ETSN.fm Class 2A/Private Schools Preseason Poll: No. 5 San Augustine
A team that returns 18 starters and went two rounds deep in the playoffs is always a threatening prospect. More so if that team's name is San Augustine.
The program has been well above .500 since 2011 despite last year's sometimes challenging 5-7 run, and this might be head coach Donald Hubbard's most potent version of the Wolves yet.
The 2014 roster is salty.
Quarterback JaMikel Roberts was near the top of the charts during the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine in June and won the position's MVP honor after a solid on-field performance.
It didn't come as a total surprise.
Roberts threw for 37 touchdowns and was picked off just nine times last season on the way to 2,404 passing yards. He also ran for 10 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards.
Running back Jeremy Jenkins removes all doubt San Augustine is a one-trick pony. He also rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season.
With seven returning starters on the offensive side, the Wolves should be able to hit high gear in the season-opener.
The defense returns all 11 starters. It has some work to do, giving up more than 60 points three times last season, but should be able to get a handle on the issue with experience and gains in the weight room.
San Augustine's non-district schedule was aggressively assembled. The squad will have to play Colmesneil and Garrison prior to taking on an Episcopal School of Dallas team that looked very good at the state 7-on-7 tournament last month.
District 10-2A Division I also will be a challenge. Joaquin and West Sabine, both ranked in this poll, will join the Wolves as league contenders.
With a tough schedule, San Augustine should be very battle tested heading into November.
San Augustine's 2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 29||at Garrison||L 18-14|
|Sept. 5||Splendora||L 38-21|
|Sept. 13||at Episcopal School of Dallas||L 63-34|
|Sept. 19||at Groveton||W 38-6|
|Sept. 26||Hemphill||W 57-6|
|Oct. 10||*West Sabine||W 34-32|
|Oct. 17||*at Beckville||W 55-21|
|Oct. 24||*Joaquin||L 54-44|
|Oct. 31||*at Shelbyville||L 21-20|
|Nov. 7||*Cushing||W 60-8|
|Nov. 13||vs. Harleton (at Carthage)||W 24-13|
|Nov. 21||vs. Centerville (at Troup)||L 69-36|
ETSN.fm Class 2A/Private Schools Preseason Poll
- No. 5 -- San Augustine
- No. 6 -- West Sabine
- No. 7 -- Union Grove
- No. 8 -- Groveton
- No. 9 -- Joaquin
- No. 10 -- Cayuga