2008 Team Insider: Cy Ridge Rams

Returning with 10 starters, the Cy Ridge football team is poised for another big year. The Rams boast a few players who are nationally ranked and have the infrastructure to make another deep run in the playoffs. So check out TexasPrepInsider as we highlight your favorite teams in Texas with our previews.

After talking with coach Gary Thiebaud during spring training, it was evident that the goals set by the Cy Ridge organization was well within reach. In fact, the Rams achieved quite a few milestones last season. Now with 10 (4 OFF, 6 DEF) returning, another opportunity to make a strong run to the playoffs has presented itself again.

To say that Cy Ridge has one of the most explosive offenses in the state could be considered an understatement. With two legitimate Division I players in the backfield. For starters, quarterback Russell Shepard is one who could make opposing defensive coordinators quite frustrated. Shepard (LSU commit) had 1,525 yards on the ground and threw for 595 yards. In total, he found the end zone 26 times.

Joining Shepard in the backfield is running back Hasan Lipscomb (Minnesota commit) who had a break out junior season rushing for 1,190 yards and 20 touchdowns. Both of these guys have the ability to score at will and have proven that on multiple occasions. 

On the receiving end, Kevin Johnson returns along with Arick Jones and DJ Oni-orisan. Look for Johnson to take a few snaps at the quarterback position as well after doing well in that capacity during spring football. The leader of the offensive line is Keenan Flax.

Defensively, linebacker Princeton Jackson leads the way after racking up 90 tackles as a junior. He will have help up front from defensive linemen John Gandy, Robert Scarpati, and Harold Jackson. In the secondary, Adrian Bonham, Edsel Estarda, Stevin Long, and Jacob Mueller return.


2008 SCHEDULE
8 / 29, vs. Humble HS
Berry Center
9 / 5, vs. Klein HS
Klein Memorial Stadium
9 / 11, vs. Cinco Ranch HS
Rhodes Stadium
9 / 19, Open
9 / 26, vs. Cy Woods HS
Pridgeon Stadium
10 / 4, vs. Cy Creek HS
Berry Center
10 / 11, vs. Cy Fair HS
Berry Center 
10 / 18, vs. Cy Falls HS
Berry Center
10 / 25, vs. Jersey Village HS
Pridgeon Stadium
10 / 31, vs. Cy Springs HS
Pridgeon Stadium
11 / 7, vs. Langham Creek HS
Pridgeon Stadium


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