League: Class 1A Southern
Head coach: Aaron Masden, ninth season (57-26)
2015 record: 8-3 (6-1 Division IV Southern League, second)
Returning lettermen: One
Returning starters: Zero offense, one defense
Base offensive set: Spread
Base defensive set: 3-3-2
Key losses: QB/DE Diquan Spiller, S/TE D’Quan Porchia, LB/RB Deonze Paster
Outlook: Spring Mountain has made the playoffs the past seven seasons and this year should be no different.
The Golden Eagles return only one starter on defense, but always bring in speed and talent on both sides of the ball.
Spring Mountain must replace Spiller, who was one of the league’s top dual-threat QBs, and Paster, who led the team in scoring and tackles.
But look for this year’s Golden Eagles to compete until the end.
“The outlook for the 2016 Golden Eagles football team is positive despite returning only one player from (last season’s) state semifinal team,” Masden said. “Spring Mountain is used to this turnover and enjoys the challenge of constantly rebuilding and competing. This year’s team will have plenty of usual speed and looks to bring physicality in all areas.”