The Belgrade Panthers are hoping to sweep through the conference, but their goals don't stop there.
With a star quarterback returning, their expectations reach the state title.
But it didn't stop there as Konkol used his speed to rush for another thousand as well.
He can also get the job done defensively.
"It's pretty big,” said senior linebacker Grady Blewett. “He's a big help on both offense and defense. I don't know where we would be if we didn't have a quarterback, so it's definitely a big help."
Konkol averaged nearly 8 yards a carry last season and completed more than 50% of his passes.
But this year, he doesn't feel on pressure on his shoulders.
"I just have to do my job and focus on me and let everyone else focus on them,” Konkol said. “If we all do our own jobs, then it will work out together as a team."
Expectations are high for Konkol who will start his senior season on Friday.
A year ago Konkol led his team to the state semi-finals, now he has plans to go even further.
"Expectations are championships,” said Konkol. “You know conference championships and then a state championship, obviously. We won't be happy unless we get it."
Konkol's and Belgrade's route to a hopeful state title game will start on Friday against Butte Central.
"It's kind of our rival,” Konkol said. “We've played them first since I could remember. We really want to beat them. That's the game we want to win the most, and we're really focused on it."
"I like a tough preseason because it kind of tells us where we're at and where we need to be with Butte Central, Billings Central, Whitefish, Miles City on the non-conference schedule,” said Head Coach Eric Kinnaman. “I like that tough schedule, because it sets the bar of where we need to get."