And on June 11, former Orangefield assistant and Bridge City native Josh Smalley
was named the program's new head coach, replacing Brian Huckabay, who resigned May 21.
Smalley, a 1994 graduate of Bridge City High School, has spent the last four seasons as the offensive coordinator at Bridge City; before that, he was an assistant at Orangefield for two seasons (2006-07).
also spent time coaching at Little Cypress-Mauriceville and Vidor.
This will be his
first head coaching position.
"I'm thrilled," said the 36-year-old Smalley
Smalley, a quarterback in high school, has a tough road ahead in what has become a legit Class 3A district with the likes of West Orange-Stark, Silsbee and Bridge City.