TXHSFB Regional Review: Hill Country

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb

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
Coastal Bend
Dallas-Fort Worth
East Texas
El Paso
Golden Triangle

Today: The Hill Country
Austin may be the anchor of the Hill Country — think greater Austin area — but the quality Texas high school football stretched far beyond the state capital, making 2016 a banner year all across the rolling hills of Central Texas.

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

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

Top 20

Regional Rank Team (Record) Class
1 Lake Travis (15-1) 6A
2 Austin Westlake (11-3) 6A
3 Cedar Park (12-1) 5A
4 Dripping Springs (12-2) 5A
5 Round Rock (10-4) 6A
6 Austin Bowie (11-2) 6A
7 Wimberley (10-3) 4A DII
8 RR Cedar Ridge (11-1) 6A
9 Liberty Hill (8-4) 4A DI
10 Austin Vandegrift (6-6) 6A
11 Austin McCallum (10-2) 5A
12 Austin LBJ (9-2) 5A
13 Pflugerville Connally (9-3) 5A
14 Georgetown (8-3) 5A
15 Lago Vista (8-3) 3A DI
16 Harper (8-3) 2A DI
17 Round Rock Stony Point (4-8) 6A
18 Austin High (4-7) 5A
19 Fredericksburg (4-7) 4A DI
20 Austin Del Valle (5-6) 6A

Player of the Year
QB Charlie Brewer, Lake Travis
Set a national record for single-season completion percentage en route to bringing the Cavaliers to their sixth state title — and their first as a 6A program.

Honorable Mentions
Austin Westlake LB Levi Jones
Dripping Springs QB Reese Johnson
Round Rock QB Marc Reed
Cedar Park RB/LB Tyler Lavine
Round Rock Cedar Ridge QB Garrett Sharp

Coach of the Year
Jeff Ables, Austin Bowie
At the controls of a balanced offense and swarming defense, led the Bulldogs to their best season in program history.

Honorable Mentions
Hank Carter, Lake Travis
Todd Dodge, Austin Westlake
Shawn Bell, Round Rock Cedar Ridge
Dusty Gibbs, Harper

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