Lone Star Gridiron

LSG 2017 2A Championship Predictions

According to our 2017 Class 2A 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

Stratford Elks
Stratford (winner) Wellington (winner)
Anson Rosco

Region II


Region II

Mart (winner) Albany (winner)
De Leon Muenster

Region III


Region III

Centerville (winner) Tenaha (winner)
Alto Bremond

Region IV


Region IV

Refugio Bobcats
Refugio (winner) Burton (winner)
Mason Falls City

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Mart (winner) Albany (winner)
Stratford Wellington

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Refugio Bobcats
Refugio (winner) Tenaha (winner)
Centerville Burton

Championship:


Championship:

Refugio Bobcats
Refugio (winner)
Tenaha (winner)
Mart Albany

Mike Says:  Division I has some newcomers in the Quarterfinals like Anson, De Leon and Centerville. It would be fun to see one of these teams bust through to play in the big game. They will need to go through the likes of Refugio, Mason, Mart and Alto. We have the dream matchup of Mart vs. Refugio which should be a great one if it happens. In Division II, we have Tenaha and Albany. Both of these have been to the big game recently with Tenaha last playing in 2012 and Albany in 2015.

Chris Says: The real question here is whether or not graduation hurt Refugio too much to return to the title game. We could find out as early as the Regional matchup we have slated against Mason. Mason is a team that could be sitting in Arlington if higher ranked squads falter. Heck, even Refugio's district will challenge them a bit more than usual as there are more quality teams than playoff spots. In Division II, we are expecting the return to glory for Teneha but they too won't just waltz into the title game. Teams like Bremond graduated some serious talent, but winning is contagious and they could be right back in the hunt. But this season is not just about the return to glory of historically great programs.  Some of the newcomers have their sights set on showing that they belong not only in the Quarterfinals but will make a case for state title runs.

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