The Lewisville Farmers wrapped up the 2016 season with a single district win, however, the season’s record is not indicative of the talent represented among the team. After losing their first game, the Farmers wrapped up preseason play with two consecutive victories over McKinney Boyd and Lake Highlands. Poised with momentum from the two-game win streak, the Farmers opened district competition with a 41-7 loss to Euless Trinity. The remainder of the season would see many games conclude in much the same fashion except for the lone district win over Flower Mound Marcus. Despite the the less-than-impressive record, the Farmers had nine seniors receive district honors: wide receivers Tyrell Shavers and Kyle Smith, offensive linemen Jackson Rickmond and Eric Jones, defensive linemen Khristian Lee and DeKevion Brown, linebackers Ahmadric Pelican and Matt Enyart, and defensive back Matthew Kibby.
If losing the nine award-winning seniors among a host of others isn’t enough change for the team, head coach Gregg Miller will also be leaving the Farmers to join the staff of Texarkana ISD. Miller leaves the head job of 6A school for a defensive coordinator position at a 5A school. At this time, a new head coach has not been named. The team will move forward under new leadership and an immense amount of young talent. High expectations will certainly be in place for the team’s veteran impact players Emmanuel Adesina and Kevin Anderson. Adesina finished up the season with 28 total tackles and one sack while Anderson racked up a total of 56 tackles. While many questions surround the team, Adesina and Anderson will certainly be players to watch.
The road ahead will be no easy feat for the Farmers. Finishing number eight in an eight-team district which includes teams like Southlake Carrol and Euless Trinity will continue to require the highest level of play and competition from the Lewisville squad.
The fresh start to 2017 with new leadership and young up-and- comers could be exactly what the Farmers need to turn the program around. It’s presumptuous to assume how the Farmers might fare next season without a head coach in place. One thing is for certain, there is much work to be done between now and kickoff in Lewisville.
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