Papillion-LaVista South didn't have to look far to find its new head football coach. After Walt Olsen announced his retirement, the Titans turned to their defensive coordinator for the past two years, Tom Clemenger.
Before his arrival at Papio South, Clemenger was the head coach at Omaha Northwest for three seasons.
"Papio South and Coach Olsen did a great job setting us on the path that we're on," said Clemenger. "So me coming in, I didn't want to change a whole lot."
The Titans return nine starters as a whole: four on offense and five on defense. Papio South went 6-4 last season making it to the first round of the Class A playoffs.
"It's been really up tempo," said senior lineman Cole Young. "I think everyone's excited to get the season started. It's a different look this year, changing everything up with the new coach. But I think everyone's liking it and we're going hard."
The Titans have a tough test right out of the gate when they host defending Class A champ Bellevue West on Thursday August 24.