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Texas City Tough
2012 Overall Record: 9-3; 6-1 in District
Head Coach: Leland Surovik
Postseason: Lost to Fort Bend Marshall in the Regional Semis
By Julia Burlas
The Texas City Stingarees are back. After a decade of mediocrity, Texas City appears to be back to their old ways of dominance. Under first-year head coach Leland Surovik, Texas City reached the area finals falling to Fort Bend Marshall in a heartbreaker. With 14 starters returning, Texas City is a legit Class 4A state contender.
Running the show at quarterback will be Andrew Allen who threw for over 1,500 yards in 2012. While Allen is a team signal-caller, the Foreman twins are the headliners. D’Onta Foreman is a load at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds and has a nose for the end zone and getting the tough yards when it counts. Brother Armanti is a tremendous offensive and special teams weapon, who can break a game open at any time.
“Anything less than state is a failure” Armanti said. “For the first time since our freshman year all our coaches will be returning and we have a great team. This is the class to take the title is what we have been hearing since we were little and that is our goal.”
Opening up holes will be Gabe Garza and LaTroy Wafer, who only need to hold their blocks for a matter of seconds.
On defense Texas City has an equally impressive playmaker in linebacker D’Vonta Hinton, who was the District Newcomer of the Year. Hinton will be a BCS-level recruit in two years and never gives up on a play. Complimenting Hinton on defense will be Ramsey Ramirez, Zack Powell and Davin Jackson.
This will be a two-team race for the district final as Texas City and new town rival Pearland Dawson will battle for bragging rights.