Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine predicts the Cumby Trojans will finish in second place in their four team District 9-2A in Division II but don’t be surprised if Cumby confounds the experts.
The Trojans have a lot going for them. The Trojans, coached again this fall by Tom Dracos, were 5-6 last season including a bi-district loss. They were 3-1 in district play. Texas Football has Muenster first, Cumby second, Era third and Tioga fourth. Texas Football selected Trojan quarterback Cameron Scott as the preseason offensive MVP.
Cumby has 20 returning varsity lettermen and they lost only four. They return 8 offensive starters and 8 defensive starters.
Players to watch along with Scott include linebacker Colby Lindsey, wide receiver Max Wippler, offensive lineman Elijah Pahchecka, defensive lineman Elijah Matthews and wide receiver Braden Porter.
Top Cumby juniors include running back and linebacker Keagan McColllum and wide receiver and safety Antonio Arellano. Top Trojan sophomore is wide receiver and defensive back Justin DeMidio.
Other Cumby prospects include running back and linebacker Jacob DeMidio, offensive and defensive lineman Jackson Hughes, center Jacob Groves, offensive lineman and defensive end Zain Strickland, defensive back Colten Lindsey, wide receiver and defensive back Tyler Kirby and wide receiver and defensive back Fabian Camargo.
Texas Football said a large senior class has the Trojans looking formidable. Texas Football said last season First Team All-District Quarterback Scott will lead the offense and he has the opportunity to become the school’s leading rusher and passer before his senior season ends.