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Multiple Teams · 2017-18 Football Preview

I.H. Kempner Fans and Parents

The 2017 Kempner Cougars are primed and ready to begin their journey through pre-season, district play, and the play-offs.  After reaching the 6A state football play-offs in 2016, this year’s team is ready to repeat and make a run for a state championship. The Cougars are full of senior leadership with solid experience and unbelievable potential and should be one of the best teams that Kempner High School has ever put on the field.  We have several players that have been on varsity since their sophomore year and a solid group of young players moving up from the Junior Varsity ready to contribute.   All have worked hard throughout the summer getting bigger, faster and stronger.  Our veteran leadership has been excellent throughout the off-season.  The players continue to bond and I am confident that our team unity and work ethic will be outstanding throughout the season.  Toughness and consistency are all key traits we should strive to achieve, but overall our ability to play with confidence and together as a team will be the key.  The 2017 Kempner Cougars should rise to that challenge because they are great kids who know how to be physical, play with enthusiasm, and play within the rules of the game.


I would like to pay a special thank you to all who have and do support our athletes at Kempner High School.  This includes administration, counselors, teacher and custodial staff, ground crew, members of our community, and most importantly our parents, booster club and assistant coaches.  Without your support there is no way we could provide a first class program in a first class district.


In closing, I hope you are as excited as we are.  We will play hard on every play and be physical.  I am confident we as coaches, parents, players, and fans will represent our families, school and district with pride, integrity, and enthusiasm.


“Right Here Right Now”

Darrin Andrus, Head Football Coach