KINGSVILLE, Texas — August is only a couple of days away, meaning football is on the horizon. NFL training camps have already started, high school football two-a-days start next week and college football camps are just about underway.
The Lone Star Conference looks to be another competitive football league in the 2019 season and the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas are looking to improve from a 4-7 season in 2018. However, voters in the conference's preseason poll do not have an optimistic outlook about them.
The Javelinas were picked seventh in the Lone Star Conference preseason poll.
The league's preseason poll is voted on by coaches, sports information directors and various members of the media. Tarleton State earned first-place votes on 19 of the 25 ballots for 217 total points. The Texans, who went undefeated in the regular season to win the LSC title before falling in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals, were 12-1 overall and 8-0 in league play in 2018.
There are nine teams in the Lone Star Conference for the 2019 football season. Each team will play eight conference game to determine a conference champion.
The Javelinas will kick off the 2019 season on Sept. 7 when they face Saginaw Valley State. That game will be at home and it will be the 50th anniversary celebration of the Javelinas's 1969 National Championship team.