Continuing our look at Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine's preview of Texoma teams, we look at Class 2A.
The Bowie Jackrabbits are Texoma's only 2A Division I team, having just dropped down from Class 3A.
The 'Rabbits go from being one of the smallest schools in 3A to the 10th-biggest in 2A, and that should help a team that was already competitive in the larger classification.
DCTF has them picked to win District 5-2A-II, a seven-team district which also includes Pilot Point, Boyd, Whitesboro, Callisburg, Paradise and Ponder.
Bowie is the largest school in that district. They'll need to replace their starting quarterback and two top running backs, but their defense should be strong in 2012.
In Division II, all five Texoma teams (plus Alvord) which made up District 3-2A-II the past two seasons move into the new District 5, which puts them into Region II.
Holliday is picked to win that district for the third year in a row, even with Terry Wolf stepping down as head coach.
The Eagles have quarterback Jacob Cole and receiver Cameron Englishbee back, the district's leading passer and receiver, respectively, plus DT Chris Calhoun, who is picked as the preseason defensive MVP by Texas Football.
Nocona, meanwhile, is listed as a potential dark horse for the 2A-II state title, with leading rushers Tate Fenoglio and Hayden Hill back, among eight starters on each side of the ball.
Henrietta is picked to make the playoffs for the 10th year in a row, but they'd like to win a few more games and go a bit deeper. After winning 12 games in 2009, they won just 8 the next two years, combined.
City View has been right on the cusp of the playoffs the past two seasons, being eliminated on the final week of the season both years. This year might be a bit of a rebuilding year, but that's what was predicted last year, too. Running Back D.J. Coursey will need to carry the load as a sophomore.
Finally, the Jacksboro Tigers are looking to turn things around with the most experienced team in the district. They return 15 lettermen and all of them were starters last year.
They will have an experienced quarterback in Kirk Weldon and will get running back Reid Spiller back from injury, but they need to shore up a defense that allowed 320 points a year ago.