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2019 26-6A Projected Finishes

Converse Judson Rockets

Cibolo Steele Knights

Schertz Clemens Buffaloes

Smithson Valley Rangers

New Braunfels Unicorns

New Braunfels Canyon Cougars

San Antonio East Central Hornets

San Marcos Rattlers

Preseason Awards

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MVP: Converse Judson QB Mike Chandler II

Defensive MVP: Cibolo Steele DB Jaylon Jones

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Sleeper Workforce: New Braunfels

The Prospectus

Converse Judson superior to the UIL 6A Division I Area IV closing in 2018, and has the required returning expertise to make one other deep run in 2019. Quarterback Mike Chandler II wants the required safety from offensive linemen Robert Rigsby, Tamorique McBrewer, Jared Campos and Kamron Scott to attach with receivers Antony Shelton and Amarea Bailey-Davis, tight finish Kameron Lopez and working again De’Anthony Lewis. The protection solely has one returning starter, so the play of defensive backs Xavier Spencer and Jayden Cloud, linebacker Dominique Moody and lineman Nathaniel Pryor will finally resolve how far the Rockets go within the 2019 playoffs.

Cibolo Steele is motivated for the 2019 season as a result of it solely recorded an 8-Four document and a UIL 6A Division II space spherical end in 2018. The Knights are anticipated to go far within the 2019 UIL playoffs as a result of Texas A&M security commit Jaylon Jones is the state’s fifth-best recruit for the Class of 2020, receiver Daniel Jackson is a 2020 Iowa State commit, and working again De’Quavion Thomas’ high 2020 supply is Colorado. The staff additionally has 11 returning starters, together with a quarterback in Wyatt Begeal who began as an underclassman. One other notable is receiver Daryn McKnight.

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Schertz Clemens was one and completed within the 2018 UIL 6A Division II postseason, however has increased aspirations for the 2019 season. The Buffaloes have 15 returning starters and impactful gamers at a number of positions. It begins with the linebacker crew, which incorporates Keion Bennett and recruits Derrick Lewis and Jackson Macias. One other robust group is a receiving corps that features Vicente Perez, Andrew Edwards and Kailub Thigpen. Count on the trio to attach with quarterback Max Didomenico regularly. Security Mason Chambers is a 2020 Iowa State commit and the chief of the secondary, whereas the staff’s linemen are Elijah Gonzales, Jackson Andrews and Kauner Porter.

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Smithson Valley earned all 5 of its wins in district play earlier than recording a UIL 6A Division I bi-district end in 2018, and is anticipated so as to add one other 12 months to its present playoff streak in 2019. It begins with the Rangers’ program-record 16 returning starters. Defensive linemen Trey Witcher and Trey Moore will lead a protection that additionally consists of linebacker Tom Zeug and defensive again Jalen Nutt. The staff did lose quarterback Levi Williams to Wyoming and offensive lineman Ronald Copney to Texas State, so returning offensive lineman Devin Smith will assist with the transition on that aspect of the ball. He’ll arrange new beginning quarterback Luke Gombert’s connections with receiver Kasen Wells and working backs Jacob Forton and Darlington Frasch.

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New Braunfels missed the 2018 UIL 6A postseason, however has the required gamers to make a run on the 2019 playoffs. The Unicorns belief quarterback Peyton Driggers, receiver Bryson Dyer and working again/receiver Matthew Wrase on the offensive aspect, and have a notable defensive trio in linebacker Matt Littlejohn, defensive again Kendrick Thompson and defensive deal with Geojo Marsh.

New Braunfels Canyon has extra expertise on the offensive aspect, however nonetheless has essential positions to fill on each side of the ball earlier than it may well have a shot on the district’s closing playoff spot in 2019. The Cougars have notable threats in receivers Callon Farr and Jacob Garcia, tight finish Michael Bassett and offensive linemen Will McCune and Tony Cooper, however must discover a quarterback. There’s additionally nostril guard Caden Holt and defensive again Alex Bouloubasis on the defensive aspect, however there are holes within the linebacking crew going into the season.

San Antonio East Central misplaced a number of recruits from its non-playoff season in 2018, so it is working laborious in 2019 to surpass final 12 months’s four-win mark. The Hornets count on huge seasons from working again DeAngelo Rosemond, offensive linemen Daniel Santallana and Frankie Martinez, linebacker Michael Martinez, defensive again Damien Fast and defensive lineman Justin Gutierrez.

San Marcos went 1-9 in 2018, and has plenty of work to do to make the 2019 postseason like its district title-winning season in 2017. The Rattlers will lean on a secondary that features defensive backs Kannon Webb, Andres Alonzo and Quddus Ogunbase. The offense has a trio of linemen in Elijah Barrera, Easthan Mendez and Jacob Pinkston, receiver Takai Magett and tight finish Ronnie Perez.

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