The Schuyler Central High School boys basketball team enters the 2017-18 season with five talented seniors who all have quite a bit of varsity experience.

Head coach Lyndon Beebe is hoping these five players can help lead the Warriors to a winning season for the first time since the 2008-09 team went 12-9.

From all indications, this team has the potential to pull off such a feat.

The Warriors are led by 6-foot-6 power forward/center Auston Hall. He will be joined on the court by 5-10 guard Mason Kovar, 6-1 guard Noah Beebe, 5-9 forward Tychique Kutalu and 6-2 power forward Jakub Langemeier.

“I think we have some good experience coming back this year,” coach Beebe said. “Our seniors will be our team strength, but, as the year goes on, I think we have some good underclassmen that will contribute.”

The Warriors have 33 players out for basketball this season.

“Our depth is good at the varsity level, but again, we will have to develop some kids as the season progresses,” coach Beebe said.

When asked about the top teams in Class B and the Central Conference, coach Beebe said: “I think that there are three upper-level teams in our conference in Aurora, York and Crete. Statewide, I believe that Elkhorn South, Gretna and Omaha Skutt Catholic will be at the top of Class B.”

And don’t count out the Schuyler Warriors.

“Our team members have displayed a really good work ethic and team chemistry. I think that this is the most exciting part of our preseason so far,” coach Beebe said. “I know that players have set some big goals for the season and I like the attitude of our players and coaches. We are excited to get the season rolling.”

Schuyler opens the season Dec. 1 with a home game against Aurora.