It’s safe to say that 2020 was a solid year for the Cy Woods Wildcats, as they finished 6-3 on the year. The Wildcats placed third overall in their respective district, finishing 5-2 in district play.
The team only dropped three games this year, and weren’t bad losses at all. They lost to Katy, 66-21, which is understandable. Katy finishes as one of the best teams in Texas consistently throughout the years. They also finished 35-28 against Bridgeland who completed their season at a perfect 10-0. The third loss came against Cy Ranch who finished 7-1 in district play, losing only to Bridgeland. Although a loss might not be preferred by any team, these three were explainable for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats finished with five wins in district with each of those being offensive explosions. They scored no less than 30 points in any win. The team’s most dominant win was against Cy Springs, beating the team 63-36 and having seven different players score a total of nine touchdowns on the night.
The offense was an all around solid performance this year. They scored when they needed to score and got their job done. Senior quarterback Dylan Cormier had a solid senior year, exiting regular season play by throwing for just over 1000 yards sitting at 1083. He threw for 14 touchdowns while only throwing six interceptions, sitting at a 96.8 passer rating. Cormier also got it done by rushing too as he ran for over 545 yards and carried the ball into the endzone eight times, falling second in team lead only to the team’s running back, Trayse Holmes.
Running back Trayse Holmes was reliable for the Wildcats this year. The running back averaged 4.1 yards per carry over 171 rushing attempts, leading the team. He ran for a total of 701 yards and had three games where he ran for greater than 100 yards. Although his longest run of the season was only 25 yards, Holmes’ consistency showed by rushing for an average of 77.9 yards per game.
Utility man Trey Craft had himself a year. The junior racked up stats in running back, quarterback and even out as a receiver as well. He was mainly used as a running back, finishing there with the most yards at 361 and the most touchdowns at four. He had a prove-it year as a backup quarterback trying to secure the starting role his senior year. He finished the 2020 campaign with two passing touchdowns and 132 passing yards over only seven attempts.
The defensive side of the Wildcats balled all year. A massive 262 total tackles were posted by the team, 35 of them being from sophomore linebacker Dylan Rodgers, leading the team. They got to and sacked the opposing quarterback a total of 14 times over the year led by senior Tyler Sherrill having four sacks of his own. The secondary was also everywhere with the Wildcats finishing the year with seven interceptions and five forced fumbles.
The third side of the ball, special teams, didn’t do too much throughout the year, but when they were needed they showed up. Junior Phillip White was the main return man on punts and kickoffs. He had a team high of 221 return yards over only 12 returns, averaging 18.4 yards per return. Senior kicker Michael Fernandez nailed three field goals over four attempts and 34 PATs over 36 attempts. The kicker racked up a total of 43 points on the year for himself.
The Wildcats are set to play Klein Cain Highschool in the first round of the playoffs. Even if they lose the first round and end their season earlier than preferred, you can’t discredit the success the team has accomplished in 2020.