Hometown Heroes: A&M Consolidated

By: KBTX Sports
By: KBTX Sports

The Tigers enter 2012 with a year under David Raffield’s fast paced offensive system, and the head coach thinks that will help. “Another year in the system will help us be able to go faster, and the kids are working extremely hard.” Weston Garner takes over at quarterback full-time after seeing action in five games a year ago. He has only three returning offensive starters to work with: Kyle Kavanaugh on the line, Xavier Jones in the backfield, and receiver Daniel Hulse. Two starters return on defense, linebacker Kyle Chism and highly recruited Jimmie Gilbert on the line. The Tigers open the year with one of the toughest non-district schedules in the state with games against former 12-5A foe Copperas Cove and Austin Westlake at home and games at a pair of 4A powers moving up to 5A in Waco Midway and five-time state champion Lake Travis. The district schedule will not be a cakewalk either, as Consol will host state power Lufkin and visit The Woodlands. The Tigers may take some lumps early, but will gain experience and should be in the thick of things challenging for a trip to the playoffs for the eighth year in a row.

8/31 Copperas Cove
9/7 @ Waco Midway
9/14 Austin Westlake
9/21 @ Lake Travis
9/28 Lufkin
10/4 @ The Woodlands
10/12 Bryan (Kyle Field)
10/18 @ College Park
10/26 Oak Ridge
11/2 @ Conroe
11/9 OPEN

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