06 Aug 2016 CUTTER MORNING STAR: Eagles ‘improved’ on both sides of the ball
Coach: T.C. Shamel
’15 Record: 0-10
The Cutter Morning Star Eagles just couldn’t get the offense going last fall. After their No. 1 quarterback moved out of state before the season, the Eagles just didn’t have an answer.
“It was very disappointing,” said Coach T.C. Shamel. “We just did not have a replacement. Team speed and depth were a huge issue. Competing in the 5-2A, where two of our teams made it to the semifinals of the state tournament, was very difficult.”
Senior Hayden Gray moves to quarterback this fall. Gray was named to this year’s 501 Football Team. Junior Emilio Arteaga and sophomore Dakota Lepitre lead the Eagles’ ground game. Juniors Michael Kimpton, Milo Earls and Jason Lepitre, and senior Tae Blevins rotate at receiver. Offensive linemen include seniors Daniel Kimpton, Payton Brewer and Cole Sorrells and juniors Austin Price and Lester Menjivar.
Daniel Kimpton, Menjivar and Sorrells will start both ways and attack on the defensive line. Arteaga, Price, Michael Kimpton, Dakota Lepitre and senior Andrew Fechuch fill out the linebacker rotation. Gray, Blevins, junior J.D. Mace, junior Austin McKinney and Jason Lepitre defend the secondary.
“I believe we will be improved on both sides of the ball,” Shamel said. “We will have more team speed, but will continue to fight the low numbers battle.”