On paper, the 2018 Coleman Bluecats have a challenge in front of them, brought on by numbers.
Coleman, which has the second-lowest enrollment in District 4-3A Division II, has only two starters back on both sides of the ball from last year’s 3-8 team. There are only seven seniors on the roster and only 10 lettermen, but the inexperience factor is even larger than what it seems.
Due to the fact that the Bluecats didn’t have the numbers to field a junior varsity team in 2017, very few of their younger players got a large number of reps.
Nonetheless, fifth-year coach John Elder is liking what he sees out of this young group of players and believes they may surprise a few people.