Indian football season preview

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Indian football season preview

DJ Hollywood hands off to Jaden Watson (21).

DJ Hollywood hands off to Jaden Watson (21).

DJ Hollywood hands off to Jaden Watson (21).

DJ Hollywood hands off to Jaden Watson (21).

Eric Speelman, Editor

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After an underwhelming 2018 campaign with nine straight losses, the Waxahachie Indians are looking to return to form this season under second-year head coach Todd Alexander.

On offense, the Tribe features several returning starters, like quarterback Campbell Sullivan. Notably absent from that group is senior receiver Josh Sterns, who will miss the first two weeks due to injury. The Indians also lost big-play threat Keshawn Anderson and All-District linemen Arundell Briggs, AJ McGruder and Ladarius Henderson.

Defensively, the Indians will count on corners Preston Hodge, BJ Hawkins, and safety Quincy Johnson to fill the void left by Demani Richardson, now at Texas A&M.

Schedule-wise, the Indians open the year with three of their first five games in the friendly confines of Lumpkins Stadium. After the bye week, the team makes its annual visit to Mansfield, and has two trips to Grand Prairie that alternate with the last two home games. Homecoming is slated for October 18th against the Mansfield Tigers.

The Indians open the 2019 season at home against the Ennis Lions in the 98th matchup of the Battle of 287 (Waxahachie leads the all-time series, 48-47-2). Kickoff is set for Friday at 7:30 pm. The game can be heard on KBEC 1390 AM/99.1 FM.