The Pettus Eagles of District 16-1A DII will meet Falls City, Woodsboro, Bruni, Runge, Benavides and Agua Dulce in district play.
Only three teams are eligible for the postseason playoffs in 1A football and the Eagles are picked to finish fourth in their new district race.
Head coach Steve Marbach has reason to be optimistic, however, as eight starters on offense and defense are back for the Eagles. Skill position players all have experience and if they all stay healthy, the Eagles will have a very good shot at improving on that prediction by Campbell.
Texas Football has the Beavers from Falls City earning another title with Woodsboro in second and the Bruni Badgers capturing the final playoff spot. Pettus is in fourth, followed by Runge, Benavides and Agua Dulce.
The Skidmore-Tynan Bobcats, under new head coach Dan Garza, will compete in District 16-2A DII against state power Refugio, Banquete, Hebbronville, Freer, Riviera Kaufer, Premont and Santa Gertrudis in their newly aligned district.
Refugio is the state’s No. 1 ranked 2A school and should easily capture the top spot in district. With only three district teams making the playoffs, the S-T Bobcats are picked for a fourth place finish in the district race with Banquete and Hebbronville filling in the spots right behind the RHS Bobcats. Freer, Riviera Kaufer, Premont and Santa Gertrudis follow in that order.
Coach Garza has five starters on offense and seven defensive starters back from last year’s club. The Bobcats will have plenty of size up front and a revamped rushing offense that may vault them into the playoff race.
The Beeville Trojans face a few new district foes and a couple of familiar old adversaries in District 30-4A. Gregory-Portland and Port Lavaca remain from last year’s district alignment and the newcomers include Floresville and the two new Victoria clubs, the East Titans and the West Warriors.
Four teams reach the playoffs in 4A with two going to the Division I (big school) bracket while two more travel the Division II (small school) road in the playoffs.
G-P is picked by Campbell to top the district race with the Sandies from Port Lavaca in second. Victoria East is selected to finish third and the Trojans are picked for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Head coach Troy Moses has a young team, but has some experience on defense (four starters return) and a returning starting quarterback, among six returning offensive starters. Several talented sophomores may have a shot at earning playing time this season.
With one year under Moses’ system, the Trojans are primed to be highly competitive with anyone in their district. A spot in the playoffs will be one of the goals of this year’s Trojans.