On the last double day at Corona del Mar High, Coach Scott Meyer planned a bonfire at the beach with 17 seniors and his staff.
The number of seniors was smaller than on last year's football team. That just meant there weren't as many mouths to feed.
Nine days before CdM kicked off the season, the seniors and coaches gathered to bond.
"It's another special deal for these seniors to remember," Meyer said.
Meyer's first year at CdM is the final one for the seniors at the school. The new coach and veteran players plan to make the season a memorable one.
Expectations are high at CdM, which enters the season ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll. There is someone new in charge, but the goals are the same.
Contend for a Pacific Coast League title. Make a run at a section title.
Does Meyer have the talent, four starters return on offense and five on defense, to reach the objectives?