BANGS — Residue – a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone – is not a common word in a Texas high school coach’s vocabulary. It’s more of a science word.
But fourth-year Bangs head coach Kyle Maxfield used “residue” when analyzing how his Dragons could be District 2-3A Division II contenders again despite returning just four offensive and three defensive starters from last year’s 9-2 team.
“I’m sure we’ll have some growing pains because of our inexperience,” Maxfield said. “But when I’ve had teams in the past that made a good run, there’s a residue that remains there for the players coming back to build from. That’s a lot better situation to be in than starting over from scratch.”