Coming off a 12-3 season that ended with a district championship and a trip to the Class 4A Division I state semifinals, the Stephenville Yellow Jackets enter the 2018 football season with sky-high expectations.
Coach Greg Winder’s team was ranked third in Texas Football magazine’s 4A DI preseason poll and was picked by the publication to win a brutal District 5-4A DI that also includes No. 4 Waco La Vega, No. 14 China Spring, Brownwood and Gatesville.
The fourth-year Stephenville coach isn’t putting much stock in preseason prognostications, however. And while he’s excited about what he brings back — a haul of 23 returning lettermen that includes seven offensive and eight defensive starters — he knows there are questions still to be answered.