CENTER, TX (KTRE) - As the rain put a halt to several high school football scrimmages Thursday night, the Center Roughriders needed to get in as much work as possible before the season.
Center traveled to Tatum for a scrimmage inside their indoor facility, and the reason every reps matters is because of their new district alignment.
They're in easily one of the toughest 4A districts in the state and it's also been tabbed it as the Red Zone District of Doom.
District 9-4A, and the order in which the teams have been predicted to finish, consists of Carthage, Kilgore, Henderson, Center, Bullard, Chapel Hill and Palestine.
Center head coach Barry Bowman wasn't pleased with his team's performance in their scrimmage and said they have a lot of work to do before their district season. While the team as some key returners in quarterback Kyle Parks and receiver Octavious Evans, their line is young.
"Not only are we probably in the toughest 4A district in the state of Texas, but we've got 10 games in a row. We've got to stay healthy, but before even that, we've got to get better with the kids we have and their positions. Right now we're just not there yet, but we're going to work towards getting there," said Bowman.