Up next in our Prep Pigskin Previews is Papillion-La Vista.
The Monarchs haven't made the playoffs since Randy Huebert's first season back in 2015. But with 26 seniors, Papio is focused on qualifying for the postseason.
"Well it would mean a ton." said Huebert. "These kids have paid the price and we understand the Papillion La Vista tradition and uphold that and we want to get back in the playoffs and make a run this year."
With an offense returning six starters from 2017, including four members of the offensive line the Monarchs underclassmen see an opportunity to help the senior class leave on a high-note.
"It would be great for the seniors and it would be great for all of the younger players that are starting and playing and it would be a great overall experience," said junior offensive tackle Preston Kellogg.
Papio went 3-6 last season. The Monarchs were impressive on offense, averaging 37 points per game in 2017. The team will open its 2018 campaign against cross-town rival Papillion-La Vista South Friday night.