CUTTER MORNING STAR: Young Eagles fighting to return to playoffs in 2015

Conference: 5-2A
Coach: T.C. Shamel
’14 Record: 4-6 (2-5)

After the program’s most successful year in 2013, the success proved difficult to replicate for Cutter Morning Star last fall.

“Our season could really be summed up by the amount of injuries, added to our lack of depth, that equaled a tough final five games,” said Coach T.C. Shamel.

But if the Eagles can avoid the injury bug this fall, they could be right back in the mix again in the 5-2A.

Senior Andrew Blocker transitions from receiver to quarterback. Senior Holden Boyden and sophomore Emilio Arteaga give the Eagles a 1-2 punch at running back. Cutter Morning Star is young at receiver with the likes of juniors Andrew Fechuch and Jerry Wren and sophomores Jason Lepitre, Mason Treat and Austin McKinney. Seniors Brett Shelton and Darren Guillot lead the way on what is arguably the Eagles’ key offensive strength — the offensive line.

Several Eagles will play both ways, including Blocker (linebacker), Guillot (defensive line), Shelton (linebacker), Boyden (linebacker), Arteaga (linebacker), Fechuch (defensive back), Treat (defensive back) and Lepitre (defensive back). Sophomores Austin Price (defensive line), Lester Menjivar (linebacker), Michael Kimpton (defensive back), Jay Dee Mace (defensive back) and Matt Times (defensive back) will also play big roles on defensive.

“We will still be in the spread offensively and we are currently trying to adjust our defensive scheme to our current personnel,” Shamel said. “We are looking to compete for a playoff spot.”