Last Season: 11-1; Defeated by Katy in area round
Head Coach: Jeff Miller: 1st season as head coach
Player to watch: RB LJ Johnson- One of the most talented running backs in Texas, he rushed for 1,952 yards and 37 touchdowns a year ago, earning the District 17-6A Offensive MVP award. He currently has 40 Division I offers from a host of Power Five programs and is primed for another big season for the Bobcats.
Storylines: Legendary coach Ed Pustejovsky retired this past offseason after 16 years as the head coach at Cy-Fair, where he amassed a 138-57 record. He had been an assistant coach at the school since 1982 before earning the top job in 2004. His most notable achievement during his tenure was leading the Bobcats to their first ever state title back in 2017. To replace him, Cy-Fair went with a hometown hire, tabbing Rockdale head coach Jeff Miller, a Cy-Fair graduate, as its new head coach. Fortunately for Miller, he has plenty of talent to work with. Johnson and his running back counterpart and fellow senior Ahmad Gibson, 475 rushing yards, both return to lead the run game. These two will be joined in the backfield by senior quarterback Carter Cravens, who is coming off a breakout season where he threw for 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning District 17-6A Offensive Newcomer of the Year. The Bobcats also return a big target and key blocker at tight end in Virginia commit 6’7” Jack Witmer, a unanimous first team selection last season. On the other side of the ball, the defense has plenty of returning talent back too after only giving up eight points per game last season. The secondary will certainly be a test for opposing quarterbacks as Nick Chrest, six interceptions and 40 tackles, Thatcher Milton, 50 tackles and an interception, and Evan DeLaune, 53 tackles, all return after earning district honors last season. Another player to keep an eye on is Hunter Warren, 52 tackles, as he earned a first team all-district selection at linebacker as a sophomore last season. These Bobcats always had high hopes under Pustejovsky and, with the talent they have returning, an eleventh straight playoff appearance will be expected as Miller makes his debut at his hometown program.
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