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2023 District 7-5A Division I Football Thread
ANTI posted a topic in High School Sports2022 results (varsity) 1. Longview (14-1)(7-0) 2. Lancaster (9-3)(6-1) 3. Forney (7-4)(5-2) 4. McKinney North (7-4)(4-3) -‐-‐---------------------- 5. Lufkin (6-4)(3-4) 6. Tyler (2-8)(2-5) 7. North Mesquite (2-8)(1-6) 8. West Mesquite (3-7)(0-7) 2022 results (JV) 1. Longview (9-0)(6-0) 2. Lancaster (7-2-1)(5-1-1) 3. McKinney North (6-4)(4-3) 4. Forney (7-3)(4-3) 5. Lufkin (4-4-1)(2-3-1) 6. West Mesquite (5-3)(2-3) 7. Tyler (3-7)(2-5) 8. North Mesquite (0-10)(0-7) 2022 results (9th) 1. Longview (8-1)(5-1) 2. Tyler (7-2-1)(5-1-1) 3. Lancaster (8-1-1)(5-1-1) 4. Forney (7-3)(4-3) 5. Lufkin (4-5)(2-4) 6. West Mesquite (5-3)(2-3) 7. McKinney North (3-7)(2-5) 8. North Mesquite (1-8)(0-7) 2023 Projected Rankings: 1. Longview 2. Lancaster 3. Forney 4. Lufkin 5. McKinney North 6. Tyler 7. West Mesquite 8. North Mesquite
2022 District 7-5A Division I Football Thread
LoboFan07 posted a topic in High School SportsDistrict 7-5A Division I for 2022 Forney Lancaster Longview Lufkin McKinney North North Mesquite Tyler West Mesquite Will face off against District 8-5A Division I in Bi-District Baytown Goose Creek Memorial Baytown Lee Baytown Sterling Crosby Humble Kingwood Park La Porte Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill New Caney Porter Port Arthur Memorial
Week Nine: Longview vs McKinney North
LoboFan07 posted a topic in High School SportsLONGVIEW LOBOS (7-0) VS MCKINNEY NORTH BULLDOGS (6-1) DATE: Friday, October 21st TIME: 7:30 PM LOCATION: Lobo Stadium in Longview, Texas LONGVIEW BROADCAST: 106.5 FM JACK FM MCKINNEY NORTH BROADCAST: n/a LONGVIEW LIVE STREAM: Longview Gameday MCKINNEY NORTH LIVE STREAM: n/a SERIES TIED 1-1-0 The two schools have never played a non-district contest. The two schools are tied 1-1 when the game is a district contest. The two schools have never played a playoff contest. The two schools have never played at a neutral location. The Lobos have a 1-0 lead when the game is played at Longview. The Bulldogs have a 1-0 lead when the game is played at McKinney North. McKinney North won the last meeting with the Lobos. Longview is 1-0-0 all-time against McKinney North at Lobo Stadium (new), with the Lobos winning the last meeting there. The two schools have never played on October 21st. LAST FIVE GAMES IN SERIES: 10.21.2021 - McKinney North 37, Longview 35 - McKinney ISD Stadium 11.27.2020 - Longview 55, McKinney North 10 - Lobo Stadium FULL GAME LOG GAME PREVIEW & SERIES REVIEW: Revenge. Head coach John King won’t want many people thinking that’s what is on the mind of his Lobos and the fans of his number one ranked team, but it will be hard to think of anything else. Revenge will be the headline as the Lobos welcome in McKinney North’s Bulldogs in the third meeting between the two programs. Last season, Longview visited McKinney ISD Stadium on a cold, windy Thursday night only to suffer a 37-35 defeat that saw the Lobos turn the ball over five different times on top of recording 13 penalties for over 120 yards. It was a nightmare for the Lobos in every which way, one that saw McKinney North’s Elijah Alexander completely steal the show offensively for the Bulldogs as he tallied up four touchdowns on the night. The second loss in district play last season marked just the second time under head coach John King that Longview had suffered two district losses within the same season. The two teams enter Longview’s Lobo Stadium in a cross road. For Longview, the Lobos are looking to clinch a playoff berth AND at least a top two seed within the district meaning a home playoff game regardless of what happens the rest of the day. The Lobos are the district’s lone remaining unbeaten team within the district. McKinney North, however, comes in at 3-1 in district play. For the Bulldogs, they will be coming in thinking a win would get them back into the district title race. McKinney North’s lone loss came to Lancaster, while Lancaster lost to Longview previously. A loss for the Bulldogs see the Lobos and Tigers pulling away while the Bulldogs would drop into battling for the third and fourth spots in district play. Last week, the Lobos sat their star backs in Taylor Tatum and Alijah Johnson but got a massive effort out of sophomore sensation Kelvin Washington, who registered four touchdowns on the night, in a 42-19 victory over the North Mesquite Stallions. The win was Longview’s eighth in a row over North Mesquite. The Lobos saw their mark of surrendering just eight points in the second half come to an end as a fumble late in the fourth quarter ended the shutout streak that had lasted since the third quarter of the second game of the season. The defense did not allow North Mesquite to pass midfield the entire half, once again. McKinney North got a highly emotional victory over Lufkin in three overtimes that saw the Bulldogs overcome a 17 point deficit in the second half before the two teams traded scores back and forth until being forced to decide a likely playoff spot, at least for Lufkin, on trading two point conversion attempts. McKinney North returns to Lobo Stadium for the second time in three years, following their 2020 Black Friday visit. The Bulldogs actually grabbed the lead early in that first meeting between the two programs, before the Lobos rolled up 340 yards rushing in a 55-10 beatdown of McKinney North. Friday’s contest will only be the 6th meeting between Longview and a McKinney ISD school, but it will be the second of the season. Longview first met McKinney High back in 1937, knocking off the Lions 32-7. The Lobos met McKinney Boyd in a 2013 playoff contest that saw the Lobos walk away with a 27-10 victory before also opening the 2022 season with a 36-10 victory over Boyd. The Lobos, of course, have been in a district with North the last three years. Longview is scheduled to meet McKinney High to open the 2023 season, as well as visit the Bulldogs in October 2023. Longview returns to Lobo Stadium for their 250th appearance inside the stadium they’ve called home since 1976. The Lobos are currently riding an 11-game winning streak at home, having won 205 of the previous 249 games they’ve played there. Highly documented, the Lobos have rarely lost at home under head coach John King, who just picked up his 204th victory as Lobo head coach. Longview sits at 86-6 under King at Lobo Stadium, but even more impressively, the Lobos are 56-2 in district ball games at home against King. WEEK EIGHT RESULTS FOR 7-5A DIVISION I: Forney 6 Lancaster 56 Longview 42 North Mesquite 19 Lufkin 51 McKinney North 53 (3 OT) West Mesquite 0 Tyler 21 WEEK NINE 7-5A DIVISION I SCHEDULE: McKinney North at Longview North Mesquite at Forney West Mesquite at Lancaster Tyler at Lufkin DISTRICT 7-5A DIVISION I STANDINGS: 1st. Longview (7-0, 4-0) 2nd. Lancaster (5-2, 3-1) 3rd. McKinney North (6-1, 3-1) 4th. Forney (4-3, 2-2) 5th. Tyler (2-5, 2-2) 6th. Lufkin (4-3, 1-3) 7th. North Mesquite (2-5, 1-3) 8th. West Mesquite (3-4, 0-4) DISTRICT 8-5A DIVISION I OVERVIEW: Last week - Crosby defeated Baytown Sterling, 69-21. Humble Kingwood Park defeated Baytown Lee, 54-18. New Caney Porter defeated La Porte, 35-14. Port Arthur Memorial defeated Baytown Goose Creek Memorial, 63-13. Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill was off. This week - Baytown Sterling travels to La Porte. Humble Kingwood Park travels to Mont Belvieu Barbers hill. Baytown Lee plays Port Arthur Memorial. Baytown Goose Creek Memorial plays New Caney Porter. Crosby is off. LONGVIEW LOBOS Record: 7-0 (4-0) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: John King (204-44 in 19 seasons) (Playoffs: 45-17) First Year of Football: 1909 All-Time Record: 763-355-52 (Playoffs: 74-44-1) Playoff Appearances: 47 Last Playoff Appearance: 2021, Class 5A Division I Regional Round State Championships (2): 1937 (1A), 2018 (6A D2) State Championship Appearances (5): 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1), 2018 (6A D2) SCHEDULE: 08.26 - at McKinney Boyd - Win 36-10 09.02 - vs Marshall - Win 48-11 09.09 - at Tyler Legacy - Win 69-0 09.16 - at Lufkin - Win 56-7 09.23 - vs Lancaster - Win 21-13 10.07 - vs Forney - Win 46-7 10.14 - at North Mesquite - Win 42-19 10.21 - vs McKinney North 10.28 - at Tyler 11.04 - vs West Mesquite MCKINNEY NORTH BULLDOGS Record: 6-1 (3-1) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: Kendall Brewer (6-1 in 1 season) (Playoffs: 6-9) First Year of Football: 2002 All-Time Record: 117-106-0 (Playoffs: 7-11-0) Playoff Appearances: 11 Last Playoff Appearance: 2021, 5A Division I Bi-District Round State Championships (0): None State Championship Appearances (0): None SCHEDULE: 08.25 - vs Garland - Win 38-10 09.02 - at Justin Northwest - Win 47-39 09.08 - at Frisco Memorial - Win 59-28 09.16 - vs Lancaster - Loss 74-7 09.22 - vs Tyler - Win 34-13 10.06 - at West Mesquite - Win 34-14 10.14 - vs Lufkin - Win 53-51 (3 OT) 10.21 - at Longview 10.28 - vs Forney 11.03 - at North Mesquite ON THIS DATE IN LOBO HISTORY: October 21st In 1927, Bernie McCreary tallied four touchdown while Leonard Ray added three of his own as Longview rushed to a 73-0 victory over Mount Pleasant at Fair Park. The Lobos tallied up 495 total yards while holding the Tigers to 73 In 1932, Lufkin tallied 25 first downs while holding Longview to just one, as five different Panthers scored in a 34-0 Lufkin win over the Lobos at Panther Stadium. In 1938, despite outgaining the Tigers 146 to 49 on the day, Longview was unable to push over a score as the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Longview was able to get to the three yard line of Texas High in the second quarter, before losing the ball on downs. In 1949, Tommy Rae’s 21 yard rush in the first quarter lifted Longview to a 6-0 victory over Kilgore at Lobo Stadium. In 1960, Willard Wright tallied two touchdown to lift Longview to a 47-8 win over Tyler Lee at Lobo Stadium in the two programs’ first ever meeting. The Lobos held the Rebels, at the time, to 144 total yards on the day. In 1966, Keith Parker kicked three field goals in the only scorer of the game as Longview defeated Tyler Lee, 9-0, at Lobo Stadium. In 1977, Jim Tutt kicked two field goals while Greg Brown hauled in a 23-yard scoring reception in a 13-7 Lobo victory over Texas High at Grim Park. In 1978, trailing 14-3 at halftime, the Lobos stormed back in the second half with Rex Owns rushing in from three yards out in the third quarter before Mack Fa gett hauled in a 26-yard scoring reception with with 9 minutes left in the contest. James Redden intercepted Tyler Lee on the Lobo goal line with 1:30 to go to preserve the win over a Saturday night at Rose Stadium. In 1983, Marlin Myers hauled in two scoring receptions while Joe Johnson added a 52-yard rushing tally and Leon Hendrix scored from 47 yards out in a 28-12 win over Marshall at Lobo Stadium. In 1988, Odell Beckham tallied three times for Marshall, as the Mavericks broke a 19-year losing streak to the Lobos with a 28-0 victory at Maverick Stadium. Longview was held to just 106 yards on the day. In 2011, Seven different Lobos scored for the Lobos as Longview rolled over North Mesquite, 49-13, at Lobo Stadium. Longview tallied up 419 total yards, including 231 passing yards, but four fumbles plagued Longview throughout. In 2016, clinging to a 21-17 lead late in the 3rd quarter, John Tyler took off with 17 points that went unanswered until Jaylin Brown hauled in a 71-yard score late in the 4th as the Lions knocked off Longview 38-24, at Lobo Stadium. John Tyler managed 558 total yards not he day, holding Longview to 352.
Official 2021 District 7-5A DI Thread
ANTI posted a topic in High School SportsEnrollments: Highland Park – 2,209 Longview – 2,186.5 West Mesquite – 2,165 McKinney North – 2,135 Tyler – 2,111 Wylie East – 2,077 Sherman – 1,951.5 Projected 2021 7-5A DI Rankings: 1. Highland Park ( Team Schedule ) 2. Longview ( Team Schedule ) 3. McKinney North ( Team Schedule ) 4. Wylie East ( Team Schedule ) 5. Tyler ( Team Schedule ) 6. Sherman ( Team Schedule ) 7. West Mesquite ( Team Schedule ) Projected 2021 7-5A DI District MVP’s Overall: JR QB Brennan Storer, Highland Park Offensive: JR WR Jalen Hale, Longview Defensive: SR LB George Wright, Highland Park Team Previews Highland Park Fighting Scots Head Coach: Randy Allen 261-36 22 seasons at Highland Park 2020 result: 11-1 (6-0), 5A D1 Quarterfinal Returners: O = 4, D = 2 Returning All District: 5 A huge senior class graduates for Highland Park. Once again, we have seen this story with Highand Park and how it unfolds over the years under long time, legendary HC Randy Allen who brought home his 28th district title in his 40 years as a HC. Those wins aren’t disappearing in 2021. The 2020 district MVP Brayden Schager is headed to Hawaii, but surely by now, one has learned to never question whether Highland Park will have a QB or not. 2023 QB Brennan Storer (5’11 180) will be the next great Highland Park QB, with a heavy emphasis on the word great. Storer already holds numerous FBS offers and was an Adidas All-American as a freshman. He’s one of the top signal callers in the nation for the 2023 class. There will be plenty of targets with second team all-district SR WR John Rutledge (6’0 170) back. JR WR’s Jackson Heis (6’3 180) and Grayson Schrank (5’9 160) were also heavily involved in the pass catching for Highland Park in 2020. A great offensive line has been depleted with the only returning starter being first team all-district SR RG Grant Gibson (6’4 280). But again, don’t let it fool you. There is plenty of great youth moving up for Highland Park, such as 2023 LT Robert Sweeney (6’6 250), who already has offers from ACC and Big 10 programs. The defense was hit hard by graduation. But so were a lot of the other teams in the district. The good news is 3 year varsity vet Jack Curtis returns. Curtis (6’4 220) is a dominant defensive end with several FBS offers. The other returning starter is OLB George Wright (6’0 205) who was first team all-district and will definitely have a realistic shot at the district defensive MVP. The other 9 positions on defense will need to be replaced but Highland Park will reload. Also, talk about a tough stadium to go into and win, Highlander Stadium makes a strong case for being the toughest place to play in Texas. Since Randy Allen took over the Scots in 1999, Highland Park is 112-2 at home. With Longview coming to town, Highland Park naturally gets the edge because of that. The Scots will be the Scots in 2021. Highland Park SR OLB George Wright Longview Lobos Head Coach: John King 188-40 (94-7) 17 seasons at Longview 2020 result: 9-3 (4-1), 5A D1 Regional Returners: O = 6, D = 2 Returning All District: 7 A late game fumble and costly penalties vs Highland Park ultimately led to the Lobos coming 5 points short of their 15th district title in 17 seasons under John King. Longview started peaking in the weeks following before running into a buzz saw called Denton Ryan in the regional round. Many big names graduate for Longview, especially defensively. But as usual, the Lobos have ammo left in the chamber. RB Kaden Meredith, the programs’ all-time leading scorer, graduates with nearly two dozen offers in hand to choose from. However, the Lobo offense looks to be explosive in 2021. Longview returns the most all district players in the district with 7, and 3 of them reside on the offensive line. Longview will probably be home of the best offensive line in the district with SR LT DeQualin Vaughn (6’3 250), SR C Connor Cox (6’1 250), SR RG Jatavian Bush (6’1 290) and JR RT Jax Norman (6’1 230) all returning. JR LG Blair Williams (6’2 310) was one of 10 sophomores that was on varsity for Longview in 2020; has FBS potential. King called his WR group in 2020 “the best that he has had since being at Longview” and most of those guys return. It all starts with JR WR Jalen Hale (6’3 180) who already has nearly 20 major FBS offers and is considered the top WR in Texas for the 2023 class, 7th in the nation. JR JT Wright (6’4 190) was also a sophomore WR on varsity in 2020 giving Longview a dynamic and rangy group of wideouts in 2021. QB Jordan Allen (6’1 180) started for Longview as a sophomore but the QB position is still one to keep an eye on in the spring. The JV's lone loss on the season was a close one to Highland Park but Longview has a special 2024 group that went undefeated as freshmen in 2020, outscoring their opponents 339-43. There is high level talent all over that group, starting with RB Taylor Tatum (5’11 190) who may be taking over the RB duties for Longview in 2021 as a sophomore. Tatum is projected to be one of the top RB’s in Texas for the 2024 class. Defensively only two starters return. Still, the front 7 should once again be solid with SR LB Devean Isaac (5’11 210) returning from an all-district performance. The other returning starter is JR S TaDarion Boone who earned district defensive newcomer of the year as a sophomore. Players like SR DL Jesse Fairchild (6’2 260) and SR DL DK Stanford (6’2.5 240) saw significant playing time. JR JJ Rougley (6’3 215) was a varsity TE as a sophomore but could make OLB/DE his home. Longview will be a youthful, but talented team. A district title, and then some is not out of the question for the Lobos in 2021. Longview JR WR Jalen Hale McKinney North Bulldogs Head Coach: Mike Fecci 69-61 (47-34) 12 seasons at McKinney North 2020 result: 3-7 (3-3), 5A D1 Bi-District Returners: O = 8, D = 4 Returning All District: 4 It has been an up and down era for McKinney North football under HC Mike Fecci; A true rollercoaster ride over the years. 2019 was one of the ‘up’ years for McKinney North as they ripped off a 10-2 record, winning the district title. But 2020 was not as pleasant. The Bulldogs were only able to muster up 3 wins. Still, they did enough in district play to make post season for the 5th straight year. The Bulldogs will look to make it 6 straight in 2021 behind 8 returning starters offensively, the 2nd most in the district. McKinney North was one of four teams in the district that started a sophomore QB as Gavin Constantine (5’10 170) returns for his JR season to lead the Bulldog offense. The programs’ all-time leading WR JJ Henry is off to Ole Miss, but the other wideouts return. Korbin Hendrix (6’2 170) is a tall rangy WR that started on the outside for the Bulldogs as a sophomore in 2020. SR WR Luke Paley (6’2 190) returns to his slot position; a 3 year varsity starter for McKinney North. JR WR Kyler Moore (5’8 160) also saw significant time as a sophomore and looks to be Henry’s replacement on the outside. Another 3 year starter is SR TE/DE Dylan Frazier who starts on both sides of the ball. At 6’5 260, Frazier is rated one of the top defensive ends in Texas; holding numerous FBS offers. His older brother Brandon Frazier is a TE at Auburn. The OL will be anchored by SR RT Seteye Akpabio (6’3 290), another 3 year starter and FBS recruit. There’s a high amount of experience returning offensively, but defensively there’s a lot of question marks particularly in the front 7. As mentioned before, Dylan Frazier returns at DE but the Bulldogs will have to replace the other 3 positions along the defensive front 4. SR Jake McClain (6’0 200) returns to his mike LB position after a second team all-district performance in 2020. SR OLB Marques Alexander (5’11 180) was also second team all-district in 2020. The last returning starter is CB David Walker (5’10 160), who was another sophomore starter last season. McKinney North never really has great sub-varsity teams but they always seem to play slightly better when they make it to the varsity level. The Bulldogs actually had a great 9th grade group in 2020 that probably would have won the 9th grade district title in a district without Longview and Highland Park. You can expect several players from that group to make an impact for McKinney North in 2021, specifically on defense. McKinney North SR DE/TE Dylan Frazier Wylie East Raiders Head Coach: Vacant 2020 result: 1-7 (0-6), No Playoffs Returners: O = 6, D = 5 Returning All District: 1 The new year will bring a new coaching staff to the Wylie East football program. Back in mid-December, Mike Dormady stepped down as HC, but will remain an employee within the district. In his 3 seasons as head coach, Wylie East accumulated a 5-24 record. The program failed to win a single district game in his 3 years as head coach. A new era is about to begin for the Raiders but whoever lands this job will not be short of weapons. JR QB TJ Washington (5’11 185) will return to the East offense for the 3rd straight year. Washington, who earned district newcomer of the year as a freshman back in 2019, is a dynamic talent at the QB position who recently just received his first FBS offer. Bam Bam Johnson graduates at RB, but Washington won’t be short of targets. SR WRs Kolby Atkins and Joshua Hollingsworth (5’10 175) return for East. Hollingsworth is a 3 year varsity starter. Another player that saw significant playing time at WR is JR CJ Jackson (5’10 160), who has been on varsity since his freshman year, and is also very good on the track. The OL will have to replace 3 positions but SR LT Zane Brown and SR RG Marcus Harbert (6’1 250) are back. The Raider offense also returns TE Michael Oparah (6’0 220). Another solid player is 3 year varsity vet SR Tyler Jackson (6’1 200), who is hearing from FBS schools as an athlete. He has spent time at RB, TE and LB. The lone returning all-district player on the roster is JR DE Anthony James (6’6 240). James is considered the top defensive linemen in Texas for the 2023 cycle, with early offers from Georgia, LSU, Texas and others. He’s also the lone returning starter in the East front 7 but if Tyler Jackson becomes a full time LB, that’s a good nucleus to build around. The secondary will be experienced with all 4 starters back: SR S Caden Roeschen (5’11 180), SR S Maddox Fraley (5’10 160), JR CB Jakari Alexander (5’10 165) and SR CB Jason Olford. Wylie East may not have a ton of wins the past few years but as recently as 2015-2016, the program was accomplishing 9-10 win seasons. The next guy up is certainly inheriting some nice foundation to get the program back on track. Wylie East JR DE Anthony James Tyler Lions Head Coach: Ricklan Holmes 71-38 (42-14) 9 seasons at John Tyler 2020 result: 2-7 (2-4), No Playoffs Returners: O = 9, D = 5 Returning All District: 3 The last two seasons have been a nightmare for Tyler High. A 3 win season in 2019 was followed by a 2 win season in 2020. Now the Lions are looking to avoid 3 straight seasons of 3 wins and below for the first time since the program went 6-24 under Kelvin Ratliff from 2002-2004. That was arguably the worst 3 year stretch in program history, and 17 years later, CUJO is looking to elude a similar 3 year run. The good news is there is plenty of experience and upcoming talent to help avoid it. The 9 starters that CUJO return on offense are the most in the district. The WR position is especially deep with 4 returning starters, 3 in which were all-district players as sophomores in 2020: JR Jadavion Lacy (6’1 175), JR Makavion Potts and JR Montrell Wade (6’2 180), who is one of the top WR’s in the state for the 2023 cycle. Potts also has D1 potential from his slot position. The OL brings back plenty of experience with JR LT Avery Coleman, SR LG Jordan Jackson (6'0 260) and SR RG Cornelius Hartsfield (5’10 230) all returning; Hartsfield being a 3 year starter for the Lions. No other team in the district rotated at the RB position the way Tyler High did last season. Look for 2024 RB Derrick McFall (5’11 175) to be more unleashed after seeing varsity carries as a freshman in 2020. 