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2019 SPLENDORA WILDCATS

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2019 FOOTBALL TEAM PREVIEWS

SPLENDORA WILDCATS

2018 Record: 10-2 Overall, 5-0 District

District 11-4A-I Champion

 

2018 was a banner year for the Splendora Wildcats as they took home the district title for the first time since 2007.  Head Coach Marcus Schulz and the Wildcats don't expect to wait as long for the next district title as they return a veteran squad (8 starters return on each side of the ball) to push the Wildcats a little farther into the playoffs.

 

Head Coach: Marcus Schulz

Assistant Coaches:  Chip Keel (Co-Offensive Coordinator), Matt Riordan (Co-Offensive Coordinator), Jeff Cordell (Defensive Coordinator), Clay Mayo (Defensive Backs), Cody Inkster (Defensive Backs), Laurence Smith (Defensive Line), Chase Reneau (Defensive Line), J.T. Hatton (Wide Receivers), Jerremy Holliefield (Running Backs), Kody Weatherson (Running Backs), Randy Pope (Freshmen)

Offense:

Eight starters return to the Splendora spread offense in 2019.  Returning to trigger the Wildcat offense will be senior quarterback Cody Thorndyke (2nd team all-district).  Thorndyke will be throwing to a veteran squad as senior wide outs Tyler Gamble (11-4A-I Offensive MVP), Dylan Matthews, and Scott Norwood, as well as junior receivers Jagger Kennedy (1st team all-district) and Cole Goodrum, all return in 2019.  A veteran line also returns as senior Jaylen Smith and juniors Austin Elliot (2nd team all-district at fullback), Trenton Vest and Kevin Jernigan will lead the way up front.

Defense:

Eight starters also return to the Splendora defense in 2019.  Smith (1st team all-district) returns to his defensive tackle position to lead the Wildcat defensive line.  Senior outside linebacker Matthew Owen will be featured on a Splendora linebacker group which will also include sophomore Zane Obregon and junior Andrew Vasquez.  Goodrum (2nd team all-district) returns along with Mattews, Norwood, senior Matthew Owen and junior Andrew Hernandez.

Special Teams:

The place kicking and punting duties will be sorted out at summer practice.  Matthews (11-4A-I Co-Special Teams MVP) and Gamble will be the primary kick returners.

Schedule:

Aug. 31 - at Houston Sterling (Barnett), 6:00 pm

Sept. 5 - at Baytown Lee, 7:00 pm

Sept. 13 - OPEN

Sept. 20 - at Shepherd, 7:00 pm

Sept. 27 - at Liberty, 7:00 pm

Oct. 4 - Houston Kashmere, 7:00 pm

Oct. 11 - Livingston, 7:00 pm*

Oct. 18 - Little Cypress-Mauriceville, 7:00 pm*

Oct. 25 - at Huffman Hargrave, 7:00 pm*

Nov. 1 - Lumberton, 7:00 pm*

Nov. 8 - at Bridge City, 7:00 pm*

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28 minutes ago, Mr. Buddy Garrity said:

Was Keel a head coach before? Name sounds familiar. 

CHIP KEEL: 4 years; 24-17-0; 2-0-0
----staff, Shepherd—
2012  Shepherd                      5-5-0
2013  Shepherd                      5-4-0
2014  Shepherd                      6-5-0 T
2015  Shepherd                      8-3-0 R

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6 minutes ago, LC-M said:

CHIP KEEL: 4 years; 24-17-0; 2-0-0
----staff, Shepherd—
2012  Shepherd                      5-5-0
2013  Shepherd                      5-4-0
2014  Shepherd                      6-5-0 T
2015  Shepherd                      8-3-0 R

Thx, knew I'd seen that name before, maybe he's the main cog for Splendora success, Pirates were pretty good offensively if I remember correctly. 

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29 minutes ago, Mr. Buddy Garrity said:

Was Keel a head coach before? Name sounds familiar. 

He was at Shepherd then was hired at Rusk, which he resigned about a month after being hired. He then joined the staff in Frankston and was promoted to HC in 2017 but left less than 2 weeks after the promotion.

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4 minutes ago, Mr. Buddy Garrity said:

Thx, knew I'd seen that name before, maybe he's the main cog for Splendora success, Pirates were pretty good offensively if I remember correctly. 

Splendora the second time in our district is better then they were. There area is growing from what I hear and probably be back up in 5a. Im looking forward to playing them this year. We should have never lost last year to them.

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4 minutes ago, WOSgrad said:

He was at Shepherd then was hired at Rusk, which he resigned about a month after being hired. He then joined the staff in Frankston and was promoted to HC in 2017 but left less than 2 weeks after the promotion.

I'd leave Frankston too to be honest lol. I hope Splendora is able to keep him on staff. 

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