What goes around comes around is the case sometimes.

What goes around comes around is the case sometimes.

An exception is the Blue Springs football program.

The Wildcats, in The Examiner’s poll of the coaches, are a solid choice to claim a repeat championship in the revised Suburban Big Six.

Raymore-Peculiar placed second. Then came Liberty, Blue Springs South, Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit. A coach couldn’t rank his own team. The championship has gone to Blue Springs or Blue Springs South since 2000. The two shared the title with Raymore-Peculiar in 2008.

Senior Darrian Miller is a big reason Blue Springs is the favorite. He rushed for 2,798 yards and scored 40 touchdowns as the Wildcats went12-2 and placed second in the state Class 6 meet. Eight other starters also return.

“We will be inexperienced on offense,” Blue Springs coach Kelly Donohue said. “The defense has to play well early until the offense catches up.”

Standout quarterback Cameron Coffman returns from an 8-4 Panther team that advanced to the state Class 5 quarterfinals.

“We will be a young football team,” coach Tom Kruse said. “Our strength will be our skilled guys. We are very inexperienced in the offensive and defensive lines. Jumping to Class 6 will be a big change for us at district time but competition will still be tough throughout the year.”

Despite the split with the new Liberty North, the Blue Jays figure to remain potent.

“We have some experience and talent along our offensive and defensive lines,” coach Joel Wells said. “We have many skill positions to replace.”

Liberty went 8-3 last season.

The Jaguars likely will rebound from a rare 4-6 losing season.

“We have seven returning starters back on offense,” coach Greg Oder said. “We have a pretty large senior class. We return 22 lettermen from last year because we played a lot of young players. A weak point is we have only four starters back on defense.”

Prospects of an improvement of a 3-7 season are bright.

“We are very excited about the returning lettermen,” second-year coach Ty Kohl said. “We are more experienced and looking forward to an exciting year.”

Eric Daniels, who is the conference’s only new coach, didn’t inherit a bare cupboard.

Quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who has committed to the University of Missouri-Columbia, will lead the Tigers for the third consecutive year.

“The Tigers have a lot of work to do to be prepared fro the upcoming season,” Daniels said. “This year’s success will be determined by how fast the Tigers can adjust and learn a new system. The Tigers are very excited about the prospects of a very large senior class and many returning starters.”