Here we go again. At least, we hope so.
Following its third state championship in a row, and fifth in six years, Shiner St. Paul will return 15 starters in the quest to win a fourth consecutive state title.
Falls City made its third straight semifinal appearance in Mark Kirchhoff’s first year back as head coach since 2011.
Refugio did not play a single home game last season.
Shiner lost 22 seniors from its undefeated, state championship team.
Karnes City came one game short of ending a five-year playoff drought in 2020.
Tidehaven, Rice Consolidated and Van Vleck all made the playoffs out of District 14-3A, Division II, but not one made it out of the bi-district round.
Industrial knows all eyes are on it in District 15-3A, Division I.
Hallettsville and Yoakum moved into Region III in 2020, but the expectations remained the same.
Cuero was six points away from winning the District 13-4A, Division II championship last season.
District 12-4A, Division II could be wide open once again this year.
Two years ago, Beeville and Calhoun finished their regular seasons as district champions.
El Campo wouldn’t be surprised to see its District 12-4A, Division I opponents gang up on the line of scrimmage against its powerful running game.
After last season, Victoria East and Victoria West know District 15-5A, Division I is highly competitive.
EL CAMPO — El Campo will go into the season with a talented and experienced offensive line.
VANDERBILT — When Matthew Davis moved from Mississippi to Vanderbilt as a child, he was never impressed by the Industrial football team.
SHINER — Doug and Dalton Brooks shared MVP honors at last season’s state championship game.