Last Year: (3-7, 1-5) District 5-3A DII
Coach: Zach Hudson (3-7) 1 Year
Last Postseason Appearance: 2011 Bi-District Finalist
Players to watch: RB Anthony Hawthorne, DE Ty Portman, DB Levi Mrozinski, OL Mat Griffin, DB Quinton Harris, DB Easton Ross, LB Joaquin Lopez, WR Straton Carroll, RB Tyler Grisham, OL Keifer Rodgers
The Howe Bulldogs missed out on the playoffs in Head Coach Zack Hudson's first year,but a lot of the growing pains have passed.
"I think the kids, now that they know what to expect, they're more excited about being here, they don't have that lost look in their eyes. They know it's coming and they've been great ever since we've been here," said Hudson.
The Bulldogs went three and seven last year, but return a lot of talent from from their 2013 ball club.
"It means we don't have to back track anymore. A lot of the newer guys can just come in and learn from us older guys," said running back Anthony Hawthorne.
Those returners will see a lot of new faces on the other side of the line of scrimmage, Howe was re-districed in the off season. They'll see the likes of Gunter, S&S and Leonard in district play.
"It's going to be a tough district, but last year we were in a tough district too. We kept working hard you know, we gotta keep improving every day," said quarterback Joaquin Lopez.
They're hoping they don't have to make holiday plans this fall.
"I tell them the minute we walk in our goal is to play to thanksgiving, said Hudson. "When you play to thanksgiving anything can happen."