COLLEGE STATION -- The College Station Cougars play their initial season of football in 2012, led by former A&M Consolidated assistant Steve Huff. Huff returns to College Station after a six year stint at Midwest City, Oklahoma. During his tenure with the Bombers, Huff led Midwest City to a 60-12 record, including a 54-7 record over the last five seasons.
College Station High School opens this year with freshmen and sophomores, and for the first two seasons the football team will not play as part of a UIL district. Instead the Cougars will play an “outlaw” schedule that includes the Schulenburg, Waco Reicher, Austin St. Michaels, and Gonzales and the Alvin, Caldwell, Taylor, and The Woodlands sub-varsity squads. “We ended up with a tough schedule,” said Huff. “The Aldine school is like we are, all freshmen and sophomores. It should be interesting. The Alvin sophomores are like us as well. We will play some challenging schools and have some tough games.”
College Station will also field JV and Freshmen teams, but Huff won’t really know what he has until two-a-days begin this fall. “We had limited time with the kids in the spring, with only about 45 to 50 minutes a day it’s hard to tell what we have but it is obvious the kids work extremely hard and they’re talented. It’s hard to tell where they’ll end up and where they’ll develop. The bottom line is we’re going into it basically blind. We haven’t seen them in pads, just running around. So far we like what we see. They’ve worked hard in the weight room and in camps, but everything is still such an unknown.”
Despite the challenging schedule, Huff and the team plan on winning every game. “I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t base our idea of success on winning and losing. That’s important to the make up of athletics. We can say it’s not our main focus, but for the kids it is and we wouldn’t want it any other way. “
The Cougars will run a spread offense that Huff has used at the various stops in his career, including last season at Midwest City where his Bombers averaged nearly 43 points per game. Midwest City lost in the Oklahoma 6A quarterfinals.
The defense will use a 4-2-5 scheme. Huff’s squad only gave up 18 points per game a year ago and limited five of 12 opponents to seven points or less.
8/31 @ Schulenburg
9/7 Waco Reicher
9/13 Woodlands JV
9/21 Austin St. Michaels
9/28 @ Gonzalez
10/4 @ Taylor JV
10/12 Caldwell JV
10/19 Woodlands JV
10/26 Aldine Davis
11/1 Alvin Sophomores