The Northwest Texans will be looking to get back to the postseason after narrowly missing out on the playoffs in 2011.
Northwest begins marching toward that goal when they begin fall workouts Monday morning.
The Texans return seven offensive starters along with six defensive starters, so experience should be an advantage in 2012.
Draze Lawliss returns to lead the offense. The quarterback threw for 1,360 yards and 11 touchdowns a year ago. He also ran for 342 yards and six touchdowns.
Receivers Dylan Stubbe and Chase Morrison will be Lawliss’ go-to guys. Morrison had 197 receiving yards and a touchdown last season while Stubbe had 179 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively the secondary will be the main strength for the Texans as safety Colton McDonald and Mason Baker return. McDonald finished tied as the team’s leading tackler with 49, and Baker finished with 48. Baker also added two interceptions.
The other leading tackler, Carter James, returns to anchor the middle at linebacker.
Northwest will host their only scrimmage Aug. 24 against O.D. Wyatt.