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Rebounding from a rough inaugural 3-12 season, coach Jason Nichols faced the inherit problem of a small team: not enough players often playing unfamiliar positions.

Starting his second year, Nichols has this problem solved before the first game, as he enjoys the transition from low numbers to a full roster.

“We’ve doubled our players from last year, which is nice,” Nichols said. “We have a couple of seniors, lots of freshmen and a few eighth graders. Our roster is sitting at about 20. We are even looking at the possibility of having some JV games.”

In addition to the benefit of more players, Nichols says his 2015 team is more athletic, “which should bode well for us.”

Looking at the season, Nichols says the competition follows a familiar theme.

“LaConner is probably the strongest in our league After that it’s anybody’s guess,” he said. “Friday Harbor has a lot of players, and Darrington and Concrete can surprise you.”

The League Jamboree is in LaConner on March 16 with the first league game scheduled March 24 in Friday Harbor.