Dickinson looks to be the clear cut favorite in the district. Once again after posting a (10-2,6- 1) record. While there will be some defensive shoes that will have to be replaced, linebacker Malik Williams, defensive tackle J.T. Greer and defensive back Byron Broussard.
Running back Myles Lewis is back after a having a 1,000-yard rusher and all-around weapon in Montel Parker who will be the big spectacle come season’s beginning.
Dickinson will have some stiff district competition with Friendswood providing some stiff opposition but Dickinson should come out on top.
This district also features some very strong teams at the top and is full of talented playmakers from Peyton Sawyer at Clear Springs to Caleb Chapman at Clear Brook and to Montel Parker at Dickinson. It should be another tight race when all is said and done.
On that note with Clear Brook, I think they’re going to be a team to watch in 2017 but I’m picking the Dickinson Gators to come out on top of 24-6A. Parker will be an impact player no matter where he lines up on the field. Despite losing seven starters last season, I believe the defense will be the strength of the Gators once again and they’ll have enough offensive talent to get over the hump.
I think 24-6A is going to come down to defending district champ Clear Springs and the dark horse, Clear Brook. It seems like the bulk of a stout defense departing will be a bit much for Dickinson to overcome in regards to headlining the district and simply put, there’s no replacing a tantalizing talent like Friendswood quarterback Tyler Page without taking a step back.
The key here seems to be how Clear Springs replaced gunslinger and current Tennessee Volunteer, Will McBride, considering Clear Springs and Clear Brook both return a tremendous amount of talent. That said, Clear Springs returns enough to remain an offensive juggernaut should the 2017 quarterback step in at even a competent level, which shouldn’t be too difficult with playmakers such as Payton Sawyer, Todd Hudson and Michael Gillaspia III primed to dominate again.
Prediction: Clear Springs
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I like Clear Springs and what they bring back. I think Friendswood takes a step back after losing Tyler Page, but I don’t think it’s that big of a step back. I’m going with Dickinson because of the playmaking ability of Myles Lewis and Montel Parker, and because I think that they’ll reload on defense. They have lots of offensive experience back, and should be able to move the ball better, but that defense will always be what wins the Gators games. Make no mistake, there will be few blowouts in this district. I still think Dickinson has what it takes.
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