Also, how did every team besides SP have such a poor showing in non-conference games? Besides them and the Eagles, everyone went 1-2 or 0-3. Did everyone else just punch that much higher above their weight class? Monroeville (male enrollment: 78) drove 2 hours west to the border to beat Edon (60), a TAAC nobody, then travelled to the Duck Pond in week 3, taking the final lead rather early in the game and holding off the Polars Bears (110) for the rest. Not that the Eagles didn't show growth from the year before, but...
Will Mapleton bounce back to its 2014 incarnation, or will it need a few years before they look to the playoffs again? The Trojans haven't enjoyed a 6-4 season since '06 and a 5-5 season since '07 (Teglovic's last), and have been wandering in the desert since; is there any evidence to suggest they might at least split this season? Will NL right the ship?
M'ville's soon-to-be seniors and juniors look like pretty strong classes relative to some that have graduated in recent years. It is, of course, all relative, but I think they'll have a showing similar to the last year's, except the 4-game skid near the end. Not conf. champs, but contenders deep into the season. While numbers is a huge problem, interest in football from the pool of boys they do have seems way down still. Then again, I could be wrong.
St.Paul graduated around 16 from last years team, although they had a very good JV Team and the varsity backups got plenty of playing time, this could be the year for a Monroeville, WR, AC or anyone else to win a conference championship.
SP- They graduated a lot from last year but JV was outstanding and always have kids who step up. AC- Junior class is very talented and prob have the largest team in the conference. WR- Have some skill back not sure if the numbers are any better than last year in which they only had about 35 kids. MON- Anderson is solid and will have a good soph qb, lack of depth will be an issue. MAP- Have a really good qb back NL- Will be interestin if their coach can get some consistency. Ply- young and not a lot of numbers. SC- lose a lot from last years seniors and lack of depth will hurt them esp if their are injuries.