The Odem Owls have high expectations in 2014 with 14 total starters back and a new district.

The Owls are picked to finish first in District 15-3A DII ahead of the Taft Greyhounds, Banquete Bulldogs, Santa Gertrudis Lions, Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats and Bloomington Bobcats. Odem kicks off its season Friday on the road at Edna.