Last year the College Station Cougars had the most successful season of their school’s short history. Under head coach Steve Huff, they finished the season at 10-3 and made it to the third round of the 5A D II playoffs where they were defeated by the Angleton Wildcats.
It was the second time the Cougars had made the playoffs, but the first time they were able to advance past the first round. Though they lost star quarterback Ty Brock to a broken leg in a pre-season scrimmage against Bastrop, Reece Easterling was able to step in and the Cougars didn’t miss a beat. With four star wide receiver Quandree White helping him out on the outside, Easterling was able to throw for 1,873 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also ran for 348 yards and eight touchdowns over the course of the season.
In the backfield behind Easterling, the Cougars had two 1000 yard running backs in Chris Sennette and Chris Monroe. Though Sennette graduated this past June, Brock, Easterling, Davis and Monroe will be returning to lead the high powered offense for the 2016 season. While the Cougars were known for their offense last year, their defense was very impressive, only allowing just under 14 points per game.
Leading the defensive charge this year is three star Houston commit Timarcus Davis. Last year at cornerback, Davis had a tremendous season and finished the season with seven interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also had 71 total tackles, 30 of them being solo.
Though new playmakers will need to emerge throughout the season, with all these returning star players to help lead the way, Huff’s Cougars are poised to take another step towards their ultimate goal of winning a state title. They will open the season on August 26th in Houston against C.E. King.