Hometown Heroes: Bremond Tigers

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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- The Bremond Tigers go into 2017 with a chance to do what very few teams have ever dreamed of doing: winning a fourth straight state championship. The Tigers will have their work cut out for them as they replace many key players, including Roshauud Paul.

Michael Pruitt is next in line to be the Tiger quarterback. He makes the move from wide receiver and will have some great linemen to work behind, including three senior starters in Cayl Wagner, Kellan Stuard, and Ryan Jones. Head coach Jeff Kasowski said, “Experience on the offensive and defensive lines will be our biggest strength. Building depth at the skill positions will be something we need to work on.”

Kaidyn Perales is back at halfback after a solid 2016 in which he ran for 22 touchdowns. Kasowski said, “He is a very shifty runner with speed.” Seven starters return on defense, including Wagner up front and all-state linebacker Eric Wilganowski.

Despite the big holes to fill, the Tigers are confident they can make it to the playoffs for the eighth year in a row. Kasowski said, “We expect to have another successful season.”

The Tigers open with Whitewright once again, meeting them in Ferris to kick off the season on a Thursday night. “They will be a test early while we are breaking in a new quarterback,” says Kasowski. “We have to play good defense to keep us in games until our offense gets adjusted without Roshauud.”

Bremond should be the favorite to win the district once again, with the biggest contest coming at home against Meridian, the only other school in District 10-2A Division II to win a playoff game a year ago, October 27.