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The Plains Cowboys are coming off a 1-9 season, but it did have its fair share of history to go with it. Despite one win, the Cowboys snapped a 22-game losing streak and made their first playoff appearance in five years.
Despite the history making, former head coach Chad Terry departs to fill the vacancy at Shallowater. With that, Robert Hernandez comes in at the helm, Hernandez is the former defensive coordinator at Stamford and has previously coached at Ozona, Iraan and Rocksprings.
Plains is placed in one of the toughest districts in West Texas, grouped with defending two-time state semifinalist, Seagraves, Hamlin, Roscoe, Roby and Tahoka.
Nine starters return on both sides of the ball for the Cowboys this season. However, transfers have been key. Tanner Sessums has transferred to Seagraves, who had the fastest 40-yard dash time, running in 4.8 seconds and Drake Emery, who was returning quarterback.
Now, Juan Posadas looks to be the player behind center in 2016. Jaxon Wilhelm has started since he got the call to move up to varsity and will be a key player on the line.
It will be a tough season for the Cowboys in a tough district.
Plains opens up the season at home against Lubbock Christian on August 26th.
In order to have another playoff appearance, the Cowboys will have to rely on the experience from making it last year and everyone staying healthy.