KILLEEN, Texas — In year one under Head Coach Danny Servance, the Ellison Eagles outperformed expectations, upsetting Liberty Hill and beating Killeen and Shoemaker on their way to a 4-6 season. Year two promises more hope, as the Eagles transition from 6A to 5A in 2022.
Ellison will be led by its defense once again in 2022, despite returning just five starters on that side of the ball.
"I think our kids needed to see that they could play with anybody, and so I think now they've got that mentality," Head Coach Danny Servance said. "Now they know the work that has to go in to earn what you get, because it doesn't just happen."
Brendan Bett, a senior defensive lineman, has assumed a leadership role this summer. Bett committed to Baylor before practice began in August.
"We just want it," Bett said. "We've been so underrated, so under-looked at and been underdogs for so long. My goal is to change that. I want to be able to bless them with a seed so that not only can we have a good season this year, but it's passed down throughout the years that may come."
Ellison came up one win shy of a playoff spot in 2021. The Eagles are picked to finish fifth in District 4-5A I after dropping from Conference 6A during the latest round of realignment.
Offensively, Ellison returns a large number of starters, including wide receiver Zy'Aire King, who had 440 yards and four touchdowns last season.
2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
8/25 vs Killeen Harker Heights 7:00
9/2 at Pflugerville Hendrickson 7:00
9/16 vs Red Oak* 7:00
9/23 at Killeen Shoemaker* 7:00
9/30 vs Waco* 7:00
10/7 at Cleburne* 7:00
10/14 vs Killeen* 7:00
10/21 at Granbury* 7:00
10/28 vs Midlothian* 7:00
11/4 at Lake Belton* 7:00
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