The good news for Staunton River's boys soccer team is that it has ample opportunity to improve.
The bad news is that it will have to do so in the rugged Blue Ridge District/Conference 31.
The Eagles won only two contests last season, with none of those victories taking place in district play.
This year, the team takes to the pitch with a new head coach and a positive attitude, as well as a desire to engage in a high level of physical play.
But, how will that translate in terms of play?