Tyner has everything needed for a special season

Staff photo by Patrick MacCoon / Tyner quarterback Josh Jackson, right, has a big arm that he will unleash on opposing secondaries this fall.

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Head coach: Scott Chandler (7-4 here; 43-33 overall)

Returning starters: 7 offensive; 7 defensive

Last year's record: 7-4 overall, lost in Class 2A first round

Key players: Josh Jackson (6-3, 205) Sr. QB, Jersey Chubb (5-10, 225) Jr. RB/LB, Journe Norwood (6-4, 295) Sr. OL/DL, Josiah Bridgeman (6-1, 180) Sr. LB, Jonah Chapman (5-11, 255) Sr. OL/DL, Zashun Hubbard (5-10, 170) Sr. WR, Jamarion Varnell (6-1, 275) Sr. DL

Season outlook: A much quieter offseason could help the Rams make a lot more noise on the field.

Last year Tyner had three head coaching changes in a five-month span, but now Chandler follows his first season on the field with his own offseason workout and conditioning program. That, plus the return of 14 total starters as well as several transfers expected to make an immediate impact, has expectations soaring.