All things being equell, the season could have gone better for Nacogdoches. After winning just two games, the worst, a loss of 56 to nothing trouncing by thier arch rivals The Lufkin Panthers, the Dragons will have a lot to think about in the off season.
The Dragons received an encouraging announcement from the U.I.L. back in the spring of 2002. For the next two years, Nacogdoches wouldl compete in class 4-A..That was a welcomed announcement for a program that was at or near the bottom of district 12-5A for almost a decade.
Nac's new aligned district 14-4A includes some familiar faces. Jacksonville and Henderson are two members of the 6-team district. The Dragons have met up with the Indians and Lions quite a few times over the years. Over the past three seasons Nac has won just twice in 5-games against Jacksonville and Henderson.
This was to be the most anticipated season for the Dragons in a long time. In addition to competing in class 4-A, Nac's new head coach Chuck Caniford has opened up the Dragon's offense trashing the traditional veer offense.