After serving as an assistant there last year as he finished his master's degree, Jeff Hall takes over as head football coach at Lexington.
One of his first missions after he assumed the job was to increase the Bulldogs' numbers.
Lexington finished last season with just 16 players.
“That was horrible,” Hall said. “We did not want to go through that again.”
So Hall and his assistant worked the halls at the school.
“It was just going around and talking to the kids,” Hall said. “We weren't going to beg but we told them we were here if they wanted to be a part of it. The biggest thing is we tried to get them to give it a shot and if they liked it, stay out. Most of the ones who came out have stayed.”
Lexington will start practice today with 48 players on its roster.
“The excitement's kind of been building,” Hall said. “People are starting to get an itch for football around here.”
DAVIS FAVORED AGAIN
It's no surprised that Davis is the favorite to win District 2A-4.
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District 2A-4 coaches' poll
1. Davis (9-2)
2. Coalgate (8-3)
3. Konawa (3-6)
4. Marietta (3-7)
5. Kingston (3-8)
6. Tishomingo (4-7)
7. Lexington (1-9)
Note: Last year's records in parentheses