Coach: Brent Lewis (seventh year)
2007 record: 9-3 (3-1 Southern League)
Returning starters: Seven offense, eight defense
Top players: QB/K/P Max Jenkins (Sr.), RB/DB/KR Brad Weiss (Sr.), OL/DT Tyler Lomprey (Sr.), OL/LB Travis Ozaki (Sr.), FB/LB Jake Pearce (Jr.), DL Colby Powell (Jr.), DL Andrew Andersen (Sr.), DE Riley Staley (Sr.)
Top newcomers: RB/WR Matt Newton (Jr.)
Key losses: MLB Steven Jensen, C Shane Robison, WR/DB Shilo Sandoval, WR/DB Joe Rebman
Base offensive set: Pro set/Offset I/Spread
Base defensive set: 4-3/5-2
Outlook: Coming off their first Class 3A state title since 2000, the Pirates have had to do very little rebuilding.
In fact, Jenkins and Weiss have a combined seven years of starting experience in the backfield alone. Seventeen of the team’s 38 players are returning lettermen.
With a nonleague schedule that includes 2007 playoff teams as Moapa Valley’s first four opponents, it will be easy to get a clear picture of how strong the Pirates are early.