Receivers for Georgetown are ‘tight-knit’
5-7 and 165 pounds, is originally from Michigan.
The 6-1, 185-pound Bedford grew up in nearby Walburg, and he didn’t play tackle football until the ninth grade. Knightner, who’s 5-10 and weighs 175 points, did not play football while attending a Catholic middle school in Round Rock.
These days, though, “us wide receivers, we’re pretty tight-knit,” Douglas said.
The blueprint for Georgetown’s extraordinary season was drawn up after the 2011 season, which ended with the Eagles failing to qualify for the Class 5A playoffs.
This past spring and summer, the Eagles receivers were able to work out with Hubenak, who missed most of the 2011 season because of a knee injury. Georgetown’s 7-on-7 unit qualified for both the state passing tournament in College Station and the Red Bull Game Breakers national tournament in Dallas.
Months later, Georgetown has an all-state quarter-
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8 back and three 1,000-yard receivers. Those receivers have continued a legacy that in the previous two seasons saw Georgetown produce all-district wideouts in Cal Spangler and Colton Shea.
Georgetown’s Austin Weston has 23 touchdowns this season — 14 coming on pass receptions and 9 on the ground.