Last season was the first time in many years the Davis Wolves did not play deep into the Class 2A playoffs.

Last season was the first time in many years the Davis Wolves did not play deep into the Class 2A playoffs. 

Davis head coach Greg Parker and his assistants should be able to gauge how far their team has come this Friday when Davis travels to Lone Grove to take on the Longhorns.

This will be the fourth year in a row the two teams have met. Davis has won all three contests. However last year’s game went to double overtime before Davis managed a 44-36 victory.

Lone Grove has one win in the book already with it coming over the Dickson Comets last week. 

Parker is quick to point out that the Longhorns are the real deal, and that his Wolves will have their hands full as they travel south for their season opener.

“They are a very athletic team,” Parker said.

“Lone Grove plays hard, and they are well-coached. We have a big challenge ahead of us.”

“It has been a long time since this program at Davis has had a season like we had last year. Lone Grove gave us all we wanted last season, and all of those younger players he had last year have grown up.

“They played very well in all phases of the game last week against Dickson,” Parker said. 

“It was clear they had grown up a lot since the last time we saw them. They are more experienced, and this game should be a huge test for us.”

Davis will return with the “Wishbone” offensive formation for which they have been noted for many years. 

Parker states the Wolves have many new faces, but that everyone is anxious to get the season started.

“We have a tough schedule, and we have had a tough one every year,” Parker said. 

“It has been too long since our last football game and too long since we started early in the summer in our preparations. 

Everyone has practiced hard all summer, and now all the players and coaches are ready to go.”