The Celina Bobcats and Anna Coyotes are two of the best teams in the State of Texas in 4A Division I. Both teams came into last Friday night’s ( 09/15/23) matchup looking to keep their early season momentum trending in the right direction. The undefeated Bobcats ranked number five in 4A DI after playing a close game in week three. They lost to Anna twice in 2022, including a tight contest in the state playoffs that ended their season. The Coyotes, ranked number three in 4A Division I, were coming into this game off of a bye week, hoping to continue their win streak over the Bobcats. In what turned out to be a thrilling four overtime slugfest, the Celina Bobcats outlasted the Anna Coyotes 42-40 to stay unbeaten.
We spotlight several outstanding performances and prospects who should start to receive some buzz on the recruiting trail this season.
Logan Gutierrez (RB) | Class of 2026 | Celina HS | @LoganGUT03
Gutierrez has been on a tear this season, in week two he had a 25 carry, 254 yard, 5 touchdown performance and backed that up against Anna with 123 yards and two touchdowns, including a crucial 18 yard romp in their second overtime to snatch a victory 42-40 in a thriller. Logan runs well between the tackles, he has an explosive burst through the hole, he runs with excellent forward lean with a lower center of gravity and he shows great balance to shrug off intial contact at impact. Gutierrez is cat quick, with nimble feet, he has the ability to change directions quickly, which enables him to make defenders miss in the open field and he has the speed to separate from defenders at the second level. Logan’s numbers have been impressive early this season and he has shown that he can tote the load for the Bobcats. He has the skill set to line up in the slot and be effective, which may be his true position at the next level. Only a sophomore, Logan has begun to build his recruiting resume with his fast start to the season.
Zaydyn Dimas(OL) | Class of 2025 | Celina HS | @zaydyn9
Dimas is a 6’3 300 pound powerhouse, who is physical at the point of attack, his powerful punch at impact stuns his opponents, he uses great leverage with violent hands to get control of defenders early and he plays with a mean streak. Zaydyn plows defenders, he has excellent leg drive with a strong base, he has a stout compact build and he has the short area quickness to pull and lead his running backs to the second level consistently. Celina is heavy run team that relies on Dimas’s power and strength to gash defenses and he was a key cog in the Bobcats come from behind four overtime win against the number three ranked Anna Coyotes 42-40. A two year starter, Dimas was selected 7-4 DI Offensive Newcomer of The Year as a sophomore and Texas A&M Commerce has jumped in early to offer Zaydyn this past offseason. Dimas has the makeup at guard that college programs covet. Look for his profile to rise as the Bobcats continue to churn out rushing yards this season.
Sean Steens (WR) | Class of 2024 | Anna HS | @SteensSean
Steens has excellent quickness, which enables him to create separation early from defenders in tight coverage. Sean has flexible hips with ability to sink, cut and burst during his routes that allows him to get open routinely. He has a high football IQ combined with superb vision, that enables him to find creases in defenses to sit down and get open, making grabs in traffic consistently. Steens excels at yards after the catch, he has the short area quickness to make defenders miss and the long speed to make a house call for six. Although the Coyotes lost in overtime, Steens was eating all night, leading the Coyotes wideouts with 12 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown. Steens was active on the camp scene this offseason, camping at Lamar University, UNT, Texas State, SFA and attended Junior Day at Texas A&M Commerce. Schools may not want to miss the opportunity to offer Steens, who has all the traits in his game that slot receivers posses at the next level.
Ziondre Williams | Class of 2026 | Anna HS | @ZiondreWilliams
Williams showed great poise and composure in high intensity situations and his ability to make plays under constant pressure was a noticeable trait in his game. Ziondre’s decision making, combined with his ability to be on time with his throws were a key component that lead to him airing out the football for 341 yards on the night and his connection with Steens was on point most of the night, as the tandem hooked up for a late score in the fourth quarter. Ziondre moves well in the pocket, he has the skill set to be a threat in the running game and he used his speed to avoid pressure. In the open field, Williams is a talented runner, who has excellent short area quickness in the open field and he has the speed to elude defenders. Texas State has extended an offer to the sophomore signal caller and he has the potential to develop into a top quarterback in the state in his class for the next couple of years at Anna.
Jadun Mason Davis (DB) | Class of 2024 | Anna HS
Mason-Davis has a lean, athletic build, with extended arm length and he uses that to his advantage in press coverage to get hands on wideouts early in their routes. Jadun is a sticky defender, who has active hands in coverage, which enables him to alter his opponents at the point of attack and he didn’t give up many receptions versus Celina. Jadun transitions into his back pedal smoothly and this allows him to plant and change directions quickly. Mason-Davis had one the biggest plays in the first half. The Coyotes blocked a Bobcats field goal attempt and the ball bounced into Jadun’s hands. Mason-Davis scooped the ball up and raced up the sideline for six, showing off his wheels. Jadun has the physical characteristics of a playmaker at the cornerback position. In his junior season, he was voted 8-4A DI Second Team All District.