Let’s recap. Harleton was 1-9 in 2018. Little inherited 5 starters on O and 5 on D. DCTF picked Harleton to finish dead last in the district in 2019 that included traditional powers Tenaha, Joaquin and Garrison. Somehow Harleton won district, 10 games and went 3 rounds deep in the playoffs. Regardless of classification, teams don’t make that kind of a jump without good coaching and a scheme the kids believe in and can execute.
3A D2 District 11 is really not all that tough in my opinion. Hughes Springs and Waskom will likely be the favorites, but I don’t see any reason why Harleton can’t lock up the 3rd spot easily with a chance to move up the district standings by knocking off one of the two favs.
I agree Hallsville is not an appealing job now, especially with the position spilt. I don’t see Little considering going back as the HC, even if offered. Been there and done that. The $20k isn’t enough to put up with the BS everyone has mentioned on here. But I think he could be successful there with his scheme if given the time to implement and earn the kid’s trust.