LSG 2017 4A Championship Predictions

The Deepest Class?

According to our 2016 Class 4A Texas high school football pre-season rankings (DI, DII) here is what we predict will happen from the Quarterfinals forward in the playoffs this year.

(Links are to team history pages)

Division I

Division II



Region I

Region I

Argyle Eagles
Argyle (winner) Monahans (winner)
Levelland Sweetwater

Region II


Region II

Midlothian Heritage (winner) Gilmer (winner)
Van Celina

Region III


Region III

West Orange Stark Mustangs
Carthage (winner) West Orange-Stark (winner)
Henderson Giddings

Region IV


Region IV

Waco La Vega (winner) Cuero (winner)
China Spring Wimberley

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Argyle (winner) Gilmer (winner)
Midlothian Heritage Monahans

Semifinals:


Semifinals:

Carthage (winner) Cuero  (winner)
Waco La Vega West Orange-Stark

Championship:


Championship:

Carthage (winner)
Cuero (winner)
Argyle Gilmer

 

Mike Says: In Division I, we have Carthage winning back to back championships while also winning their 6th championship since 2008. There they will face another hot team in Agyle who will be playing in their 6th championship since 2005. The difference is Carthage is 5-0 in their previous 5 championship games while Argyle is 1-4. Midlothian Heritage makes a big run to the Semifinals in only their 2nd varsity season. A big rivalry in region four as district mates Waco La Vega and China Spring meet up in the semifinals for the 3rd consecutive year. In Division II, Cuero is back for the first time since 2004 making their 11th all-time championship game. They will be taking on east Texas power Gilmer who will be making their 6th championship game since 2004. Region I Monahans will be a newcomer to watch out for. Cuero takes out West Orange-Stark in the Semifinals. WOS has been in the championship game the last 3 years in a row.

Chris Says: According to our crystal ball, it appears that one of the state powers of yesteryear is poised to return to the promised land. Yes, the Gobblers of Cuero are the preseason favorites to win it all in Division II over a super stacked lineup of recent state champs. Gilmer and West Orange-Stark will be among the former champs looking to send Cuero back home without a ring. In DI, the more things change, the more they stay the same. We see Carthage returning to that hallowed ground in Arlington and this time knocking off another former state power in Argyle. None of these teams better sleep on squads like Waco La Vega, Monahans, Sweetwater or Midlothian Heritage.  There will be a ton of proven programs alive and well in the final eight of both divisions.

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