2020 Class 6A Region II Outlook
Region II is a regional crossroads with DFW, East Texas, Central Texas and North Houston all merging into a group of teams that, come playoff time, always brings us surprises and intriguing matchups. An interesting note is the move of the northern Austin suburbs into Region IV, as Houston adds a fourth district to Region II, giving the region a dozen districts in Class 6A.
In District 9-6A, expect Wylie to get the better of the Garland ISD schools, while Sachse, who has traditionally dominated on paper, appears to be vulnerable. Naaman Forest, under second-year head coach Jesse Perales, is prepared to take a massive step forward. While the battle for fourth will be hotly contested with Lakeview Centennial, Rowlett and Garland all with a great shot.
Lots of change in 10-6A as Longview drops to Class 5A and is replaced with Dallas Skyline, leaving Tyler Lee as the lone East Texas team in the district. State semifinalist Rockwall loses a stellar senior class and their head coach, but they still get the nod over Tyler Lee and Mesquite, who look to finish two-three. The battle for fourth should be fascinating with improved Rockwall-Heath, Skyline and Mesquite Horn all appearing evenly matched on paper.
The big shakeup in Region II is the move of the I-20 district from Region I over to Region II. Duncanville, who has played for the last two state titles is the clear favorite, but both Cedar Hill and DeSoto appear to be improved. The battles between these three will be must-see TV. Most will tab Waco Midway as the fourth-place team, but don’t be surprised if Mansfield is the surprise team in this district. The Tigers could be trending back up the next few years.
The Super CenTex district gets a makeover with the Waco schools moving north, which should open the door for either Temple or Killeen Shoemaker to win the district. Things get murky after that with Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton and Copperas Cove all fighting for two playoff spots in a race that appears even on paper. Bryan, who struggled against the much larger Cy-Fair ISD schools, moves west and could be a team that makes a big leap into the playoff picture.
The state’s only six-team district in Class 6A features five Conroe ISD schools along with 5A move-up Willis, so the battle for the four playoff spots will be hotly-contested. The Woodlands and College Park look to be the top two teams, but after that it’s a wide open four team race for the last two spots. Don’t be surprised if first-year program Conroe Grand Oaks is a playoff team.
Expect the Spring ISD schools to dominate in 14-6A, with Westfield and Spring being the clear front-runners. Westfield made a semifinal run a year ago, but look for Spring to be vastly improved and a real sleeper team. Aldine Eisenhower looks to be the best of the bunch in Aldine ISD, so look for Ike to take one of the four playoff slots.
Klein ISD and Tomball ISD combine to form District 15-6A. Look for Klein Collins and Klein Oak to once again fight it out for the district title as both have their sights set on being regional title contenders. Tomball Memorial, with their explosive offense, made the playoffs in a tough Cy-Fair district. They’ll be in the playoff mix along with Klein Cain, who surprised many by making the playoffs in just their second varsity season.
16-6A is an eight-team loop consisting solely of Cy-Fair ISD programs. The new kid on the block, Bridgeland, is poised for a massive leap this year and is the favorite for the district title; the Bears made the playoffs a year ago and look to be even better this year. A veteran Cy Ranch bunch gets the nod for second place, while young Cy Falls and Cy Woods teams still are a step ahead of Langham Creek. The bottom three in this district have a lot of improving to do if they want to compete for a surprise playoff run.
- Garland Naaman Forest
- Garland Lakeview Centennial
- North Garland
- South Garland
- Tyler Lee
- Dallas Skyline
- Mesquite Horn
- North Mesquite
- Cedar Hill
- Waco Midway
- Mansfield Lake Ridge
- Killeen Shoemaker
- Killeen Harker Heights
- Copperas Cove
- Killeen Ellison
- The Woodlands
- The Woodlands College Park
- Conroe Oak Ridge
- Conroe Grand Oaks
- Spring Westfield
- Spring Dekaney
- Aldine Eisenhower
- Aldine Davis
- Aldine MacArthur
- Aldine Nimtz
- Klein Collins
- Klein Oak
- Tomball Memorial
- Klein Cain
- Klein Forest
- Cypress Bridgeland
- Cypress Ranch
- Cypress Falls
- Cypress Woods
- Houston Langham Creek
- Cypress Lakes
- Cypress Park
- Cypress Springs
Predicted Playoff Matchups
W9 Wylie vs R10 Mesquite
W11 Duncanville vs R12 Belton
W13 The Woodlands vs R14 Spring
W15 Klein Oak vs R16 Cypress Woods
W10 Rockwall vs R9 Sachse
W12 Killeen Shoemaker vs R11 DeSoto
W14 Spring Westfield vs R13 Conroe
W16 Cypress Ranch vs R15 Klein Cain
W9 Garland Naaman Forest vs R10 Rockwall-Heath
W11 Cedar Hill vs R12 Killeen
W13 The Woodlands College Park vs R14 Aldine Eisenhower
W15 Klein Collins vs R16 Cypress Falls
W10 Tyler Lee vs R9 Garland Lakeview Centennial
W12 Temple vs R11 Mansfield
W14 Spring Dekaney vs R13 Conroe Oak Ridge
W16 Cypress Bridgeland vs R15 Tomball Memorial
Division I - Klein Oak: The Panthers went to the third-round last year and could be even better this year. They’ll get their chance to prove their worth with a potential regional semifinal matchup against Duncanville.
Division II - Tyler Lee: Under new head coach Joe Willis, the Red Raiders could have a very workable playoff path if they can nab that top seed in Division II.
Division I - Duncanville over DeSoto: DeSoto would love nothing more than to end their arch-rivals dominance. The Eagles will keep it close but Duncanville’s defense is the key to a third straight regional title.
Division II - Cedar Hill over Tyler Lee: The Longhorns end their playoff misery and take down surprising Tyler Lee to advance to the state semifinals.
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