Last year, Billy Clark watched four semi-pro teams take the field at AT&T Stadium as a spectator.
On Saturday, Clark will be a participant as he leads the Killeen Revolution in a preseason game against the Dallas Trojans in the second game of a doubleheader that begins at 5 p.m. at AT&T Stadium.
“They’re excited,” Clark said of his players. “We wanted to play last year, but our former owner didn’t get us in it.”
After a 4-6 campaign last season, the Revolution, of the Xclusive Football League, are expecting improvement this season.
Killeen still managed to reach the playoffs last season, and Clark, in his second year as head coach, is looking forward to taking over the offense.
“I run a spread, but I also run the pistol offense,” said Clark, who was the defensive coordinator prior to taking over as head coach, “so I’m really excited about this year.”
What else has Clark excited is an infusion of new talent that includes players from all four Killeen ISD high schools.
The Revolution opens its regular season Feb. 1 against a team to be announced as its original opponent, the Dallas Hawks, switched leagues.
But no matter who it plays, the Revolution will be eager to get back to its winning ways after a rebuilding year in 2013.
Tickets for Saturday’s exhibition contest can be purchased from Clark (254-285-7369) for $20 in advance or can be bought at the stadium for $30.
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