LIBERAL, Kansas -

Liberal High School is coming off a 2-7 season a year ago, including a winless mark in Western Athletic Conference play. The team is hoping a hardworking off-season leads to more wins come fall.

Coach:  Cliff Abbott (entering third season at Liberal)

Records: At School: 4-14     Overall: 4-14

2012 Recap: 2-7 Overall, 0-5 in the WAC

Returning Starters: Offense 7, Defense 8

Returning Letterman: 18

2013 Outlook:

Offense: The Redskins will return a healthy number of players from last season's team both offensively and defensively.  Last fall, Liberal relied on many underclassmen and are expecting those players to build off last season’s valuable experience.  Returning seniors to watch for include: Britton Abbott, Octavio Arredondo, Nolan Larkin, Trenton Hammond, Dustin Friederich, and Cristian Symons.

Up and Coming Players to watch for are: Alan Fraire, Jared Hasik, Mersheke Wiltshire, and Dustin Berens.

Defense: Liberal will operate out of the 4-3 defense.

Odds and Ends: The Redskins are hoping to build off last season and the expectations of its players and team are high. An increased commitment to the weight room and the team's strength and conditioning program should help bring more power, strength and explosiveness. The team is approaching each game as the most important game of the year, not focusing on any certain team. Instead, focusing on themselves and working on improving each and every day.