Lions will face Waco Reicher for Homecoming
10/4/2012 by By BRETT DILLON
LION QUARTERBACK, AUSTIN SKINNER #15, is guarded by Will Graham as he decides to run the ball through the Groesbeck Goats defensive line at Groesbeck on Friday night, September 21st. The Lions proved victorious beating the Goats with a final score of 52-44.
The Teague Lions will host the Waco Reicher Cougars this Friday night for Homecoming, which we all know is big for the community and the exes. Both the Lions and Cougars are 2-2 and will play in front of a huge crowd come Friday night.
"I am excited to experience all that we have here in Teague. I consider myself and my family a part of this community and hope to give them everything that they desire, and that is a successful athletic program", said THS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Daniel Johnson.
Sophomore Lion quarterback Austin Skinner has already surpassed the 1,000 yard passing mark with 1,150 yards on 78?completions?and 156 attempts with 14 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions to lead Central Texas quarterbacks in passing. Skinner has also added 5 rushing touchdowns on the ground in four games.
Sophomore slot receiver Aaron Mitchell is the leading receiver in Central Texas with 463 yards on 28 catches with 6 touchdowns. Daryl Brooks has 16 catches for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brooks has also intercepted 3 passes on defense. Evan Goodwin and Roper Hunt have been reliable targets for Skinner in the passing game as well.
Senior Will Graham has led the Lions in rushing so far with 290 yards on 54 carries and 1 touchdown. Graham has also provided nice pass-protection for Skinner. Kelton Henderson has led the Lion defense with 57 tackles.
Reicher is coached by Mark Waggoner and the Cougars base out of the gun and are multiple on offense and defense. Their skill position players can make plays and they have a good quarterback in Payne Sullins, while receivers Andrew Kaluza and Alex O'Neil are his favorite targets.
"Reicher's explosive, they can score points, they have tradition, and they?re huge up front", added Coach Johnson.
Look for the Lions to improve to 3-1 and put on a good showing in front of the good people of and formerly of Teague. The J.V and Jr. High teams play this Thursday. Good luck to all levels and?look for those squads to continue their winning ways.