High Expectations for Graham

High Expectations for Graham

As the saying goes, there is no offseason in football.

For Graham, that statement held true this summer. The Steers competed in the Adidas Texas 7-on-7 Championships in Round Rock, where they brought home the gold trophy in Division II.

"These guys had the confidence," said Head Coach Kenny Davidson. "They knew they could compete with the top teams in the state."

"We competed against some really good teams," says senior quarterback Ben Davis. "So that helped us see some different challenges."

"It helped us out," agreed senior running back Dillon Gonzales. "It was a great experience for us, especially to win it all."

The Steers return a trio of stars who helped win that State 7-on-7 title this summer.

Davis threw for over 3,000 yards and accounted for 35 touchdowns last season.

His favorite targets, Gonzales and wide receiver Bryce Reeves, combined for over 3,000 total yards and 38 touchdowns in 2012.

"To have three guys returning for their senior year with those kind of numbers are really great," Coach Davidson said.

The Steers aren't worried about what they might do in the future, they are focused on the here and now.

"You know we've got to take it one week at a time and build on that," Davidson said.

"We're just day by day, and just every week that's who we're worried about," said Davis. "Right now, it's Mineral Wells."

This football team knows the city has them supported, and the Steers are ready to put on a show this season.

"Our fans here in Graham are really good," Davis said. "I really like the support from them that we get."
"Everyone is really excited this year," Gonzales agreed. "We had a great run last year, and this is a new team and I feel it. You know, the whole town is behind us this year and it feels great."

As Davis said, the Steers open the season Friday night on the road against Mineral Wells.