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Diboll Lumberjacks enter district after winningest preseason since 2008

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) -

The Diboll Lumberjacks are having one of their best starts to the season with a 4-1 record, and it's the winningest preseason they've had since 2008.

The Lumberjacks have all the momentum going their way as they're riding on a four-game winning streak entering district.

The offense has been firing on all cylinders averaging 40 points a game. The team admits defensively they're still trying to find their identity averaging 26 points against, but either way wins are wins.

Second year head coach Blake Morrison has built confidence back in their program to start making a name for themselves.

“When I came here and saw the boys, I knew they had some potential. We knew coming into this it was kind of a 'dying on the vine so to speak,'” said Morrison. “With a little bit of energy and a little bit of work showing the kids that we're really going to take pride in this, things changed.”

The Lumberjacks lost their first game to New Caney 49-30, but Diboll never looked back after their come-from-behind 36-34 victory over Athens.

“Well Athens I wouldn’t say surprised us, but it really opened our eyes to see what we really can do,” said quarterback Kevin Hurley. “After that we all just believed we can win and we just kept winning.”

Diboll is now entering district on a high that they plan on carrying over Friday night.

“I feel real confident that we can go undefeated in our district right now. We are just going to swipe everybody. I don't think anybody has a chance against us because we got receivers and then we got the run game,” said running back Desmond Shelby.

The Lumberjacks will open district in Madisonville starting at 7:30. The Mustangs are 1-4 entering district. 

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