BRENHAM, Texas -- Expectations will be as high as ever for the 2012 Cubs, but they have a lot of holes to fill to pull off what could be their third consecutive unbeaten regular season.
Ten all-district performers graduated on defense and six players who earned all-district honors will need to be replaced on offense. Brenham solidly has three positions filled on each side of the ball with returning all-district performers Kwadareus Chapel, Austin Schlottmann, and Tyler Watts on offense and Justin Davis, Darrion Johnson, and Desmond Lockett on defense. Senior Robert Stark saw action under center in three games a year ago and looks to be the favorite to replace Dean Havemann at quarterback. Sophomore Earnest Patterson may get the call at running back to try and replace talented seniors lost to graduation in Klartel Claridy, Jerrid Jeter-Gilmon, and Troy Green.
After owning 17-4A the Cubs move to 18-4A this season and add district games with Rudder, Huntsville, Willis, and Caney Creek to the remaining core of Montgomery, Magnolia, Magnolia West, and Waller. The October 12 game at Montgomery is one to circle on the calendar as far determining a district champion goes, but win or lose expect the Cubs to be playoff bound once again in 2012.
9/7 Katy Pope John Paul XXIII
9/14 Magnolia West
9/21 @ Waller
10/12 @ Montgomery
10/26 @ Magnolia
11/9 @ Caney Creek