Our high school football previews continue this week with a team that's hoping to ascend to the top of the state rankings: Century High.

Century finished 2012 with a 9-3 record and a #3 ranking in the state, just a few spots behind #1 Bismarck High. Coach Ron Wingenbach's team returns three offensive starters and six defensive starters from last year's squad, though the team does lose their starting QB, along with their top RB and WR from last year.

Century's toughest task will come the seventh week of the season, when they take on #1 ranked Bismarck High. Century begins their season this Friday at Fargo Davies.

Here is the rest of the Patriots 2013 schedule:

Aug. 30th: @ Fargo Davies

Sept. 6th: @ Fargo South

Sept. 13th: Dickinson/Hope Christian

Sept. 20th: @ Williston

Sept. 27th: Jamestown/Medina/Montpelier

Oct. 4th: West Fargo

Oct. 11th: Bismarck

Oct. 19th: @ Minot/Dakota Memorial

Oct. 25th: @ Mandan

[SOURCE: MaxPreps.com]