Bells Panthers

Bells Panthers
Last Year: (1-9, 0-5) District 5-2A DI
Coach: Scott Ponder (N/A)
Last Postseason Appearance: 2010 Bi-District Finalist
Players to watch: WR Ethan Sandford, LB Tristan Coglon, WR Noah Straw, OL Lane Isom, QB Derrick Ponder, LB Dayton Daniel, DL Dillon Montgomery, LB Caleb Powers, WR Chris Hall, OL Blake Stevens, WR Hayden Cobb, OL Josh Melvin, LB Matt Waldrip, LB Jace Lester

For the third time in four years, another coaching change happened at Bells High School. After a 1-9 season, the Panthers hope the hiring of Scott Ponder will change their fortune.

"I think that's very excited as a coach. Something that is a lot of fun, and I think we have some good times ahead of us here," said Ponder.

The former Iowa Park coach is preaching consistency to a program that has seen just two wins in the last three seasons.

"It's going to be a difficult challenge, we have some tough opponents on the schedule, were going to have to get better everyday, if we can improve every day, then we'll have a chance to have a successful season," said Ponder.

But coach Ponder will have some key pieces to work with. 18 starters are back in addition to new starting quarterback, Derrick Ponder, who threw for over 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns at Iowa Park.

"Were going to have to work on being a team together and not arguing with each other and just hopefully work it through," said defensive end Blake Stevens.

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