The Cottonwood Bears finished 2009 on the outside looking in at the playoffs, the first team out of the second season in Region 2 finishing at 7-6
Now they find themselves in Region three hoping to make some noise in their New region.
They'll have to get to that noise making pretty quickly as three of their first four games are against region opponents Ariton, Providence Christian and Wicksburg.
The Region games weren't a big help to the Bears in 2009 and coach Greene says they'll need to start fast this time around.
“You know you've got to play them at some point i just wish we didn't have to play them out of the gate.” Said Bears coach Toby Greene. “ I feel good about it. We’ve got to get out to a better start in our region the last 2 years our first region games we've been 1-5 and we've missed the playoffs because of that so the first three games are huge.”
The bears start things up on Thursday August 26th against Slocomb.