In the recent history of 6A high school football, mauling offensive lines have been directly linked to the success of programs.
Last year the Cy-Fair Bobcats ran the table going 15-0 while winning the 2017 6A state title.
This was due to their impenetrable offensive front, experienced skill players and attention to detail amongst the coaching staff.
We have also seen teams with rosters filled to the brim with a plethora of talented skill players and an incompetent offensive line fall short in the playoffs.
This year the Cypress Falls Golden Eagles have it all — an electric offense, a vicious front seven, a ball hawking secondary, and a stellar offense front that is led by seniors Drake Hébert and Landon Leger.
The mauling unit consists of junior tackle Dillon Wade, senior tackle/guard Collin Hulon, senior center/guard Hébert, junior guard Giancarlo Mazuera and senior tackle Leger.
With a combined weight of 1,420 pounds, this line can not only beat you between the ears but, they can also run you ragged in the trenches.
Most recently this unit took on the defending 6A Division II State Champion Cy-Fair Bobcats.
The Bobcats came into the contest only allowing a slim 26 rushing yards per game to opposing offenses. The Eagles produced 92 yards on the ground along with the 14-7 victory snapping Cy-Fair’s 19-game winning streak.
The big fellas up front have helped senior running back Koby Leavatts attain the most rushing yards in CFISD through six weeks with 642 yards. They have created a sense of consistency and stability along the offense helping the eagles explode out of the gate with a 6-0 record that sits atop 17-6A.
The consistency across the line begins with returning starters Hébert and Leger.
These two through experience and mental fortitude have led the unit to become one of the best in the district. The two are technically sound, poised and hardworking. These are just a few of the various other traits that have rubbed off on the rest of the offense.
With all of the returning talent at Falls especially at offensive line the Eagles are looking to make an immediate push in the playoffs and challenge for a state championship.
Amir Mohamed is a student at Cy Falls HS and a member of the VYPE U Ambassador Program. To learn more about how you can become a VYPE U Ambassador at your school...