SJ returns a bunch and some good athletes in there. However, it will take some young talent stepping up big time, and much more dedication in the offseason than has gone on in the recent past for them to be a true contender. I think Thatcher should be pretty legit according to a friend of mine who helps coach them.
Depending on how the schedule plays out, SJ could improve drastically as the season progresses, especially if the schedule includes some more tough games against former 3a east schools, and the cupcakes of the 2a north are eliminated from the schedule.
I had heard that st. johns should be pretty good, and it was the lack of work ethic in the weight room that has been there downfall. I'm interested to see how willcox will do with all of the seniors they lost last year.