Head coach: Phil Clarke, fifth season
2011-12 record: 19-7 (13-3 Northwest)
Returning letter winners (starters): Three (one)
Outlook: The good news: The Panthers finally are free from being the best team not named Centennial in their league.
The bad news: It comes in a year when Palo Verde has only one senior.
"We are very young without much varsity experience," Clarke said. "We look to play hard, be competitive in the division, and get back to regionals."