For the first time in a long time, the Aggies are starting from scratch.
Cullman is locked and loaded for another season on the gridiron.
Mike Bates isn't looking to replace anybody from last year's most successful Holly Pond football team in a decade. Not Michael Lambert, Caleb Jones, Jacob Wilson, Dylan Morton or any of the other several since-departed seniors majorly responsible for securing the program's first playoff berth since 2011.
Hanceville football's team believes one year can make a significant difference.
The past two seasons haven't gone according to plan for Vinemont.
Success doesn't necessarily breed success in David Smothers' eyes. The sixth-year Addison coach vividly remembers the Bulldogs going 11-2 his junior year, only to take things for granted and tumble to 5-6 his final season.
Cold Springs has advanced to the Class 2A playoffs for three consecutive seasons, establishing strong expectations under coach Rod Elliott.