How they stack up
Senior Cody Montgomery is a player that Mitchell can lean upon; he should line up at quarterback, but depending on sophomore Trey Keels’ progression at QB, could end up playing all over the field. Malik Stewart and Christian Laws will get the bulk of the carries in the backfield, while Hunter Davenport and Shyheim McClurkin will be a few of the players catching passes in Lewisville’s spread offense.
Seniors Tyrone McCullough, an all-area selection last season, Zach Snipes and George Busby, a 6-foot-3, 295-pounder, will anchor the Lions’ offensive line. On the defensive side, sophomore Mike Hill returns after starting all 11 games last season as a freshman, while Marquis Hart hopes to duplicate his highly disruptive 2013 campaign in which he had 23 tackles-for-loss.
“This is something that maybe I neglected last year, that I took for granted because we had such a great group that first year, I’m being way more proactive in team-building stuff. Getting these kids to hang around each other, not in football but other-type stuff. Talking to them about being a teammate and things you have to do along those lines. Lots more team-building, intangible stuff.”