ETSN.fm Preseason Class 3A Poll: No. 4, Crockett Bulldogs
Perhaps no team in East Texas returns a better quarterback/receiver combo than the Crockett Bulldogs. And partly for that season, they check in at No. 4 on ETSN.fm's preseason Class 3A poll.
Crockett, which reached the third round of playoffs in 2014, averaged almost 40 points per game last season. And with eight returning starters on the offensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs are safe bet to be just as, if not more, explosive this fall.
The two catalysts for Crockett's high-flying attack are senior quarterback Case Robinson and senior receiver A.J. Phillips. As juniors, the duo put up monster numbers.
Robinson passed for 2,975 yards with 34 touchdowns and only nine interceptions a season ago, while Phillips had 75 receptions for 1,253 yards and 16 touchdowns. Phillips was also effective in the ground game with 585 yards and 13 additional touchdowns on 107 rushing attempts.
It's safe to say, Crockett's offense will be in good shape if these two big-time players remain healthy for the entire season.
The Bulldogs will have a few wrinkles on the defensive side of the ball to iron out, but if they do, Crockett will once again be a threat -- not only within the confines of District 11-3A Division II, but in the playoffs as well.
2015 Crockett Bulldogs Football Schedule
|Aug. 28||at Alto||L 60-33|
|Sept. 4||Rusk||W 48-27|
|Sept. 11||at Diboll||L 32-22|
|Sept. 18||Madisonville||W 49-40|
|Oct. 2||at Shepherd||W 41-35|
|Oct. 9||*Corrigan-Camden||W 71-22|
|Oct. 16||*Newton||L 38-35|
|Oct. 23||*at Garrison||W 29-21|
|Oct. 30||*Hemphill||W 61-16|
|Nov. 6||*at Deweyville||W 48-20|
|Nov. 13||(BI-DISTRICT): vs. Lexington||W 48-14|
|Nov. 20||(AREA): vs. Jarrell||W 42-28|
|Nov. 27||(REGIONAL): vs. Corrigan-Camden||W 49-24|
|Dec. 4||(QUARTERFINAL): vs. Franklin||7:30 p.m.|