ANDERSON, Texas -- After two seasons of JV football Dwayne Ross and the Anderson-Shiro Owls finally get to take the field as a varsity program in 2012. The Owls have had a lot of success at the JV level, and they hope that can carry over as they begin play at the next level.
Anderson-Shiro returns many players who saw time a year ago, and many that have been with the program since it began. John McDonald is penciled in at quarterback, and he has six returning wide receivers and four returning linemen to suit up with in the Owls spread attack.
Defensively the Owls have a handful of players coming back on the line, at linebacker, and in the secondary.
The transition to varsity football will not be an easy one, but the Owls are confident they can compete at the next level. “We feel that we will be competitive and not just an easy win from what people expect from first year programs,” said Coach Ross.
UIL Realignment will make the Owls road warriors in their first season, with district games at Hemphill, Deweyville, and Groveton. Ross said, “We will have to travel a lot and know that there will not be any easy games.” The Owls will play their three home games this season at Iola.
8/31 @ Somerville
9/8 Central Texas Christian*
9/14 @ Wallis-Brazos
9/21 @ Iola
9/28 @ Brazos Christian
10/12 @ Hemphill
10/19 @ Deweyville
10/27 New Waverly*
11/2 @ Groveton
* - at Iola