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2021 SETXsports.com TEAM PREVIEWS - WEST ORANGE-STARK MUSTANGS

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2021 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

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WEST ORANGE-STARK MUSTANGS

 

2020 INFORMATION

District: UIL 11-4A-II

2020 Overall Record: 8-1

2020 District Record: 6-0 (District Champion)

 

STADIUM INFORMATION

Name: Dan R. Hooks Stadium

Address: 1619 Newton St., West Orange, TX

Capacity: 9,092

Turf: Artificial

 

OVERVIEW

2020 was a bit of an odd season for the West Orange-Stark Mustangs for the first time in head coach Cornel Thompson's tenure, the Mustangs failed to advance to the Regional Finals.  In 2021, the Mustangs look to change that as nine offensive starters and five returning starting defenders look to keep the Mustangs atop 11-4A-II and push them back into the State Championship picture.  

 

COACHING

Head Coach: Cornel Thompson

Assistant Coaches: Mike Pierce (Defensive Coordinator), Ed Dyer (Offensive Coordinator), Hiawatha Hickman (Defensive Line), Taran Hebert (Defensive Ends), Phillip Mattingly (Wide Receivers), DePauldrick Garrett (Running backs), Russell Bottley (Wide Receivers), Terry Joe Ramsey (Quarterbacks)

 

OFFENSE 

Nine starters return to the Mustang offense in 2021.  While the battle to replace the graduated Pop Terrell, there will be plenty of talent around him as senior running back Elijah Gales (1st team all-district) returns with junior Jamaal Shaw (2nd team all-district) making major contributions.  Senior wide outs Jaiden Jones and Dontrey McClain and junior wide out Jailen Brown and senior tight end Carmello Jones return to the receiver group which will also see contributions from junior wide out Darren Anderson.  The Mustangs return a veteran offensive line as senior Demetrius Hunter (Honorable mention all-state) will be joined on the line by guard Andrew Wilson, senior tackle Bryson Jordan (2nd team all-district) and junior tackle Davin Heard.  

               

DEFENSE

 Five starters return to the Mustang 50 defense in 2021.  The Mustangs will be particularly strong up front as the defensive ends McClain (1st team all-district at outside linebacker) and Brown will be joined by tackles Jones and Jordan (2nd team all-district).  Senior linebacker Quinton Walker will provide depth at linebacker with Gales (2nd team all-district) returning to the group.  Jones (1st team all-district at safety) will be counted on to anchor a young Mustang secondary.    

   

SPECIAL TEAMS

Junior Christian Quiteno will be doing the place kicking for West Orange-Stark. Gales will be the primary kick returner.  

 

SCHEDULE

Aug. 27 - at Nederland, 7:30 pm

Sept. 3 - Little Cypress-Mauriceville, 7:30 pm

Sept. 10 - Jasper, 7:30 pm

Sept. 17 - at Newton, 7:30 pm

Sept. 24 - Hamshire-Fannett, 7:30 pm*

Oct. 1 - at Hardin-Jefferson, 7:30 pm*

Oct. 8 - Silsbee, 7:30 pm*

Oct. 15 - at Orangefield, 7:30 pm*

Oct. 22 - Liberty, 7:30 pm*

Oct. 29 - OPEN

Nov. 5 - at Bridge City, 7:30 pm*

 

*- District

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