Cy Fair followed up a state championship run in 2017 with a very successful 2018 season. The Bobcats ran into the same problem several other Houston programs did as they defended their title. After an impressive win over Atascocita, Cy Fair lost to eventual state champion North Shore, 38-21 in the fourth round of the playoffs.
For the 2nd consecutive year, Cy Fair will open their season with a game against The Woodlands. Last year they won convincingly by a final of 27-7 and the Bobcats will be looking to kick-off their season once again with a win over The Woodlands again this Friday, this time on the road at Woodforest Stadium.
Junior running back L.J. Johnson will lead the charge for the Cy Fair offense as he returns after a monster sophomore campaign. A solid receiving corps, including the speedy Chase Davidson will help out an offense that has plenty of talent but lacks experience.
The Bobcats will have to rely on their defense early on in the season. With the offense only returning four starters from last year’s squad, the defense will need to step up as leaders early. Seven players return for Cy Fair on defense and they are led by safety Payton Talley.
Opening the season against The Woodlands won’t be an easy task. Other potential challenges include Jersey Village. The Falcons return nine starters to a team that went undefeated in district and upset Cy Fair 24-23 last season. Cy Ridge and Cy Creek also have plenty of experience coming back and figure to be tough games as well. Those three schools and Cy Falls will give Cy Fair some trouble, but expect the Bobcats to return to the top of the 17-6A standings this season.