Re­ceivers for Ge­orge­town are ‘tight-knit’

Ea­gles

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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.

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