Allen Academy Rams
Newly Re-Turfed Field and Core Group with Playoff Experience
Class: TAPPS Division I & II District: 6
School Colors: Blue and Gold
Playoff Appearances: 22
State Championships: 1996, 1998, 2014
Head Coach: Adrian Adams (25-10 in 4 seasons at Allen Academy, 94-44 in 13 seasons overall)
Assistant Coaches: Jason Jolly (Defensive Coordinator), Nick Stromeyer, Seth Thomas, Michael Bryan
Offense: Balanced No Huddle
|8/26||BVCHEA Home School|
|9/9||@ St. Joseph Catholic|
|10/1||Logos Prep Academy*|
|10/8||@ Faith West Academy*|
|11/5||@ Covenant Christian*|
|9/25||St. Joseph Catholic||L 48-44|
|10/2||vs Medina||W 58-8|
|10/16||Katy Faith West Academy*||W 72-10|
|10/24||@ Houston Emery/Weiner*||L 62-60 (2OT)|
|10/30||@ Huntsville Alpha Omega Academy*||W 73-34|
|11/6||Galveston O’Connell||W 64-12|
|11/28 Area Playoff||vs McKinney Cornerstone Christian Academy||W 57-12|
|12/5 Regional Playoff||vs Kerrville Our Lady of the Hills||W 64-16|
|12/12 State Semi-Final||vs Marble Falls Faith Academy||W 54-22|
|12/18 State Championship||vs Dallas Lakehill Prep||L 42-34|
Despite having to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, 2020 was a great and memorable season as the team made a run all the way to the State.
We’re excited to get back on the field in 2021. Although we’re losing several key players that had a huge impact, we also return a good core of guys. The group, over the last two seasons, has been to two state semi-finals and played for a state championship. They know what it takes to be successful. They know what we run on offense and defense. That experience and desire to carry on the tradition of the program will be vital to our success. The 2021 team will have their own identity as they continue on the story for the Rams in the future! It’s their time to be in the spotlight.
As long as these first-time starters learn quickly and fill those roles, we fully expect to compete for another district title and to have another successful playoff run.
The leader on offense will be sophomore quarterback, Ethan Lucas. He held his own as a freshman completing 64% of his passes for 1030 yards and 23 touchdowns. He’ll still have weapons to work with a pair of offensive all-state players returning in seniors Luke Meadows (1st Team All-State TE) and Jihu Lee (Honorable Mention All-State). Meadows will lead the offensive line. While Lee will be a big-time WR threat with junior Kyle DuPont as well. Watch for Sophomore Aidan Field to have a breakout year at running back.
Without a doubt Senior, Luke Meadows. He has been a three-year starter in the program. His presence on the defensive line can be described as dominant. We expect him to make plenty of plays. Senior Jihu Lee came on late last season as a starter. He’ll patrol from the free safety position. Also juniors Kyle DuPont and Aidan Field. Kyle has started two years. He knows what to do defensively. Field has made plays with spot playing time as a freshman and sophomore. He’s ready to step into the role of starting middle linebacker.
TE/DL Luke Meadows, Senior, 6′1, 190lbs - Defensive: 60 total tackles (19 solo, 41 assist), 24 TFL, 4 FF, 2 FR, 1 Def. TD. Receiving: 20 receptions for 283 yards and 4 TDs, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II District 6 - 1st Team All-District Tight End, 2nd Team All-District Defensive Line, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II All-State - 1st Team All-State Tight End, TAPPS Academic All-State
WR/FS Jihu Lee, Senior, 6′2, 185lbs - TAPPS Academic All-StatePosition - Defensive: 32 total tackles (21 solo, 11 assist), 2 INT’s. Receiving: 23 receptions for 394 yards and 7 TDs, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II District 6 - 2nd Team All-District Wide Receiver, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II All-State - Honorable Mention All-State Wide Receiver, TAPPS Academic All-State
DB/WR Kyle DuPont, Junior, 5′8, 160lbs - Receiving - 10 receptions, 108 yards, 3 TD’s Defensive - 49 Tackles (21 solo, 28 assists) 2 FF, 1 FR, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II District 6 - Honorable Mention All-District Defensive Back
QB/DB Ethan Lucas, Sophomore, 5′11, 170lbs - Passing 69-107, 1030 yards, 23 passing TD’s, TAPPS Six-Man Div. II District 6 - Honorable Mention All-District Quarterback
OTHER KEY PLAYERS
RB/MLB Aidan Field, Junior, 6′0, 175lbs - Defense 35 tackles (13 solo, 22 assist) 1 sack, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 2 FF, 1 FR, 1 Def. TD, Offense - 13 Carries, 83 Yards, 1 TD
CENTER Jackson Petty, Junior, 5′11, 205lbs
DL / TE Ryan Lasell, Junior, 5′10, 180lbs
DL Luke Miller, Junior, 6′2, 170lbs