High School Sports

Harris County looks to senior Esaias Chapman for leadership

Coach: Tommy Parks, 10th year, 48-48 (48-48 overall)

Assistant coaches: Jamie Fox, offensive coordinator, Danny Durham, defensive coordinator, Jimmy Dudley, Derrick Arrington, Adam Bright, Tracy Powell, Steve Westmoreland, Jonathon Thompson, T.J. Norman

Homefield: Tiger Stadium

2012 record: 8-5, lost to Gainesville 64-13 in the Class AAAAA state quarterfinal

Region: 1-AAAAAGood news: You can't get much better news than having a senior running back Esaias Chapman, who rushed for 2,124 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior, except, perhaps, returning a couple of top-notch offensive linemen, as well. This team, which played in the state quarterfinals last season, may be even stronger in 2013. What's more, it can enter the season with confidence and swagger it built during an eight-game winning streak last season.

Bad news: Replacing graduated Jay Ellison on defense won't be easy and there's always a few growing pains with a new man under center. Despite a magical eight-game winning streak last year, the Tigers did lose their first four games of the season. It can't count on being able to recover from a slow start again in 2013.

Our take: Harris County has what it takes to win the region again, though it will face stiff competition from some improved teams. Anything less than a playoff berth would be a disappointment.

-- David Mitchell

2013 schedule

Aug. 29 at Houston County (at Warner Robins) 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 LaGrange 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 Veterans 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Callaway 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Douglas County 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Bainbridge 8 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Northside (K) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Lee County 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 Hardaway 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 Thomas County Central 7:30 p.m.

2012 results

Aug. 31 Houston County L, 35-23

Sept. 6 LaGrange L, 37-13

Sept. 14 Veterans L, 34-13

Sept. 21 Callaway L, 24-21

Sept. 28 Douglas County W, 37-31 (3OT)

Oct. 12 Bainbridge W, 21-17

Oct. 19 Northside W, 48-0

Oct. 26 Lee County W, 35-31

Nov. 2 Hardaway W, 28-21

Nov. 9 Thomas County Central W, 18-12

*Nov. 16 Northgate W, 31-14

*Nov. 23 Warner Robins W, 31-21

*Nov. 30 Gainesville L, 64-13

* Playoffs


No. Name Class Pos.

1 TaQuon Marshall Jr. QB

2 Tae Crowder Jr. WR/DB

3 DJ Washington Jr. DB

4 Nick Terrell Sr. LB

5 Esaias Chapman Sr. RB

6 Jay McKibben Jr. QB/WR

7 Jaborie Partridge Sr. LB

8 Jakevis Jarrett So. WR

9 Monterio Wyatt Jr. LB

10 AJ Howard Sr. WR/DB

11 Deondre Pelote Jr. DB

12 Luke Lynch Sr. WR/DB

13 Cortez Johnson Jr. WR

14 Savion Johnson Sr. WR

15 Eric Seldon So. WR

16 Wes Dumas So. DB

18 Jesse Williams So. LB

19 Isaiah Nobles So. WR

20 Juan O'Neal So. RB

21 Josh Hutchinson So. CB

23 Sam Mitchell Jr. DB

24 Graham Durham So. WR

25 Geordan McGhee Jr. DL

26 Blake Jones Jr. DL

27 Taylor Deloach So. LB

28 Jacob Rovig So. RB

29 Chris Milstid So. DB

30 Paul Hilton Sr. LB

31 Tahsaan Tucker So. DB

32 Easton Hart Jr. DB

33 Ivy Martin Jr. DB

35 Josh Stein So. DB/WR

36 Chris Thornton So. DB

37 Isaac Grimes Sr. PK

38 Zach Stoddard So. DB

39 Austin Thompson So. DB

40 Jacquez Williams Jr. LB

41 Michael Fitzpatrick Sr. DB

43 Nathan chapman Jr. DB

44 Jamal Sparks So. WR

46 Tyler Floyd Jr. DL

47 Jacob Reiney Jr. WR

48 Michael Stephens So. WR

50 Jake McTier Sr. DL

51 Trevon Brown Jr. OL

52 Key Hicks Sr. DL

53 Tyler McGarr Jr. OL

54 Jeremy Schaffer Jr. OL

55 Kent Elliott Jr. LB

56 Charlie Love So. DL

57 Malik Grier So. OL

59 Ryan Graves So. DL

60 Tristan Parrachavez So. OL

61 Manuel Parrachavez Sr. DL

62 Quinten Rogers Sr. OL

63 Tek Kalish So. DL

64 Kenneth Clarke So. OL

65 Andrew Whittingham Jr. DL

66 Tiger Pierce So. DL

67 Bradley McCoy Sr. OL

68 Keuintrae Jeter Sr. DL

70 Nakia Grier Jr. OL

71 Byron Neal Sr. OL

73 Mylan Hightower So. OL

74 David Mitchell Jr. OL

75 Catravius West Jr. OL

76 Alex Sublett So. LB

77 Tyler Boutwell Jr. OL

78 Tyler Williams Jr. DL

79 Braxton Williams So. OL

80 Noah Kosobucki Jr. DB

81 Taylor Smith Jr. WR

82 Alex Copeland Jr. WR

84 Taylor Southerland So. DB