Countdown to kickoff: Arlington Seguin

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Arlington Seguin

District: 15-4A

Coach: Carlos Lynn

Last season: 3-7 (2-5 in District 15-4A)

Key players: QB Kelton Moore (6-0, 195); CB Quinton Gale (5-11, 175); DE Rashawn Marable (6-0, 215); LB Anton Clark (6-0, 190) LB Chris Jones (6-0, 190), C Zach Collins (6-2, 270).

The big picture: Despite winning just two district games a year ago, there is optimism this season at Seguin. The team will suit up at least 34 seniors, by far the most in coach Carlos Lynn’s six seasons. “This group just has the experience of knowing what we want to do and how we want to approach things. This group has been with me since seventh grade,” Lynn said. The staff was pleased with the summer workout this year, including the 7-on-7 team. “We felt like we put emphasis on doing well this summer and we know that trend of those elite teams is that they make it to the 7-on-7 state tournament,” Lynn said. Kelton Moore, who threw for 600 yards and rushed for 434 a season ago, is back for his senior season to lead an offense that returns eight starters. The defense, led by Quinton Gale and Rashawn Marable, returns five. Seguin could be in the mix at the end of the season with key district home games against Waxahacie, Mansfield Summit and Red Oak, three teams it will have to fight for a playoff berth.

Quotable: “7-on-7 really showed us how good we are even though we might not be the most talented, but we came together as a team and put in hard work. Over the past years we’ve almost made it, but this year we finally pushed through and went over the hump. It’s built up our confidence a lot. We didn’t play the best when we got [to the 7-on-7 state tournament], but we took it as a learning experience that hard work pays off.” — QB Kelton Moore

“We’ve had some good players that have come through here. I wouldn’t say this is the most talented group, but the best as a team that has come through. They have a special bond and spend time with one another. They have all the qualities that make them a good team. The intangibles and chemistry of this team far exceeds any I have ever coached here.” — coach Carlos Lynn

Notable: The Cougars have missed the playoffs the past three years. The 2013 team qualified for its first 7-on-7 state tournament.

— Greg Bogomol

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