TXHSFB Regional Review: Houston

Photo by Samuel De Leon

Photo by Samuel De Leon

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
Hill Country

Today: Houston

The 2015 Texas high school football season couldn’t have gone much better for the Houston area, bringing home three state championship on their home turf at NRG Stadium. And while the 2016 season didn’t result in the same kind of hardware, the excitement in H-Town reached the same fever pitch.

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

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

Top 20

Regional Rank Team (Record) Class
1 The Woodlands (15-1) 6A
2 Manvel (13-1) 5A
3 Richmond Foster (14-1) 5A
4 Klein Collins (13-2) 6A
5 Humble Atascocita (12-2) 6A
6 Katy Cinco Ranch (11-4) 6A
7 Galena Park North Shore (12-2) 6A
8 Spring Westfield (10-4) 6A
9 Stafford (9-5) 4A DI
10 Fort Bend Marshall (11-3) 5A
11 Cypress Ridge (11-3) 6A
12 East Bernard (11-2) 3A DII
13 Katy (10-3) 6A
14 Bellville (10-3) 4A DII
15 Houston Lamar (11-2) 6A
16 Liberty (10-3) 4A DII
17 Clear Brook (8-5) 6A
18 Dickinson (10-2) 6A
19 Fort Bend Ridge Point (11-1) 6A
20 Cypress Ranch (11-1) 6A

Player of the Year
QB Eric Schmid, The Woodlands
Triggered one of the state’s most improved offenses with sensational accuracy and fiery competitiveness, driving the Highlanders to the state championship game.

Honorable Mentions
Manvel QB Kason Martin
Richmond Foster WR Cederian Lamb
Humble Atasocita QB Daveon Boyd
Galena Park North Shore DE K’Lavon Chaisson
Cy Ridge RB Trelon Smith

Coach of the Year
Drew Svoboda, Klein Collins
Pushed the Tigers to new heights with a largely new group of offensive skill players, pulling out all the stops en route to a state semifinal appearance.

Honorable Mentions
Don Clayton, Katy Cinco Ranch
Ron Counter, Stafford
John Snelson, Dickinson
James Williams, Fort Bend Marshall

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