Hitchcock Football is Rolling in 2022 - Inside High School Sports Houston

Hitchcock Football is Rolling in 2022

It’s not that Hitchcock hasn’t been successful like this on the gridiron, but it’s certainly been a while. Going into this week's regular-season finale against Halletsville, Hitchcock was 9-0. The last time the Bulldogs went 10-0 was…..well….never. They’ve been 9-1 twice, but have never had a 10-0 season. And it’s not like this is a group of crafty veterans, either. 16 of Hitchcock’s 22 starters are underclassmen. Just because they’re young, doesn’t mean they don’t know each other. It’s the chemistry they’ve built over the past decade that is producing wins now.

It feels as if the entire athletic year the Bulldogs have been “going better places.” This past spring, Hitchcock made it to state in basketball for the first time since 2004. Right after state, the Bulldogs rolled into spring practices and won their division at the state 7-on-7 championships. With a majority of the Hitchcock basketball team also playing football, the momentum has been a snowball effect.

The Jones family has quite the history at Hitchcock too. Lloyd Jones the second was a quarterback for the Bulldogs in the 90s and now is an assistant coach. His oldest son, Michael, led Hitchcock to the state quarterfinals in 2015. His middle son, Pacey, was the quarterback here in 2018 before playing at Air Force. And now, Lloyd Jones the third is behind center this year. The sophomore enjoys being coached up by his dad and enjoys the support he gets from his brothers.

As for the entire team, Coach Craig Smith has been impressed with the way his Bulldogs continue to compete for all 4 quarters and hope that leads to success in the postseason.