Position Outlook: The Woodlands College Park Cavaliers
THE WOODLANDS, Texas---It’s a new era for the College Park Cavaliers and here’s the position outlook for the position groups.
When first analyzing this position, one thing that you would notice is that standout Quarterback Jordan Turnquest is non existent. Turnquest passed for 950 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 10 more rushing scores. With Turnquest graduated, the Cavaliers will be placing offense in the hands of either junior Jake Hunnicut or senior Max Bowman. With both Quarterbacks having wonderful off-season’s, Coach Lonnie Madison is looking to have this battle solved after the scrimmage against Klein Collins on August 25.
Another departure that will be a tough act to follow was Running Back Tucker Woody who averaged 84.5 yards per game. Woody has moved on, and there seems to already be a tight battle going on at this position as well. Seniors Travis Washburn and Daniel Vann have very good cases for the starting job and would be exceptional replacements for Woody.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends:
This can be the strongest overall position group on this team. The Cavaliers lost a very key piece when their number one receiver Chase Lane transferred to a private school. The Madison has mentioned that to add extra size, he will be utilizing Max Bowman at Wide Receiver while also using him as 2nd string Quarterback as well. Along with Bowman, Roger Younger, Sebastian Cos, and Peyton Sobosle, the size and athleticism of these Wide Receivers will surely be a problem for any defense that faces off against College Park this season.
Another very much improved area on this team, the Offensive Line this year for the Cavaliers is filled with a lot of height and power. This group has a great mix of juniors and seniors and will be anchored by senior Center Chad Mrazek and junior Tackle Braedon Leshe. As I mentioned in my observations article, this line does a great job with pass protection and opening holes for the Tailbacks. It’ll be interesting to watch this group’s progression as the season goes on.
The Defensive Line this year is highlighted by former College Park Tight End turned Defensive End Austin Fox. On the opposite side of Fox will be senior Defensive End Joshua Conner. Conner’s looking to build on a 2016-2017 campaign that saw him compile almost 10 total tackles. Those two highlight an exceptional line with some huge Defensive Tackles also.
This is a position that could be a complete toss up. One thing that’s not is Linebacker Casen Holden. Holden has potential to be one of the best in district. Other key backers in this group are Christian Carroll, Clayton Nolen and Gabriel Andino. This is a position for the Cavaliers can see improve as the season goes on.
This group will can be the wild card of this defense. Highlighted by senior Adam Myres, this group is full of speed. Johnathon Smallfence will look to take the next step this year as well. This position will be looking for players to step up in starting roles.
Another key returner for the Cavaliers is Strong Safety Cooper Lucas. Ranked #5 in CISD football: Top 10 players to watch in 2017, Lucas will surely be the leader on this defense and will be looking to build on an 85+ tackle and 3+ interception season. Who will be beside Lucas in the secondary will be answered after College Park’s first scrimmage of the season.