Caston (Tony Slocum, third season): 0-10, lost to Winamac, 38-16, in Class 1A sectional opener. Opener: vs. West Central. Have to replace linemen Chris Smith and Kaden Brouyette. Top players back include senior lineman Hunter Schanlaub and senior running back Gavin Hickle.

Culver (Mike Zehner, fourth season): 2-8, lost to Triton, 34-12, in Class 1A sectional opener. Opener: vs. North Judson. Have to replace running back Kaleb Jones and lineman Sam Schaller. Top players back include senior running back Zac Ditmire and senior linebacker Hunter Lautt.

Knox (John Hendryx, fifth season): 7-4, lost to Marian, 31-6, in Class 3A sectional semifinal. Opener: vs. Winamac. Have to replace linebacker Dawson Patrick and running back Jared Prater. Top players back include senior defensive back Martin Naiperkowski and senior lineman Dalton Kohn.

LaVille (Will Hostrawser, seventh season): 6-4, lost to North Judson, 21-6, in Class 1A sectional opener. Opener: at Bremen. Have to replace linebacker Riley Wagoner and lineman Corbin Brown. Top players back include junior quarterback Ayden Doyle and senior running back Kolby Watts.

North Judson (Brett Lambert, first season): 6-6, lost to Triton, 29-17, in Class 1A sectional final. Opener: at Culver. Have to replace running back Fletcher Greer and defensive back Chuckie Wilcox. Top players back include senior linebacker Nolan Shidler and senior defensive back Manny Barnes.

Pioneer (Adam Berry, fourth season): 15-0, beat North Vermillion, 42-14, in Class 1A state finals. Opener: vs. Lewis Cass. Have to replace quarterback Sam Kiser and linebacker Daniel Gregorich. Top players back include senior quarterback Miles Von Tobel and senior linebacker Brenton Mersch.

Triton (Rodney Younis, 12th season): 9-4, lost to Pioneer, 66-0, in Class 1A sectional final. Opener: vs. South Central. Have to replace quarterback James Snyder and wide receiver Delano Shumpert. Top players back include senior linebacker Trenton Kreft and senior defensive back Kobe Mast.

Winamac (Craig Barr, third season): 5-6, lost to Triton, 48-18, in Class 1A sectional semifinal. Opener: at Knox. Have to replace linebacker Kyle Chumley and running back Dylan Fox. Top players back include senior linebacker Gabe Townsend and senior wide receiver Jared Huetton.