League: Class 1A Southern
Head coach: Brett Hansen, first season
2016 record: 11-1 (7-0 Southern League, first)
Returning lettermen: 20
Returning starters: Three offense, four defense
Base offensive set: Pro
Base defensive set: 3-3-2
Top offensive players: TE Culen Highbe (Sr.) C Duston Stewart (Sr.), RG Garett Higbee (Sr.)
Top defensive players: OLB Richard Lewis (Sr.)
Key losses: Tabor Maxwell, Christian Higbee, Ike Taylor, Cody Williams
Outlook: For the first time since 2007, there was a new Class 1A state champion. Pahranagat Valley’s record 104-game winning streak was snapped by Spring Mountain in the Class 1A state championship game last fall.
But the Panthers return a stable of lettermen, including tight end Culen Highbe.
“We look to build on the success of previous years and get better every day in our fundamentals and footwork,” Hansen said. “We hope to compete in the league and reach our potential as a team.”