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DISTRICT 9-2A DI Kerens BOBCATS Head Coach Terrell Harris 2018 record: 2-8 Last Playoff Appearance: 2017 18 of the Year. Tate Engel, a four-year starter along the line, was a first-team offen- sive lineman and senior Da’Michael Harvey, who was a leader on defense and a District 9-2A DI first-team linebacker, both had big years and were leaders for the young Bobcats, who ended the season with a 2-8 record, going 1-4 in the district race. They lost a tough game on the road to Groveton 26-22 to start their pre-district season at 0-4, but with a break here or there they could have easily been 2-2. They won their fifth game of the season against Class 3A Rio Vista 22-20 and looked ready to compete for a playoff spot in the district race when they opened the District 9-2A DI race with a 48-7 win over Cross Roads. Davis scored on a run and a pass and ran for 102 yards and had receptions worth 61 yards to lead the way in the district opener, and Ta- Keenan Langley, a talented sopho- more gave Kerens fans a glimpse of things to come when he ran for more than 100 yards in the win. The Bobcats faced powerhouses from Leon and Centerville in district play, and the biggest game of the year came down to a tough loss to rival Cayuga and the final to Normangee, which kept Kerens out of the play- offs. Youth and some injuries slowed the Bobcats down in the stretch, but they grew up a lot with a young team that will come back next year ready to make a run at the playoffs. Players such as sophomore Jason Burleson, who led Kerens in tackles, will be a year older and wiser along with several underclassmen who got to play this season and will make up a new foundation of building blocks for 2019. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | C O R S I C A N A DA I LY S U N |   G C F O OT B A L L 2 0 1 8 2018 SCHEDULE Reicher Catholic  Blooming Grove  at Mildred     at Groveton   Rio Vista    at Cross Roads  at Leon *    Cayuga *    at Centerville *  Normangee *  L 34-33 L 43-6 L 43-6 L 26-22 W 22-20 W 48-7 L 43-6 L 28-8 L 45-6 L 28-0 *District Game OBC KERENS – There was plenty of construction going on at Kerens, where new administration buildings and a new athletic facility were being built as the school year began. There was just as much taking place on the football field, where the Bobcats were in their biggest rebuilding program in years. Kerens watched 18 players gradu- ate from a program that had been a power and a regular fixture in the postseason, and began the 2018 season looking for new players to step into roles that would be difficult to fill. Everyone knew it would be a season of growing pains. To the credit of the players and the coaching staff, the Bobcats were more than competitive and despite a youth movement and some tough losses Kerens entered the final game of the regular season with a chance to make the playoffs. Several players stepped up and had good years for the Bobcats. T.K. Davis started the season with one of the best performances of this or any year when he rushed for 314 yards on opening night and scored four touchdowns against Waco Reicher Catholic. But like a bad omen or just bad luck, the Bobcats suffered their closest loss of the year, losing 34-33. Davis, who started at quarterback, moved around and played several positions as the Bobcats looked for the right formula. Davis, who had an impact on both sides of the ball, made the District 9-2A DI all-dis- trict team at wide receiver. Trey Langley emerged as one of the top players in the district and the Golden Circle and was named the 9-2A DI Special Teams Player