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Frisco Liberty State Qualifying Tournament Pools

Here are the pools, breakdowns and of course my predictions for the Frisco Liberty State Qualifying Tournament.

Pool A : Frisco Liberty, Plano East, Richland, Rockwall

Richland was the surprise champion last year. They went 2-1 at Arlington Bowie last week so look for them to be a contender in this pool. Plano East will bring lots of talent. QB Brandon Wesley (1721 yrds passing in 2008), WR's Brandon Lewis and Denzelle White and Kansas committ DB Dayvyon Henry. Rockwall will have a few good targets in TE Adam Dingwel and WR Will Beasley. Frisco Liberty will try to hang.

Mike's Pick: Plano East

Pool B: Coppell, Lewisville Hebron, Greenville, Lake Dallas

Coppell has already qualified going 4-0 at the Arlington Bowie SQT last week including a 42-26 win over pool teammate Lewisville Hebron. Hebron had a 2-2 record last week before falling to Coppell in the semifinals. Greenville will be led by RB Dakieston Williams. Lake Dallas may bring the best QB of the tournament in James Franklin (5-4A offensive player of the year 2464 yrds passing in 2008 commmitted to Missouri)

Mike's Pick: Lake Dallas

Pool C: Wylie, Plano, Richardson Pearce, Dallas Strake Jesuit

Wylie will bring a few good targets from their 2008 Division II Runner-Up team in TE Noah Chesier and WR Colby Harper. Plano last some great talent from last year team but WR Robert Robinson and TE Ashton Williams will make them a very tough team to beat. Richardson Pearce will be led by WR Blake Jumonville while Dallas Strake Jesuit will be relying on DB Reed Brezette.

Mike's Pick: Plano

Pool D: Arlington Sam Houston, Garland, Plano West, Denton Guyer

Arlington Sam Houston went 0-3 last week and will have a tough time competing with the top teams in this pool. Garland will bring some great talent in LB Tevin Jackson OLB (4 star recruit Committed to Texas), WR Adrian Phillips (4 star recruit Committed to Texas), QB Jared Barnett (1376 yrds passing in only 7 games in 2008), DB's Darius Bates, Tyre Ivey, Adrian Neal and Malcolm Robinson. Denton Guyer wnet 1-2 last week but they are very talented. Their key players are WR Austin Otto, JR QB J.W. Walsh, OLB/DB Ravion Ingram and DB's Antonio Burton and Chuks Orabuchi. Plano West will have a tough time in this pool.

Mike's Pick: Denton Guyer

SemiFinals:

Plano East vs. Lake Dallas Mike's Pick: Lake Dallas
Plano vs. Denton Guyer Mike's Pick: Denton Guyer

Championship Game:

Lake Dallas vs. Denton Guyer Mike's Pick: Lake Dallas

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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