Last season, Hale Center advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
That success, coach Adam Cummings believes, will motivate this year’s team to return to the postseason.
“It was awesome to get to play at the next level and advance to the playoffs,” Cummings said. “We weren’t happy with the outcome and playing Canadian in the first round and getting beat the first round. The experience those young kids gained playing against that caliber of team was great.”
Eight starters return on each side of the ball for the Owls.