Our answers to pressing preseason questions
Austin American-Statesman high school sports reporter Rick Cantu joined community sports editor Thomas Jones, AA-S sports correspondent Chris Bils and AA-S assistant sports editor James Wangemann to tackle 11 preseason questions about high school football. Here are excerpts from their answers: Which area teams will be state championship contenders this season?
Cantu: As a voter in the Associated Press high school poll, I picked Cedar Park to finish atop Class 5A on my preseason ballot. Carl Abseck is 28-1 in his two seasons as Timberwolves head coach, and he’s blessed with experienced players. Giddings should be a state title contender, too.
Jones: Cedar Park boasts one of the best defenses in the state and a proven winner at quarterback in third-year starter Mak Sexton. In Class 4A, elite talent at quarterback ( JoJo Weeks) and offensive tackle (Ian Burnette) makes the