Casey returned ‘home’ to be the district’s AD and Head Football Coach in 2018 after seven seasons as the offensive coordinator at Graham (2010-2017). Prior to that he was the O.C. at Abilene Cooper for three years.
This is the deepest playoff run the Tigers have made since 2013 when they lost to Lake Travis 21-7 in the state quarterfinals. 2023 also marks the 5th straight year that Coach Schmidt has coached in the State Quarterfinals.
Friday the Cougars will meet a familiar playoff foe in Smithson Valley. The two met a year ago in the fourth round where the Purple and Black won a tight game 26-21. In the rematch both teams have identical records of 11-1.
The Cadets scored on their second play from scrimmage on an 84yard touchdown run by Bryson McDaniel to make it 7-0. In the second quarter they doubled their advantage on a Josuah Chairez 25 yard quarterback keeper to make it 14-0.
Madisonville junior running back Phillip Green, Jr. ran for four touchdowns, senior wide receiver Lorenzo Johnson caught two touchdowns and the Mustangs beat Salado in the regular season finale 56-14 Friday night at Mustang Stadium.
The Cougars are coming off a last second win over A&M Consolidated last week and College Station Head Football Coach Stoney Pryor feels like it was great test that will make the Cougars a better team with the playoffs approaching.