The Texas lake community of Conroe was a traditional power in the 1980s. Well, the Greater Houston program is back and winning with the throw-back principals of a tough running game and a stingy defense.
The Tigers posses their district's best offense with the running back tandem of Draylon Booker and Lorenzo Greenwood, grinding out yardage.
"Booker missed some games early but is running at eight yards a whack since then," Conroe coach Roger Holtkamp said. "He busts it loose at the line of scrimmage and he's gone. He's straight-ahead fast and is big and tough."
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound back is receiving interest from the academies and Louisiana-Lafayette, but a playoff run could propel him into several Division I offers.
"No one really knows about him, but when they see his tape against The Woodlands and Lufkin, they will take notice," he said.
Greenwood is another big back, standing 6-foot, 185-pounds.
"Lo is just a junior and will be one of the top running backs in the city next season," he said. "He will be highly recruited next year and can do it all. He doesn't have the big numbers because we have three good backs that share the ball."
At the center of the Tigers' potent offense is offensive lineman Alan Woodem who will be another all-district selection. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound center is receiving interest from several Division IAA schools.
Conroe's physical defense is led by sleepers Mookie Lewis and Jacob Fidge. Fidge (6-foot-2, 195-pounds) is an attractive Division I prospect with outside linebacker size and speed.