The Denison Yellow Jackets enter the 2008 season as the district favorites in 9-4A. Today they began a season long journey in which they hope to live up to those lofty expectations. Denison took the field for the first time this afternoon, but were quickly force indoors when lightning strikes neared campus.
Cody White enters his second season with Denison. His Jackets finished 2007 by erasing a 19 point deficit to beat Sherman in the Battle of the Axe.
Meanwhile, in Sherman, the Bearcats are also picked to have a strong team. Some are picking them as high as 2nd in the pre-season, with others picking them to finish 3rd.
Sherman Coach Drew Young found out that he will not have a quarterback competition afterall. An injury has forced Garrett Powell off of the offensive unit, while Madison Carter will take over behind center.
The Bearcats practiced earlier in the day, so the stormy weather didn't have the same impact on their first workout as it did in Denison.
Sherman and Denison both missed the playoffs in 2007. They both open regular season play on August 29th.