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Team: Cayuga Wildcats

District: 20-1A

Coach: Tommy Allison (2 years) 21-7 at Cayuga; 21-7 overall

Last Years Record: 13-3 overall 5-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Frankston (6-4) (W 48-20)
at Grand Saline (2-8) (W 57-0)
vs Dawson (6-5) (W 43-20)
at Kerens (8-3) (L 14-39)
vs *Price Carlisle (6-4) (W 54-21)
at *Overton (4-6) (W 55-6)
vs *Malakoff Cross Roads (1-9) (W 53-0)
at *Cushing (2-7) (W 56-0)
vs *Alto (8-4) (W 35-24)
at *Grapeland (9-3) (L 20-27)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Up
Won 18-16 vs Tenaha (8-3) -- bi-district
Won 33-19 vs Simms Bowie (7-4) -- Area
Won 35-32 vs Bremond (11-2) -- Regionals
Won 27-18 vs Maud (12-1) -- QuarterFinals
Won 42-7 vs Ganado (9-4) -- SemiFinals
Lost 13-24 vs Stratford (14-1) -- Championship

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 7

Key Players:
RB Traylon Shead RB 6-2, 210, 4.6 District 20-1A MVP 3504 yards rushing 9.0 avg 52 Touchdowns (1282 as FR, 2810 as SOPH 102 TDs through JR season) Associated Press Class A Offensive Player of the Year and Texas Sports Writers Association Class A Offensive Player of the Year. 4-star Committed to Texas #17 RB Nation
WR Malcolme Kennedy will play QB this season, 47-762 16.2 avg 10 Tds 7 Ints Committed to Texas A&M
WR Caleb Summerville
OT Tramon Shead
DT Melvin Shead 83 tackles 9 TFL 5 sacks
CB Billy Duncan Pre-Season All-State 512 receiving yards 9 INTs
S Sha'keal Jenkins

Notes:
If you want to see the difference that a superstar player can make to a team then look at Cayuga. In the previous 8 years before Running Back Traylon Shead was a Freshman, the Wildcats where a combined 17-62. In his 3 years of varsity play, they have a 26-13 record. Shead has a chance to break the all-time Texas rushing record. He will need 3739 yards to break the record. He rushed for 3504 in 2008. The wildcats will accept nothing other than a state championship in 2009. In 2006, Sheads freshman year, they made the Area playoffs. In 2007 the Wildcats were in the Regionals and of course last year they were the Runner Up. This year...state championship...maybe even a rematch with Stratford.

History:
Playoff Appearances (4) 1994,2006,07,08

Bi-District -- 1994
Area -- 2006
Regionals -- 2007
RunnerUps -- 2008

Championship History: Cayuga (1) 0-1
2008 1A Division II Stratford 24, Cayuga 13

Last 5 year record: 34-25

Last 10 year record: 40-69

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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