GAIL, Texas – The senior class for Borden County will try to end their high school careers the same way they started them – with a State Championship.
“You know it’s just exciting to see a lot of kids that have been a part of a lot of successful runs,” said head coach Trey Richey. “it’s also kind of bittersweet to see this is their last chance.”
Tommy Mack Kingson will be one of the Coyotes impact seniors. Last year, he lead Borden County accounting for more than 3,200 yards of total offense.
“I think everybody’s been trying to work during this time of COVID, working hard trying to get better,” said Kingson. “We had a bunch of guys that have really stayed in shape and gotten big.”
One of the biggest factors in favor of another deep postseason run will be the team’s experience.
“Playing in big games as a sophomore, then playing in bigger games as a junior. Hopefully, we can just get further along,” said senior Trey Edwards. “The confidence builds up and helps out a lot.”
The Coyotes will try to prepare for those challenging matchups through their non-district schedule. Borden County will face three other top-five teams including Rankin, which defeated the Coyotes in last year’s postseason.
“Will we be better prepared for it? Built for it? I don’t know, but that’s why hopefully you can lean on your past experience – not 365 days ago but earlier in the year,” said Richey. “Kids will understand what that speed looks like.