SOLDIERS GROVE, WI -

North Crawford finished one-game out of first place in the Ridge and Valley last season.

9 out of 11 starters on an offense that averaged scoring 29-points per game return in 2013. That includes 2012 first team all conference selection Logan Brown and the rest of the offensive line.

"We've got guys that have played 2 or 3 years of varsity football at this point," said second year head coach Brandon Munson.

"We're a very experienced team, a very hungry team and I think we're going to go on a pretty good run here and hopefully open up some eyes around the state. It's a talented group of guys that have been working really hard in the offseason."

One of the two new faces in the Trojans starting lineup on offense will be Branden Baumeister who is slated to take over the job at running back that was held by his older brother last season.

Baumeister says it's nice to see all those experienced players around him. "It feels pretty great, feeling safe, feeling you have people to rely on, it feels awesome."

For a complete preview of the Coulee Region football season, tune in to the News 8 Highlight Zone High School Football Preview Show: Sunday, Aug. 18 following News 8 at Ten.