Cedar Park’s Head Coach Chris Ross celebrated his 125 all-time game during their 10-0 win over Killeen Harker Heights

Cedar Park Hires DC, Joe Willis

Texas High School Football

2012 Coaching Change: Cedar Park Timberwolves

Old Head Coach: Chris Ross — Leaving to be the Athletic Director for Leander ISD. He led the Timberwolves for the past 7 years to an overall 57-25 record.

New Head Coach: Joe Willis — Was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the Timberwolves for the past 5 years. His only other head coaching position was at 1A Iraan from 2004-2006 going 22-12.

Team News: The Timberwolves are on a 6 year winning streak going 52-20. They will remain in District 25-4A with the last UIL re-alignment. The other schools in the district will be Austin Vandegrift, Cedar Park Vista Ridge, Dripping Springs, Leander, Leander Rouse and Marble Falls.

Coaching changes for 2012.

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

2011 4A Cedar Park Timberwolves Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Cedar Park Timberwolves

District: 25-4A

Coach: Chris Ross (6 years) 46-22 at Cedar Park (#1 All-Time in Cedar Park history); 71-37-0 all-time overall coaching record

Last Years Record: 13-1 overall 6-0 District

2010 Games:
vs R.R. Westwood (5-6) (W 31-7)
at Killeen Ellison (4-6) (W 41-9)
vs Leander (7-6) (W 42-6)
at Austin High (4-7) (W 56-0)
vs *Austin Vandegrift (4-6) (W 59-3)
at *C.P. Vista Ridge (9-3) (W 36-35)
vs *Leander Rouse (0-10) (W 61-7)
at *Marble Falls (6-6) (W 42-7)
vs *Dripping Springs (4-6) (W 38-3)
at *Lake Travis (14-2) (W 35-21)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Austin LBJ (5-6) (W 70-20) Bi-District
vs Smithson Valley (10-2) (W 28-23) Area
vs Weslaco East (11-2) (W 48-7) Regionals
vs Lake Travis (14-2) (L 20-21) Quarterfinals

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* LB Adam Hill Honorable Mention All-State (AP)
* QB Brian Hogan DIST POY 1009 yards passing 1491 yards rushing 40 total TDs
* OL Felix Romero TOP 30 OL
* LB Dean Collier 1st Team All-District 63 tackles
* DB Travis Reim 1st Team All-District
* DB Zac Espinosa 1st Team All-District
* FB Zac Horne
* DL Dylan Lutcher 52 tackles 9 sacks

LSG District Ranking: #2 (behind state ranked #2 Austin Lake Travis)

LSG Region Ranking: #2

LSG State Ranking: #4

Notes:
The Timberwolves knocked off the big kid on the block last year when they defeated Austin Lake Travis for the district championship. The bad news is that Austin Lake Travis got revenge and defeated them in the Quarterfinals on their way to their fourth consecutive state championship. This season it will be tough to duplicate last years success with the loss of so many good players. The defense will have to lead the way until the offense led by the districts player of the year Hogan can get the offense running.

History:
* 2010 was the best season in school history (first varstiy season was 2000)
* 5 year winning streak
* All Time Record : 74-49-0 60.16% 123 games
* Playoff History: (6) 2001,2004,2006,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 41-17

Last 10 year record: 71-42

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com