BREMOND, Texas -- Young players got two extra weeks of practice when the Tigers made the playoffs a year ago, and that will only help the 2012 team make big strides this season.
Five two-way starters are back on both sides of the ball. Cade Grych saw some time at quarterback and wide receiver last season and will move under center full-time to lead the Tiger offense. He will have three experienced receivers to work with in Harrison Hull, Tyler Wilson, and Colby Wilganowski and returning running back Denovious Scaggs. However the Tigers have little experience back on offensive line and will need some young players to step up.
On defense Bremond has two starters back on the line, two in the secondary, and one at linebacker. The Tigers had their ups and downs on defense a year ago, giving up nearly 31 points per game. They will need to improve there to contend for a district title in what shapes up to be a tough 12-1A Division II.
All three Tiger district opponents made the playoffs and won at least one postseason game a year ago, and Lovelady and Normangee move to 1A Division II after playing in Division I the last two seasons. Playing two of their three district games on the road makes Bremond’s road to the playoffs difficult, but the tradition-rich Tigers should be in the hunt to reach the playoffs for the 26th time at seasons end.
8/31 @ Moody
9/14 @ Granger
9/28 @ Axtell
10/26 @ Lovelady
11/9 @ Chilton