3 year varsity vet Eli Sanchez (5’9 165) returns at QB. Switching over to CUJOs 3-4 defense, both inside LBs return in SR LB Jacob Villela (5’11 180) and JR LB Tory Howland (6’2 205). SR OLB Eric Munoz (5’11 185) also returns, giving the Lions plenty of experience at the LB position. JR S Zavier Tatum (6’1 190) and sophomore CB Zachaun Williams (6’1 175) will lead the secondary. The biggest concern will be the defensive front where Ricklan Holmes will have to replace several players. Look for 2024 sophomore DE Jace Sanford (6’2 210) to make an impact for the Lions the next few years. The skill positions on this team are looking very good. Even the OL looks promising. IF the QB position comes along, CUJO could easily be a 3 seed in this district. If not it could be another long season. Retaining players will also be important this offseason as well. Tyler sophomore RB Derrick McFall Sherman Bearcats Head Coach: J.D. Martinez 24-28 (15-14) 5 seasons at Sherman 2020 result: 5-5 (4-1), 5A D1 Bi-District Returners: O = 3, D = 5 Returning All District: 0 After narrowly missing the playoffs in 2019, Sherman made the postseason as a 3 seed in 2020. A 5-5 season is not a lot to brag about in itself but Sherman’s 4-1 district record marked the programs’ best district outing since 2012. Talk about a program wide confidence booster going into the 2021 season. But there are major holes to fill with a good senior group graduating. To help fill holes Coach Martinez will look to a talented junior class that won district with a 7-2 record as freshmen in 2019. The bearcat JV did not have much success in 2020 but key sophomores being on the Bearcat varsity team had a lot to do with that. Graduation effected the Bearcat offense the most; losing 8 starters, including multiyear starter QB Tate Bethel. 2023 JR QB Phoenix Grant (6’1 180) backed up Bethel, and started at safety as a sophomore and figures to take over the QB spot. Good news for Grant is SR WR Elijah Chapman (6’4 180) returns. The only other returning starters on offense are SR LT Tavian Scruggs (6’3 250) and SR C Daniel Clark (5’10 255). On defense, there are a good amount of returners (5) but the Bearcats do lose several big names like LB Brandon Bonilla, who was the heart and soul of Sherman’s 3-3 defense the past few years. The good news is the entire defensive line returns in SR DE Anthony Gionfriddo, JR DT Chaz Brown (5’10.5 300) and SR DE Tito Chavez. Graduation was a huge blow to the LB positions but a name to know is 2023 JR OLB Logan Taylor (6’3 200) who saw significant playing time in 2020 as a sophomore. Phoenix Grant and Connor Clark (5’10 165) round out the returning starters on defense. Both started at safety positions in the secondary as sophomores, but as mentioned before, Grant will take over the QB position for the Bearcats so he may not be playing on both sides of the ball in 2021. SR CB Isaiah Jones (6’0 180) also saw significant playing time. Sherman’s JR class has talent and there are key pieces in the SR class. The Bearcats are a team that could finish anywhere from 3rd to 6th in this district. How well the other grades can complement that JR group will dictate that in 2021. Sherman JR safety Connor Clark West Mesquite Wranglers Head Coach: Frank Sandoval 1-9 (1-5) 1 season at West Mesquite 2020 result: 1-9 (1-5), No Playoffs Returners: O = 7, D = 2 Returning All District: 0 The 2020 season under first year HC Frank Sandoval was a rough one for the Wranglers. A big part of the 1-9 finish was bad defensive play. The West Mesquite defense gave up 35 PPG. To make matters even worse, the defense does not return much experience in 2021. The only two returning starters in the Wrangler 3-4 defense are defensive linemen Trevion Mitchell (6’5 275) and JD Cotton (6’2 270), both whom are seniors. Mitchell is a 3 year starter and potential FBS recruit at defensive end, but the coaching staff will have to replace the other 9 positions on defense, more than likely relying on move ups from sub-varsity teams that were not very good. On the bright side, the offense is a lot more experienced. SR RB D’Erian Mitchell returns to the backfield. JR Javion Jackson (5’11 155), SR Devin Duncan (6’2 170) and SR Jesus Nino (5’10 160) all return to West Mesquite’s WR core. The left side of the OL + C will need to be replaced but SR RG Donovan Hawthorne and JR RT Nicholas Singleton (6’3 310) both return. Frank Sandoval was certainly a good hire for West Mesquite coming into the season. Mexia was decent with him at the helm, and he has championship pedigree from his time on the Cedar Hill defensive coaching staff. But, West Mesquite’s problems appear to run deeper than returning starters or talent. The program appears to be having trouble keeping players. Going into the 2020 season, the Wranglers lost FBS 2022 QB Kevin Jennings to South Oak Cliff. They also lost FBS safety Jakobe Walton to McKinney High and others. It wasn’t long ago that West Mesquite was winning at least 7 games in a season. But it will be shocking to see the Wranglers finish anywhere but last in this district in 2021. West Mesquite SR DE Trevion Mitchell
Week Ten: Longview at McKinney North
LoboFan07 posted a topic in High School SportsLONGVIEW LOBOS (6-2, 3-1) VS MCKINNEY NORTH BULLDOGS (4-5, 3-2) DATE: Thursday, October 28th, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM LOCATION: McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, Texas LONGVIEW BROADCAST: 106.5 FM JACK FM MCKINNEY NORTH BROADCAST: 97.5 FM KLAK LONGVIEW LIVE STREAM: Longview Gameday MCKINNEY NORTH LIVE STREAM: McKinneyISD.net LOBOS LEAD SERIES 1-0-0 The two schools have never played a non-district contest. The Lobos have a 1-0 lead when the game is a district contest. The two schools have never played a playoff contest. The two schools have never played at a neutral location. The Lobos have a 1-0 lead when the game is played at Longview. The two schools have never played at McKinney North. Longview won the last meeting against the Bulldogs. The two schools have never played at McKinney ISD Stadium. The two schools have never played on October 28th. LAST FIVE GAMES IN SERIES: 11.27.2020 - Longview 55, McKinney North 10 - Lobo Stadium FULL GAME LOG GAME PREVIEW & SERIES REVIEW: A week of reflection and improvement. That's what Longview focused on this past week with their only idle week of the 2021 season. The idle week comes off the back of a 56-14 victory over the Sherman Bearcats, retribution nearly 45 years in the making. After a 1976 playoff loss to the Bearcats, the Lobos finally got their long awaited meeting with Sherman after last year's meeting was canceled due to COVID-19 at