The 2019 campaign was a difficult one for the Hico Tigers, who labored through an 0-10 record short on overall numbers and short on experience.
However, there are multiple reasons to believe HHS can take a step forward this fall, not the least of which was realignment, which dropped the Tigers to District 8-2A DII for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Numerically things are looking up as well, as long as the Tigers are fortunate enough to avoid the medical tent.
Coach Randy Thornton has 11 of 22 positions occupied by returning starters, with 12 lettermen back from his 2019 club. This includes some capable skill people in running backs Jaydon Qualls and Reese Polk (5-10, 155), along with receiver Angel Gonzales (5-8, 145).