Cinco Ranch: Lots of talent at QB is good

All of the spring football questions were answered so now the Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars gear up for their August 30 match up in San Antonio. So what is the outlook of the Cougars? TexasPrepInsider talked with coach Don Clayton about some spring observations.

When most teams go into spring practice, there are usually concerns going into it. Even more so, there are many times when all of the needs are still not addressed or finalized at the conclusion of spring workouts.

That is not the case at Katy Cinco Ranch High School. According to coach Don Clayton, not only have they answered all of the questions, but also they actually have a ‘good' problem on their hands.

"No question marks, none at all," Clayton said. "I know a lot of people say, who is the quarterback going to be? Well, we kind of have a three-headed monster there so that is good. Because we feel Shane Ros can obviously handle the position and Zach Myers came in last year when Shane was injured and started in 9 of 11 games. 

"So he (Myers) had real good experience last year and had a good playoff game for us. And Matt Holub comes up off the JV and did a great job of growing and developing so we really have three kids who are very capable of playing quarterback."

Of course the big question is how does he plan to use all of his guys when it comes to the leadership position? According to Clayton, both Myers and Ros have the ability to play other positions and more than likely they will. So it is safe to say that there may be nice rotation that will go along with the Cougars' offensive scheme.

As far the other needs, Clayton said that there was one set of offensive and one set of defensive positions that he and his staff were concerned about.

But he thinks that those questions were more than answered.

"We felt our two areas of need were the offensive line and defensive secondary and both areas responded very well this spring," Clayton said. "We feel that our offensive line really came on strong and we had three returnees from last year and we had several kids fill in. We also feel we made strides in the secondary. We had some guys come on real strong in spring."

With spring behind them, the Cougars are gearing up for their August 30 game against San Antonio Regan. And it seems as though Cinco Ranch will be ready.

"We had four great weeks of workouts and we mixed in three scrimmages in there plus a spring game," Clayton said. "We battled real well and the competition was very keen. Overall the kids were very focused about what they were doing. Absenteeism with the kids was non-existent. I think we will be real good in the fall."

And while Clayton looks for success on the gridiron, he has focused his scope on a much bigger goal that involves the entire school.

"I challenged all of our head coaches for this year because last year we finished third in the Governor's Cup which is a recognition of UIL excellence in both academics and athletics," Clayton. "I challenged them for this year and said let's be the best in the state. That starts with football in he fall along with volleyball, cross-country, and team tennis. 

We feel like each one of them can go as far as we want to go. It's just a matter of the kids believing in themselves and committing this summer to getting better. Right now, we feel like we are on the right track."


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