The Conway offense didn’t need much help last season, scoring more than 30 points in all but one game, 50 in three and 40 in three more.

It was one of the most prolific offenses in school history.

This year, the defense hopes to come to the rescue.

"We’re strong at all positions on defense," said senior linebacker Reid Blaylock, who had 74 tackles last season. "It’s our job to help the offense. We’ve got to take the lead and help the offense get better."

Blaylock is one of four senior linebackers who got a lot of experience last season during the Cats’ 9-2 season.

"As the games went along, I think our defense got better; we just got better and better over time," he said.

He knows one key to the linebackers will be up front.

"We are strong in the defensive line; I’m happy with their development," he said. "They help us by containing things up front. We can learn from our defensive line."

He’s confident in the development of the offense.

"It should carry over from the 7-on-7 season; the season will be taking it to the games," he said.

But he has a lot of hope for this Conway team.

"I don’t see a weakness," he said.