DAVIS, Okla. (KTEN) - When people hear 'Davis' they know they have a playoff contender on their hands. The Wolves 2021 season fell short in the first round of the playoffs, and the pathway to get there is never easy either.

"We have a lot of quality teams in our district. A lot of teams that are going to be better than they have been in the past, but we're worried about us right now,"  said head coach Greg Parker. "We can't look at Pauls Valley right now in week one because we have to worry about the Davis Wolves and make sure we're getting better every single day."

Their non-district schedule isn't any easier, but Coach Parker knows playing those tough games to start out the season is the best way to get his guys prepared for those district games.

"But we're playing three teams right off the bat that are talented and very well coached, and there's a little bit of a rivalry there with each one of them," said Parker. "It's fun, but it also prepares us for down the road."

"It's a different schedule. It'll be a little bit tough, so we don't know much, but we know that we got to get better each week and that'll take over into district," said senior running back Malaki White.

The team has just two words on their mind this season.

"We're really focus on our attitude and effort a lot," said senior quarterback Jake Parker. "I think that's one thing we did last year pretty good is everybody had a good attitude and nobody ever really gave up on anything, so I think we'll be good about that this year. If we keep talking about it, we'll do it."

The Wolves open up their season on the road vs Pauls Valley on September 2nd