VALLEY MILLS, Texas — On the heels of a state championship in baseball, the Valley Mills Eagle football team hopes they can continue their winning ways and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2019.
"They're gonna carry in that same mentality," Head Football Coach Bob Featherston said. "They're leaders. Theyve been through adversity, so they know how to fight through things that are hard. And I think they are going to carry that winning attitude over to the football field as well."
Much like in baseball, the Eagles will rely on small-ball and overall team speed to pull out wins in 2022. Elandis Taylor will lead the way at quarterback.
"You know, we're not blazing fast individuals but as a team, we have good team speed. So I think, defensively, we will swarm to the ball and offensively we have enough speed to spread defenses."
Valley Mills will be without David Haynes III, a major defensive contributor who moved to Whitney with his dad, former Valley Mills assistant David Haynes, Jr. However, the Eagles bring back Joe Taylor, a running back and linebacker who did not play in 2021 and should serve a similar role in the Eagle defense.
The Eagles enter the year projected to finish sixth in 8-2A I.
2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
8/26 at Weatherford Christian 7:30
9/2 at Holland 7:30
9/9 vs DeLeon 7:30
9/23 at Moody* 7:30
9/30 vs Crawford* 7:30
10/7 at Riesel* 7:30
10/14 vs Bruceville-Eddy* 7:30
10/21 at Rosebud-Lott* 7:30
10/28 at Bosqueville* 7:30
11/4 vs Marlin* 7:30
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