FEATURE: Stephenville playmaker Rountree out to prove himself as QB

After spending the past two seasons establishing himself as one of the Big Country’s top receivers, Stephenville senior Gavin Rountree felt ready for a new challenge.

Having already proven his abilities as a playmaker, the standout wanted to do even more for his team in his final high school season. And with the graduation of two-year starter Kade Renfro creating a vacancy at the quarterback position, a window of opportunity opened for him.

An A-team quarterback himself through the ninth grade, Rountree was confident he could handle a move back to his original position. But he knew he’d have to prove that to his coaches and teammates first.

In winning a three-way battle for the spot in fall camp, he started that process. And he continued it last week, lighting up the Sweetwater defense in a 58-32 season-opening win for the Yellow Jackets.

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