Last season was a good one for the Hamilton Braves.
They lost 3 of their first 5 games, then won 7 straight, before falling in the Division 3 section title game to Willows.
The Braves will return just 7 starters from last year's squad, including starting running back Andrew Shippelhoute, who ran for more than 1,250 yards with 14 touchdowns.
Other notable players coming back include Austin Burbank and Theron Fumasi.
For those returning starters and everyone else on last year's team, the loss to the Honkers is still fresh in their minds and has kept them hungry heading into 2013.