The Titans stormed out onto the scene in 2017 as a massive underdog to even sniff the postseason, as some even pegged Centennial to finish dead last in District 13-5A.
The second oldest program in Frisco turned heads early in the season by winning its first three district ballgames and solidified itself as a legitimate contender following a wild victory over rival Wakeland.
Centennial achieved this feat with its starting quarterback out for parts of the year, but senior Weston Symes returns for his final run with the Titans hoping to stay fully healthy for the first time in his varsity career.
In limited action, Symes threw for 816 yards and eight touchdowns, and he is also a threat to take off and run under pressure with his quick feet.
The passing game must be a point of emphasis in 2018 after riding the coattails of sensational all-district running back Hunter Williams. Luckily for Symes and the rest of the offensive unit, many weapons return this season including senior wide receivers Ridge Texada and Reese Bartels.
Texada’s two older brothers also came through the Centennial program and both went on to play Division I football in the Big 12 at Baylor and TCU, and he also has a younger brother on the varsity squad at nearby Lebanon Trail.
Texada is undoubtedly one of the top athletes on the roster and will be relied upon to make plays on both sides of the ball at cornerback and receiver.
Junior wide receiver Trysten Meadors may also get his number called quite a bit in the passing game as well after a sensational sophomore year with 28 catches for 394 yards and four scores.
No mater how explosive the offensive might be, the defense, led by senior linebacker Connor Smith, must stiffen up and improve this fall after allowing at least 33 points in a game a whopping nine times last season.
|Aug. 31||Royse City||Royse City ISD Stadium||7:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 7||Lake Dallas||Ford Center at The Star||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 14||Bishop Lynch||Roffino Stadium||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 28||The Colony||Tommy Briggs Stadium||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 5||Little Elm||Toyota Stadium||7 p.m.|
|*Oct. 11||Liberty||Ford Center at The Star||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 19||Heritage||Ford Center at The Star||7 p.m.|
|Oct. 26||Lone Star||FISD Memorial Stadium||7 p.m.|
|Nov. 2||Wakeland||Toyota Stadium||7 p.m.|
|Nov. 9||Independence||Toyota Stadium||7 p.m.|