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January 9, 2012By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Houston
VYPE's January Edition
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
The Dekaney Wildcats shocked the Texas high school football world by winning the Class 5A state championship in December. In four short years, the program went from start-up to state champs as the culture transformed before the coaches' eyes. Having superstar Trey Williams didn't hurt either.
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The Hightower Hurricanes returned to the state championship game after knocking off Houston-area giants with their athleticism. While the Hurricanes fell to Southlake Carroll in the finals, the program solidified itself one of the state's best. Bralon Addison's star shined brightly as well.
A relative unknown on the high school football landscape, the Manvel Mavericks represented District 23-4A well in the state playoffs this season. Their unselfish play led to a district championship and their first state championship appearance.
At 6-foot-4, The Woodlands' Kelsey Lang has become one of the hottest names in high school hoops recruiting circles. She has transformed her game and physique, while anchoring the Lady Highlanders defense. Her play is making The Woodlands a legit contender for a state playoff run.
L.J. Rose saw his recruiting stock drop after suffering a foot injury that nagged him for over a year. He was the cream of the crop in the Class of 2012 a few years back, but began to see his local counterparts rise in the political rankings. Throw the politics aside, Rose is back and better than ever. Now he's got a chip on his shoulder.