SADLER, TX -- The S & S Rams were the talk of Texoma last season. They'd finish 12-1 after only winning one game in the two years prior. That's now all in the past.
"We've got different kids with different skill sets, so we just try to build off their skill sets. And work our offense and defense from what their strong at and not try to tailor it around what we did last year," head coach Garrett Patterson said.
"The younger talent, the sophomores and juniors are a great class of kids, keep producing those players and they have so much potential and we have all the tools to be just as good as we were," senior lineman Clay Sammons said.
The reigning district champions got a taste of the postseason last fall and they want more.
"It fuels the offense and the defense, it fuels the whole team and the community and that's what this program has been missing out on. And with that in mind, everybody is so excited to play hard and nobody wants to let anybody down. This is a great group of kids and we can't wait to get out there on Fridays," Sammons added.
The Rams plan to make the playoffs and hopefully go farther than they did last season, but they aren't too quick to talk about winning a state title.
"It's hard to say right now just because we have so many young kids on our team. If we had a whole lot of returning kids with experience and starting experience during the big games of like Gunter and Leonard and the playoffs then we could talk about it. But it's too early to talk about it right now. We're just going to take care of two-a-days, then we'll go into scrimmages and then non-district, then district and we'll see where we're at," Patterson concluded.
The Rams kick-off their season August 29 against Callisburg.