North Shore offseason? Staggering

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VYPE dropped by North Shore today to check out the defending state champs and their offseason work outs.

It was staggering.

Coach Jon Kay and his staff have a tremendous attention to detail from game-day prep to speed and strength. It's not only the volume of athletes, but size of these kids.

What stood out…

Class of 2020 OL Damion George is in great shape at 6-foot-7 and over 300 pounds. He's more confident. He's coming out of his shell and he's wearing the Crimson Tide "A" proudly. Complimenting on the offensive line is Kansas move-in Jaeden Roberts, who has dozens of offers as an incoming junior. He is massive and goes hard.

LB Corey Flagg was in a boot and not able to participate, while QB Dematrius Davis looks even more explosive running and throwing. He looks huge.

National recruit Zachary Evans was not on hand, but in the classroom taking classes to graduate early. Coaches have been raving about his summer.

Super WR Shadrach Banks is bigger and faster. He's going to be even harder to bring down in 2019.

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By Bradley Collier

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On paper, Aldine Davis should be the best returning Aldine ISD volleyball squad for the 2019 campaign.

But that's just on paper.

Starla Jones, the reigning District 16-6A Coach of the Year, has been persistent this offseason in reminding her team that the successes of last year are just that. They are last season's, which doesn't entitle her group to that same success in 2019.

"I think it's going to give them some confidence that they have a year under their belt," Jones said. "But it's a new season, a new team. Last year is last year. I'm reminding them that we've got to start all over. It's going to take some work like it did before.

"We can't settle, and we can't expect to be at the top just because we were last year."

Last season, Aldine Davis went 20- 26-1 overall and 10-4 in District 16-6A play to finish in a tie for second place with MacArthur.

"I've told them, you do realize because you were up there you are definitely one of the teams to beat," Jones said. "Everybody's going to be pumped. I don't care what team it is. They're going to be ready to play you."

Returning to the court for the Falcons this season is District 16-6A Newcomer of the Year Kiyah Felder, first-team selections Ashlyn Laymond and Tavia Harrell and second-teamer Hailey Harris. Also returning is Lyric Carwell, who was an honorable mention.

What excites Jones the most about this group is that this summer the girls put in the needed work to get better in the weight room.


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