It paid dividends last week when the Eagles took advantage of aggressive safety play to hit 51- and 38-yard passes in the 45-35 win over Nocona.
Ballard also had a 53-yard touchdown catch off a screen, and he and Sterling have combined for 26 catches for 462 yards and six touchdowns. Last year, Mildred running backs had 12 catches for 153 yards and one score.
The toy box remains well-stocked.
“For me, it’s about trying to find the best way to utilize the talent we have,” Braswell said.