MOODY, Texas (KWTX) Jason Hill is back for his second season as head coach of the Moody Bearcats, and he's hoping for a turnaround in 2019.
Moody finished with a 1-9 record and lost all six games in district 8-2A action. The offense really struggled, posting double-digits on the scoreboard in only five of their 10 games.
"Last season was unexpected, obviously," senior running back Trashawn Hill said. "The 1-9 record motivates us for this season. We haven't been to playoffs and that's what we expect to do this season."
"I think we're getting tougher overall," Jason Hill said. "Our weight program in the offseason went really well. The kids really bought into it. Summer workouts went great. I think that's going to be the biggest difference between last year and this year."
Historically, Moody is trying to something that the school hasn't seen since 1980, and that's win a district championship. The Bearcats will have Da'mon Allen and Caden McNeil battle it out for time at quarterback, and luckily for them, coach Hill thinks the offensive line is the strength of the team, so they'll have some reliable blockers.
"It's going amazing," Allen said. "Everybody actually wants to play football. It's showing that they want to be a team, they love each other and we actually want to become a family."
"We've got a lot of new coaches, so new schemes will make it exciting," Jason Hill said. "Our kids have gotten better and I'm ready to go showcase them in front of everybody this year."
Moody has a couple scrimmages with Bremond and McGregor before the season opener Fri., August 30, at Holland.