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FAVORITES

1. Allen Eagles (10-0) – The Eagles came into the season as the #1 team in Texas with an experienced quarterback, a star running back, weapons at the skill positions, experience in the trenches and a coach that has been there and done that before.  Due to the expectations placed on this team, each game has been scrutinized and every little chink in the armor has been discussed.  The Eagles aren’t concerned by any of that and remain well-built for a deep run.

Key Players: QB Alec Morris (Sr.), RB Jonathan Williams (Sr.), WR Andrew Rodriguez (Sr.), DL Stone Drulman (Jr.), DL Brandyn Bolling (Sr.), LB Chris Hudson (Sr.)

2. Euless Trinity Trojans (10-0) – The Trojans entered the season as the #2 team in that state behind a bevy of experienced bodies in the trenches, a dominating run game and a fast, physical defense.  Inexperience at the quarterback position did catch up with the Trojans a little bit during the regular season, however, they still finished 10-0 and know how to get it done come November and December.  The Trojans are sitting right where they want to be, undefeated in an odd year.

Key Players: RB Joel Kimpela (Sr.), RB Jonathan Brown (Sr.), OL Hiva Lutui (Sr.), RB/DL Wawa Leota (Sr.), DE Polo Manukainiu (Sr.), LB Brian Nance (Sr.)

3. Southlake Carroll Dragons (10-0) – An undefeated Dragon team entering the playoffs will always raise a few eyebrows.  Unlike past Carroll teams, this isn’t always a well-oiled machine, but this group has proven that they have the ability to win in close games.  That’s a quality that shouldn’t be overlooked in a bracket deep with teams of similar strength.  Junior QB Kenny Hill had an all-state performance last week against Guyer and led this club to a regional final last season.  It’s worth noting that they avoided the side of the bracket with Allen and Trinity.

Key Players: QB Kenny Hill (Jr.), WR Peyton Williams (Sr.), WR/DB Sabian Holmes (Sr.), LB Jeff Miller (Jr.), LB Will Davis (Sr.), DB Tanner Jacobson (Jr.)

DARK HORSE

Arlington Bowie Volunteers (7-3) – The Volunteers started the season on the periphery of the top 25 and hung there all year.  Two of their three losses came to ranked teams in #1 Skyline and #22 Arlington Martin.  The talent level is certainly there and their location in a loaded bracket is favorable.  The Volunteers closed the regular season in impressive fashion with a 20-point win over Arlington.

PLAYOFF HISTORY

State Championships

Southlake Carroll – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1993, 1992, 1988
Odessa Permian – 1991, 1989, 1984, 1980, 1972, 1965
Euless Trinity – 2009, 2007, 2005
San Angelo Central – 1966, 1943
Allen – 2009
Cedar Hill – 2006

5A Regional Championships

Odessa Permian – 1995, 1994, 1991, 1989, 1988. 1987, 1985, 1984, 1980
Euless Trinity – 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2001, 1993, 1992
Southlake Carroll – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Allen – 2008, 2006, 2003
Hurst Bell – 1986, 1982
Cedar Hill – 2006
Midland – 2002
San Angelo Central – 1991

Five Deepest Runs (last 5 years)

Euless Trinity (2009) – D1 State Champions
Allen (2008) – D1 State Champions
Euless Trinity (2007) – D1 State Champions
Cedar Hill (2006) – D1 State Champions
Southlake Carroll (2006) – D1 State Champions

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Passing

Alec Morris, Sr., Allen – 176 for 282, 2,820 yds., 33 tds, 6 int
Corey Wesley, Sr., Plano East – 150 for 236, 2,200 yds., 17 tds, 10 ints
Brandon Layne, Sr., EP Franklin – 110 for 163, 2,188 yds., 24 tds, 4 ints
Logan Sawyer, Sr., San Angelo Central – 159 for 260, 2,018 yds., 24 tds, 2 ints
Kenny Hill, Jr., Southlake Carroll – 158 for 239, 1,989 yds, 19 tds, 7 ints

Rushing

Jacoby Webster, Sr., Midland – 219 car., 1,616 yds., 18 tds
Joel Kimpela, Sr., Euless Trinity – 132 car., 1, 376
yds., 17 tds
Kyle Hicks, Jr., Arlington Martin – 129 car., 1,159 yds., 18 tds
Russell Hansbrough, Sr., Arlington Bowie – 113 car., 1,158 yds., 17 tds
Jaquan Cole, Jr., Duncanville – 149 car., 1,189 yds., 13 tds

Receiving

Andrew Rodriguez, Sr., Allen – 57 rec., 1,315 yds., 17 tds
Zach Sanchez, Sr., Keller Central – 41 rec., 939 yds., 13 tds
Van Powell, Sr., Odessa Permian – 53 rec., 854 yds., 10 tds
Sabian Holmes, Sr., Southlake Carroll – 53 rec., 848 yds., 10 tds
Peyton Williams, Sr., Southlake Carroll – 63 rec., 834 yds., 9 tds

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  2. bobby johnson says:

    Please tell me what each of the three headings mean:
    AOS ADS DOM
    Thank you
    Bobby

    • Sure…AOS means “Adjusted Offensive Scoring” – ADS means “Adjusted Defensive Scoring” – DOM means “Domination”. These are metrics we use instead of PPG, PAPG, and Margin. AOS, ADS, and DOM differ because they take into account strength of schedule to give a more accurate account of the true strength on offense and defense.

      It’s not perfect, we’re still working on the system, but it has proven to be more accurate over the last four years of use.

  3. GoEagles! says:

    correction under State Championships – Allen took state in 2008, not 2009. :)