HALE CENTER, TX (KCBD) - The Hale Center Owls have a new head football coach as Jeff Smith comes over from Brownfield to lead the pigskin program.
"It's been a great start here. Things have gone really well. When I got here in April, they already knew how to work. It's been about trying to put our system in.
The Owls will have to win on the road this season as they only have three home games against Lockney, Sundown and Floydada.
"We are going to be traveling quite a bit this year. Realignment always does wonders on schedules. Sometimes to make those schedules work, you have to make some sacrifices. Unfortunately, this year, we are sacrificing a few home games."
Hale Center hopes to be in the next in District 2 of 2A Division I, which is power packed with strong teams.
"Our District is probably one of the toughest in State. I think Post, New Deal and Sundown are ranked in the Top 20 at least. It's going to be a dogfight to get in. Our goal is to get in the playoffs."