Sherman High. While the Bearcats struck first in the contest, the Lobos made little work the rest of the way, dominating Sherman 56-7 the rest of the way. Longview's sophomore back in Taylor Tatum rushed for a career-high 175 yards, and added three rushing scores in the win. The victory sets up a win and your in situation for Longview Thursday in McKinney, as the Lobos take on the Bulldogs of McKinney North. Longview, sitting 3-1 in district play, has two games left in it's regular season and will need to win both to clinch a home playoff game for the 5th consecutive season. But first, a playoff berth must be clinched and that's what the Lobos head to McKinney ISD for the first time looking to do. A win would clinch Longview's 21st consecutive playoff appearance, a school record. The last time the Lobos failed to make the post season came back in 2000, under first year head coach Pat Collins. McKinney North also heads into the game fresh off a dominating victory over Sherman. The unexpected result puts the Bulldogs into the same position as Longview, with a win clinching a playoff berth and perhaps a home playoff game if week 11 results were to turn out in their favor. After such a poor start to the season, the Bulldogs being a game away from clinching the post season is definitely a sense of relief. This will be the 4th all-time meeting against McKinney ISD for Longview, having previously won all 3 meetings. The Lobos are 1-0 against each McKinney, McKinney Boyd and McKinney North. This will, however, be the first time the Lobos have ever traveled to the city of McKinney for a football game of any sort. Longview's game on Thursday will also mark the first time since 1955 that the Lobos will have played two Thursday games during a regular season. Heading into Thursday's game, the Lobos will be one touchdown away from history in the form of Jalen Hale. Hale tied Kamden Perry's receiving touchdowns in a career against Sherman, with his 23rd career score. WEEK NINE RESULTS FOR 7-5A DIVISION I: Tyler 14 Highland Park 42 McKinney North 50 Sherman 28 West Mesquite 8 Wylie East 34 Longview - OFF WEEK TEN 7-5A DIVISION I SCHEDULE: Highland Park at West Mesquite Longview at McKinney North Sherman at Tyler Wylie East at Paris DISTRICT 7-5A DIVISION I STANDINGS: 1st. Highland Park (7-1, 4-0) 2nd. Longview (6-2, 3-1) 3rd. Tyler (5-3, 3-1) 4th. McKinney North (4-5, 3-2) 5th. Sherman (3-5, 1-3) 6th. Wylie East (3-5, 1-4) 7th. West Mesquite (2-6, 0-4) DISTRICT 8-5A DIVISION I OVERVIEW: Last game - Cleveland fell to Lufkin 27-16, Conroe Caney Creek fell to College Station 70-0, Magnolia West defeated New Caney Porter 49-7, Waller fell to New Caney 38-17, Magnolia is off. This week - College Station hosts Waller, Lufkin hosts Conroe Caney Creek, New Caney hosts Magnolia West, New Caney Porter hosts Magnolia, Cleveland is off. LONGVIEW LOBOS Record: 6-2 (3-1) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: John King (194-42 in 18 seasons) (Playoffs: 43-16) First Year of Football: 1909 All-Time Record: 753-353-52 (Playoffs: 72-43-1) Playoff Appearances: 46 Last Playoff Appearance: 2020, Class 5A Division I Regional Round State Championships (2): 1937 (1A), 2018 (6A D2) State Championship Appearances (5): 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1), 2018 (6A D2) SCHEDULE: 08.28 - v. Denton Ryan (in Frisco) - Loss 40-7 09.03 - vs Marshall - Win 14-0 09.10 - at Tyler Legacy - Win 46-20 09.17 - vs Bryant, AR - Win 24-21 09.23 - at West Mesquite - Win 56-28 10.01 - vs Wylie East - Win 56-0 10.08 - at Highland Park - Loss 21-16 10.15 - vs Sherman - Win 56-14 10.28 - at McKinney North 11.05 - vs Tyler MCKINNEY NORTH BULLDOGS Record: 4-5 (3-2) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: Mike Fecci (77-64 in 13 seasons) (Playoffs: 6-8) First Year of Football: 2002 All-Time Record: 110-104-0 (Playoffs: 7-10-0) Playoff Appearances: 10 Last Playoff Appearance: 2020, 5A Division I Bi-District Round State Championships (0): None State Championship Appearances (0): None SCHEDULE: 08.28 - vs West Moore, OK - Win 44-26 09.03 - vs Justin Northwest - Loss 28-16 09.10 - at Marshall - Loss 41-29 09.17 - vs Rockwall Heath - Loss 70-35 09.24 - at Tyler - Loss 35-18 09.30 - vs West Mesquite - Win 45-38 10.08 - at Wylie East - Win 28-21 10.15 - vs Highland Park - Loss 59-24 10.22 - at Sherman - Win 50-28 10.28 - vs Longview ON THIS DATE IN LOBO HISTORY: October 28th In 1916, Tyler knocked off Longview 14-0 at Fair Park in Longview. In 1921, Gilmer came to Longview and defeated Longview High, 14-0, at Fair Park. In 1922, Texas High drew a 40-0 halftime lead before adding a 20 points in the 3rd to lead Longview, 60-0, after 3. The Tigers did not let up, scoring 47 points in the final frame to knock off Longview 107-7 at City League Park in Texarkana. Longview managed just 14 yards on the day, giving up 639 total yards. In 1927, Longview dominated Pittsburg in Pittsburg to the tune of 72-0. In 1932, Longview and Mineola battled to a 6-6 tie at Fair Park in Longview. In 1938, Don Fambrough scored three times as the Lobos rushed away from Kilgore for a 48-7 victory at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. In 1955, Tony Rothrock rushed in from 1 yard out in the 1st quarter while Dub Thomas tallied a 3 yard score in the 4th but three Kilgore touchdowns sandwiched in-between gave Kilgore an 18-14 win over Longview at Lobo Stadium. In 1960, Longview fell behind 15-0 in the first half before Bill Ewing and Don Petty tallied two scores in the third quarter. Two 2-point conversions were missed, however, as Longview fell 15-12 to Marshall at Maverick Stadium. In 1966, Keith Parker gave Longview a 3-0 lead with a 21-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter before Marshall tallied two touchdowns. Steve Judy was able to return a 77-yard kickoff for a score but Longview ultimately fell 13-9 at Maverick Stadium in Marshall. In 1977, Dinky Edwards and Bobby Portley each tallied, with Jim Tutt’s field goal adding two more, as Longview rung up 245 yards rushing in a 17-7 win over Marshall at Lobo Stadium. In 1983, John Tyler took a 14-7 halftime lead before Joe Johnson tallied twice and Eric Harris scored from one yard out as Longview defeated John Tyler, 28-22, at Lobo Stadium. The Lobos rung up 412 total yards on the day, while holding the Lions to 211. In 1988, Ernest Hunter rushed for three scores and David Hill kicked a 20-yard field goal as Longview rushed for 374 yards while not completing a single pass in a 24-14 victory over John Tyler at Rose Stadium. In 1994, Juan Ingram’s 57-yard interception return for a score proved to be Longview’s only points in a 19-7 loss to John Tyler at Lobo Stadium. The Lobos managed just 108 yards on the night. In 2005, Michael George and David Robinson each tallied while Chris Ivory’s 46 yard reception proved to be the difference maker in a 21-14 Longview victory at North Mesquite. Al’Darius Thompson scored with 2:39 to play, and the Stallions then recovered the following onside kick to make it a game, before the Lobo defense stood up. In 2011, 7 different Lobos would contribute to the scoreboard as Longview rolled past Tyler Lee, 45-19, at Rose Stadium. Bivins Caraway finished with 195 yards passing and three passing scores. In 2016, Longview fell before 14-0 after the first quarter at Rockwall Heath’s Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium before D’Crayvan Polk scored twice with Kendrevian White’s two scores mixed in, in a 35-21 victory over the Hawks. The two teams rung up 728 total yards on the night combined, with just 40 passing yards between them.
