On the high school side, every team goes through some changes from a year ago, and some get hit harder than others.
In Oxford they bring back some key players, but also have a new coach.
Ray Dayton takes over on the Blackhawks sidelines this season.
He's breaking in with some talent back from last year, with 6 starters on offense and 7 on defense back from a year ago.
And Dayton says one returner in particular will have a big impact on Oxford's success.
" It all starts with Paul Wonka, he's our running back. He's played for us since he was in 9th grade. We think he's one of the best backs in our division. After that it goes to Andrew Golden, he's a receiver, he's 6 foot 4, so we'd like to throw him the ball on the outside."
Wonka adds, " I think we're doing alright. Guys just have to learn their stuff, we have a lot of new gus on the line. So it's just repetition, repetition and we'll be fine."
Dayton also says there are good options at receiver for junior QB Jody Smith, and that the Blackhawks may be stinging teams through the air this season.