MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL: Buffalos ready to run

Marshall Coach James Williams with his team.  (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star 2015 was a tough year for the Marshall Buffalos. They only had 11 seniors and lost four games on the last possession. The upside is that all of the young players are back this year with a year of experience under their belt. “We expect to get […]

TRAVIS HIGH SCHOOL: Travis is on the clock

Travis

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star If you were asked to describe Coach Trey Sissom’s coaching philosophy in one word, the answer is speed. “We place a premium on speed,” Sissom said. Speed means an up-tempo game plan and training to improve each player’s speed. “We try to get 80 snaps per game. […]

BUSH HIGH SCHOOL: Bush ready for move up to 6A

QB Wade Freeman back to pass. (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star After losing to eventual 5A Division 1 champions George Ranch in the playoffs last year, the Bush Broncos are ready to take on their Fort Bend ISD brethren in District 20-6A. Leading the defense will be all-district returnee defensive end Rashaud Powell. “I’ll be playing both defensive […]

HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL: O-line to anchor Hightower this year

Hightower

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Despite losing 62 lettermen to graduation, Coach Padriac McGinnis is feeling good about this season. “I feel like we are going to have a great season. We only have five starters coming back, but three of our sub-varsity teams won district last year,” said McGinnis. “Our spring […]

WILLOWRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL: Willowridge striving for consistency

Willowridge

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Last year the Eagles lost three district games by an average of four points, keeping them out of the playoffs. This year, by committing to do more than is expected of them, they are targeting the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Returning all-district quarterback Jeremiah […]

AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL: Austin looking for quick start

Austin

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The Austin Bulldogs hope to start quick this year and let that momentum carry them to a playoff spot. After starting 1-5 last year, Coach Dan Schreiber will be counting on his seniors for a better start this year. One of Austin’s key players will be Darius […]

ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL: Elkins focused on longer playoff run

Kenneth Murray Jr. with assistant coach Tim Boutte and his father Kenneth Murray Sr.  (Photos by Bill McCaughey)

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Elkins went 8-3 last season but lost in the first round of the playoffs. This year, the Knights have a defense and offensive line worthy of a district champion, but it will be up to some talented but unproven skill positions to seal the deal. Kenneth Murray, […]

KEMPNER HIGH SCHOOL: Kempner aiming high

(Photo by Bill McCaughey)
Kempner’s Jake Landry and Billy Reagins have been teammates since junior high.

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star A more experienced Kempner team will take the field this year looking to compete for a district championship. According to Coach Darrin Andrus, “we will return almost everyone on offense, which ranked third in total offense. Our new defensive coordinator, Ben Duhon, will bring a new scheme […]

DULLES HIGH SCHOOL: Vikings on the verge of playoffs

Marquise Frank, Luke Metzer and Maurice Frank.                                                                            ( (Photo by Bill McCaughey)

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Two years ago, the Dulles Vikings were 0-10. Last year they were 5-5. If the trend continues they should be in the playoffs this year. New head coach J.L. Geist, former defensive coordinator at Cedar Park Vista Ridge, a 5A semifinalist last year, inherits quite a few […]

CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL: Clements striving for playoffs

Clements

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star Opponents looking past Clements may be in for a surprise this year. Coach Bobby Darnell is back after spending five winning years at Ridge Point, and is focused on changing the culture at Clements. “We have worked hard the past five months preparing our minds and body […]

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