“As always, a very tough conference,” said Lightfoot.
“Grayson and Cisco will be very good again, and Temple is always very tough. However, from top to bottom it is the best conference in the country.
“The region is very good as well. New Mexico, Howard and Midland are expected to be among the best in the country.
“You will have to be good to get in the top four in the conference (to qualify for regionals). The winner of our regional should have a chance to compete in the national tournament.”
One thing Lightfoot said always helps is good ol’ support from the home folks.
“We need our community support,” he said. “Good energetic crowds equal home field advantage.”
Editor’s note: Area fans can take in the next Coyotes’ home games on Friday and Saturday when WC takes the field against visiting Blinn College. Friday’s contest begins at 5 p.m., with a 7/9-inning double header on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. NTJCAC play will begin Mar. 5, with WC hosting Temple College.