Balmorhea, TX (Local Big 2 Sports) - "The guys are pretty excited to be back. We love playing this game and we love being out here every day working hard”, said Balmorhea Running Back, Isiah Mendoza.
Mendoza says the team has come back stronger, working hard in the weight room and focusing more on the playbook.
"We could probably run all the plays with our eyes closed", said Mendoza.
It's no secret the bears will pound the ball on the ground this season.
"We have a running back, back from last year that had over 2500 yards rushing and 36 touchdowns", said Mendoza.
Mendoza made some noise the last two seasons, but Balmorhea Head Coach, Vance Jones gives credit to the offensive line for their work up front.
"We have some good blockers that really do a good job of going down the field and making holes for him", said Jones.
Balmorhea plans to run a lot of play action and option plays this season.
Last year the team had a taste of the playoffs and the bears are hungry for more.
"We finished last year in the first round and that was kind of disappointing to us, so that lit a fire inside of us and we just want to go as far as we can", said Mendoza.