TXHSFB Regional Review: Coastal Bend

Photo by Russell Wilburn

Photo by Russell Wilburn

Throughout February, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Greg Tepper is taking a look back at the 2016 Texas high school football season in each region of the state. For a detailed explanation of the regional breakdowns as well as the rankings methodology, read this piece.

Big Country
Super Centex

Today: The Coastal Bend

It was a banner year for the Coastal Bend in 2016, pushing a staggering four teams into the state championship games. But the teams that made it to AT&T Stadium were only part of the story of a breakout season for the area around Corpus Christi.

For clarity’s sake, here is a map of how we are defining “the Coastal Bend.”

Now that we’ve set the boundaries, let’s break down the best of high school football in the Coastal Bend region in 2016.

Top 20

Regional Rank Team (Record) Class
1 Refugio (15-1) 2A DI
2 CC Calallen (14-2) 5A
3 Yoakum (11-5) 3A DI
4 Boling (13-3) 3A DII
5 Cuero (13-1) 4A DII
6 Angleton (9-3) 5A
7 El Campo (11-1) 4A DI
8 Ben Bolt (9-4) 2A DI
9 Victoria East (10-4) 5A
10 Odem (11-2) 3A DII
11 Wharton (8-5) 4A DII
12 Goliad (9-4) 3A DI
13 Beeville Jones (9-3) 4A DI
14 Yorktown (8-4) 2A DI
15 Hitchcock (7-4) 3A DI
16 George West (10-2) 3A DI
17 Sinton (9-3) 4A DII
18 Tidehaven (8-3) 3A DII
19 CC Flour Bluff (6-6) 5A
20 Hebbronville (7-4) 3A DII

Player of the Year
LB Kobie Herring, Refugio
You could pick any number of players from the Class 2A Division I state champion Bobcats, but the honor goes to Herring, who spearheaded an unheralded Refugio defense to another title.

Honorable Mentions
Corpus Christi Calallen QB Gaige Lamb
Yoakum RB Henry Enoch
Boling QB Vernon Jackson
Victoria East QB Bailey Zappe
Odem QB Michael Everett
Beeville Jones WR Waydale Jones

Coach of the Year
Phil Danaher, Corpus Christi Calallen
Became the state’s all-time winningest coach and took the Wildcats to the state championship game — and within a hair of upsetting Aledo.

Honorable Mentions
Jason Herring, Refugio
Wayne Condra, El Campo
Stephen Dorr, Boling
Travis Reeve, Cuero

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