2AD1—Path to the 2019 State Title Game

2A1 Preseason Top 10

(with Week 1 pairings)

  1. Mason, Wall, 8/29
  2. Shiner at Hallettsville
  3. Refugio at Tidehaven
  4. San Saba at Johnson City
  5. San Augustine, Big Sandy
  6. New Deal, Lubbock Roosevelt
  7. Panhandle, Tulia
  8. De Leon at Clyde
  9. Stinnett West Texas, Canadian
  10. Tenaha at Troup

As readers familiar with my past musings know, in preseason projections I usually stick with the defending champions, like Mason in this division of 2A and Mart in 2AD2.  But obviously,  there will be surprises and disappointments.  Still, by making projections we do share a good bit of reliable information plus our anticipations are made all the more interesting, I trust.  Enjoy.

Region I

Favorites:

  1. New Deal
  2. West Texas
  3. Panhandle
  4. Hawley

District 1 - Amarillo Hyde Park, Boys Ranch, Panhandle, Sanford-Fritch, Stinnett West Texas, Sunray.

Should be a tough district race between Panhandle and West Texas, which opens against 3AD2 #1 Canadian.  If West Texas holds Canadian to a 21 point win or fewer, a sure sign they're strong enough to challenge Panhandle.

District 2 -Floydada, Hale Center, New Deal, Olton, Post, Sundown

New Deal had its best year ever in 2018, losing in the state final to Mason, 44-6.

District 3 - Forsan, Hawley, Ozona, Stamford, Winters

Hawley was 10-2 in 2018, losing to Sundown in the Area round, 37-36 (OT)

District 4 - Alvord, Chico, Lindsay, Olney, Seymour

Seymour (10-2) is the defending district champion

Region II

Favorites:

  1. San Saba
  2. De Leon
  3. Riesel
  4. Wolfe City

District 5 - Celeste, Collinsville, Tom Bean, Trenton, Valley View

Collinsville is picked to take the district.

District 6 - Bogata Rivercrest, Como-Pickton, Honey Grove, Quinlan Boles, Wolfe City

Wolfe City was eliminated in the 2018 area round by De Leon, 31-20

District 7 - Crawford, De Leon, Goldthwaite, Hico, San Saba, Valley Mills

Through the 2018 season San Saba mostly sailed smoothly along, had a close OT win over Celeste in sub-regional round, before losing to New Deal in the state semis, 31-20. But the Armadillos must regroup, having lost HC Jerod Fikac to Georgetown East View.

District 8 - Axtell, Bosqueville, Bruceville-Eddy, Italy, Itasca, Moody, Riesel

Bosqueville is the district favorite, but Riesel may be the big surprise.

 

Projected Semi-final

New Deal vs. San Saba

Region III

Favorites:

  1. San Augustine
  2. Tenaha
  3. Garrison
  4. Centerville

District 9 - Cayuga, Centerville, Jewett Leon, Kerens, Malakoff Cross Roads, Normangee

As it usually does, Centerville is expected to make a late season run, win the district and advance another round or two

District 10 - Alto, Big Sandy, Cushing, Gladewater Union Grove, Hawkins, Price Carlisle

Alto returns 15 starters (8/7) from its 8-4 team of 2018 and should be much stronger to face the likes of Garrison, which defeated the Yellow Jackets 43-13 in last year's Area round.

District 11 - Beckville, Garrison, Harleton, Joaquin, Linden-Kildare, Tenaha, Timpson

The Copano picks Tenaha to take the district though it'll be close all the way.

District 12 - Deweyville, Groveton, Hull-Daisetta, Pineland West Sabine, San Augustine, Shelbyville

San Augustine led by Tijay Thomas-Davis could make it all the way.   All the wolves need is a measure of tightening by their defense.  They will score.

 

Region IV

Favorites:

  1. Mason
  2. Shiner
  3. Refugio
  4. Weimar

District 13 - Hearne, Holland, Marlin, Milano, Rosebud-Lott, Thorndale, Thrall

Holland will have exceptional experience on both sides of the line.

District 14 - Bracketville, Center Point, Harper, Junction, Mason, Sabinal

Mason is the defending champ, and until it's shown otherwise, should remain the favorite.

District 15 - Kenedy, Shiner, Wallis Brazos, Weimar, Yorktown

With a new head coach and a new spurt of energy, the Comanches of Shiner appear ready to compete for the top position in the region.

District 16 - Ben Bolt, Freer, Refugio, Riviera-Kaufer, Santa Maria, Three Rivers

Refugio, a title favorite in many corners, must recover from what, for it, was a lackluster 2018 (11-3).  HC Jason Herring is placing his hopes on key returnees and especially on senior quarterback Austin Ochoa.

Projected Semi-final

San Augustine vs. Mason

Projected Final

New Deal vs. Mason

Sentimental Projected Final

Panhandle vs. Refugio

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