The Orange Leader
Local high school football teams will try to beat the elements Monday for the first official day of practice.
Over at Little Cypress-Mauriceville, the Bears will look to improve off last season’s 4-6 campaign as head coach Randy Crouch enters his fifth season in Bear Country.
The Bears will get equipment Monday with the varsity and JV at 6 a.m. and the freshmen at 8 a.m. LC-M will hit the field around 7 a.m. to get a good first workout in.
The Bears will scrimmage against Goose Creek Memorial Aug. 16 at Baytown’s Stallworth Stadium with the frehmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.)
The Bears will host Orangefield in a scrimmage Aug. 22 with the freshmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.).
LC-M, which will be seeking its first playoff appearance since 1997, will open their 2013 campaign at home Aug. 30 against West Orange-Stark. The Bears’ first District 20-4A game will be Sept. 27 at home against Livingston.
The Vidor Pirates will look to pick up where they left off last year behind long-time head coach Jeff Mathews.
Vidor made the playoffs for the second straight year, finishing 9-2.
The Pirates’ first scrimmage will be at Orangefield Aug. 16 with the freshmen starting at 4 p.m. followed by the JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.). Vidor will host WO-S in a scrimmage Aug. 23 with the freshmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and the varsity (7 p.m.).
The Pirates open up their season Aug. 30 on the road at Santa Fe. They will begin District 20-4A play Sept. 27 on the road at Nederland.
The West Orange-Stark Mustangs will look to continue their mometum under Coach Cornel Thompson as they look to secure a postseason berth for the 10th consecutive year after going 13-1 in 2012 and reaching the 3A Division II Region III Finals.
The Mustangs will hit the stands at Dan Hooks Stadium Monday at 8 a.m. They will get equipment and will go through some workout routines, including the Mustang Mile.
WO-S will host Nederland in a scrimmage Aug. 16 with the freshmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and the varsity (7 p.m.). The Mustangs will head to Vidor for a scrimmage Aug. 23 with the freshmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and the varsity (7 p.m.).
WO-S will open its season on the road Aug. 30 at LC-M and will start District 21-3A play Sept. 27 at Hamshire-Fannett.
The Bridge City Cardinals will be looking to secure a fifth straight playoff appearance behind the leadership of Coach Cris Stump after going 5-6 in 2012 and making it to the bidistrict round.
The Cardinals will arrive at practice Monday at 7:45 a.m. and will work to 9:15 a.m. They will return at 11:15 a.m. and will work out until 12:45 p.m.
Bridge City will visit Lumberton Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in its first scrimmage and hists Woodville in its second one Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
The Cardinals will kickoff their campaign Aug. 30 at home against Newton and will beging District 21-3A play Sept. 27 at home against Buna.
The Orangefield Bobcats will be seeking their first playoff appearance since 2003 as second-year head coach Josh Smalley is ready to lead the Bobcat charges after a 4-6 2012 season.
All Bobcat players should report to the fieldhouse at 7 a.m. Monday with practice starting at 8 a.m.
The Bobcats’ first scrimmage will be Aug. 16 at home against Vidor with the freshmen starting at 4 p.m. followed by the JV (5 p.m.) and varsity (6 p.m.). Orangefield will scrimmage at LC-M Aug. 22 with the freshmen starting at 5 p.m. followed by the JV (6 p.m.) and varsity (7 p.m.).
The Bobcats will open the season Aug. 30 at home against East Chambers and will start District 21-3A play Sept. 27 at Silsbee.