League: Class 4A Southwest
Head coach: Ricky Pickens, first season
2016 record: 1-8 (0-6 Southwest League, seventh)
Returning starters: Four offense, five defense
Base offensive set: Pro
Base defensive set: 40
Top offensive players: QB Justin Aguilar (Sr.); QB Jared Jenkins (Jr.); WR Isiah Bigby (Jr.); RB Aguantay Morris (Sr.); WR Daimanuel Mayfield (Sr.)
Top defensive players: DE Donovan Johnston (Jr.); CB Isaiah Veal (Jr.); LB Noah Fuller (Sr.)
Outlook: The Chargers struggled in their first season back at the Class 4A level, going winless in league play.
Pickens takes over, and hopes to turn things around quickly.
“If we compete, definitely we’ll make a playoff run,” Pickens said. “If we play Clark of old, we’ll have the same results. But we definitely have the talent to make a playoff run.”
Morris is back after rushing for 333 yards and three TDs while averaging 7.2 yards per carry.
Bigby will move from quarterback to receiver.
Pickens hopes to take advantage of the team’s speed and senior leadership.