This season for the Runniní Indians hasnít been everything the team has hoped it would be.
At one win to a dozen losses, it could be hard to find a bright spot. But the season is far from over.†
In fact, the real games are just about to begin.
Waxahachie will start 15-4A play this week against Mansfield Summit (4-5) at 8 p.m. Tuesday at home.
The Jaguars are one of the many new, talented faces to enter 15-4A this season. Summit went two rounds deep in the playoffs last year and finished the season (22-6). The team is struggling on offense. So far this year, it has only surpassed the 60-point mark once this year, but the defense has been intense as it has allowed fewer than 45 points five times. Other new faces in the district are Arlington Seguin, Mansfield Lake Ridge and Mansfield Legacy. All three of those will be tough, but none like Seguin.
The Cougars are currently the No. 1 4A team in the state and are coming off a victory against powerhouse Dallas Kimball on ESPNU Thursday night. Seguinís lone losses have been to a tough 5A South Grand Prairie team, with just one loss, and the other to DeSoto, the stateís top 5A team and the nationís No. 19 ranked team.
Seguin features three players currently committed to D1 programs. Kamani Jackson to Louisiana-Lafayette, Greg Wesley to North Texas and Brandon Parrish to TCU. Parrish is the nationís No. 25-ranked prospect.
Cris Boleware and Marcus Frazier are other top players for Seguin that are looking for D1 homes.
Legacy is off to a very strong start to the season at 11-5. All of the Broncosí losses have been to 5A teams.
Lake Ridge is a brand new team and has one win so far this year.
Familiar faces Red Oak, Lancaster and Ennis are also back in the district and will give Waxahachie a hard time.
Red Oak (11-2) has won all nine of its home games this season and has beaten four of the six 5A teams it has played.
Ennis (4-11) has struggled so far this season, but has played four teams that are not from the DFW area and a lot of 5A teams.
Lancaster (3-8) is off to a very slow start for a team that is annually a district powerhouse. Senior shooting guard Bobby Word has committed to Oral Roberts.
Itís going to be a tough road for for the Indians, but the real season starts Tuesday.