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Cody Daniel 

In 2016, only two teams in the eight-team district 16-6A finished the season above .500 — Spring and the district champs, Spring Westfield.

Despite a nine-win season, Spring fell just short of Westfield in the district and while Westfield is still stacked, Spring faces an uphill battle in hopes of dethroning Westfield. In 2017, Malcolm Epps and Spring Dekaney appear to have the best shot of toppling Westfield and even that is easier said than done.

While Westfield does lose some talent, including safety Kerry Johnson to TCU and running back Daniel Young to Texas, the Mustangs return more than enough key pieces from a team that made a deep run in the playoffs in 2016. Expect Westfield to capture its sixth-straight district title in 2017.

Prediction: Spring Westfield

Tony Venegas

The two teams who finished at the top in 2016, Spring and Spring Westfield, should be very talented again in 2017. We’ll find out how good both of those teams are in late September when they both play each other in the first district game of the year.

That said, I’m taking the Westfield Mustangs to defend their district title. They are a tough, physical team that has two good running backs coming back to lead the way in Rayshawn James and Braelon Bland (1,452 yards and 16 touchdowns combined last season). But, I also believe that they’ll be strong again on the defensive line (led by Keondre Coburn) and that should help the Mustangs take home the district title again in 2017.

Prediction: Spring Westfield

Hunter Cooke

Keondre Coburn is a top 100 recruit in the nation, and his presence on the defensive line is the reason why I’m giving every tiebreaker I have in reviewing this district to Spring Westfield. The Mustangs are going to be very fast and very strong, and even better, they’re going to be experienced. This is a team that went four rounds deep last year that returns power all over the field. I like Spring Westfield.

Prediction: Spring Westfield 

Jonathan Rodriguez

Spring Westfield has been at the top of their game for the better part of the past decade and last year was no different with their 10-4 campaign that saw them capture their fifth straight district title on the way to a state quarterfinals appearance.

Westfield returns quarterback Blair Benton and running back Rayshawn James and a defense headlined by Joshua Carr and Franklin Montgomery.
Westfield is at a higher tier than their closest district race counterparts in Spring and Dekaney and they control their destiny once again heading into 2017.

Prediction: Spring Westfield 

 

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