After several years of hovering around the five-win mark. The Elkins Elks took a big step in the right direction during the 2016 season. The Elks won nine games in 2016 and earned a playoff victory with a big win over Jessieville. As is always the case in high school football, Elkins is going to see some turnover in the roster and will have four starters on offense returning and three on the defensive side of the ball.
Elks fans should look for Chance Jones to once again see some carries on the offensive side of the ball. The defense was a major strength for Elkins last season and fans should look for Elkins to continue to put an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball and forcing the opponents off the field. Elkins has a chance to win 1-3A conference if they can get both sides of the ball to click, a playoff appearance is not out of the question and Elks fans have reasons to be excited for the upcoming season.