After going 4-7 last season, and 3-6 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, Briar Cliff head coach Tom Rethman has two numbers on his mind — nine and seven.
The Chargers return nine players from the conference’s second-leading passing attack and seven players from the defensive side of the ball.
“We feel we have a great recruiting class coming in and a number of guys who can come in and compete, but we can talk about every position and talk about guys who are returning, who have played in this conference and guys who can compete at a very high level,” Rethman said. “That hasn’t always been the case for us.”
Briar Cliff was voted eighth in the coaches poll and ninth in the media poll during the GPAC media day Aug. 7.