"Another year in this new offensive system and we've got a ton of kids out," says Windthorst Head Coach Chris Tackett. "I think the depth, that's one thing we've been lacking. That's going to put us over the top and get us a winning record."
Depth will be needed in a district which now sports two-time defending state champion Stamford, Anson which has won 10 games each of the past two seasons, including a postseason win over Windthorst and Hawley. The Bearcats won five of their final six games last season.
"That don't mean anything to us," says Windthorst Wide Receiver Avery Blagg. "Last year we came out and beat Munday the first game of the season and they had just won state. And we've got Anson, they beat us my sophomore year in the bi-district round and we're looking for revenge there."
"It's a little bit harder of a district than we're normally in and there are further away teams," says Windthorst Quarterback Chandler King. "It's going to be fast paced so we're all going to have to play fast paced."
This team won't win games with superstar performances.
But that's not to say we won't be seeing highlights of certain individuals on Friday nights.
Caleb Lindley will handle much of the running game.
"I feel like we have a faster line this year and it will help us maneuver better," says King.
The biggest question may be is this team dedicated to defense after allowing 26 points per game and several big plays a year ago?
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