uot;They’ll finally be able to take a second step, which is really all you can ask for.”
The Wildcats will try to improve on last season’s 4-6 record with 18 returning starters, highlighted by quarterback/defensive back Dale Powell
and running back/linebacker Shay Loudermilk
, who finished last season with 105 tackles.
Coalgate opens their season Sept. 4 at home against Stratford.
New face at Plainview
is finally getting his chance. Berus’ first head coaching job will come at Plainview, a team headlined by three-year starter at running back, Lane Sprouse
. Last season, the Indians were 9-2 and finished in a three-way tie for first in 2A-4 with Sulphur and Davis.
Berus will close his first season with the district’s two traditional powers, but first he’ll have to settle on a quarterback. Seniors Wes Davis
and Blaine Elliott
will compete for the job in preseason practices.
"We’re replacing a lot, but we’re going to focus on finding out what we do well early,” Berus said.