"Our offensive line, it's really good, and you're definitely not worried about someone on the other team coming up and slapping you around," laughed Horne. "Spencer Drango, he's the leader. He's a get-in-your-face type of guy and a good teammate. Matt Wofford is a good player, a silent leader who leads by example. He's not a rah-rah type of guy.
"Our tight end, Beau Smith, is a good blocker. We don't throw the ball to the tight end too much, but he can block, and we have another offensive lineman, Felix Romero, who is a really big guy. Some people say that we may have the best offensive line in the country. We've been hearing that and it does all start up front for us. They're our bread and butter."
Horne, who attended SMU camp earlier this summer, will see action at a minimum of two positions.
"It looks like I'll take about half my snaps at running back and the other half at fullback," he said. "We have several backs in the rotation who will share reps and that will help us to keep fresh players in the backfield.
"I went to the SMU camp at Westlake. The weather was bad that day, with rainy conditions, but I still really liked it. The coaches are cool and I would love to play there one day."
In 2009, Cedar Park went 7-4 and lost to Cy-Ridge by a 39-36 margin in the first round of the playoffs. One of the Timberwolves' losses came in the third week of the season versus Lake Travis and this year, the Cedar Park/Lake Travis game will take on added significance.
"Lake Travis is in our district now and we play them in Week 10," Horne said. "Hopefully, we'll be able to compete."
The Cavaliers, led by quarterback Michael Brewer (Texas Tech commit), have won 46 consecutive games, but Horne and his much-heralded offensive line hope to hand Lake Travis a defeat and some payback after last year.