Ephrata is coming into the 2013 gridiron season with loads of experience, especially on defense.
Behind all-state lineman Jake Laird and nine more returning defensive players, the Tigers will be seeking a top-three finish in the Central Washington Athletic Conference. At this point, Othello and Prosser look to be the top teams in the league with the Tigers right behind.
“I think we are a playoff-caliber team,” coach Jay Mills said. “I think we are a top-three team.”