Marshfield came within one win of reaching the D-2 State Championship last season.
With plenty of talent returning, the Tigers plan on picking up right where they left off.
With just one returning starter a year ago, few people expected the Marshfield football team to have much success.
But the tigers advanced to level 4 and this year, with half their starters back, the expectations are even higher.
"Had a lot of guys that didn't return last year because two years ago we had a real strong team," "Marshfield quarterback Elliot Ashbeck said. "We got that bitter taste in our mouth and we want to come out here and show the younger guys what you've got to do to take it up to that next level."
"I think we're pretty close, closer than last year because we've got more guys back, more of a team than we were last year and I think we're ready to go and we're going to make it as far as we did last year," Marshfield defensive end Trevor Peterson said.
Helping the Tigers this year will be a better feeling of the system. Goettl is in his second year at the helm and said guys have a good understanding of what he expects.
"It's a pretty big deal when everybody says we have six or seven starting seniors back," Goettl said. "Those guys are really ready to come back and turn it up and really being some leaders so far so we're looking to them to have another big year for us."
Marshfield will join the VFA South this season and the Tigers say the competition in the new conference will prepare them for what they hope to be a deep playoff run
"I am definitely sure that the competition will be just as good, if not better, going over to play the people in the east," Goettl said. "We're going to work our butts off and do what we always do and worry about ourselves."