KEARNEY, Neb.-- The Kearney Bearcats don't return many players, but do bring back a couple key guys.
Under Head Coach Brandon Cool, the Bearcats have missed the playoffs only twice in 16 years.
This year, they'll be aiming improve upon last year's success and make it past the second round of the playoffs.
One guy who will play a big role in trying to accomplish that is senior QB Kanon Koster.
Koster threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, and rushed for another 500 yards.
The Bearcats will open the season on Friday against Grand Island.