2018 UIL Team Preview: Gladewater


PBR Texas Staff

The Texas high school season kicks off on February 19, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 26, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25.

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: Gladewater
2017 Record:
10-17
Conference Finish: Tied for 4th
Conference: 15-4A
THSA Classification: 4A
Head Coach: Jeff Hodges
Playoff Run: Lost Play-In Game to Gilmer
Returning Starters: 7
Returning Pitchers: 4

TOP PLAYERS

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Keylon Mack TX Gladewater 2018 1B
Braiden Vickers TX Gladewater 2018 RHP  
Danny Badger TX Gladewater 2019 RHP  
Robert Hodges TX Gladewater 2020 SS  

 
SEASON PREVIEW

Coach Jeff Hodges returns seven starters and four pitchers from last season including District Offensive Player of the Year 1B Keylon Mack. The pitching staff will be in more than capable hands with the return of Second Team All-District RHP Braiden Vickers and RHP Danny Badger. An underclassman to watch and who will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact is SS Robert Hodges.

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