2008 Team Insider: Houston Sharpstown Apollos

All signs are pointing towards success for the Houston Sharpstown football team. After finishing 8-3 with underclassmen in several positions, the future looks pretty bright for the Apollos. So what's left in the cupboard? Check out TexasPrepInsider as we highlight your favorite teams in Texas with our previews.

Judging by last year's results and this year's returnees, the Houston Sharpstown football team has all of the tools to make a strong playoff run. With 13 (8 OFF, 5 DEF) returning starters from a team that finished 8-3, the ball in their court to make big things happen in 2008.

Headlining a talented offensive attack is quarterback Sam Carter who has been the leader of the team since he was a freshman. Carter threw for over 2,000 yards and ran for another 784 and had 30 total touchdowns. 

Carter will have a nice set of options at wide receiver with Darius Jones and William Peck in the line up. Both had 35+ catches last season and scored a combined 18 times. Cory Colbert will be the team's workhorse at running back. Leading the way for the guys up front providing the protection will be Chris Pickney and Jojo Davis.

Defensively, linebacker Stephen Maeweather is the Apollos' leader after 76 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions last season. Also at linebacker are Vernon Chevis and Keylon LaSalle. On the defensive line, Walter Barreda is expected to have a big year. The secondary is led by Lekendrick Williams who had two interceptions last season. 

2008 SCHEDULE
Week 0: Houston Westside Delmar Stadium Thurs., 8/28
Week 1: Houston Chavez Butler Stadium Thurs., 9/4
Week 2: Clear Springs Clear Springs Stadium Thurs., 9/11
Week 3: Port Lavaca Port Lavaca Stadium Fri., 9/19
Week 4: Houston Waltrip Dyer Stadium Thurs., 9/25
Week 5: Houston Westbury Butler Stadium Thurs., 10/2
Week 6: Houston Davis Butler Stadium Sat., 10/11
Week 7: Houston Austin Butler Stadium Fri., 10/17
Week 8: Houston Yates Barnett Stadium Sat., 10/25
Week 9: Open
Week 10: Houston Reagan Butler Stadium Thurs., 11/6


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