PREVIEW 2014: BEN DAVIS GIANTS
Linebacker Bilal Avant has turned into one of the Midwest's top recruits. Notre Dame and Michigan are battling for this standout. The versatile standout had 106 tackles including 11.5 for loss.
Basketball standout Brennan Gillis returned to the gridiron last fall. He caught 10 passes for 128 yards last season. He could be a much bigger weapon this time.
Running Back Chris Evans is one of if not the top player in Indiana in the class of 2016. As a sophomore Evans rushed for 550 yards and caught 37 passes for 440 yards.
SCOUTING THE: GIANTS POSITION BY POSITION
Senior signal caller Kyle Castner will be entering his third year as starting QB. Last season he completed 153 passes on 237 attempts for 1782 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Evans is complemented by Dorian Tate in the backfield. Last season he rushed for 422 yards on just 53 carries. This should be a lethal duo for the Giants.
Gillis is the leading returning stat leader at tight end. Jailyn Harden and Rashawn Bond should step up as receivers.
The Giants return two starters up front in center Tim Fields and guard Kasha Wilder.
Cincinnati recruit Norman Oglesby leads the Giants defensive line. Look for potential D1 recruit Justin Brandon, a former TE, to have a big season. Also look for Damarious Lewis to step up on either offense or defense. Junior Jalil Brewer is a top underclassmen.
Bilal will need newcomers to step up with him.
Graduation wiped out the entire secondary. Cortez Tinnin and Chaz Stringer will be keys to stopping the pass.
The Giants will have to find a new kicker as both of last year's kickers have graduated.
OUTLOOK: The Giants will right in the thick of it in both the MIC and in 6A. An experienced backfield with Castner, Evans and Tate should be explosive. If the Giants are to improve on their 8-3 mark their defense led by Bilal must improve.