Hi, my name is Liam Smith. I go to Strake Jesuit, an all-boys Catholic high school in Sharpstown. Though I live in Sugar Land, I commute everyday at 5:30 in the morning for cross country practice. I've run cross country and track ever since my Sophomore year—I'm enjoying my time on Varsity this season. Besides homework and running, I serve as an editor for my school newspaper and literary magazine. I also geek out on college football and basketball every fall and spring. Hopefully, I can combine my fondness of writing and athletics to make some kind of living in the sports journalism world. For now, I'll be writing for the Strake Jesuit Varsity football, basketball and (hopefully) baseball teams this year.
VYPE U Ambassador, and Strake Jesuit Senior, Liam Smith recently sat down with Head Coach Klay Kubiak and Defensive Coordinator Coach Donovan Fikac to discuss the upcoming 2019-2020 football season.
Before the 2019-2020 football season kicked off, I visited Defensive Coordinator, Mr. Fikac and Head Coach, Mr. Kubiak, separately to discuss all of the moving parts on our team. In a very Kubiakan way, I outlined all of the areas in which I wanted information to save as much of their time as possible: offense, defense, special teams, team outlook, offseason, competition, and playmakers to watch.
The Strake Jesuit Crusaders outlasted the St. Thomas Eagles, 28-17, in the first game of the season.
St. Thomas, a TAPPS high school, were up 14-10 on their UIL 6A foe. However, Jesuit running back—Dylan Campbell—broke off a 50-yard run with 4:15 left in the first half, taking the lead and momentum from the Eagles for the rest of the game.