The Birdville Hawks exited the 2012 Texas High School football playoffs in the Division I state quarterfinals, losing to the eventual state champions, the Denton Guyer Wildcats. The Hawks chomped their regular season competition in 2012, becoming the winnigest Birdville program since it’s opening in 1999, they managed to continue this play throughout the playoffs, winning it’s first 13 games before getting stumped by Denton Guyer.
It should be noted that although they are without some of their key players from last-season, they still remain loaded with plenty of talent. Expect the Hawks have to similar offensive success this season. The offense will be led by 6-foot-1, 215 pound senior running back Xavier Turner. Turner rushed for almost 1,600 yards and 31 TDs last-season. Turner should have no problem repeating that this season. Junior quarterback Will Hayward will replace expected senior quarterback Ty Englehardt who tore his ACL in Birdville’s scrimmage against the Fossil Ridge panthers. “I Feel great about Hayward, there is no looking back” said Birdville defensive coordinator, Phil Shaffer. Although Hayward lacks experience, expect to him to have a hot target in leading receiver Samuel Northey. who was a first-team all district selection as a junior last-season. Northey caught 68 passes for a little over 850 yards, along with 13 scores. On paper, this team looks capable of some damage, expect them to have no problem blowing through competition, once again. There is no looking back at this point, for the Hawks.