Dobbins.

The Falcons don't enter the season as the favorites in the class for the first time in a few years, but they're still among the top teams in 2A.

By Ryan Aber