Head coach: Michael Strong, first season
2016-17 record: 25-3 (7-1 1A Southern, second)
Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (one)
Top players: F Culen Highbe (Sr.), F Richard Lewis (Sr.), G Brodey Maxwell (Sr.), G Hunter Hollingshead (Sr.), G/F Asher Haworth (Sr.), F Haigen Huntsman (Sr.), G Stockton Maxwell (Jr.)
Outlook: As always, the Panthers got a little bit later start than most of the rest of the field due to the success of the school’s football team.
With eight letter winners returning from a squad that advanced to the Class 1A state title game last year, it shouldn’t take long for the team to get up to speed.
“We are excited about our team this year,” Strong said. “Our goal is to win and build off of last year’s success.”