Improving In Jacksboro

For the 2012 Jacksboro Tigers, two seems to be a key number.

The team's coming off a two-win season, a season where the offense scored nearly two less touchdowns a game than the previous year.

Head coach Brian Hodnett enters his season at the helm, while junior quarterback Kirk Weldon begins his second season as the starter.

"We're ahead of where we were last year," Hodnett said. "To have some consistency made a huge difference."

Weldon says he feels more confident entering 2012. He's a three-year starter on varsity, helping lead the defense at linebacker as well.

"The kids rally behind him," Hodnett said. "They want him to be the leader."

Senior Reid Spiller plays more than two positions on the field for the Tigers. He missed the first half of 2011. At practice, he's lined up all over the field.

"We're all real motivated," Spiller said. "We're ready to get after it. We're ready to win some ball games."

Two is also a number of big goals for the team. One: cut down turnovers on offense by keeping control of the football. Two: tackle better on defense.

And finally, among those two wins last season, neither was a district win.

"We've got to find a way to win a district game. The only way you're going to make a playoff run is you've got to win that first district ball game," Hodnett said. "Goal number two is to win enough to get into the playoffs. We've got to start talking that around here before we can start believing it and making it happen."

Click on the video link to learn about Spiller's impact on the offense and its flexibility on the field.

Jacksboro 2012 Schedule

8/31 vs. Jim Ned
9/07 at Eastland
9/14 at Olney
9/28 vs. Lindsay
10/05 vs. Archer City
10/12 at City View
10/19 at Henrietta
10/26 vs. Alvord
11/02 vs. Nocona
11/09 vs. Holliday