** Official 2020 7-5AD1 Thread **
ANTI posted a topic in High School SportsEnrollments: Highland Park – 2,209 Longview – 2,186.5 West Mesquite – 2,165 McKinney North – 2,135 John Tyler – 2,111 Wylie East – 2,077 Sherman – 1,951.5 Projected 2020 7-5AD1 Rankings: 1. Longview 2. Highland Park 3. Sherman 4. McKinney North 5. West Mesquite 6. John Tyler 7. Wylie East Projected 7-5AD1 District MVP’s Overall: SR RB Kaden Meredith, Longview Offensive: SR QB Brayden Schager, Highland Park Defensive: SR LB Laqualon Hale, Longview Team Previews Longview Lobos Head Coach: John King 179-37 (90-6) 16 seasons at Longview 2019 result: 11-1 (6-0), 6A DII Area Returners: O = 5, D = 5 Returning All State: 1 Returning All District: 7 Post Haynes King era has officially begun in Longview as the Lobos will have a signal caller in 2020 not named Haynes King for the first time since Week 5 of 2017. And although the greatest three year run in program history came to an unexpected early end in 2019, plenty of optimism remains in Longview for the foreseeable future as John King approaches his 17th season at the helm for the Lobos. Solid pieces return for the Longview on both sides of the ball as the Lobos make the move from 6A to 5AD1. It starts in the backfield with SR RB Kaden Meredith (5’9.5 180) who is eyeing Longview rushing records after an all-state performance in 2019. SR FB Markevion Haynes (5’9.5 205) started in Longview’s backfield but battled injuries in 2019. He’s now 100% and ready to go. Meredith and Haynes are going into their third year in Longview’s backfield. Longview rotated a ton at WR in 2019, and the two best return in Sophomore WR Jalen Hale (6’3 175) and SR WR CJ Hopkins (6’0 170). Hale was the first freshman to play varsity football at Longview in nearly 3 decades and is a future major recruit. TE will be solid as usual with SR Austin Pencheon (6’0 200) elevating from TE2 to TE1. SR LG Tavion Sterling (6’1 290) will anchor Longview’s offensive line. Longview’s defensive front seven should once again be a strong point on the entire team as SR DL Joe Jones (6’3 275) is back to anchor the DL. The level behind the DL will once again have plenty of speed and pop with SR LB Laqualon Hale (5’10 205) and SR down safety/strong safety Kybrien Jackson-Jamerson (6’2.5 210) returning for their third varsity season in Longview’s front seven. SR’s Shannon Jackson II (5’8 165) and Tyree Hale (5’9 160) will return to their safety positions in the secondary and SR Antonio Onofre (6’1 190) returns at K. Reinforcements are also on the way from combined 17-3 subvarsity, such as promising sophomore QB Landyn Grant (6’2 180). Some big names may graduate but as usual, Longview will be Longview. SR Longview RB Kaden Meredith is the lone returning all state player in the district. Meredith is a FBS recruit who is eyeing Longview rushing records in 2020. Highland Park Fighting Scots Head Coach: Randy Allen 250-35 21 seasons at Highland Park 2019 result: 11-2 (7-0), 5A D1 Regional Returners: O = 4, D = 4 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 9 A huge senior class graduates for Highland Park, a group that helped bring Highland Park two state titles the past three seasons. However, we have seen this story and how it unfolds numerous times over the years with Highland Park under long time, legendary HC Randy Allen. Those wins aren’t disappearing in 2020. First off, in case you were wondering, Highland Park does have another signal caller that will play D1 college football. SR Brayden Schager (6’2 195) is one of the best kept secrets in DFW. 2022 QB Hayden Ferguson (6’3 220) is also on college recruiter radars. So Highland Park is in good hands at the QB position as usual. Good news as they’ll need the skill at the QB position since the skill positions on offense will be inexperienced. What won’t be inexperienced is the offensive line. Highland Park may have the best OL in all of 5A in 2020. Four of five return up front for the Scots in SR LT Jack Leyrer (6’6 275), SR LG Sam Morse (6’1 250), SR C Will Gibson (6’4 280) and SR RT Henry Hagenbuch (6’2 260). There’s a ton of experience among those four seniors up front. On defense, Highland Park has to replace the entire defensive front, but JR DE Jack Curtis (6’4 220) saw significant playing time as a sophomore and is a future major FBS recruit. Behind him at LB is SR Patrick Turner (6’2 220) who also has high recruiting stock going into spring. The Highland Park secondary, much like the OL, brings back a lot of experience. SR DB Sam Session (5’10 165), SR S Walker Cobb (6’1 185) and SR CB Ford Frazar (5’11 160) all return in the secondary. Cobb and Frazar were 1st team all-district players in 2019.Also, talk about a tough stadium to go into and win, Highlander Stadium makes a strong case for being the toughest place to play in Texas. Since Randy Allen took over the Scots in 1999, Highland Park is a whopping 107-2 at home. Most recently Highland Park had the longest active home winning streak at 33 games before Frisco Lone Star snapped it Week 3 of 2019. Highland Park may be losing a ton, and on the surface it appears that way. But when you dive deeper, Highland Park is clearly on the way to another big season. Don’t be fooled; the Scots will be no pushovers in 2020. Prince Dorbah may be graduating from this Highland Park defense, but 2022 Jack Curtis appears to be next man up and already getting FBS attention. Also a stud on the baseball field as well. Sherman Bearcats Head Coach: J.D. Martinez 19-23 (11-13) 4 seasons at Sherman 2019 result: 6-4 (3-3), No Playoffs Returners: O = 5, D = 5 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 5 A key week seven loss in Texarkana to Texas High ultimately resulted in Sherman missing out on playoff action in 2019. But there are some bright spots for Bearcat faithful to look forward to in 2020 that could result in a return to the post season. The brightest spot would have to be the Bearcat passing attack where four of five all district players return. It starts with SR QB Tate Bethel (6’0 175) who put up 1,935 passing yards and 23 total TD’s. That was 2nd most passing yardage in district 7-5A behind McKinney North’s Dillon Markiewicz. All of his top targets who were also all district players return in SR WR Sean Husband (5’9 170), SR WR/CB Benji Omayebu (5’9 175) and SR TE/WR Jacoby Hunt (6’3 203). SR RT Matt Parks (6’0 235) is the lone returner up front for the Bearcats. Five starters also return on defense for Sherman. Omayebu and SR Jeff Banks (5’10 165) return to their starting CB spots. SR SS Mathias Coleman (5’11 185) was all district in 2019 and was one of the best defensive players in 7-5A. SR MLB Brandon Bonilla (5’10 215) returns in the middle of the Bearcats’ 3-3 defense. SR DE Donja Orr-Knight (5’10 195) is the lone returner on the defensive line. Sherman will have to address four holes on the OL as well as holes in the defensive front, but everything around those two areas have solid foundation. The Bearcat JV did have a 0-10 year in 2019 but the 9th grade team went 7-2, winning the district title. There were also several key 2022 guys on varsity like WR Elijah Coleman (6’3 170) who caught 3 TD’s as a sophomore and has a lot of potential. Bearcat Stadium is one of the toughest places to play in all of 5A and Sherman is only a year removed from post season play. A playoff appearance for the Bearcats certainly isn’t out of the question in 2020. Special teams, WR, DB....SR ATH Benji Omayebu does it all for Sherman. Maybe one of the best utility players in all of 5AD1. McKinney North Bulldogs Head Coach: Mike Fecci 66-54 (44-31) 11 seasons at McKinney North 2019 result: 10-2 (6-0), 5A D1 Area Returners: O = 4, D = 6 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 8 It has been an up and down era for McKinney North football under HC Mike Fecci. A true rollercoaster ride over the years. 