It's a new regime in Cook County.
After three years with the Irwin County Indians, Jon Lindsey took the head coaching job in Adel. The goal for his first season is simple.
"That year one, you want to get better every week," Lindsey said.
The coaching staff is happy with how the players have adapted to new concepts and a new system. They're going through schematic changes on both sides of the ball, which can be difficult.
But the Hornets are making no excuses.
"Effort is excellent here. The kids are going to work hard," Lindsey said. "The expectation level â" it's already set."
Cook is jumping from 2-A to 3-A and playing in a region against new opponents. But if they do things the right way, they plan on piling up Friday night victories.
"We aren't going to underestimate anybody and we're coming to win," said senior Jeremiah Smith.
The Hornets will open their season on Friday night at Tift County.