It's year three for Hutto head coach Steve Hale, and if it goes like the first two, that'll mean a district championship for the Hippos.
But it won't be easy.
Gone are talented starting quarterback Ryan Higgins and a number of other key parts from last year's team. Chase Adams will take over under center, and look for Baylor-commit Tanner Thrift lining-up at tight end -- he should be one of Adams favorite targets.
The Hippos, coming off of a 9-2 season, begin the 2012 season at LBJ on August 31.