VYPE BYTES: The Woodlands in state conversation
It's year two for Jim Rapp at The Woodlands. It didn't start off stellar last season going 0-2, but the Highlanders improved every week and reached the Regional Semis before losing to Allen.
The Woodlands return 16 starters and received a big-time move-in over the summer. The OL is a strength with Jett Duncan, Titan Tucker and Cody Johnson to protect the quarterback, which is somewhat up in the air.
What is certain is RB Breyton Gilford, who is a durable back, will carry the load all year. The WRs are solid with Kansas-commit Malik Johnson and national recruit Teddy Knox (from Baton Rouge's Southern Lab) in the fold. The defense is solid up front with under-rated Caleb Fox and Simon Cruz up front.
The back seven is a little inexperienced and will lean on LB Cannon Starke and DB Carter Doucett. Kicker Fabrizio Pinton (Air Force) is also a weapon.