Immanuel Lutheran lived up to expectations in the Small Dairyland Conference last season, winning it comfortably by posting an 11-3 conference record. But the arrival of Blair-Taylor in the conference, two years after the team won the Large Dairyland, adds intrigue to the season.

Remarkably, Immanuel Lutheran’s three losses last season were something of a step back from an unblemished record in 2020-21, though they played more conference games than the prior year. It was still an encouraging result for a team that had a first-year coach in John Radichel.