The Huffman Falcons are ready to hit someone other then themselves and in less than 36 hours, the Falcons will do just that when they open the 2013 Texas high school football season at home against the Houston Kashmere Fighting Rams. The Falcons will seek their fourth straight win against Kashmere and have lost just once in the past five years against the Rams. The Falcons have won four straight season openers.
Huffman sophomore Cody Gatain has earned the starting quarterback position with the graduation departure of Preston Townley. The former Falcon's cleats will not be easy to fill however Gaitan brings an added dimension to the table with his dual threat ability of both arms and legs.
"Cody's ability to pass and run makes our team deeper at the quarterback position," said Falcons head coach Mike McEachern.
With a strong, physical offensive line, watch for Dorian Gray whom McEachern says will seldom be seen on the sidelines to the stud of the ground game.
At the receivers spot, there aren't many better then the Harrell brothers. Cole and Chase will provide targets that are tall, lanky, athletic and can stretch the field against opposing defenses.
Defensively, Shane Lummus returns to anchor the defensive line and is expected to be a nightmare for opposition quarterbacks. With players like Aaron Vaca and Clay Barnes back for another season at linebacker and safety respectively plus Cole Harrell at defensive back and Tyler Yasso making noise at outside linebacker, the Falcons should be ready to slow down a speedy Kashmere offense.
"Kashmere has some kids that are just faster then us and we can't let them get behind us," said McEachern. "Their quarterback can scramble and keep plays alive not to mention a running back that runs hard and will pop a few plays if we are not careful."
Kashmere under long-time coach Garry Kashmere and his Rams enter the 2013 campaign season looking to avenge a 41-14 loss to the Falcons last season and spoil the Falcons home opener.