The landscape at the the top of the NIC 10 could be changing and Belvidere North hopes they are the ones that cause it. The Blue Thunder return 17 starters from last year's playoff team. Senior QB Jace Bankord will be driving the offense for the 3rd year in a row and he will have plenty of weapons to work with. Senior WR Kevin Tevebaugh highlights that group. He caught 9 TD passes last season. With those 2 players leading the charge do not be surprised to see North vault into the top 3 teams in the conference.