It's been 24 years since the Groesbeck Goats have secured a playoff win.
But they're coming off a 2,500 plus yard, 20 touchdown season, and with a strong number of offensive returners, the Goats, who are tougher and more disciplined than ever, believe this could be their year.
Goats' Head Coach Steve Hale said his guys have invested in the program and have formed the best complete team Groesbeck's had.
The coaching staff also said fall camp has felt more like week 11 practice, with no new teaching, all thanks to solid senior leadership where actions speak louder than words.
"With getting here on time, putting extra work in before and after school, in the summer, and things like that... So, once you've laid the groundwork, great programs you sit back and you just watch the program run itself, and that's what I've seen in the last nine months. Just unbelievable foundation that's been laid in the last two years, and now a group of seniors that hopefully are gonna reap the rewards of the hard work they've put in for two and a half years," Goats Head Coach Steve Hale said.
"You respect people when they put in just as much or more work than you, and Coach Hale, he puts everything he has in this program," Dylan Rand, Goats senior wide receiver and corner, said. "We hung with the best teams last year and we're a year older so, I think we'll hang with the best teams again if not beat them."
We'll get a first look at that senior leadership August 31st when the Goats kick off their 2018 season at home against the Rice Bulldogs.
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