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LINDEN, Texas — Familiar foes get the season rolling today at Jack Hetherington Tiger Stadium.

Hooks clashes with Linden-Kildare in each team's season opener at 7:30 p.m.

Last year, the Tigers defeated the Hornets, 40-26, at Hornet Stadium. Hooks will look to avenge the loss.

The Hornets are guided by head coach Chris Birdwell, and Linden-Kildare's coach is Derek Simmons. Birdwell is in his fifth year at Hooks, and Simmons begins his fourth.

Last year, Hooks went 4-6, and the Tigers were 6-4.

It will be a battle of experience as Linden-Kildare returns eight starters on offense and six on defense. The Hornets return seven offensive starters and four defensive.


Today's Schedule


Atlanta at Gilmer

New Boston at Paul Pewitt

Hooks at Linden-Kildare

Redwater at Waskom

Hughes Springs vs. Hamshire-Fannet

DeKalb at Prairiland

Harleton at Queen City

James Bowie at Union Grove

Ore City at Maud

* All kickoffs at 7:30 p.m.