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Mavericks Expect To Continue Winning Ways

A year ago the Eastland Mavericks returned to the regional finals in Class 2A Division I after winning their second straight district title.
A year ago the Eastland Mavericks returned to the regional finals in Class 2A Division One after winning their second straight district title.

Now, the Mavericks are looking to improve on those performances with five starters returning on each side of the ball this season.

That includes preseason offensive MVP Josh Moylan at quarterback.

"We're feeling pretty good. We're getting out here, we're working, we're getting back to the things. We've got some new people, and we're trying to pick up where we left off with some things from seven-on-seven and from last year. It's been pretty good," said senior quarterback Josh Moylan.

"It's nice to have returners, especially in an offensive line and a quarterback. But if you don't get better, it really doesn't matter.  We're starting this year off with zero wins. Just like everybody else," said head coach Brian Hulett.

Moylan will get some of his favorite targets back as well but the key for the Mavericks could be their offensive line, which has plenty of experience up front. Especially with four out of the five starters back for this season.

"We've been to together for a very long time, most of us, and we know how each other works.  Lost a key component in Alejandro Montana last year but we've replaced him really well. We're just looking to get better every day and get physical and get after it," said senior offensive lineman Clay Brewer.

Eastland did lose some of their depth after last season but there is another group of young players ready to step up and that starts in two-a-days.

"My goal for our team, and it's probably a cliche but it's honest and true, is to get better every day. We don't try and camp our selves with number of wins, or with beating this person, or playing to that round or whatever. We just want to keep playing throughout every week as the year goes on. We also understand it's a process of getting better one day at a time and getting better," said Hulett.

The Mavericks will open their season at home this year against the Sweetwater Mustangs.
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