Texas Football 2017 Match Preview Prediction and Players: July 2nd, 2017 – The Abilene High Eagles are the smallest school in District 3-6A, but Texas Football says the Eagles are still the favorite to win the district championship for the 2nd straight year. Head coach Del Van Cox’s team is also going to be the least experienced team in the district. Only 16 lettermen return for the 2017 season, and of those, just 6 were starters for the area champions.
Replacing running back Abram Smith right at the top of the “To do list” for Abilene High. Moise Niyungeko is one of the candidates. Andrew Ezzell is ready to take over under center for 2-year starter Peyton Killam. Ezzell looked good in the summer and led the Eagles to the 7-on-7 State Tournament. Defensively, Abilene High returns 4 starters including Terrell Franklin and Doak Holloway. Both were first team all-district in 2016. Keller schools fill the rest of the playoff positions according to Texas Football Magazine. Timber Creek is picked to finish behind Abilene High.
Texas Football 2017 Match Preview and Prediction
Fossil Ridge is in there in third, and Central, last year’s runner-up, is picked fourth. Keller High, Haltom, and Weatherford are on the outside looking in. Former Aledo defensive coordinator Billy Mathis takes over as head coach in Weatherford. The District 4-5A championship is expected to come down to the Cooper Cougars and the Lubbock Coronado Mustangs. Cooper argument for being picked is very strong. Head coach Todd Moebes’ offense is loaded with skill position returnees.
Texas Football 2017, Receivers Myller Royals and Shaun Watson and running back Tyrees Whitfield are back to lend a hand as Ender Freeman takes over at quarterback. Freeman showed he could handle the spotlight with a strong second half against Aledo in the third round of the playoffs last year. Royals is getting a lot of attention from Division One schools. Justin Wright is a strong foundation on which the Cougars rebuild their defense. Wright delivered 78 tackles for the Cougars in 2016.
All of that said, Coronado is Texas Football’s pick to claim the district crown. 25 lettermen have back formed the Mustangs, and the most important of them all is quarterback Qua Gray. The preseason district MVP on offense threw for over 4,000 yards and 53 touchdowns last year. He is complimented by running back Jarrod Compton who rushed almost 1,500 yards. Lubbock Monterey is expected to finish in third place in District 4-5A and Lubbock Cooper will take the final playoff berth. Lubbock High and San Angelo Lake View are picked to finish fifth and sixth.
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Preston is a 4-star receiver from Manvel, Texas and the Aggies are enamored with him to say the least. His teammate, linebacker Brian Johnson, has already committed to the Aggies. Kevin Sumlin and lead recruiter Clarence McKinney are hopeful that’s a point in their favor when Preston does decide to pull the trigger.
Why all the commotion around this one pass catcher? He’s the No. 8 wide receiver in the nation with offers from several major SEC programs (LSU, Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State) as well as the bigger names in the Big 12 (Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Baylor). Everybody wants to get this guy on their campus because he can do things like this.