Hometown Heroes: College Station Cougars
College Station overcame injuries to arguably their best player on offense (quarterback Ty Brock) and defense (defensive back TiMarcus Davis) and still brought home a district title and reached the state semifinals.
The Cougars were challenged in just two regular season games, winning a struggle with Consol and a defensive battle with Temple, but blew out the competition in their other eight games.
The Cougars will be loaded once again and poised to make another deep playoff run. Six starters are back on offense, led by electric quarterback Marquez Perez. He will team up with halfback DaDa Anderson and receivers Jaelin Campbell and Harrison Wellman, plus linemen Jeremiah Williams and David Hahn.
The defense returns two 1st-team all-district selections in nose tackle Marquis Conchola and cornerback Quandree White. KeKe Anderson, Matt Rusk, and Brandon Joseph are back after earning 2nd-team all-district honors in 2016. Head coach Steve Huff said, “Our experience will be our biggest strength.
Our overall team leadership will need to improve. We have players on both sides of the ball with a lot of experience and I expect the leadership will develop and help this senior class be successful.”
The Cougars will open the season Saturday at 2pm against Austin Westlake at Cougar Field.