The Eastland Mavericks scrimmaged the Anson Tigers in their second and final scrimmage of the season last Thursday night in Anson. The Mavericks won the controlled scrimmage 4-2 and won the live quarter 7-0. "We came out with a lot of energy against Anson but were not able to maintain that throughout the scrimmage. This week we want to be able to come out with a lot of intensity and energy and sustain that throughout the game. We are excited that it is finally game week and look forward to opening the season up in Merkel on Friday night, " said Coach Watkins.
While the Badgers went 1-9 last season and the Mavericks went 13-1, they do have something in common. Each team has a new head coach. The Badgers have a new coach in former Merkel assistant, John Cornelius, and Eastland has new head coach, Cliff Watkins, former Midland Lee OC.
The Mavericks and the Badgers will kick off the 2014 season in Merkel at 7:30. Go Mavs! Rip 'em!