The Snook Blue Jays and Somerville Yeguas are looking for improvements with the coming 2018 Football Season.
In 2016, the Blue Jays qualified for the playoffs for the first time in the program’s short history. However, in 2017 the team took a step backwards with a 3-7 mark and a 1-4 district showing.
Meanwhile, the Yeguas broke a long playoff drought with a 2-3 district mark (2-7, overall) and a return to the post season for the first time since 2006.
According to the predictions by the 2018 Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine, the two are expected to fight it out for the final playoff berth from District 14/2A Divison II.
The staff of DCTFM predicts: 1-Burton; 2-Fayetteville; 3-Louise; 4-Snook and 5-Somerville, with the top four teams advancing to the post-season.
Blue Jay's Head Coach Chad Lechler returns seven starters on each side of the football from last season, including running back Damon Allen (1,570 yards, 18 touchdowns) and quarterback Kirk Macik (1,000 yards passing, 12 touchdowns).
The Blue Jays must improve on a defense that yielded 40 points per game in 2017.
The Yeguas enter the 2018 season with their sixth new head coach in six seasons, as Grandview receivers coach Greg Bagby takes over from Darby House.
Somerville returns seven starters on each side of the ball, including veteran offensive linemen Preston Sprouse and Josh Urbanowski, who will block for returning quarterback Willis Carroll.
Snook opens the 2018 season on the road at Granger, August 31st at 7:00. Their home opener is Friday, September 7th against Brazos Christian.
Somerville’s season opener is set for August 31st at Iola. The home opener will be the following Friday night against Yorktown.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine is on newsstands now.