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July 16, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - West Houston
The Cy Falls Golden Eagles
Will the Eagles be Class of Cy-Fair ISD?
Head Coach: Kirk Eaton
2011 Overall Record: 10-2
Postseason: Lost in the area round to Lamar in the Class 5A Division I playoffs
By Ahmard Vital
CUTLINE: Otaro Alaka, Bryce Peters, Temi Alaka, Jacorey Warrick and Jacobi Hunter make for a full nest at Cy Falls
After going 10-2 in 2011, what’s in store for the Cy Falls football team in 2012?
With a full house in a district stocked with 10 talented teams, there will be no easy outs for any of them. Coach Kirk Eaton knows this better than anyone seeing that he has been involved with this district for a number of years.
“In this district you have to make a statement each week. And when you hit the field, you better bring your lunch,” Eaton said. “We are going to fight, claw and prepare to do some great and special things. We do that, and things should work out for us.”
With that plan in place, it looks like the Golden Eagles should be in a great position to remain competitive. Of course, it helps that 28 varsity-experienced players, including 10 returning starters will be in the line up.
For this upcoming season, offense, especially at the skilled position is a noticeable strength for Cy Falls. At the wide receiver position, one of the state’s best is Jacorey Warrick, a three-year starter who caught 46 passes for 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. In the off-season, the speedy wide receiver committed to Texas. On the other side, Temi Alaka, who is a legitimate Division I prospect, had 600 receiving yards and nine touchdowns a year ago.
Another player to keep an eye on is Cy Falls’ 1,500-yard running back in Bryce Peters, who has proven to be the team workhorse for a couple of years now. Because of graduation, the quarterback position needed to be addressed, and Eaton feels good about where this stands, and Cameron Henkhaus gets the nod. Henkhaus threw for just over 300 yards and a couple touchdowns last year in a limited role.
One glaring characteristic of this team is speed. Eaton spoke on this.
“I have been around this program for over 10 years and this is the fastest team I have been around,” Eaton said. “Our team speed is great and on many nights we will be the fastest team on the field.”
Defensively, tackle Jacobi Hunter is a big, strong interior player who finished with 66 tackles and six sacks last year, and is the anchor up front. At the linebacker spot, Tommy Bradley led the team with 106 tackles. Otaro Alaka, who logged 70 tackles, was moved up last year during Week 3 and was said to have “an unbelievable spring” and Eaton is looking for a lot out of him in 2012.
"As a coaching staff, we expect to battle for a playoff spot. We have some three-year starters back and that core group will lead us every week,” Eaton said.
It looks like this season in Cy Fair ISD, there is not that outright juggernaut team that is the one to beat. With that said, Cy Falls has as good a chance as any to land a playoff spot. Because of the style of offense, the thought here would say that Henkhaus would need to have a breakout season. Warrick and Alaka will make the plays with the ball in their hands. When that happens, expect Cy Falls to play more than 10 games.
The 2012 Schedule
8/31 Oak Ridge
9/15 Cy Springs
9/22 @ Cy Creek
9/28 Jersey Village
10/4 @ Langham Creek
10/12 @ Cy Ridge
10/18 @ Cy Lakes
10/26 Cy Woods
11/3 @ Cy Fair
11/9 Cy Ranch