BEEBE, Ark (THV11): Old school football at it's finest. That's a perfect way to describe the Beebe Badgers who look to rebound from a 4-6 season in 2016.

Simply based on experience, the Badgers should be better. They're returning 13 juniors who started as sophomores: a leading rusher, 2 QB's with experience and a majority of the O-line back on offense.

"We feel like we've got the experience, another year in the weight room to get stronger so we feel like we're going to get better. But again like I've told been telling everybody else, our conference is better too. So we feel like if we can just get to the playoffs coming out of this conference we'll have a chance to make a run at the state playoffs. If you can survive this conference then you've faced the best there is and you should be well battle tested when you get to the playoffs," said head coach John Shannon.