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Colleyville Heritage Prowls into 2018

Colleyville Heritage has posted record seasons in two consecutive years. But head coach Joe Willis is not satisfied.

Despite an all-time school best 11 wins in 2017, an 80-62 loss versus Lubbock Coronado in the regional semifinals left a bad taste in the mouths of Panther fans.

Going 21-6 in his last two seasons at Colleyville Heritage, Willis enters 2018 already with a championship pedigree as the former Cedar Park coach has a 2012 state title under his belt. Armed with an All-American wideout in Kam Brown and a stellar offensive line, Colleyville Heritage looks to improve on a stellar 2017 in Willis’ fourth year at the helm.

The Panthers have experienced past success under former coaches Mike Fuller and Darren Allman as touted recruits like Oklahoma Sooner Cody Thomas put Colleyville on the Texas High School Football map.

However, high hopes have never been met past the regular season. Coach Willis believes a shift in attitude and work ethic will translate to the success the Panthers have clawed for since the school opened 20 years ago.

Under the direction of Willis, Colleyville Heritage has not only revamped their attitude, but it has transformed its facilities.

After a scrimmage less than two weeks ahead of the Panthers’ season opener versus North Forney, Willis and his Panthers aren’t lacking in confidence.




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