Football is just around the corner, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.
We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Wednesday, Aug. 17. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.
Leading up to the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 1, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2022 as part of our annual “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.
We continue in Class 2A Division II with the Santo Wildcats. On Tuesday we will take a look at the Hico Tigers, followed by the Forsan Buffaloes on Wednesday.
LAST YEAR’S RECORD
- 11-2 overall, 4-1 in District 8-2A Division II
ONE KEY STAT
- Santo’s 11 wins marked the Wildcats’ most in a season since 2014 and were tied for the second-most in program history.
TWO NAMES TO KNOW
- Junior QB/FS Hut Thornton (Rushed for 630 yards and 8 touchdowns, received for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns and passed for 41 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2021)
- Senior RB/LB Billy Sandoval (Rushed for 431 yards and 2 touchdowns and received for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns while collecting 90 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries in 2021)
THREE BURNING QUESTIONS
- With 17 lettermen back, including eight starters on both sides of the ball, can the Wildcats improve on last season’s 11 wins?
- Can Hut Thornton, who will be replacing Case Procter at quarterback, keep Santo’s flexbone offense rolling smoothly?
- How good will the Wildcat defense be after holding its opposition to just 13.2 points per game last fall?
DON’T MISS BIG COUNTRY PREPS PRESEASON FOOTBALL PREVIEW ON AUG. 17!