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River Oaks 2016 Preview

River Oaks looks to maximize its personnel resources in hopes of District Title

With fewer than 30 players on their 2016 roster, the River Oaks Mustangs will need to maximize its personnel resources to capture the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ (MAIS) District 6-AA championship.

No doubt, River Oaks coach Robert Hannah and his coaching staff will require many players to play on both sides of the ball in dual roles.

Senior Tyler Pommier (5’11”, 190 pounds) returns at quarterback to lead the Mustang offense.

Joining Pommier in the backfield will be sophomore running back Cody Tindall (5’7”, 135 pounds) who had 5 rushing touchdowns in his freshman season.

Junior wide receiver Jake Houston returns (6’3”, 185 pounds) and will be joined by junior tight end Adam Gremillion (5’9”, 180 pounds) to Pommier established weapons to spread out opposing defenses.  Houston, Gremillion and Tindall will also be counted on to play defensive back.

Along both the offensive and defensive lines, River Oaks will look to senior Connor Hitt (5’10”, 265 pounds), junior Lowell Ashbrook (5’6”, 225 pounds) and junior Bryce Hanson (6’3”, 210 pounds) to lead a young group of Mustang linemen.

Sophomore middle linebacker Rico Gonzalez (6’2”, 215 pounds) will be counted on to anchor the River Oaks’ linebacker unit.

The Mustangs opened their 2016 regular season with a 35-0 road loss to MAIS Class AAA’s Washington School Generals on Friday, August 19.

On Friday, August 26, River Oaks traveled to Rayville to take on their rival in the Riverfield Academy Raiders.  The Mustangs took home a hard fought 44-32 victory.

Following a week three open date, River Oaks will return to action when the Mustangs open a two-game home stretch against the Central Hinds Cougars on Friday, September 9 and the Tri-County Academy Rebels on Friday, September 16.

River Oaks will open its District 2-AA schedule when the Mustangs travel to Minden to face Glenbrook Academy Apaches on Friday, September 23.

On Friday, September 30, the Mustangs take a break from district action when River Oaks hosts the Wilkinson County Christian Rams.

River Oaks jumps back into its district schedule the following week with key district showdown with the Prairie View Spartans on Friday, October 7.

The Mustangs will close out its regular / district schedule with a road trip to Haynesville to face the Claiborne Academy Rebels on Friday, October 14 and home date against the Union Christian Academy Lion on Friday, October 21.

River Oaks’ fans can listen to all of the Mustangs’ football games on the radio on KMLB 540 AM or online at www.kmlb.com.

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