ABBOTT, Texas The Abbott Panthers have had a lot of success the last couple of years. To repeat that this season they'll need a young roster to grow up quickly.
Abbott won a state championship in 2015 at the 1A level. They were back in the postseason last year but fell a few wins shy of another state championship. Terry Crawford has a younger group trying to build on that this season.
Crawford says his numbers are down a little bit at Abbott and his roster isn't as experienced as he'd like. That being said, they return their starting quarterback from last year and some other guys that did see playing time.
If Abbott can mature in the early portion of the season, they have a chance to be a playoff contender again this fall.