Coming off a 5-3 season, the Cotton Center Elks had a late coaching change as former Spur/Lazbuddie and New Home Coach J.K. Hester takes over the pigskin program.
"They're excited to get some new blood in here. Coach Barrow did a good job previously. I think they're excited about new direction of program and where it's heading right now."
With some big boys returning, Coach Hester says, "Hopefully some smash mouth football is about to come Cotton Center's way."
The Elks are in District with Amherst, Whitharral, Kress and Lazbuddie.
"We want to get better every week. Not peak too early. It's always been a staple of teams I coached. Peaking at the right time and usually late in district is when we are playing our best football."
Back in June, a storm with strong winds damaged the school and scoreboard in Cotton Center, but repairs are being made and a new scoreboard should be in hopefully before the home opener.
Coach Hester is excited to get things started.
"Football is King in Texas and we're excited like everybody else. We're ready to get rolling."
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