The Whitesboro Bearcats achieved a lot in 2017. Winning the program's second district championship and making the school's second trip to the regional semifinals. Still, there is some unfinished business.
"When you are that close to winning and you still have that many turnovers and penalties, it gives you an incentive during the offseason, summer time and even now during two-a-days," Whitesboro Head Coach Eddie Gill said.
"Just keep working hard," Whitesboro senior Riley Dickson said. "we need to buy in, everyone needs to buy in. If we can do that, we can keep moving forward."
The Bearcats return a lot of seniors at key positions on offense and defense, and they are ready to leave their mark on the program.
"(We want to do) just as good as we did last year," Whitesboro senior Isaac Hernandez said. "We've got a bunch of seniors coming back, including me and Riley, we're going for it."
You would think moving out of district five would benefit the Bearcats, but they move to district four with even more competitive teams.
"It's going to be tough, our district is tough like it always is," Gill said. "We've got the preseason number one team in the state is in our district, so it'll be a big challenge."
But that's not slowing down this group, as they have their eyes on another run to and in the playoffs.
"We want a state championship this year," Dickson said. "That's anybody's goal, but that's what we really want right now. We're really working toward it and I think we can do it."
Whitesboro opens the season August 31st at home against Anna.