I just saw on EP Gridiron's twitter page that Del Valle has outscored district teams 168 to 38. Seriously man this is football bullying at its finest.
Del Valle needs to make the jump to 6A next year.
Or DV is just that good on both Offense and Defense. Can't blame them for having a good season so far.
It most likely wont happen. YISD has changed feeder areas and has lost some of it to Bel Air. They are just at the 1950-2000 enrollment mark so they will remain in 2-5A
If Del Valle made that leap to district 6a all Del Valle games no matter who they play would be a very competitive game and not all Del Valle blowouts as they are doing right now in 5a. Del Valle will be able to compete in 6a. They probably won't win a district championship in 6a but they will make the playoffs in 6a probably as the 3rd or 4th team.
Max Preps shows this history on Del Valle versus 6a teams in predistrict games.
Americas 35 Del Valle 28
Americas 18 Del Valle 6
Del Valle 41 Coronado 28
Del Valle 28 Coronado 21
El Dorado 35 Del Valle 34
El Dorado 14 Del Valle 10
Del Valle 27 Socorro 0
Del Valle 35 Socorro 6
El Dorado 34 Del Valle 0
El Dorado 14 Del Valle 3
Del Valle 34 Eastwood 0
Eastwood 12 Del Valle 10
Bel Air 31 Del Valle 16
Bel Air was 6a in 2005
Bel Air 24 Del Valle 17
Bel Air was 6a in 2004
In my opinion DV wouldn't be able to hang in 6A. It's one thing to play one or two predistrict 6A teams and another to play 5 6A games in a row. 6A in EP is the most competitive with all teams being really good in their own way. No way DV could survive a long district schedule in 6A
If Del Valle were to be swapped out with Socorro, I can see them still making the playoffs in 6A.
Only issues would be Montwood, Franklin, And Pebble Hills..
Even then, a game against montwood would be a great match up with Coach Perales and Fama (who used to coach under P at DV) I think the 79907 athletes can hang with the 79936 "studs" and it could possibly come to a coaching game. **IMO**
El Dorado has been able to beat DV but that's before PHHS opened and took talent away from their program. They are on the decline.
Americas has also gotten lucky especially this season. DV blew that game. still not sold on Coach Melvin.
Eastwood, is also on the decline. I see DV being able to beat them consistently, especially if the troopers keep Lopez and his one dimensional game strategy.
Coronado is a respectable program but again, Coach P and DV has been successful against them.
What other EP 6A school(s) am I missing?
Also, by moving up to 6A you don't think athletes would want to transfer there instead of playing at Ysleta, riverside, etc? That would add depth, potential starters and make DV more of a contender. yes, there are uil rules regarding that but we all know stuff happens behind closed doors.
Come on guys it's all a shell game. Both DV and Eastlake work the system to stay under the 6A mark but still go "recruit" players into their programs. It was no secret all the T birds from the east side went down to DV last couple years to play for coach P. Just like all the Falcons from the far East went to Eastlake, Eastlake has been stealing players from Americas for years. No need to name players, the trick is to recruit selected players while keeping your school body under the magic number. Good job to the programs like them who can do that.
Did you seriously think they have a magic pill at their programs that keep them at the top? Get off fantasy land...
Some of the players who were supposed to go to BA ended up at DV, wow, shocker...
Good for Coach P though, he knows how to work it and that's what matters.
Any word on Eldorado dropping to 5A?
Maybe a swap between Socorro and Del Valle
For the sake of El Paso competing at a State level, I like Schools like DV and Canutillo at 5A. They (EP 5A schools) will be our best chances at bringing a state title to the county. I think Clint might bring one this year at 4A.
True about DV with SE T-Birbird kids. What a shame! I'm sure it's common practice with some schools. Eventually they get caught.