Since 2010, Maroa-Forsyth has advanced to the state semifinal game seven times with a state title in the mix.
Coach Josh Jostes says his guys won't be shaken by three straight empty state title appearances, falling to Heart of Illinois Conference opponents, Dee-Mack and GCMS twice. He says it's they expect to play a 14 game schedule.
Maroa-Forsyth will bring back four starters from their offense and defense last year but Coach Jostes says the beauty of the success of their program is the amount of extra practice time they get.
Coach Jostes feels like his team is athletic and quick and adds he has guys with a lot of big-game experience.
The Trojans start the year on the road at North Mac before a home game with New Berlin. An interesting wrinkle in the schedule is three straight road games starting at Pittsfield in week 3, a road game at Williamsville in week four and then at Pleasant Plains in week 5 before three of the last four games in Maroa to finish out the year.