TXHSFB Regional Review: El Paso

BREAKING DOWN THE 2016 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON IN EVERY REGION OF THE STATE.
Photo by Russell Peables

Photo by Russell Peables

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.

Previously…
Big Country
Super Centex
Coastal Bend
Dallas-Fort Worth
East Texas

Today: El Paso

Back in the 2015 summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, I wrote a feature story about the rise of El Paso football. Long an afterthought in the Texas football ranks — largely because of its geographic remoteness — it looked like the Sun City could be on the rise, what with Canutillo becoming the first El Paso team to reach the state semifinals combined with UTEP’s forward momentum.

Unfortunately, it appears that the statewide momentum has stalled, though it was still a remarkably fun season way out west.

For the sake of clarity, here is a map of how we are defining “El Paso.”

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

Top 20

Regional Rank Team (Record) Class
1 Canutillo (11-1) 5A
2 El Paso Chapin (9-3) 5A
3 El Paso Eastlake (7-5) 5A
4 El Paso Americas (9-3) 6A
5 El Paso Parkland (8-4) 5A
6 El Paso Del Valle (7-4) 5A
7 El Paso Andress (8-3) 5A
8 El Paso El Dorado (8-3) 6A
9 Clint (9-2) 4A DI
10 Van Horn (6-6) 2A DII
11 Anthony (7-4) 2A DI
12 El Paso Burges (6-5) 5A
13 El Paso Montwood (7-4) 6A
14 El Paso Bowie (9-2) 5A
15 El Paso Eastwood (5-5) 6A
16 El Paso Franklin (4-7) 6A
17 El Paso Ysleta (5-5) 5A
18 Clint Mountain View (4-7) 4A DI
19 El Paso Bel Air (4-6) 5A
20 El Paso (6-4) 5A

 

Player of the Year
RB Joshua Fields, El Paso Americas
In a year full of standout individual stars in El Paso, Fields shined the brightest, running for nearly 2,500 yards and 26 touchdowns to pace the Trailblazers.

Honorable Mentions
El Paso El Dorado QB Cedarious Barfield
El Paso Americas LB Mike Munoz
El Paso Bowie QB German Carrasco
El Paso Andress RB/LB Xavier Williams
Canutillo WR Joseph Paz

Coach of the Year
Scott Brooks, Canutillo
The reigning king of El Paso high school coaches once again fielded the Sun City’s best team, and did so with a number of newcomers at key positions.

Honorable Mentions
Rosvel Martinez, Clint
Rene Hernandez, El Paso Chapin
JJ Calderon, El Paso Eastlake

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