Give us your pre-season rankings in order.
Totally guessing but here it goes:
I love the different projections! New vibe this year on the thread.
My Top 10
#10 all the other teams in the city
3 El Dorado
7 Pebble Hills
1Montwood Fernandez and Ty get it done. Great offence good D.
2.Coronado has alot of weapons Herrera and Donitello.In 7 on 7 looked unstoppable.
2Eastwood should be really good offensively how ever there d is suspect secondary is terrible.Ochoa and Rios will get it done on the otherside.
3Eldo This team might miss the playoffs they have the biggest threat in the city Mr.Barfield however can he Carry this team all season??If he goes down so do they period.
4Dark horse Pebble Hills They have waited 2 years for the first playoff birth if they can only find a qb.
Franklin next year they will be back this year could be rough new young.Great Rb however no Qb.
6) Pebble Hills
First of all thank you EP Gridiron for continuing to support El Paso Football, I have been on these forums since the beginning back when Riverside was still running the show with Coach Work. Anyhow on to my Predictions.
Tale of the Tape from Last Year
Co-Champions El Dorado(6-1), Montwood(6-1), and Americas(6-1)
Just missed the Playoffs;
Not even close
#7 Pebble Hills
My prediction for this year
#1 El Dorado has the top returning player in the state, D-1 bound Barfield. If he has another season like he did last year they might go two deep in the playoffs. (3.069 yards passing 33 TD's and 1,582 and 22 td's) you read correctly not a misprint. Can anyone stop Cedarious? I believe they can slow him down but not stop him. He will have RB Davis (162 yards rushing) and RB Nick Leyva (260 yards rushing)in the backfield to help relieve some of that work. Cedarious will also have targets in Hill (561 yards 8 touchdowns) and McCoy ( 195 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns). A defense that ranked at the bottom last year will be lead by Kinsey (29 tackles), DB Avila (2 interceptions, 72 tackles) LB Croslen (97 takcles, 7 sacks), Gonzalez ( 76 tackles, 3 sacks), and Castillo 53 tackles. The O-line will be anchored by Assad.
#2 Franklin should be exciting to watch by El Paso Means on offense. They return the top running back in the district in Dominguez (1,349 yards rushing), and Crenshaw is also expected to see some carries out of the backfield. Top WR Lyles will help stretch the field with his speed and size (545 yards receiving and 6 td's). At QB the strong arm of Kelley as well as his tough running will be a factor. Look for young receivers like Lozano, Haack, Stonewall, and veteran Benitez to emerge. The defense will be much improved, look for LB Guttierez (85 tackles)and Sievek( 57 tackles) to lead the defense. Look out for DE Jhonny Cerros (48 tackles and 3 sacks). Also returning in the secondary are DB's Stonewall, Mcclain and Feste (45 tackles. Linemen Sullivan should anchor the 0-Line.
#3 Montwood return one of the top passers in the state QB Fernandez (3,3437 and 29 TD's) along with one of the top receivers in the state in WR Andrus (1,231 yards and 11 TD's) who will pair up with Cepeda (742 yards and 7 TD's). The defense will rely on it's strong secondary early on DB Andrus, DB Hernandez, and DB Revilla. Linebacker The line will be anchored by Chin and Andha. Coach Famaligi did a great job in his first year he will have some arsenal heading into the 2017 season.
#4 Coronado will have to win all the games they are suppose to, if not Eastwood can sneak up and get the last spot. They will have playmaker in Utility Player Herrera (279 yard receiving, 525 rushing, 48 yards passing), Donatelli (574 yards passing), RB Madrid (498 rushing). On defense will be led by a strong secondary in Alvarez (83 tackles and 3 interceptions) and Seabrook (53 tackles). Also helping out will be
Rey (66 tackles) and DE Mcfadin. Anchoring the O-line will be Valdez and Castro
#5 Eastwood- Darkhorse might be able to make a run if they pick up some momentum. The key will be QB Ochoa. We all saw him go down last year and that was the main factor in Eastwood missing the playoffs but him back that might lead a great turnaround.
#6 Americas- Henderson is good but not Jack Fields good will have to throw the ball in order to have an opportunity
#7 Pebble Hills- The same repeat all hype but at the end the same result. THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!!
#8 El Paso Socorro-Bulldogs, sorry you might improve by winning two more games than last year but still won't be enough.
MVP- of the district, the city, and perhaps the State CEDARIOUS BARFIELD- El Dorado
Offense MVP- Andrew Fernandez- Montwood
Defensive MVP- Toss UP
This will be a fun year, can anyone stop Cedarious? I see Franklin being the biggest threat? But really from 1-5 all those teams are really close. I see Eastwood as the Darkhorse that can go from not making the playoffs a year ago to winning it all if they can get some mometum going, and if they can keep their qb healthy. Franklin has some major offense as does Montwood. The difference is that I think Franklin will finally play some good defense this year. If they can that can propel them to #1. Coronado has a core that is capable of making a run. That team is hungry for the playoffs as they have not been close in the Anderson era. Montwood has two playmaker that could definitely be playing division one football a year from now. Coach Famalagi definitely gets the most from his players. Coach Lopez got the swagger knocked out of him last year, will he be able to recover??? Coach Melton for the first time in a long time will not have a running back name fields. Plenty of talent their, if they can get some offense going they might surprise us.
King has great insight appreciate it.
Okay so now that we got all the information from all the schools.? Why don't you 6a schools try and win at least one game in the playoffs!!!! there's a lot of personal stats but not enough winning(YOU KNOW LIKE 5a SCHOOLS) 😬
Mark my words El Paso will never be able to compete at the 6a Level. Only person that ever did on a consistent basis was the great Tony Grijalva at Franklin when his Black Swarm defense was dominating el Paso and giving those great Cedric Benson Midland Lee Football teams all they could handle. Region 1 in 6a is the toughest region in the Texas and the U.S.
Constant top 25 teams in the nation are there, not just one but many of them like the likes of;
Allen has multiple state championships and those same years top 5 rankings in the nation. Just look at their stadium and other resources. Allen is Texas football
De Soto last year was their first state championship but they have been atop of the state and national rankings year in and year out
Cedar Hill- Three time state champion
South Lake Carroll- Multiple State Championships in many sports
Euless Trinity- Has a history of its own
Other Top Teams- Denton Guyer, Mansfield, Arlington Martin, Arlington Bowie, Duncanville, Abilene, Keller, and San Angelo Central
Then you have Panhandle Teams with State Championships such as
Odessa Permian- go read a book or watch a movie about them
Midland Lee- Multiple state championships
These State Championship teams will have the likes of 6-10 sometimes even more division 1 players. You think any school in El Paso has at least 3 division 1 players this year?????? The proof is in the pudding enough said.
Funny I don't know where you have been but as far as I'm concerned 5A schools always put up a good fight against a 6a, but a 6a here should beat the 5a and the fact of the matter is 6a cannot and I repeat cannot compete with other six A's out of town can you tell me WHY.
Flint that is right, that year that Canutillo went to the final four. Guess what???? They lost to Franklin at Canutillo, it should have been a beat down but a couple of touchdowns got called back.
Also in 2015 Canutillo missed the playoffs and wentb5-5. But enough about Canutillo. Lets keep this thread going on 1-6a predictions. Fans with teams insight share it. For example a new transfer just came in, or a stud player moved, or any other good news.
I go for CanLOLs.What's your school (don't tell me your going to hide behind your name,I always ask and only Kingsrealm has had the guts to tell me what team he goes for SO TELL ME YOUR TEAM and don't tell me ALEDO. LOL
I'm waiting.Your team please.