ROGERS, Texas — The Rogers Eagles enter 2022 with a chip on their shoulder after a first round exit in the playoffs. Despite losing some key contributors, they are poised for another run at a district crown.
If the Eagles want success this season, they will have to rely on their experienced offensive line. Rogers returns four of their five starting offensive lineman from a season ago.
"That's always a comfort," Head Coach Charlie Roten said. "If you had your choice, you'd rather be a little more experienced on the offensive line than you would be on the skill positions, because I think those guys will get there. It's comforting to know that we have a bunch of guys returning up front."
That group of blockers will have to open holes for a largely new Eagle backfield. Quarterback Riley Dolgener is now competing at Hardin-Simmons, while breakout back Christian Riley will be Dolgener's rival at McMurry. In their place, the Eagles will turn to running back Jackson Landeros, the Preseason District Offensive MVP, and new QB Cooper Sisneroz, who led the JV team last season and got some experience as Dolgener's backup, to help carry the water offensively.
"We've been working hard, and as long as we can work together each day, I feel like we'll be a really good team and make a run in the playoffs," Rogers senior Brice Lisenbe said.
2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
8/26 at Little River Academy
9/2 vs Schulenburg 7:30
9/9 at Troy 7:30
9/16 at Palmer 7:30
9/23 vs Johnson City 7:30
10/7 vs Clifton* 7:30
10/14 vs Florence* 7:30
10/21 at Buffalo* 7:30
10/28 vs Lexington* 7:30
11/4 at Elkhart* 7:30
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