Sioux City West is coming off a 2-7 season a year ago, including a rivalry win over North. They're hoping to add a few more wins to the total in 2016.
Like most teams in the metro, West has some holes to fill.
Noah McWell, who led the team in passing and rushing yards a year ago has graduated and defensively, leading tackler Cole Schultz is gone as well.
In all, the Wolverines have five starters back on both sides of the ball and that includes three in the all-important offensive line.
For West, a key issue the past few years has been numbers, and they hope they have the talent to step up and win some games this season.
"I have to be a leader this year because we had three seniors last year that left," said junior Darius Moore. "Me and Micah [McWell] are going to switch off at quarterback this year, so one will be a threat at wide receiver, one will be a threat at quarterback, so more versatile offense."
"Seeing some new things coming this season, also some new players and just finishing out strong," said senior Marquise Bolden. "It's senior year for some of us, some guys stepping up, some guys are showing they're able to play."
"We're as deep as we've ever been in the skills position," said head coach Trever Case. "Every year our concern is offensive and defensive line and this year it's no different. But we've had some kids that have worked pretty hard and we do have three returners on the offensive line that we've never had since I've been here. So we've got a little more experience, so that should help."
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