The Duncan Demons finished 3-7 in 2014, their first season under new head coach Craig Benson. The Demons were an extremely young team a year ago. Now a year older and a year more experienced, they're hoping to close the gap in an extremely difficult district.
"I make no reservations about how tough 5A-1 is. When you talk about Lawton Mac, the defending State Champions, and then almost everybody returns their big guys from last year. Del City, Altus and Ardmore returns almost everybody," Benson said. "But our mentality has got to be I don't care if the mule's blind, we've still got to load the wagon."
The Demons will have a new quarterback in 2015. Luke Ring, who spent last year at Mustang, made the move to Duncan when his dad was hired as the team's defensive coordinator. Ring brings a little different dynamic to the offense, the ability to stretch the field in the passing game.
"Well he can throw it and he can run it a little bit," Benson said. "But we learned the very first day he walked in the huddle, the command that he had in the huddle was a big asset. His leadership and his ability to make those around him play better."
"I feel like we've progressed pretty well throwing the ball. Our schemes, we've added some more schemes and we're getting them more crisp every day and helping our pass protection and running routes right and everything," said Ring.
Duncan will again face a brutally tough non-district slate. They'll open up with perennial power Guthrie on September 4th.