2008 Team Insiders: Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars

With plenty of skilled players returning, the Katy Cinco Ranch football team is poised for a big year. So what can Cougar fans expect for this season? Check out TexasPrepInsider as we highlight your favorite teams in Texas with our previews.

Many in the inner circles of the Katy community say that this is the year Cinco Ranch returns to its dominance. Now that Katy ISD has its own district (17), the race for the four playoffs spots could bring quite a bit if heated competitions.

As for the Cougars, coach Don Clayton welcomes back 14 starters from last year's squad, which was considered to be a rebuilding year. Now with a year of experience under their belt, the Cougars look to run the table.

Look for the Cougars to try out many things offensively, which includes quarterbacks Shane Ros and Zach Meyers possibly working together as a dual threat. Ros played limited time but managed to rack up over 500 yards of offense. Meyers, who will be a junior, had nearly 900 yards of offense picking up yards rushing and passing.

On the receiving end, the Cougars look to Ryan Moos and Tyler Mack. The Cougars' workhorse, Adam Hirtz, returns after a junior season where he gained 808 yards on the ground and had nine touchdowns. Michael Schraub is the big man up front who will lead the guys in the trenches.

Defensively, the Cougars are in good hands with a pair of solid ends with Devin Williams and Andy Thomas. At linebacker, James Radcliffe was one of the leading tacklers last season with 66 while Andy McAteer is another returnee.

2008 SCHEDULE
AUGUST 30, at S.A. REAGAN 12:00 ALAMODOME
SEPTEMBER 5, at CY-SPRINGS 7:30 BERRY STADIUM
SEPTEMBER 11, CY-RIDGE 7:00 RHODES STADIUM
SEPTEMBER 19, at CONROE 7:30 MOORHEAD STADIUM
SEPTEMBER 26, COLLEGE PARK (HOMECOMING) 7:00 RHODES STADIUM
OCTOBER 3, OPEN
OCTOBER 11, KATY TAYLOR (HOME) (PARENT NIGHT) 7:00 RHODES STADIUM
OCTOBER 17, FRIDAY at MORTON RANCH (VISITOR) 7:00 RICE STADIUM
OCTOBER 24, MAYDE CREEK (HOME) 7:00 RHODES STADIUM
OCTOBER 31, at SEVEN LAKES (VISITOR) 7:00 RHODES STADIUM
NOVEMBER 8, KATY (HOME) 12:00 RHODES STADIUM


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