2019 was one of the ‘up’ years for McKinney North as they ripped off a 10-2 record, winning district 7-5A and advancing to 5A D1 area round ultimately losing to a good Lancaster team. Big names from a program record breaking offense like RB Manny Fincher, TE Brandon Frazier and QB Dillon Markiewicz, who was 7-5A’s most valuable player, all graduate. All three will be playing D1 football on Saturdays now. Tough players to replace but quality remains on this team. For one thing, McKinney North returns one of the best WR’s in all of 5A. SR WR JJ Henry (6’0 180) was 7-5A co-offensive player of the year as a junior after hauling in 76 receptions for over 1400 yards and 18 total TDs. Henry is breaking every McKinney North receiving record in the book. McKinney North appears to be solid up front with three all-district players back in SR LT Brandon Nelson (6’4 300), SR RT Seth Holmes (6’2 285) and JR RG Seteye Akpabio (6’3 315). Akpabio is one of the best class of 2022 guards in the state. Trench play will be a strength on the Bulldog defense as well as all four defensive linemen return. JR DE Dylan Frazier (6’5 250) was 7-5A’s defensive newcomer of the year and is emerging as one of the top defensive linemen in Texas for class of 2022. If the name sounds familiar, his brother was TE Brandon Frazier who was one of the most highly recruited 2020 TE’s in the nation. SR Ethyn Dennis (6’3 200) returns at the other DE position, a first team all-district selection due to his long frame, athleticism and ability to get into backfields. SR’s Yarmon Evans (5’11 260) and Keyon Davis (6’0 270) return to their positions in the interior defensive line. The other two defensive returners are located in the secondary: JR S Luke Paley (6’2 180), who could also be in the mix at WR, and SR CB Michael Norris (5’11 165). There wasn’t a lot of success for McKinney North’s subvarsity teams as they went a combined 7-12 but Mike Fecci, 7-5A coach of the year, and his Bulldogs will be looking to build off 2019’s success. JJ Henry is as dangerous as they come at the WR position. Henry is breaking McKinney North receiving records on top of breaking defenders ankles. West Mesquite Wranglers Head Coach: Frank Sandoval 0-0 (0-0) 1st season at West Mesquite 2019 result: 2-8 (2-4), No Playoffs Returners: O = 5, D = 9 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 4 West Mesquite is cracking in a new head football coach in 2020 after Jeff Neill was reassigned after seven seasons at the helm. MISD ultimately chose Coach Frank Sandoval, and what a great hire that was. Sandoval comes from 4A Mexia where he led them to several playoff appearances the past few years. Before that, he was a defensive assistant under former Cedar Hill HC Joey McGuire. So not only is he bringing a winning attitude to a culture that desperately needs it, he brings championship pedigree. And for Sandoval, he couldn’t have arrived at a better time. West Mesquite returns 14 starters, amongst the highest in the district. 5 of them come on offense, led by JR QB Kevin Jennings (6’0 165) who is a dual threat DFW sleeper and the leader of a talented 2022 class for the Wranglers. The WR depth will be insane, as Jennings completed passes to seven different WR’s in 2019, all of which return. This includes SR WR/S Jakobe Walton (5’11 175) who is one of the best utility players in DFW. The OL will be anchored by SR LT Lenny Medrano (6’2 280), will have to replace four starters up front. Coach Sandoval is a defensive guy, and his Wrangler defense returns a whopping 9 starters. The entire DL returns, led by JR Trevion Mitchell (6’4 235) who could be emerging as a D1 prospect this off-season. All three linebackers return in SR OLB Diego Nino (5’9 200), SR LB Jose Torres (5’9 185) and SR OLB Augustine Pokowa (5’9 180). In the secondary, Jakobe Walton will return to his free safety position. SR SS Brodrick Benton (5’10 180) and SR CB Clivarion Walker (5’10 170) round up the returners in the secondary. Think about this, about 20 players return for West Mesquite who either started or received significant playing time. 7 of them were from the 2022 class. That’s an insane amount of experience returning. The Wranglers always had the horses but a lot for West Mesquite depended on who Mesquite ISD would hire as their next head coach. They hit a homerun with Coach Sandoval. Jakobe Walton is another strong utility player in this district. He's a focal point on both sides of the ball for West Mesquite and has already reported several D1 offers. John Tyler Lions Head Coach: Ricklan Holmes 69-31 (40-10) 8 seasons at John Tyler 2019 result: 3-8 (3-3), 5A D1 Bi-District Returners: O = 6, D = 5 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 4 The worst season in Coach Ricklan Holmes tenure as John Tyler’s HC came in 2019. The Lions turned in a 3-8 season and although JT squeezed into the postseason, it was arguably the worst season for the program since 2007. CUJO will have to rely on experience and pieces from a talented but young 2023 group to push them in the right direction in 2020. Experience in particular, where JT returns 11 starters. Most of which resides on the offensive side of the ball. JT has a pair of runners returning who received significant playing time in SR Kameron Medlock (5’8 160) and JR Jakyron Lacy (6’0 195). JT may have to lean on the running game so look for those two to share carries for JT in 2020. Up front is where JT may be at peak strength. The Lions return nearly the entire OL with JR LG Cornelius Hartsfield, C LeTavion Erwin, JR RG Kadarius Tave and SR RT Ashton Williams returning. JR WR Robert Draper returns outwide. On defense, JT returns two on the defensive line in SR DL Preston Johnson and SR DL LaTravion Hawkins who turned in a 1st team all-district performance in 2020. The CUJO secondary is looking promising. SR CB Keelan Erwin had an all-district performance in 2020. Both safety positions return in SR S Travion Ates and rising sophomore S/WR Xavier Tatum. The largest area of concern on the entire team would have to be at the LB level where JT will replace all four starters. They will look to a subvarsity that went combined 11-9 for replacements. JT is a program of rich tradition and high expectations and the ceiling of John Tyler’s season in 2020 will depend a lot on the QB situation which appears to be in the air going into the spring. Kitan Crawford may be graduating but 2023 Montrell Wade has been accumulating offers since he first stepped on JT's campus. Whether WR or CB look for Wade to be utilized on both sides of the ball for CUJO. Wylie East Raiders Head Coach: Mike Dormady 3-17 (0-12) 2 seasons at Wylie East 2019 result: 2-8 (0-6), No Playoffs Returners: O = 8, D = 5 Returning All State: 0 Returning All District: 1 The past two seasons have been fairly rough for the Wylie East football program. And not just on the varsity level. The Raider 9th grade went 2-6 while the JV went 3-6-1 in 2019. That’s a tough pill to swallow. On a positive note, the program returns the highest number of offensive starters in the district. SR QB Cade Adamson (5’11 170) returns to lead the Raider offense. Almost all of his targets return in JR Josh Hollingsworth (5’10 170) and a pair of 2023 wideouts in CJ Jackson and TJ Washington (5’10 170). Washington is the lone returner on the team that landed on the all-district list. At RB, SR Bam Johnson (5’8 180) also returns and could have a breakout year behind an offensive front that returns SR LG Orlando Melchor, SR RG Frank Moslener and SR RT Javan Lopez (5’11 255). There are more holes to fill on defense but experience returns in the interior defensive line in SR’s Reggie Brooks (6’3 295) and William Schulmeistrat (6’3 260). GilbertVilla returns at LB after seeing a ton of time as a sophomore. SS Caden Roeschen (5’8 165) also saw a ton of time as a sophomore while SR Cade Dorethy returns at his CB spot. Wylie East has yet to win a district game under HC Mike Dormady. It’ll be very tough to end the drought in 2020, but Wylie East is a program that isn’t too far off from 9 and 10 win seasons. A new year awaits and anything is possible. It's not often that you see freshmen land on the all district team, but that's what 2023 WR/QB TJ Washington accomplished in 2019. He'll be a very important player for East in 2020 and projects to be a FBS recruit for the 2023 cycle.
