High expectations for 6th-ranked DeLeon

August 22, 2017 - DELEON, Texas -- The DeLeon Bearcats are one of the teams in Class 2A Division I expected to make some noise in 2017. 

They start the year ranked sixth in the state, but they are picked second in district behind Crawford. 

Fifteen positions are filled with returning starters. 

The number of returners and the number of players on the team are a real strength for this year's Bearcats. 

Kevin Yeager said, "I mean since last year's team we probably lost 4 maybe or 5, we have a bunch of experience coming back, and just the numbers we have is the biggest this year. I think we have like 50 or so coming out, and so that's an advantage for us, and experience and skill wise, I think we're above average as any other team in our district, so that's good."

Jake Sanders said, "We have a lot more leadership this year. We have Kevin and then Orson are coming back, and that's a big part of it. Two big helps on offense and defense, and then we have some kids that are stepping up and playing ball like they need to."

Quarterback Kevin Yeager in back after throwing for over 3-thousand yards and 41 touchdowns in 2016. 

The season starts on September 1 at home against Baird. 

 

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