Coach: Nate Quirion (first year)
Region: B North
Last year’s record: 3-5
Returning athletes: Seniors — Matt Hyde (WR/CB), Abram Meader (TB/SS), Nick Foy (C/DT), Ethan Andrews (WR/FS).
Key losses: Cole Dorman (QB/CB), Makao Thompson (RB/CB), Caleb Hall (TE/DE), Miles Pelltier (T/LB), Brandon Durrell (G/DT).
Promising newcomers: Seniors — Colton Nason T/OLB), Russell Prescott (OL/DT); Juniors — Randy Barker FB/LB), Noah Bell (QB/CB), Levi Hiltz (TE/OLB), Colin Hutchins (OL/DL), Kile Heikkinen WR/FS), Dakota Mumma (T/DT).
What to expect: Starting over with a new coach and a bushel of new starters, the Cougars are focusing on week-to-week improvement as a path to contention in Class B North. They expecct to be more physical on both sides of the ball and limit mistakes. They are very athletic at a number of spots, but varsity experience is limited at most of them. Quirion, who was an assistant at Husson prior to coming to Farmington, hopes an intense preseason can help make up for some that inexperience.