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New VYPE rankings: Winning formula? Running and defense

Kingwood is having a magical season after the storm. Vype

Originally appeared on Vype.com.

The area-round is complete as the UIL Texas High School Playoffs move onto the regional round. The power programs are rising and the competition is getting fierce. Staying healthy is paramount and mistakes can flip games in an instant. 

Katy is destroying teams with old-fashioned football — running the ball and great defense. That can be said for Klein Collins, Cy-Fair, Westfield and North Shore. Atascocita, Lamar, Langham Creek and Friendswood do it by outscoring their opponents.

Class 5A is anchored by Manvel, Angleton and FB Marshall, while Foster has been a bit of a surprise. Manvel will have an epic matchup against Cedar Park this week.

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CLASS 6A TOP 20

Rank

Team (Record)

Comment
1Katy (10-0)Atascocita Could be Interesting
2Klein Collins (11-0)Will Longview Be a Test?
3Cy-Fair (12-0)Should Take Care of Friendswood
4Westfield (11-0)‘Stangs Will Roll Lufkin
5Lamar (9-1)Game of the Week vs North Shore
6Atascocita (10-1)Must Use Athleticism vs Katy
7Langham Creek (10-1)Kingwood Will Have Tough Time Keeping Up
8North Shore (8-3)TOUGH OUT in Postseason
9Friendswood (9-3)Just Got by Summer Creek
10The Woodlands (7-3)What Could Have Been?
11Kingwood (6-5)Miracle Season After Flood
12Klein Oak (7-4)Smashed By Cedar Ridge
13Cypress Ranch (8-3)Katy Was Too Much
14Dickinson (8-3)Atascocita Can Put Up Points
15Strake Jesuit (8-3)Cy-Fair had Too Many Playmakers; D
16FB Bush (7-2)Stubbed Toe Against Katy Taylor
17Clear Lake (8-4)Fell in Close One to Kingwood
18Clear Springs (8-3)Crushed by North Shore
19Summer Creek (7-4)Heartbreaker to Friendswood
20Klein (7-4)Good Fight vs Hendrickson

 

CLASS 5A TOP 10

Rank

Team (Record)

Comment
1Manvel (11-0)Tough Cedar Park Up Next
2Angleton (11-0)CC Flour Bluff a Speed Bump
3FB Marshall (9-2)Can Buffs Slay the Hippos?
4Foster (8-3)Falcons Knock Off Undefeated Drip Springs
5Magnolia West (9-2)Whacked By Temple
6New Caney (8-3)No Chance vs FB Marshall
7Crosby (8-2)Heartbreaker to PNG
8Galveston Ball (6-5)Port Arthur Memorial Too Tough
9Texas City (5-6)Hung with Port Neches-Groves
10Waltrip (8-1)Kings of HISD

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