Is there anyone in the class who can replace the star power of Ringling's Jackson Dillon or Wynnewood's Trey Knowles from last year?
There are some talented players in Class A, but none who come into the year so well known as Dillon and Knowles were a year ago. Still, there are some players coming back from impressive seasons who could elevate themselves this year. Among them, Wayne's Louden Johnson rushed for more than 1,500 yards, and Summit Christian's Cameron Gilbert threw for more than 2,600.
2. Which team will be most improved?
Okeene. The team that went 6-5 last season should be much improved. The Whippets are led by quarterback Scott Dobrinski and his brother Jamie, who is an offensive and defensive tackle.
3. Will any player challenge the 23-sack total Wayne's Lane Shepherd had last year?
It's possible, but it would take a dramatic jump to do it. Empire had three players with at least eight sacks last season, led by Trey Skiles with 10 in 11 games. Shepherd posted his total in 13 contests.