Right behind the Panthers in '06 were the Cardinals of Forreston.
They got plenty of conditioning in on this soggy Saturday morning. They return some important players from a team that went 6-1 in conference play and 9-2 in total.
This year they'll welcome in new head coach Travis Heinz. Coach Heinz was the offensive coordinator in Freeport last year and he's excited about his Forreston team.
"We're pretty excited. We've got a lot of great senior leadership both on offense and defense. We've got a returning quarterback and returning receiver in Troy Stocker and Chad Swanson. They're going to be our leaders both on and off the field and we're very excited to have them back."