COLLINSVILLE, Texas (KTEN) - Collinsville didn't have the season they were hoping for last year, but head coach Garrett Patterson sees only one way to look at it.

"Having last year being 4-6 not making it to the playoffs, it stings a little bit, but it's going to be a good thing because you can't do anything about it so you look forward to getting another chance at the shot of the playoffs. That's how I'm viewing it plus we're a year older," said Patterson.

"I'm really excited about us offensively and defensively. I think we're going to make some adjustments that are going to help us so really looking forward to this year."

This will be starting junior quarterback Logan Jenkins second year with the Pirates coming from Lindsey. Despite not making it to the playoffs, Jenkins had a heck of a first year with the program.

"If I had any doubt, he wouldn't have been our quarterback last year. He threw for 2,200 yards and 25 touchdowns last year and starting eight games, so I've got a lot of confidence in his ability and a lot of things that he does," said Patterson.

"You can't come out every day and just take everything for granted. We definitely gotta put in a lot of hours, a lot of work," said Jenkins. "Hold my teammates accountable and hold myself accountable."

The team has a handful of returning players.

"We have quite a bit of guys coming back, so I think this year with everybody coming back we got a lot of team chemistry," said senior center John Trevino.

"Almost having pretty much the exact same team from last year you know having the thought in the back of the mind that we didn't have the year that we wanted having that motivation will definitely be helpful this year," said Jenkins.

The Pirates open up their season on the road vs Tioga for Battle of the Bridge.