Despite losing their best player, Gunter had a 12-0 season and were riding high before losing by a touchdown to Cisco in a pretty solid game. Gunter had 9 straight games holding their opponents to one touchdown or less. That team was very senior heavy - and only 3 starters return and 6 lettermen return from that team. Gunter will be down this year.
The team will have to find a quarterback, but Brad Cross and Jordan Foster return at running back. The offensive line will be thin but Austin Mead was a big contributor to last season's success. The defensive line will be pretty good as the best player on the team is Sammy Cisneros. The aptly named Bear Tamburin returns at linebacker to give them some depth.
The district that Gunter is in is very middle heavy but Gunter has to be considered the favorite. If the team just doesn't have the athletes, Whitewright could take the crown away from Gunter this season. Gunter should make the playoffs - they have too much tradition not to at least do that. Look for Gunter to be down early and bounce back in district - Gunter will take some licks in non-district against Caddo Mills, Boyd and Commerce - but should bounce back with 4 "easier" games before the tough road begins.