From 2021:

Navasota Rattlers

Hope to build on 2020 Success

Class: 4A Div. I Region: 3 District: 12

School Colors: Blue and White

Playoff Appearances: 36

State Championships: 2012, 2014

Head Coach: Casey Dacus (21-15 in 3 years)

Assistant Coaches: Mike Nichols, Cody Morrison, Matt Fisher, Chase Ganske, Chris Randolph, Ian Day, Zack Nichols, Justin Hale, Donn Miller, Lee Lipscomb, Isaiah Thompson, Patrick Preston

Offense: Multiple Spread

Defense: Multiple


*District Game

8/27@ Wharton
9/10@ Mexia
9/17@ Huffman Hargrave
10/15@ La Grange*
11/5@ Giddings*


8/28WhartonW 35-13
9/4@ SealyW 33-28
9/11MexiaL 38-14
9/18HargraveL 12-0
10/9@ Smithville*W 23-20
10/16La GrangeW 42-21
10/23@ CueroL 38-21
10/30@ GonzalesW 47-36
11/6GiddingsW 37-35
11/12 Bi District PlayoffAustin AchieveW 72-7
11/20 Area Playoffvs Rockport-FultonW 39-34
11/27 Regional Playoffvs NavarroL 28-7


The Preseason was challenging after having the previous Spring off and dealing with COVID.

We won the District Championship in the last week of the regular season and got to the third round of the playoffs.


Sammy Mallard - Southwest Assembly of God in Waxahachie

Joel Castaneda - Southwest Assembly of God in Waxahachie

Jaquarian Williams - McPherson College in Kansas


We are gradually getting better. We have several returning starters who bring significant experience back with them. We return the offensive MVP of our district - JaMar Jessie - QB. We also return our top 3 receivers - Xavier Steptoe, John Lee, and Keshon Wilson. Defensively, our best LB returns - Jaylen Myles. After an extensive off-season, we feel really good about our offensive and defensive fronts. Like most 4A and below schools - we need to develop quality depth.

It will be tough - just like last year. Our toughest Pre-District game will be Sealy or Huffman Hargrave, the toughest District game will probably be Cuero.

We hope to build on 2020 success. We have multiple key returning starters back which should help. We’re supplementing them with a very good sophomore class. We feel really good about the upcoming season.


QB Ja’Mar Jessie - Returning offensive MVP of District 13-4A.

RB Ja’Marion Frear - First year as the lead back.

WR Xavier Steptoe - 2nd Team All District last year.

WR John Lee - 2nd Team All District last year.

WR Keshon Wilson - Honorable Mention All District last year.


LB Jaylen Myles - Returning starter.

DL Eduardo Perez - Anchor inside.

DE Ja’Marion Mills - Very athletic.

S Nic Castaneda - Returning starter.


QB Ja’Mar Jessie, Senior, 6′3, 190lbs - Returning offensive MVP of District 13-4A.

WR Xavier Steptoe, Senior, 5′9, 170lbs - 2nd Team All District last year.

WR John Lee, Senior, 5′8, 155lbs - 2nd Team All District last year.

WR Keshon Wilson, Junior, 5′10, 155lbs - Honorable Mention All District last year.

OL Jy’Eric Houston, Senior, 5′10, 290lbs

OL Ja’Marion Mills, Senior, 6′2, 220lbs

TE/LB Alex Santos, Senior, 5′10, 230lbs

LB Jaylen Myles, Senior, 5′9, 200lbs

DL Eduardo Perez, Senior, 6′, 240lbs

DL Derrick Robinson, Senior, 5′11, 230lbs

OLB Braelin Whitley, Senior, 6′1, 185lbs

S Nic Castaneda, Junior, 5′11, 170lbs


RB Ja’Marion Frear, Senior, 5′10, 210lbs

LB Jaylen Hubbard, Senior, 5′10, 190lbs

S Giovanni Jennings, Junior, 5′11, 165lbs

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