Gladbrook-Reinbeck enters the 2016 season with an eye on advancing to the Class-A state championship for a third-straight year. Can the Rebels defend their 2015 title? Graduation took a toll on Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Coach John Olson's team has already lost key returning player Tyler Pierce, who will miss his senior season due to injury.

2016 SEASON PROSPECTUS: GLADBROOK-REINBECK REBELS

2015 RECORD: 12-2 Overall / 6-1 District
2015 PLAYOFFS: Class-A State Champions

HEAD COACH: John Olson
School Record (Years): 73-29 (12)
Career Record (Years): 73-29 (12)

2015 STARTERS RETURNING (7):
Hunter Lott, WR/DB (will be QB this year)
Matt Roeding, WR
Erik Knaack, WR/DB
Walker Thede, WR/DB/K
Thomas Mussig, OL/LB
Jed Peterson, OL
Jacob Walters, OL/DL

OTHER 2015 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (3):
Parker Bown, RB/LB
Gage Murty, RB/LB
Alex Tscherter, WR/DB

KEY LOSSES FROM 2015 SEASON:
Tyler Pierce, WR/DE (will miss senior senior due to torn ACL)
Colton Dinsdale, H-Back/LB
Jake Schuman, QB/DB
Josh Cooley, RB/LB
Kainen Hendricks, LB
Dalton Schwartz, OL/DL
Tyler Eiffler, OL/DL
Cameron Murphy, DE

HOW COACH OLSON VIEWS UPCOMING SEASON

Team Strength Entering 2016:
14 seniors and 14 juniors

Concerns Heading Into 2016:
Inexperience and depth

Opponents Expected To Compete For District Title In 2016:
B-G-M (Brooklyn), Hudson, Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Expectations For 2016 Season:
"Developing a defensive line and linebacker unit and finding the right offense to compliment our players."