Posted On: 08/24/17 6:30 PM

1. Wabasso
2016 Finish: 11-2, lost in State Semifinals
Returning Starters: 13 (6 O, 7 D)

The Rabbits have a nice blend of size and skill returning from their state semifinal squad. Quarterback Nick Altermatt totaled almost 1,500 yards of total offense and 21 touchdowns last season as a junior. He’ll again be throwing to the Taylor twins (Cooper and Colton), but leading rusher Mitchell Fulton is gone to graduation.

With four starters returning up front, including Ty Kemp, Wabasso shouldn’t have many problems opening holes for whoever is carrying the football.  On defense, six of the seven starters are in the back end of the defense. Only defensive tackle Kyle Jacobson is back on the defensive line, which is the biggest unknown on the field.

The Rabbits also caught a break in the new section alignments. They move to Section 3 from Section 5, providing a slightly easier path to the state tournament.  

2. Goodhue
2016 Finish: 7-3, lost in Section Semifinals
Returning Starters: 13 (7 O, 6 D)

The Wildcats should be the team to beat in

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