In 10 of Andover Central's first 11 seasons in existence, the Jaguars enjoyed winning seasons.
But last season it was a 3-6 setback that has 13 year head coach Tom Audley shifting back to fundamentals. He says he wants his team to be tougher and it all starts in practice as he gets set to field a team with just 2 returning starters, but a strong sense of where this program should be.
"We need to step up. We've had a very good program over the 13 years and we need to take a little pride in our program and get back to competing for league championships and district championships. You know, I can look up on the wall and see where classes earlier have done that and I think there is a lot of pride in this group and they want to get back on top," Audley said.
Week 1 pits Andover Central against Valley Center on September 5th.