State Champion Hawks Ready to Defend
2017 was a magical year for Pleasant Grove Football, 16-0 perfect record and Texas High School State Championship.
Now we turn the page to 2018 and the Hawks have reloaded and ready to take on all comers. Head Football Coach Josh Gibson is excited and ready for the challenge and he thinks his team is too, saying," We always make sure we prepare and work as hard as we possibly can. When the kids go FULL TILT and put their HEART & SOUL into the program, that's all we can ask. They've done this. We had a great spring, a great summer and great fall camp. The chips will fall where they fall."
Taking a look at the Hawks this season starting on offense. The front line is going to be young compared to last year, according to Gibson. " Brock Bingham is the only returning starter and he's dealing with a significant injury right now. Connor Stanfill gained a lot of experience last year and is a very talented OL as well, but we've lost him for 3 weeks due to a shoulder injury. Jamie Lewis is playing well thus far and will be a game changer for us. Landon Jackson will start at TE and could be a game changer in the running and passing game. Cole Slade, Landon Watlington, Luke Mueller, Jaxson Cartright, Cameron Weekly, Miller Hornsby and Chris Druhan will all get significant playing time too."
The Hawks have a lot of talent at the skilled positions, including receivers, according to Gibson," We have a very talented WR core, probably the deepest we've ever had. Kamren Woods has great athleticism and can go get the deep ball as good as anyone. Brett Walker and Jackson Cobb are big time possession receivers that can do it all. Sergio Rodriguez is a speedster that can stretch the field and make the big play.