Prediction of the Predictions - Follow up
Last week I tried to predict how Texas Football, the bible of Texas high school football, would predict the district outcomes for Lexington, Giddings and Rockdale. What follows is a follow-up to that article.
Lexington is indeed picked first by TF. Rogers was picked second, just as I guessed. TF picks Blanco third and Schulenburg fourth. I had Schulenburg third with strong competition from Universal City Randolph with Blanco fifth. Jarrell and Johnson City were both tabbed as sixth and seventh.
Lexington got the favorite roll by returning quarterback Kogan Garrett, one of the most prolific passers in the state, with almost 3,000 yards. Add to that his rushing total of 1,125 yards and you have more total offense than some districts. Jason Washington is a game breaking receiver with his quickness and ability to adjust to the thrown ball. The key to Lexington’s season this season will be with the offensive line. All the backs, receivers, and passers can not work their magic without blocking.
In addition, Lexington is predicted to be the #2 team in the state behind defending champion Refugio. District mate Rogers is picked as the #8 team in the state.
In Giddings’ district, the Gonzales Apaches are picked to be the champion. Giddings is selected second and Smithville third. Perennial power Cuero is picked to bring up the rear in the district race, something I totally disagree with. LaGrange is the pick for fourth place in the district. LaGrange has one of the top quarterbacks in 3A in Logan Vinklarek.
Navasota and Rockdale were picked first and second. Taylor was picked third by TF where I picked Madisonville. Navasota is picked as the #5 team in the state.
A parade of top ten teams graces Lexington’s schedule this year. Cameron is ranked #1 in 2A Division I. Crockett is ranked 8th in the same division. Navasota is #5 in 3A. District foe Rogers is ranked 8th in 2A Division II.