The Mohigans of Morgantown High have made the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, but they have failed to make it out of the first round.
That is a motivating force for head coach Matt Lacy in company, who are not satisfied with just making the playoffs.
"We want to be in those state semifinal and championship games," he said. "We've been one and done the last couple of years and it's left a salty taste in our mouth."
Although the Mohigans lost current WVU lineman Nick Malone and All-state Honorable Mention running back Ty Konchesky to graduation, junior quarterback Cam Rice does return under center, joined by receivers Jace Whetsell and Preston Fox.
The Mohigans open their season at Parkersburg on August 30.