HOWE, TX -- There's a new sheriff in Bulldog country, and the Howe boys think he's the one that can lead them back to the postseason.
"Everybody's buying into the program for the time that he's been here and positive things are going to happen," senior Bulldog Bryce Mosier said.
Zack Hudson comes into town from Weimer and looks to turn around a 2-8 squad and get them to achieve his one and only goal: playing on Thanksgiving.
"The most impressive thing I've seen is a bunch of kids that want to win. We have a bunch of kids here that give everything they have and we just got to get them in the right spot and get them going in the right direction," Hudson said.
Last year the Bulldogs started out strong winning two of their first three games. Unfortunately they'd lose seven straight to finish the season sitting in the District 6-2A cellar.
They hope they've learned from the frustrating experience.
"We just used it as our motivation to get better, work harder. We don't want to have the same season we had last year," Mosier added.
This team is young, but they're Bulldogs not "bull puppies". Although the senior class is half the size of what it was last season, they're twice as focused.
"So far from what I've seen we're taking it a lot more seriously than last year. There's not as much goofing around at practice and stuff like that," senior Bulldog Tyler Morrow said.
It's a hard climb to the top of such a tough district, but once you get in the playoffs anything can happen. As far as coach Hudson is concerned this is no rebuilding project. They'll make it, because they deserve it.
"To these seniors, I owe it to them to get it done right now. I don't look at three, four, five years out, I want it to happen right now. That's what I owe these seniors," Hudson concluded.