PRP begins in Bremond when fall practices kick off next week. That’s Post-Roshauud Paul.
The Bremond Tigers have won the last three 2A state championships and own the state’s longest active winning streak at 47 games. In fact, the Tigers have won 59 of their last 60, with their only loss to Tenaha in the 2013 state quarterfinal.
Paul was a huge part of those numbers. The quarterback not only directed the offense, he thrived. In last December’s 49-28 win over Iraan for the 2A Division II state championship, Paul rushed for 231 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 153 yards and another touchdown. But Paul graduated early and now suits up for Texas A&M.
Bremond has set the bar on winning and the Tigers have seven starters returning on each side of the ball. Expectations will once again be high for the small town in the Brazos Valley.
Their streak is one win shy of tying the Lake Travis team that won 48 straight games from 2007-10. Abilene (1954-57) and Southlake Carroll (2004-07) are tied for third at 49 and Allen is second all-time with 57 straight. Celina’s 68 straight wins from 1998-2002 is still the best ever.
The table is set and the schedule is manageable for Bremond to make more history.
QB Roshauud Paul, DT J.R. Rocha
Paul was named Mr. Football in the state of Texas after attaining pretty much every offensive record at the school. Rocha was the district’s Defensive Player of the Year.
LB Eric Wilganowski, RB Kaidyn Peralez, OL/DL Cayl Wagner
The Tigers will still have a lot of firepower with Peralez getting the majority of the touches this year and running behind Wagner and Kellan Stuard. Peralez 1,308 rushing yards and 402 receiving with 23 total touchdowns last year. Wilganowski had 151 tackles last year and will be the leader of the defense that returns seven starters.
Bremond may have lost one of the biggest names in the state, but it doesn’t mean there will be much drop off in the Tigers program. Kids who are seniors this year have practiced an extra 18 weeks over the last three years because of deep playoff runs. That’s almost two full seasons of extras practice and big-game experience.
The Tigers will certainly be experienced and have a swagger rarely seen on the 2A level.
The schedule will be rather tough as they open the season in Ferris on a Thursday night against a good Whitewright team that went three rounds deep in Class 3A last year. Then Iola visits Bremond. Iola has a new head coach in defensive whiz Dwayne Ross, who returns nine starters on the Bulldog defense.
Bremond then travels to nearby Milano and Waco Reicher before rounding out non-district against Thorndale. District starts Oct. 13 at Chilton and ends Nov. 10 against Dawson.
Bremond will then aim for a fourth-consecutive state championship, which has only been accomplished in Texas by Fort Hancock, Sealy, Celina and Lake Travis.
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