Coach: Sid Otton, 39th year
2011 record: 7-2, 1st in league; lost in 2A first round.
Offense: Coordinator - Jamie Weeks (wing-T). Returning starters - 3. Top players - RB Andrew Brown, 6-1, 175, sr.; OL Jaimie Bryant, 6-5, 260, sr.; QB Jayden Croft, 6-0, 180, jr.; OL Hunter Saner, 6-1, 240, sr.
Defense: Coordinator - Pat Alexander (4-3). Returning starters - 1. Top players - DL Jaimie Bryant, 6-5, 260, sr.; LB David Durden, 6-0, 180, sr.; DL Jose Jimenez, 6-3, 230, sr.
Outlook: A relatively inexperienced team will go into the fire immediately in non-league games against 3A and 4A schools. Otton considers this the toughest schedule the Thunderbirds have had since their days in the 4A Greater St. Helens League (1993-96). Bryant, a University of Washington commit, is the only starter left from the 2010 state title-winning squad.