Photo via John Glaser, TexasHSFootball.com

 

The Cedar Hill Longhorn football program has been one of the most consistent high school football programs in the DFW are in the 2000’s. The Cedar Hill Longhorns have gained national exposure by establishing themselves as a winning program. In 2017, the Longhorns have a new head coach Carlos Lynn, who was previously the defensive coordinator at Cedar Hill in 2006. Coach Lynn served under Coach Joey McGuire from 1998-2007. Coach McGuire departed from Cedar Hill to take a position at Baylor at the end of the 2016 season. Texas HS Football will be in attendance for The Longhorn Spring game on Friday May 19th at 7pm.

Here are five things to watch in this year’s spring game:

1. Who will start at Quarterback?

The Longhorns must replace all everything QB Avery Davis (Notre Dame). Davis ran the show at Cedar Hill the last two years with efficiency and took the Longhorns on a deep playoff in 2016 that ended in a loss to eventual State Champion DeSoto. The competition has been heavy but newcomer Shayne Lawerence has been making plays in Longhorn offense. Lawerence (6-3, 185) has cannon for an arm and has shown off his dual threat ability in spring practice.

2. Who will continue the Cedar Hill tradition of being one of the fastest teams in Texas?

Josh Fleeks (6-0, 170) along with Cameron Flemming (5-7, 160) will be a potent 1-2 punch on offense. Fleeks and Flemming are both apart of the Longhorn’s 4×100 team which finished 2nd at the State track meet setting a school record with a time of 40.37.

3. How will the Cedar Hill Defense look in 2017?

Standout LB Dimitri Moore (Vanderbilt) was a vocal leader and playmaker on defense. Now DL Shabazz Dotson (6-3, 271) will step into that role.

4. How will special teams emerge as a key contributor in 2017?

Look for Josh Fleeks and Cameron Flemming to handle the ball on kickoff and punt return. Fleek and Flemming possess elite speed that makes them a threat from anywhere on the field.

5. Will this be a sellout crowd attending the Longhorn Spring Game?

Cedar Hill is a great community that supports its athletic programs expect a regular season game atmosphere at the Longhorn Spring game. The Longhorns have played in 4 state title games and took home the Championship 3 times since 2006. Cedar Hill will pack the house to site the 2017 version of Cedar Hill Longhorn Football.

 

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