The Owen Warhorses have had a few lean seasons but that may be about to change.
Owen went through three straight one-win seasons, then last year things started to change.
Owen got four wins and finished third in the WHC and made it to the playoffs. This year could be even better.
The reason for Warhorse optimism--a lot of returning players. Owen has 13 starters returning.
They won't have fine quarterback Auden Meyers, he is off to college, but junior Caleb Scott will try to fill his shoes. Scott is a big quarterback at 6' 2" and, 220 pounds.
His coach Nathan Padgett says Scott has a strong arm and can run it too.
Another reason that there is a strong belief in an Owen resurgence, a strong line. It's headed up by one of the best players in the mountains, Saveion Gibbs.
The 6' 2" senior comes back to Owen after a couple of years at Christ School.
Coach Padgett was happy about last year's third place finish in the conference but says ,"we want to be back at the top of the conference. you know that first place finish is where we want to be and that's a position we've had here at Owen, and we want to get back to that."
The Warhorses start their 2019 season on the road at East Henderson on August 23.