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Quanah Indians 2022 High School Soccer Season Preview

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Peyton Jackson is tackling the toughest challenges of his coaching career.

Jackson, who made a name for himself as the head boys’ basketball coach in the Wichita Falls area, is entering his first season at the helm of the football program.

Jackson was appointed athletic director and head football coach at his alma mater Quanah for the spring. And when he leads the Indians to American football for the first time, he doesn’t hide the sense of unease that grips him.

“I’m a pretty nervous guy already, so I’m not going to lie and say it was an easy transition,” Jackson said, two days before the Indians began practicing twice a day. , there was a lot of redoing assignments, missions, etc.

“This is not X and O. Those things are going to come. It’s the organizational part of it. If basketball season starts tomorrow, I don’t care. But to make sure we’re ready.” , I called my coaching friend about a million times.”

Jackson is counting on City View head coach Rudy Hawkins, current Iowa Park head coach Michael Swenson, and former Iowa Park and current Weatherford head coach Aubrey Sims. , is a familiar name.

But Jackson also benefits from the new but veteran presence on Quanah’s coaching staff.

Shane Stroud was teaching history at Quanah High School last year instead of coaching. Coincidentally for Jackson, Stroud’s classroom was next door to him, and he got acquainted with his coach, a veteran offensive who had honed his craft during his decade at Amarillo High School.