Lone Star Gridiron

LSG 2016 5A Championship Predictions

Some shakeups at the top?

According to our 2016 Class 5A Texas high school football pre-season rankings, here is what we predict will happen from the Regionals forward in the playoffs this year.

(Links are to team history pages)

Division I

Division II



Region I

Region I

Denton Ryan Raiders Aledo Bearcats
Denton Ryan (winner) Aledo (winner)
Colleyville Heritage Lubbock Cooper

Region II


Region II

Dallas Highland Park Scots Frisco Lone Star Rangers
Dallas Highland Park (winner) Frisco Lone Star (winner)
Wylie East Lancaster

Region III


Region III

Cedar Park Timberwolves Crosby Cougars
Cedar Park (winner) Crosby (winner)
Temple College Station

Region IV


Region IV

Richmond Foster Falcons Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats
Richmond Foster (winner) Corpus Cristi Calallen (winner)
Angleton Kerrville Tivy

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Denton Ryan Raiders Aledo Bearcats
Denton Ryan (winner) Aledo (winner)
Dallas Highland Park Frisco-Lone-Star

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Cedar Park Timberwolves Crosby Cougars
Cedar Park (winner) Crosby (winner)
Richmond Foster Corpus Cristi Calallen

Championship:


Championship:

Denton Ryan Raiders Aledo Bearcats
Denton Ryan (winner)
Aledo (winner)
Cedar Park Crosby

Mike Says: In Division I, Denton Ryan is moving down form 6A and is the favorite to make it to their first championship game since 2010. They owned the early 2000's making it to the championship game from 2000-2003. Last years defending champion Cedar Park is predicted as the runner up. This would be their fourth championship game in the last five years. Dallas Highland Park and Richmond Foster will also be very good teams to watch. In Division II, Aledo is back. Where they really gone though, having made the championship game five of the last seven years. We have them set to play Crosby who was our #1 team last year. Frisco Lone Star will also be back and wants another shot at the championship. A surprise team may be College Station.

Chris Says: This is kind of a flip flop from last season.  Aledo and Crosby were both  DI and are now going to go DII.  Cedar Park on the other hand looks to be going up to DI.  In the end it looks like our #1 and #2  (Denton Ryan and Aledo) will both walk away state champions while Cedar Park will make the trip again but is predicted to come up a bit short.  It also looks like we may have been early on Crosby last year was pegged to go to the title game and this year should make the journey to AT&T Stadium.  There will be a lot of emotion surrounding Corpus Christi Calallen as Phil Danaher is likely to become the winningest coach in Texas high school football history.  Who know?  That kind of emotion could be enough to even move them into a title match.  Don't sleep on Lancaster, Temple or College Station though as peaking at the right time could upset the entire dance card.  Regardless of who is standing in December, this is likely to be the best competition of any football in Texas this year.

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