Leading up to the Nebraska high school football season, NEPrepZone.com will be looking at the top teams in each class, based on last year’s rankings. This week, Class B will be in the spotlight with a new post each day. Let us know in the comments how you think each team will finish, as well as players you’ll be watching.
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No. 4 ELKHORN
COACH: Mark Wortman, 33rd season
LAST SEASON: Elkhorn finished 12-1 and won the Class B state championship.
RETURNING STARTER: Chris Weber, senior, LB/TE; Austin Alfrey, senior, WR/DB
PLAYER TO WATCH: Weber. The 6-foot-2, 195 linebacker was the leading tackler a year ago.
KEY NEWCOMERS: After losing nearly all of its 2011 championship team, Elkhorn senior Derrick Feldman will take the reins at quarterback.
ON OFFENSE: The Antlers replace the entire backfield, and with few numbers and little depth, Elkhorn will need new players to step up.
ON DEFENSE: With Weber leading the linebackers and Alfrey returning at safety, Elkhorn will need to improve in the trenches to have a shot at a repeat title.