The Basehor-Linwood High School football team went from a 10-1 record two years ago to a 4-5 record last season.
The Tonganoxie High School football team improved from a 1-8 record two years ago to a 5-6 record last season.
The 2013 teams started practice on Monday, and was in pads for the first time on Thursday.
The Basehor season kicks off at Bishop Ward on Sept. 6.
Coach Steve Hopkins is entering his 10th season.
The Bobcats will try to replace last season's leading rusher Drew Potter.
The Tonganoxie season kicks off at home against Lansing on Sept. 6.
The strenghth of the 2013 Chieftains will be experience, since almost every starter from last season returns.
A full preview will be in a special section of the Leavenworth Times next week.