DEL CITY — The move down to Class 5A was friendly to Del City last year, with the Eagles running through their district on the way to a 9-2 season.
Now, they're ready to take that progress a step further.
Head coach Nick Warehime has surrounded himself with veteran coaches, several of whom have head coaching experience.
The most recent addition to that list is Shannon Watford, who coached Hennessey to two state titles and spent last season at Purcell. He also has Ricky Oliver, Richard Tuberville and Lloyd Leep on the staff.
“For me, as a head coach, I want to get as many guys around me that are football guys,” Warehime said. “We have good guys around us, who care about the game and love to teach. I think we have a good, solid staff.”
On the field, the ball will often find its way to the hands of Anthony Mason, the 5-foot-5, 175-pound running back who last season surpassed former Eagle Mike Woods as the school's all-time leading rusher.
Mason's height might limit his opportunities at the next level, but Warehime thinks he'll get a chance somewhere.