Plano East Football Prepares For 2018-2019 Season With Spring Showcase
The opening game for Plano East football is a little over 100 days away and the team, lead by head coach Joey McCullough, finished up four weeks of spring practices with a Spring Showcase on May 11th at Kimbrough stadium. The varsity squad will open the season on August 31st with a home game at Kimbrough stadium against L.D. Bell high school at 7:00p.
Coach McCullough described the main goal of the showcase as finding "two deep" players on both sides of the ball so they can be competitive at every position. The Panthers will look to improve over last season, especially on defense, and coach McCullough feels strongly his team will be up to that challenge.
The varsity team has 16 returning starters, including quarterback Brandon Mallory who McCullough stated "looked really good" in the showcase. The receiver position looks to be strong point for the team as coach mentioned he "feels really positive about the receivers this season." Coach McCullough stated he expects most of the receivers to get attention form college recruiters as well as several other players and noted wide receiver Joe Carter recently received offers from Navy and Air Force and safety Tyler Owens has offers from over 18 schools including UCLA, Vanderbilt, Baylor and Brown.
Coach McCullough beamed about his players saying "I am proud of them. This is a great group of young men that care about each other." When asked abut the goal of the season coach quickly responded "We want to win the district championship and that starts by making the playoffs. It isn't about talking, it is about doing and that happens in the weight room this summer." Mark your calendar for August 31st and make plans to support the Plano East Panthers this upcoming football season.