A brand new season will kick off tomorrow night for the Mineral County High football team when they take on Tonopah at 7 p.m. in Hawthorne.

The Serpents are coming off of a 6-3 campaign in 2016 that saw them on the outside looking in the playoff picture. The team lost eight players to graduation, including key pieces Brandon West and Andre Davis, but also return a veteran group. The 2017 version of the Serpents will suit up 10 seniors and five juniors.

Friday’s opener against Highway 95 rival Tonopah will be the third straight year the two schools locked horns to begin the season. The Serpents will be looking to get back on the winning side of the matchup after losing the last two against the Muckers, most recently a 68-22 defeat last August.

Mineral County will get a chance to rest up with a bye week following the Tonopah game before playing out their schedule that will see them in action every week until the end of October. Five of their first six games will be played at home.