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August 27, 2013

Coleman talking points: PN-G switching to white helmets

PORT ARTHUR — Some things to talk about while I wonder how 92 degrees can ever be considered “cool”...

1) PN-G moves to white helmets

Change is good.

After a 2-8 season, the Port Neches-Groves football team could use a little change, so the Indians are reaching into the wayback machine for a new look.

For the first time since 1995, the Indians will be wearing white helmets.

“Just change,” PN-G head coach Brandon Faircloth said. "We have pictures in our hallways of those teams who made the playoffs in those helmets. As I walked by one day, I was like, ‘I like white helmets.’ I wore white helmets in high school. The last school I was at (Odessa Permian) wore white helmets. I’ve always thought they looked real sharp.”

The Indians are waiting until Friday morning to unveil the new lids, which will have a dark purple PN-G logo on the side, three stripes on the top and the player's number on the back. The reveal won't be nearly as dramatic as the way Magnolia West debuted its new look this year (seriously, search YouTube for Magnolia West new uniforms. You will not be disappointed), but the new look should spark PN-G's new generation of players.

“It just excites the kids," Faircloth said. "Kids these days, they like change. They like new. Their life changes every day with technology. Anything we can do to help that is great.”

2) Nederland roster battles

Zero Week gets here quick, doesn’t it? For Nederland, that means all those position battles that have been raging during two-a-day camps are finally winding down. On Friday, the Bulldogs will take the field at Crosby with 11 starters on both sides of the ball. Who will some of those starters be?

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