League: Class 3A Sunset
Head coach: Tyler Tuiasosopo, first season (0-0)
2016 record: 0-9 (0-5 Sunset League, sixth)
Returning starters: Five offense, six defense
Base offensive set: Pro
Base defensive set: Multiple
Top offensive players: TE Eric Hughes (Sr.); QB Joey Medley (Sr.); RB Rayjon Reed (Sr.); OT James Harris (Sr.)
Top defensive players: DT/DE Kameron Hollins (Sr.); SS Gio Garcia (Sr.); DB Anthony Shelby (Sr.); DL Edgar Escandon (Sr.)
Top newcomers: DT/DE Julian Nance (Sr.); OT/DT Chris Cisneros (Jr.); WR/DB J’Veon Jackson (Jr.)
Key losses: RB Rodger Harrison; WR Kwan Carter
Outlook: Western has lost 43 straight games since a forfeit victory over Shadow Ridge on Aug. 31, 2012. The Warriors’ last on-field victory came Nov. 5, 2010, against Pahrump Valley (20-14).
Tuiasosopo will have his hands full in trying to “bring (a) winning tradition back to Western.”
Western lost its leading rusher and receiver from a year ago but return quarterback Medley, who threw for 700 yards and three touchdowns last season.