SHERMAN, TX -- 45-10, that's the Sherman Bearcats win-loss record since 2008. Now even though most of those wins came during the regular season, the Bearcats have made it to the playoffs for the past five years straight. This means that this years' seniors have reached the post season every year of their high school careers and that experience gives them an advantage.
"I'd say we probably have the most playoff success and the most playoff experience out of the teams that are in our district, since these kids have been around," head coach Gary Kinne said. "I think that gives us a little bit of an advantage. Our kids have played a lot of football games. A lot of playoff games the last three years. I think that's the thing that probably sets us apart a little bit."
Another thing that sets the Sherman Bearcats apart is the relationships the players have with each other
"Family. Just working together. We're young, well were not young, we've been playing together since we were little and just working together and dedicated and stuff. Its gonna help us out a lot I think. We have the talent too and everything. It's just working hard and executing," senior quarterback Case Rolen added.
The Bearcats plan to execute their way to a state championship, a goal the SHS football program has never been able to reach. But before they can make it to AT&T stadium in December they have to get through district 13-4A.
"You want to be district champions. In order to do that, you obviously have to win that first district game and then we want to advance in the playoffs. We're not pleased if we can't advance in the playoffs. We went two rounds last year but we want to go farther than that. That wasn't our goal to just go two rounds and so we were disappointed in that, even though it was a successful season. But I think ultimately you're judged by championships so we want to make sure that we, that's our goal is to be able to win championships," Kinne concluded.