Coach: Adam Clapp, third season

Conference: Little Okaw Valley

Last year: 9-2, 7-0 LOVC

Last playoff appearance: 2010

Heart (intangibles): Clapp has established a program at Tri-County and the Titans won their first playoff game in program history last year. They lose just two starters from that team and Clapp has worked them hard to make sure the returning players didn't get complacent. Leadership and chemistry will be a strength.

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Feet (speed): Junior Luke Clapp - the coach's brother - gives the Titans good speed at quarterback and defensive back.

Muscles (strength): Tri-County's strength is on the line of scrimmage with all-stater T.J. Blake and Skylar Knox back to anchor both the offensive and defensive lines. Knox is the team's biggest player - 6-2, 260 - and Blake has put on 20 pounds since last season and is 6-0, 225 pounds.

Our take: The Titans have a good shot at running through the LOVC undefeated for a second straight year. And now, with last year's playoff experience under their belt, are ready for a more extended playoff run.

Prediction: 10-2 (quarterfinal playoff appearance)

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