Week Ten: Longview vs McKinney North
LoboFan07 posted a topic in High School SportsLONGVIEW LOBOS (5-2) VS MCKINNEY NORTH BULLDOGS (3-5) DATE: Friday, November 27th TIME: 2:00 PM LOCATION: Lobo Stadium in Longview, Texas LONGVIEW BROADCAST: 106.5 FM JACK FM MCKINNEY NORTH BROADCAST: n/a VIDEO STREAM: Longview ISD Athletics SERIES TIED 0-0-0 The two schools have never played a non-district contest. The two schools have never played a district contest. The two schools have never played a playoff contest. The two schools have never played at a neutral location. The two schools have never played at Longview. The two schools have never played at McKinney North. The two schools have never played at Lobo Stadium. The two schools have never played on November 27th. LAST FIVE GAMES IN SERIES First Meeting. FULL GAME LOG GAME PREVIEW & SERIES REVIEW Coming Friday. WEEK NINE 7-5A DIVISION I RESULTS: Sherman 44 McKinney North 35 (Thursday) Wylie East 27 West Mesquite 41 (Thursday) Highland Park 49 Tyler 10 Longview - BYE WEEK TEN 7-5A DIVISION I SCHEDULE: McKinney North at Longview Tyler at Sherman West Mesquite at Highland Park Wylie East - BYE DISTRICT 7-5A DIVISION I STANDINGS 1st. Highland Park (6-0, 4-0) 2nd. Longview (5-2, 2-1) 3rd. Sherman (3-4, 2-1) 4th. McKinney North (3-5, 3-2) 5th. Tyler (2-5, 2-2) 6th. West Mesquite (1-7, 1-3) 7th. Wylie East (1-6, 0-5) DISTRICT 8-5A DIVISION I OVERVIEW Last Week - Cleveland forfeited to Lufkin, College Station defeated Conroe Caney Creek 72-0, Waller defeated New Caney 43-22, New Caney Porter defeated Magnolia West 44-35. Magnolia was off. This Week - Conroe Caney Creek hosts Lufkin, Magnolia hosts New Caney Porter, Magnolia West hosts New Caney, Waller hosts College Station. Cleveland is off. LONGVIEW LOBOS Record: 5-2 (2-1) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: John King (184-38 in 17 seasons) (Playoffs: 41-15) First Year of Football: 1909 All-Time Record: 744-349-52 (Playoffs: 70-42-1) Playoff Appearances: 45 Last Playoff Appearance: 2019, Class 6A Division II Area Round State Championships (2): 1937 (1A), 2018 (6A D2) State Championship Appearances (5): 1937 (1A), 1997 (5A D1), 2008 (4A D1), 2009 (4A D1), 2018 (6A D2) SCHEDULE: 09.25 - v. Temple (in Arlington) - Loss 40-13 10.02 - at Marshall - Win 53-21 10.09 - vs Tyler Legacy - Win 37-14 10.15 - v. Beaumont West Brook (in Lufkin) - Win 51-28 10.23 - vs West Mesquite - Win 49-24 10.30 - at Wylie East - Win 52-17 11.06 - vs Highland Park - Loss 18-13 11.13 - at Sherman - Canceled 11.27 - vs McKinney North 12.04 - at Tyler MCKINNEY BOYD BULLDOGS Record: 3-5 (3-2) District: 7-5A Division I Coach: Mike Fecci (73-58 in 12 seasons) (Playoffs: 6-7) First Year of Football: 2002 All-Time Record: 106-98-0 (Playoffs: 7-9-0) Playoff Appearances: 9 Last Playoff Appearance: 2019, 5A Division I Area Round State Championships (0): None State Championship Appearances (0): None SCHEDULE: 10.02 - at Justin Northwest - Loss 63-49 10.09 - vs Marshall - Loss 48-22 10.15 - at Rockwall Heath - Loss 56-14 10.23 - vs Tyler - Win 34-24 10.30 - at West Mesquite - Win 35-32 11.06 - vs Wylie East - Win 52-31 11.13 - at Highland Park - Loss 56-14 11.19 - vs Sherman - Loss 44-35 11.27 - at Longview ON THIS DATE IN LOBO HISTORY: November 27th In 1930, Longview fell 52-0 to Gilmer at Fair Park in Longview. In 1941, Longview defeated Gladewater at Bear Stadium, 13-0. In 1947, Bobby Harris rushed in from 6 yards out in the first quarter before Jimmy Pakenham scored the game winning touchdown with a four yard score in the second quarter as the Lobos knocked off Gladewater, 13-7, in Bear Stadium. In 1952, despite leading just 20-7 at halftime, the Mavericks exploded for 38 unanswered points in the second half in route to a 58-7 win over the Lobos at Lobo Stadium. The loss remains the second largest loss at home for the Lobos. In 2004, before a crowd of over 27,000, Longview met arch rival Lufkin at Homer Bryce Stadium. Despite jumping out to a 14-0 lead, Longview saw their lead dwindle throughout the night. Lufkin trailed 21-17 heading into the 4th quarter before two Jorvorski Lane touchdowns helped the Panthers escape Nacogdoches with a 31-21 win to move onto the Region II Final. Longview turned the ball over five times on the day. In 2010, LaDarrin Robertson tallied twice to lead the Lobos to a 24-0 win over Tomball at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. Longview’s defense forced four turnovers on the day, and held the Cougars to 146 total yards on the night.