ETSN.fm Preseason Class 3A Poll: No. 10, White Oak Roughnecks
The White Oak Roughnecks had a tough act to follow in 2014. And while last season's group didn't reach the state semifinals like the previous year's squad did, valuable experience was gained by a young core of players.
Most of those playmakers return, making White Oak a team to watch in 2015.
The 'Necks must replace the graduated Cordelle Smith at quarterback, but do welcome back a bevy of talented players to the fold.
Included among them is senior linebacker Swade Smith, who was a terror in the opposing backfield all season, finishing with a robust 25 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and 117 tackles overall.
Defensive lineman Chris Bloyd is back after a breakthrough season as a pass rusher, while receiver Dax Davis could make a big step forward after a solid 2014 campaign.
The quarterback job will go to Cade Palmer, who performed well when given the opportunity a season ago.
The District 8-3A Division I championship figures to be decided by White Oak and defending state finalist Mineola -- two programs that have played well into December the last couple of seasons.
2015 White Oak Roughnecks Schedule
|Aug. 28||at Redwater||W 31-7|
|Sept. 4||Mount Vernon||W 59-8|
|Sept. 11||Spring Hill||W 48-0|
|Sept. 18||Tenaha||W 34-10|
|Sept. 25||Bullard||L 23-20|
|Oct. 9||*at Mineola||L 28-13|
|Oct. 16||*Sabine||W 38-7|
|Oct. 24||*vs. Harmony (at Lobo Stadium, Longview)||W 12-0|
|Oct. 30||*Quitman||W 55-0|
|Nov. 6||*at Jefferson||W 32-0|
|Nov. 12||(BI-DISTRICT): vs. Winnsboro||W 59-14|
|Nov. 20||(AREA) vs. Pottsboro||W 24-9|
|Nov. 27||(REGIONAL) vs. Sunnyvale||L 32-15|
ETSN.fm Preseason Class 3A Poll
- No. 10: White Oak Roughnecks