Mason, TX — Last season, the Mason Punchers run in the playoffs ended quicker than fans had hoped for when they lost to Refugio in the quarter finals at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. However, the squad has moved on and are ready to get a deeper run in 2018. Now, coach Kade Burns is hoping the tough pre-district schedule he set them up with will help them accomplish that. They have a who's who list of top programs. They'll start off with class 3A Wall, then 3A Sonora, Jim Ned and finish with Comanche. Some may argue it's one of the toughest schedules in the state and now they're hoping it makes a difference in November.