CURTIS, Neb.-- Last season, the Raiders had one of their best in program history going 11-1 but lost to a very good South Loup team in the semi finals.
This year, they have a very balanced team with 22 kids on roster. Six are seniors and six are freshman.
However, only four are returning with playing experience,
One of those is their senior quarterback who took over in the last regular season game and played every playoff game last year.
Head coach Scott Johnsen hopes to build off last year and expects his team to continue being a spread type offense that runs the ball.
"I think this year, we're trying to build on [last year] and you know it''s tough to follow a season like that and we've told the kids last year was last year; this is a whole new season, whole new group of boys. We graduated some really talented seniors but we got a lot of young kids and it's their turn to step up and play football. They're working hard, they're learning; we're throwing some new things at them and we're relying on some new players to respond and step up and fill some voids," says Johnsen.