PLAYING FAVES: Cardinals draw team-to-beat status

PLAYING FAVES: Cardinals draw team-to-beat status

It's all Trinity Valley in the preseason ballot box in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference.

The Cardinals, who have won four straight SWJCFC regular season titles, are the pick of both league coaches and media members. In polls release Friday, July 31, at the conference's annual media day at Garden Resort and Gold Club, the Cardinals were made the favorite.
 

Eleventh-year head coach Brad Smiley's squad picked up six of eight first-place votes in the coaches poll and nine of 12 in the media poll.

 Kilgore was picked second in the coaches poll. Tyler drew the runner-up slot in the media poll.
The Cardinals, 11-1 last year, are scheduled to open the season at home Saturday, Aug. 26, against Pima Community College in the Battle In The Valley.