Yet again, the Bobcats are on top of the rankings of the AP Preseason Poll, placing the 2014 squad at No. 1 in 2A, Division 1.
Along with new helmets, the Bobcats are sporting some new talent on the field.
Filling the void at quarterback will be Jaylon Mascorro, who has proven his arm and legs will be something to be reckoned with this season.
Mascorro will have a familiar target in wide receiver Tyler Castellano and Isaiah Perez in at running back.
New dangers for opposing defenses this season include Les Rhodes, Robert Frazier and Austin Moya. Senior wide receiver Anfernee Friar also will be lurking around for Mascorro’s deliveries.
The Bobcat defense, which also looked impressive in scrimmages the past couple of weeks, also has its share of weapons.
Returners Devin Tagle, Joe Richard Castellano and Ricardo Lara will be on the hunt for opposing ball carriers.
Kobie Herring and a Christian Mascorro also will be fun to watch on the defensive side.
At any rate, the Bobcats are flooded with talent as usual and will be a dominant force this year.
“If we can stay healthy, and keep the penalties down, we are going to be tough to beat,” said Head Coach Jason Herring.
With a tougher district than they’ve had in some time, the Bobcats are sure to keep fans on their feet this season.
The Bobcats goal is to make a third appearance in four years at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for a state title.
The Bobcats begin its quest for that goal this Friday night in Hebbronville to take on the Longhorns.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.