ROGERS, Texas (KWTX) After a 4-1 start, the Rogers Eagles made the playoffs as a No. 3 seed out of the five-team district 8-3A, but lost in a high-scoring affair to Edgewood 50-46 in the first round.
It'll be tough to catch the defending district champs from Clifton, but the senior class for Rogers should help them compete and maybe shock the Cubs.
Kasey Kohring was their go-to receiver last season, but he's now playing at Navarro Junior College. Look for quarterback Heath Schiller to direct the offense that liked to spread the wealth in terms of rushing the football in its flexbone look.
"We're going to play our best guys on defense first," Rogers head coach Charlie Roten said. "If a guy needs a rest, he can get a rest on offense. We have to play multiple guys on offense. We have to get these guys as many reps as we can. We have a little bit of depth this year, and we're going to be able to do that as much as we'd like to."
Rogers will attempt to get back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2014.
"Everybody is going to be counting on us," senior linebacker and wide receiver JJ Frieden said. "We're like the heroes of the elementary and the middle school. It's a great feeling that they're all looking up to us and we don't want to disappoint them."
The Eagles will begin the 2019 season Thursday, August 29, against the Academy Bumblebees at UMHB's Crusader Stadium.