West Orange-Stark is Scary Good
Updated: September 26, 2016
photo: Chris Doelle
East Texas High School Football Power Continues to Strenthen
The phrase "in championship form" doesn't come close to describing how good the defending Class 4A Division II champion, West Orange-Stark Mustangs look right now. They were our preseason #1 team in Class 4A DII and have remained at the top of the poll all year. We had them knocking off Celina in the State Championship game when we made our preseason championship predictions. Celina has slipped a bit, but these Mustangs certainly have not.
|8/26||vs Nederland (2-3)||(W 42-0)|
|9/2||at Little Cypress-Mauriceville (2-2)||(W 45-0)|
|9/9||at Bridge City (2-2)||(W 55-0)|
|9/16||vs Houston KIPP Northeast (1-3)||(W 61-0)|
|9/23||vs Silsbee (1-3)||(W 51-2)|
In that stretch the Mustangs have outscored opponents 255-2. Going back to last season, they have won their last 16 games and in that time only given up more than 15 once (41-28 vs Cuero in the Semifinal Championship) and 3 or less 13 times!
In fact, under Head Coach Cornell Thompson, WO-S has been an absolute powerhouse:
2016 12-4A DII 5 0 0 Cornel Thompson 2015 9-4A DII 15 1 0 Cornel Thompson 2014 9-4A DII 13 3 0 Cornel Thompson 2013 21-3A 11 2 0 Cornel Thompson 2012 21-3A 13 1 0 Cornel Thompson 2011 21-3A 10 4 0 Cornel Thompson
In related news, the West Orange-Stark High School football field was dedicated and renamed as Leroy D. Breedlove Field on last Friday before the game.
For the record, the West Orange-Stark football team will call home the Dan R. Hooks Stadium and Leroy D. Breedlove Field.
by Chris Doelle
PS. I made it through a whole WO-S article without mentioning one of my favorite QBs... you know who I'm talking about!