2008 Team Insider: West Brook Bruins

2008 Team Insider: West Brook Bruins

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Beaumont West Brook Bruins

Coach Craig Stump has built quite a successful program at Beaumont West Brook High School since his arrival in 2005. The Bruins have been to the playoffs each year under Stump with two 3rd round trips in 2005 and 2006 and an Area Round trip last season. The Brook has also seen an improved record in each of Stump's 3 seasons at the helm. His first season with the Bruins saw them go 8-2 after seven straight losing seasons. The following year they went 9-4 and last season the Brook finished 10-2 including a perfect 7-0 district record in 21-5A and a District Championship. The Bruins are loaded again as they head into the 2008 season. They return 14 total starters from last year's squad and are primed to make another deep playoff run. If everything goes as planned i can see the Bruins going along way, and it's not out of the question even a District Championship with a win over North Shore.

Key Wins Last Year
Humble (14-6)
South Houston (42-28)

Last Year's Scores
West Brook 26 Ozen 6
West Brook 34 Central 17
Westfield 33 West Brook 24
West Brook 44 Atascocita 6
West Brook 56 Kingwood 14
West Brook 38 Lee 21
West Brook 47 Sterling 21
West Brook 42 Memorial 21
West Brook 14 Humble 6
West Brook 28 Channelview 14
West Brook 42 South Houston 28
Fort Bend Clements 36 West Brook 33

Offense

West Brook welcomes back 8 starters on offense in 2008. Last season the Bruin offense pumped out 36 points per game. QB Christian Louis returns to lead the Bruin offensive attack after having a monster year in 2007. Louis completed 127 passes for 2,031 yards and 18 touchdowns last year. Also back for his senior season is TB Christine Michael who rushed for 1,170 yards on 180 carries with 28 touchdowns. At the skill positions the Bruins are loaded. Quarterback Louis has worked his tail off this Offseason and could be one of the best QB's in the region. Kid can run, has great vision and speed. Certainly College material. The Offensive Line returns three out of five starters from last season and the kids average at least 230 pounds. At Wide Reciever Ryan Grant will be Louis's main target, Grant has tremendous speed and he just adds to the weapons to this Offense. Back to Christine Michael, kid is one of the best in the region and State and will be choosing his College soon. If the Bruins stay healthy watch out!

Other Key Players
Ryan Grant (WR)

Defense

Defensively the Bruins welcome back 6 starters from the 2007 team that allowed 18 points per game. All-District LB Taylor Reed will lead the Bruin defense after collecting 92 tackles last season. The Bruin defensive line will also be a strong point as 3 starters return led by DT Roland Bordelon. The Bruins have alot of spped on this side of the ball as well. Linebacker Caleb Gatlin and Defensive Tackle Roland Bordelon will be all over the field just like last season. I really don't see to many weak spots on the Defense and look for the average points giving up to be lower than last season.

Other Key Players
Caleb Gatlin (LB)

West Brook will open the 2008 season with game 1 of the Beaumont Bowl against cross-town rival Ozen. Game 2 of the Beaumont Bowl will be the following week against Central. The Bruins have two monster games looming in non-district as they will host Spring Westfield on September 12 and Katy on September 27. They will open 21-5A play on October 10 at Channelview. Here is the complete 2008 schedule for the Beaumont West Brook Bruins……

Aug. 29 Beaumont Ozen
Sept. 5 Beaumont Central
Sept. 12 Spring Westfield
Sept. 19 @ Aldine Eisenhower
Sept. 27 Katy (Sat. 5pm)
Oct. 3 OPEN
Oct. 10 @ Channelview*
Oct. 17 Baytown Lee*
Oct. 24 @ Port Arthur Memorial*
Nov. 1 Baytown Sterling* (Sat. 3pm)
Nov. 7 @ Galena Park North Shore*

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