VYPE Football 2020 Preview: Class 6A No. 7 Cy-Fair Bobcats presented by CertaPro Painters
By Angel Verdejo
Welcome to the 2020 football season. What a weird offseason it was for everyone. There was not a summer camp circuit for player to go showcase their talents at. In-person recruiting came to a screeching halt and the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone.
New coach, same expectations for Bobcats. For the first time in nearly 40 years, Ed Pustejovsky won't be roaming the sidelines at Cy-Fair. The longtime coach with the Bobcats retired following the 2019 season with a 138-57 record as head coach and a state champion in 2017. In steps Jeff Miller, a former Cy-Fair star quarterback who returns home after leading Rockdale to a state title and 12 playoff appearances in his final 13 seasons at the helm. Expect a few tweaks but much of the same for the Bobcats, which means running the football and a stout defense.
Four-star RB L.J. Johnson (5-foot-10, 200-pounds) is coming off a 1,900-yard rushing season with 37 touchdowns. The offense will also be paced by District 17-6A Offensive Newcomer of the Year QB Carter Cravens (1,300 yards).
Others to watch on offense include OL DeVontae Taylor, TE Jack Witmer (Virginia-commit) and Jaxson Chrest. The defense returns only four starters and will lean on experience in the secondary early on, including first-team defensive backs Thatcher Milton and Nick Chrest. Another notable returner is first-team, all-district LB Hunter Warren.
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