2007 Team Insider: WF Hirschi Huskies

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After going 1-29 the past three seasons not much was expected of Wichita Falls Hirschi heading into 2006 under HC Neil Searcy. However 2006 proved to be renaissance for the Huskies program as they shocked a lot of people posting a 7-4 record and advancing to the playoffs. HHS then gave a good accounting of themselves giving eventual state semi-finalist Canyon all they wanted in bi-district. Now the big question will be can the Huskies perform in 2007 with a target on their back and high expectations?

On offense the Huskies will look to utilize their speed and athleticism, led by WR's LeRay Mitchell and C.J. Turner. The Huskies took some hits on the offensive line and losing district MVP QB Ray Berry and RB Byron Ingram. Coach Searcy likes to spread it out and let the Huskies athletes make plays in the open field.

On defense much like the offense Hirschi relies on speed and flying to the football to make up for a lack of size and depth. The strength of the defense centers around their LB's Xavier McCarty (1st team all 6-3A) and Caymon Edwards (2nd team all 6-3A). If HHS can find some guys to fill in on the defensive line, they should be OK.

With the open enrollment policy in WFISD, there is potential for Hirschi. Once a powerhouse in the late 1980's many parents took their kids to Wichita Falls High or Rider instead of their alma mater. Now with the program back on the rise numbers and athletes are increasing at Hirschi and this why we think the Huskies were not a one year wonder in 2006!


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