Indians making 2017 one to remember


TUSCOLA, Texas - Coming into the 2017 season, there wasn't't much outside expectation for the Jim Ned Indians. But quickly, the Big Country found out how for real Jarod Womack's team really is.

Friday, the Indians have arguably one of the most challenging second round match-ups in the state of Texas, facing ranked and unbeaten Wall in San Angelo. The Hawks have torn through the postseason, making Jim Ned the next team on the ladder for a shot at an upset.

But the Indians aren't focused on the ranking, the record, or the pedigree that comes from a team like Wall. Jim Ned has already proven itself this season, winning 9 ball games after a 3-win season a year ago. Now, they've shown what they're capable of - having already topped area powers like Anson and Coleman this season, as well as a big first round win over Bowie.

"We'll go in there same mentality as we had last that that we're going to go in there and we're going to win," said Senior OL Payton Weatherly. "We're going to just do it to the best of our ability and no matter what happens, happens. We're going to go in there with no regrets coming out of it."

The Indians are having one of its best seasons in several years, and in doing so have changed the landscape of Jim Ned football no matter what happens Friday.

"They've caught this town on fire when it comes to football and that's a big thing that these guys have done," said head coach Jerod Womack. "They'll always be remembered for being that group."

Jim Ned and Wall face-off in the second round of the postseason on Friday at 7 p.m. inside San Angelo Stadium.