When the sun goes down, most people start winding their days down. But not Big Spring.
The Steers start practice at 8 PM and go well into the night, and couldn't be more ecstatic, especially with 14 starters returning.
"It's just nice to say we got a lot of kids back and they've got good experience under their belt. They know what success is like. They know what failure is like. So that's been our motivation to really try and have a special year."
A starter returning that could make all the difference is quarterback Tobyn Tannehill. If the last name sounds familiar, it's probably because his older brother starred at A&M and now plays professionally. Fully healed from a knee injury, Tannehill is expected to realize his potential.
"I'm feeling good right now. Everything is well and everything is going. Hopefully I'll stay healthy throughout the season"
"We expect him to lead us and have a better year than he did last year. He's a junior, he's bigger, he's stronger, he's faster, he's smarter, you know -- more experienced -- and the sky's the limit as far as I can see his future."
Add the fact Tannehill has three wide receivers returning from last year as well as a stout offensive line -- and the Steers may just be making a roar in the 4-3A district.
"Devin and Tate and Ryan Lopez started some games. Offensive line has got some experience. There's no reason why he really shouldn't have a good year with the people around him."
Reporting from Big Spring, Matthew Villanueva, Big 2 Sports.