SHERMAN, TX. -- The Sherman Bearcats do not plan on being outworked this fall.
"To do our best, honestly," Sherman senior Cody Hunter said. " No matter how we finish the season I think everyone will be satisfied as long as we are working hard."
"There is not any quit in them, I can tell you that," Sherman head coach JD Martinez said.
The Bearcats made it back to the playoffs in 20-17, but lost in the first round by one possession.
"We set the bar high last year by making the playoffs," Sherman senior quarterback Blaise Bentsen said. "We made the playoffs for the first time in a while, getting to that game and almost winning it. The same thing is expected this year. Get to that first game, win it and see what we can do after that."
"The outcome of it made me that much more ready for the next one," Hunter said. "I hope we can get there this year. I love the intensity and how hyped it was. It was fun to be out there."
"We have a lot of kids that are brand new and Friday nights are going to be something new to them," Martinez said. "What a great opportunity August 31st. The bright lights will be there, it's going to be warm, but we are still going to line up and play football."
Play football, and try to win back the Ax.
"Going into spring workouts and 7-on-7 and all of that, it's been getting us geared up for the first game," Bentsen said. "Setting the tone and going out there and getting the Ax back. We're going to be ready to go and we are going to go out and do it."
"When you look up there and see who we are playing, yeah, it's extra motivation for the kids," Martinez said. "We are concentrating on being the best Sherman Bearcats team we can be."
Sherman opens the season August 31st on the road against Denison.