COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Eastland Mavericks

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 stay in Class 3A Division II with the Eastland Mavericks. On Thursday we will take a look at the Merkel Badgers followed by the Breckenridge Buckaroos on Friday.

EASTLAND MAVERICKS

LAST YEAR’S RECORD

  • 6-6 overall, 4-1 District 5-3A Division II

ONE KEY STAT

  • Eastland has made the playoffs 13 consecutive years, claiming a district championship in five of those seasons. 

TWO NAMES TO KNOW

  • Senior WR/DB Derek Harris (Had 297 yard receiving and 19 tackles in 2021)
  • Senior RB/DL Jesus Lopez (Had 19 tackles in 2021)

THREE BURNING QUESTIONS

  • With just 12 of 26 lettermen returning, including six starters on both sides of the ball, can Eastland avoid a drop-off in 2022?
  • Who will step up as offensive and defensive playmakers for the Mavericks behind their experienced lines?
  • Can Eastland emerge from a brutal nondistrict schedule healthy and confident enough to contend once again in District 5-3A Division II? 

DON’T MISS BIG COUNTRY PREPS PRESEASON FOOTBALL PREVIEW ON AUG. 17!

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