District 17-4A may be the toughest 4A district in the state, with five of the eight teams coming off playoff appearances. The Hallsville Bobcats are one of those teams. The purple and gold have enough holdovers and defensive prowess to make a run at anybody. And no matter who you talk to in the state, they've heard of the Bobcats blue chip linebacker and tailback, Rodderick Muckleroy. They're state-ranked and picked by fellow district coaches to make the playoffs again.
"I appreciate what the coaches poll says," said Head Coach Roger Adams. "All that does is put a target on your back, where everybody's shooting at you. We're pleased where they put us. We want to prove we can win back to back years and get back to the playoffs."