WHITEHOUSE - Last year, the Whitehouse football team made the playoffs for the first time since the Patrick Mahomes era ended.
This year, they expect to be back in the playoffs.
Whitehouse brings back several key players from that team. On offense, they had 2 quarterbacks split time last year, but this year, Jake Clemons will run the show. That continuity under center should help the offense find a groove early and that's a big reason why expectations are so high.
Head coach Adam Cook says, "We feel very confident that if we go out and play the way that we can play, control the things that we can control, that we can put ourselves in position to win the district."
On defense, the Wildcats bring back several players who received district or state recognition. Their defense was arguably the best in 17-5A last year, and they think it should be just as good, if not better, this year.
Whitehouse senior safety Javier Neal says, "I see potential to be great, we've just got smart players, not the best athletes, but we have really smart players and we're going to do things right."
WHITEHOUSE 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Fri. Sept. 1 at Hallsville
Thurs. Sept. 7 vs. Chapel Hill (at Rose Stadium, Tyler)
Fri. Sept. 15 vs. Carthage
Fri. Sept. 22 vs. Sulphur Springs
Fri. Sept. 29 at Kennedale
Fri. Oct. 6 - BYE
Fri. Oct. 13 vs. Ennis
Fri. Oct. 20 at Jacksonville
Fri. Oct. 27 vs. Nacogdoches
Fri. Nov. 3 at Corsicana
Fri. Nov. 10 vs. Lindale