Freshmen lead the way for Class 6A playoff programs; predictions
Originally appeared on Vype.com.
Ready for a Playoff Fun Fact?
Of the 10 Houston-area programs remaining in the Class 6A postseason, three have freshman starters at quarterback.
Yes, North Shore, Katy and Friendswood put the ball in the hands of athletes who can’t even drive a car yet.
Mustang Dematrius Davis took over after midseason and looks the part with his feet and arm. The east Houston star already has an offer from Baylor. Katy’s Bronson McClelland does more than just hand off the ball to Deondrick Glass and Josh Ogelsby. He is well-trained and has a big future. Friendswood’s Luke Grden is 14-years-old and has a live arm. He’s the future of Mustang football.
But that just seems a little nerve-racking for Jon Kay, Gary Joseph and Robert Koopman, who play their best available player.
It’s the regional semis, folks. Let’s get ready for a wild weekend of big-boy Houston-area football.
Here are the predictions.
Katy vs Atascocita, NRG Stadium, Friday at 7 pm
I know, I know. Atascocita was 3-0 at NRG Stadium last year making their run to the state Final Four. Take it easy Eagle fans. The Katy D is giving up like a touchdown a game. Unless that defense can hold down two of the top RBs in the state, Katy does their thing. Eagle QB Jack Roe has over 2,900 yards from scrimmage, but Katy eats QBs for brunch.
Katy by 14
Lamar vs North Shore, Friday at 7 pm
This is a complete battle of Houston heavyweights. North Shore is a few years away from being dominant again and Lamar is experienced with tons of DI talent. So this is a battle of the young stars of North Shore and the College Ballers at Lamar. Lamar makes plays on special teams, offense and defense. The 'Shore' is relying on a freshman QB Dematrius Davis.
Lamar by 4
Cy-Fair vs Friendswood, TDECU Stadium, Friday, 7 pm
Trenton Kennedy has rushed for over 1,418 for Cy-Fair, who will out-physical the Mustangs. Friendswood's 14-year-old QB is legit for the future, however. Bobcats defense is too tough.
Cy-Fair by 14
Langham Creek vs Kingwood, TDECU Stadium, Saturday, Noon
The Lobos are so explosive with QB Herron, Mehn at RB and Eke at WR. If the defense gets a few stops, Langham stampedes past Kingwood.
Langham Creek by 17
Longview vs Klein Collins, McLane Stadium, Saturday at 2 pm
This will be Klein Collins’ toughest test of the year. Longview is no joke and very balanced on offense. They have only one loss and beat Rockwall, who beat The Woodlands and took Sasche to the wire. Longview is legit. Klein Collins is as well with their heavy set backfield with Spiller (OU-commit) and Powell. Rhyne is gritty at QB. The defense could be the best in H-Town.
Tigers by 1
Lufkin vs Westfield, Texan Drive, Saturday at 1 pm
Lufkin’s offense has NOT seen anything like the Westfield defense. Mustang QB Gipson is a true dual-threat and has recently received a DI offer from Memphis as a junior. He’s dialed in.
Westfield by 17