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6-man powerhouse expects state

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:15-04

A Central Texas powerhouse six-man football program is looking to build on its state finalist 2017 season this year. 

The Jonesboro Eagles weren't satisfied with the trip to state and leaving without the gold hardware. 

So, they are making it their mission this 2018 season to claim the state title once and for all. 

The Eagles are looking to their speed to make up for their lack of size and will focus on controlling the clock and tempo in their games this season. 

While they don't have a team motto, they say they are looking to be the tough guys on Friday night. 

Head Coach Eddie Gallegos said they are looking to the younger guys to step up and contribute in a big way this year. 

"We've still got plenty of talent to compete and be successful, but we've got some holes to fill, I guess, left by these last two senior classes. And so, we've gotta find some guys to, you know, kind of take over some of those roles and help our four seniors this season," Coach Gallegos said. 

One of his senior leaders, Trevor Sellers has been putting in work all summer, holding two-a-days of his own, to get ready for his last season as an Eagle. 

"I was ready to be out here. I've been, I've been waiting for this for about two months now, getting back out on the football field cause football is my life. I love football," Sellers, a senior split end for the Eagles, said. "I want to go back to state. I want to get back and... I want to win state, let me rephrase that. I want to win state. I want to go back, not only for me, I want it for my teammates, too."

The Eagles kick off their season with a home opener on Friday, Aug. 31st against the Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes out of Carrollton. 

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