District: TAPPS 6-man Division I-District 4
Coach: Jeremy Samplaski (18-8 in third season at school)
Last year: 6-6 DII regional semifinalist; 4-2 district
Lowdown: Two years removed from their Division II state championship, the Eagles soar into Division I this year. Five starters are back on each side of the ball. Top returnees include QB/DE Nathan Mumme (6-3, 215, Sr.), who passed for 1,316 yards and 24 TDs and crunched 84 tackles on defense. RB/DB Grant Hanson (5-10, 180, Sr.) tallied more than 1,700 yards and 31 TDs on offense, plus 106 stops defensively.

Notable: Castle Hills defeated Orange Community Christian School 64-19 in bi-district before falling 78-38 to Austin Veritas Academy in the regional round … Returning all-state players include Mumme, Hanson, WR/DB Andrew Anderson (6-1, 175, Jr.) and LB-RB Luke Schmitt (5-9, 180, Sr.) … The Eagles hosted Winston School in the season-opener for both on Aug. 26.

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