2008 Team Insider: Mt. Pleasant Tigers

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Mount Pleasant has seen their football fortunes turn in the past two seasons under HC Jimmy Thompson. MPHS after an extended playoff drought has made consecutive playoff trips but they have failed to get that elusive playoff win and restore the glory days of the 1990's when they made semi-final runs in 1995 and 1997.

On the offensive side of the ball things revolve around QB Terrell Howard. The dual threat QB posted first team all 11-4A honors accounting for 23 total touchdowns and over 1600 yards. The backfield is in good hands with Tevin Craddock and Kendrick Walker who was a second team all-district performer. The offensive line is a major concern especially in MPHS' run oriented attack as inexperience and a lack of size and depth are causes for concern.

On defense the marquee name is LB Tevin Elliot, the Baylor commit is a beast and must be accounted for on every play by the opposing offense. Elliot's prescence opens things up for the other defensive players like his twin brother Taramaine Elliot and Landon Whitaker. The secondary is another strong area as Roman Hurndon, Kolen McCain and Corey Brannon hold that area down. The defensive line's lack of size and depth remain question marks heading into 2008.

Mount Pleasant on the field might actually be a better team than in 2007, however the UIL did them no favors. MPHS will still deal with Sulphur Springs and Texas High but Longview down from 5A and Marshall have been added to the mix. Throw in an always fiesty Hallsville squad and you have the makings of a beast of a district. The best MPHS can hope for is to try and sneak into the fourth playoff spot.

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