The Borden County Coyotes went 13-1 last season, but fell short of a State title, falling to Crowell in the State Semifinals.
That's something that still bothers head coach Trey Richey.
"I'm still having a hard time dealing with how I felt after the ballgame. That last game we played is still something I haven't watched the video. Still haven't got over it. I feel like I let our kids down. Let our community down. For me. I'm excited about getting back out there. It's been a long wait."
Preseason ranked No. 2, Borden County is 91-15 under Coach Richey, including 24-2 the past two seasons. The Coyotes last won State Titles in 2008 and 2009, so for this year's seniors, it's their final opportunity to win State.
"This group of seniors, several of them played varsity as freshman so it's their last chance. One of the things we will talk about is No regrets."
Borden County is in a five-team District with Hermleigh, Ira, Klondike and O'Donnell.
"There's nothing we can take for granted. On paper, it looks like we should be a favorite. The things I've learned a lot in the few years I've had a chance to be a head coach is it's not about being the best team. It's about being the best team that day. Our motto will be win the day and no regrets."
Borden County opens the season hosting the Borden County Extravaganza hosting Meadow.
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