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Marshall’s Sheffield is among nation’s best

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com If you attend a Marshall High football game this fall, don’t be surprised to dozens of college coaches in the stands. Every college in America seems to be interested in signing senior cornerback Kendall Sheffield, who ESPN has ranked the ninth best prep football player in the country. Opponents shy away […]

FBCA sets sights on postseason

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Winning 70 percent of your football game and missing the postseason isn’t easy for any player or coach. But the Fort Bend Christian football team plans on using last season’s 7-3 season (and playoff near-miss) into motivation for the 2014 campaign. “It’s frustrating when you’re that close, but it made the […]

Willowridge builds for 2014 season

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Richard Lazarou is trying to bring a playoff atmosphere back to Willowridge High. That’s why he scheduled non-district road games to El Campo and Stafford (both playoff teams in 2013), respectively this season. The Eagles kick off the season at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Brazosport at Hall Stadium. “We want to […]

Stafford looks for an encore performance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In just one season, Ron Counter turned the Stafford High football program into a winner. “It was no secret,” Counter said. “They put in hard work and effort. They just needed to get pointed in the right direction. They bought into the philosophy and gave a great effort.” Counter, who was […]

Kempner’s going back to the basics

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Kempner High football team is going back to the basics. The Cougars, who finished 1-9 last season, never got completely got away from running the Triple Option, but this season, they’ll line up under center. Kempner fifth-year head coach Darrin Andrus is optimistic that the Cougars – who have 18 […]

Panthers have high expectations in 2014

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendnews.com At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Ridge Point High football team will probably be a UIL Class 6A program. “They’re still building houses like crazy in our area,” Panthers head coach Brett Sniffin said. But Ridge Point the newest high school in Fort Bend ISD will enjoy its position […]

Coach: Harfield’s an elite QB for the Rangers

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com  Clements High football coach Keith Knowles expects big things from senior quarterback Kolt Harfield this season. In fact, Knowles said Harfield is comparable to the last great Rangers quarterback Derek Carr, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of last spring’s NFL Draft. Carr guided Clements to […]

Young Hurricanes plan to surprise doubters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Hightower High football team has played in a UIL State Championship game twice in the past six years. “Our players understand what ‘protecting the legacy’ means  they know what’s expected of them,” said Hurricanes third-year head coach Padriac McGinnis, who was an assistant at Hightower for six seasons prior to […]

Austin program continues to succeed

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dan Schreiber arrived at Austin High four years ago, inheriting a squad that hadn’t won a game the previous year. “We convinced the kids what we’re doing was the right thing and good things would happen,” Schreiber said. As the school enters its 20th year, Schreiber has brought the Bulldogs to […]

Giles & Co. prepared for tough schedule

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior quarterback Johnathan Giles is one of the top prep football players in the Houston area. But the Texas Tech commit hasn’t let his success – or the 48 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 yards last season ‚Äì change him. “He’s just the same old Johnathan,” Elkins head football coach […]

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