After a 7-4 playoff season, the Sands Mustangs return three starters back on both sides of the ball as Steve Keith begins his 4th season as head coach.
"We lost some kids, three, all starters, so we'll have some unproven kids, but they're excited about showing their situation," Keith said.
Having a JV squad will help the younger Mustangs in Ackerley gain experience. Sands is in District with Grady, Loop, Dawson, Wellman-Union. The Mustangs start practice Monday with a different kind of two-a-day practices.
"It's kinda unique. Our cross country team has been to state the last two years, so they start cross county practice at 6:30 a.m. and we'll start football at 9:30 a.m. That's been a pretty good buzz. A lot of those kids play football and run cross country. Being a small town, the community is really involved."
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