COALGATE, Okla. (KTEN) - "We're starting out with a clean slate," said Coalgate junior quarterback Buster Ratcliff. "We're going to come out and go all out for four quarters."

A clean slate is exactly what the Coalgate Wildcats needed and they've got a new face at the head of the program embracing that. Zac Cater goes across the Red River after serving as the offensive coordinator at Howe.

"We're doing a lot of the things that we did there," said Cater. "Seeing the type of offense that we run, it really isn't for everybody but with the guys that we have I was able to see it and see what we do and it really meshes well with these guys."

When you have an offensive head coach, the relationship between coach and quarterback becomes that much more important. Coalgate seems to have that down so far.

"He's helped me tremendously, it's day and night difference," said Ratcliff. "I can just tell just by where I am at arm strength and accuracy wise and just field smart really."

Cater and his players have their work cut out for them. The Wildcats finished just 2-8 and play in talented 2A-District 4 with teams like Kingston, Davis and rival Atoka. However, these guys are embracing the grind.

"We're not coming in to slowly change things," said Cater. "We're coming in to make noise right away so we're excited about that."