Cedar Park lost in the playoffs to eventual state champions Lake Travis the past two years. However, now that Lake Travis has moved to 5A, many feel this could be Cedar Park's year.
Longtime defensive coordinator Joe Willis took over for the departed Chris Ross as the new coach of the Timberwolves.
"It's like some of the preseason rankings, those are a reflection of what happened in the past, and like I say, our kids have really focused on what's gonna happen next," Willis said. "They're curious and anxious to prove themselves and to be able to finish the year the right way.
"We've definitely got a third chance in a row, a fourth chance in a row to become state champions and I can't wait to see how far we go," Cedar Park junior quarterback Nate Grimm said.