It's yet to be seen how much Riverside improves on last season's 1-8 finish, but coach Tom Liberty said he already likes the attitude of this year's squad.
"These kids are fun to be around," said Liberty, who is his third season. "They stick together. They have great work ethic. There's no drama. They're just trying to win."
Two years ago, the Panthers went 5-4, using a season-ending four-game winning streak to almost make the playoffs. They will try to get there this season behind the play of seniors Aaron and Mike Tedys, who both play running back and defensive back. Those two, along with Kyle Tedys, are triplets. Marcel Cleckley, a junior running back/defensive back, is expected to be one of the team's best players.