VYPE Houston Region
VYPE's Preview--District 21-4A
July 13, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Houston
By Neal Farmer
Marcus Loud, Wheatley, DE
Marcus Loud can play with either his hand down or in a standing position. The Missouri-
Reggie Chevis, Sharpstown, LB
The Apollos made a name for themselves on defense last year on defense, and the
Gewhite Stallworth, Reagan, OL
Gewhite Stallworth could be the largest football player in the city of Houston. At a legit 6-foot-8, 300-plus size, Stallworth looks great coming off the bus. He's going to need to take his game to the next level to get noticed by Division I coaches. His body-control has improved.
Defending district champion Sharpstown expects a good year from RB Jerrod Taylor, a
Reagan will use the multiple spread offense, and likely will pass more than run, said coachStephen Dixon. That’s because the squad lost RB Dylan Wilburn to graduation, and will haverunning backs by committee to replace him. The runners will have holes opened by OL Gewhite Stallworth, and the QB will be Tyler Washington. WR Joseph Dehn could lead the team in receptions. The defense was second in the district last year, and will run a 4-2-5 alignment again. Defensive leaders will be ILB Trevor O’Reilly, DE/OLB Jalen Wells, DE Marquice James, DT Jaaron Thomas and SS Tavon Dodd.
Waltrip will try to run and pass equally this year, and the leader of their attack will be QBNathaniel Washington, who took over QB after first district game and finished strong. Theoffense also returns WR Chris Maloney, who was first-team all-district last year. Milton Daileytakes over as head coach, after long-time coach Anthony Zuccarini retired. Waltrip formerlyran a 3-4 set on defense, but that could change because Dailey has hired a new defensivecoordinator. Leading the defense should be DB Michael Lemond and DT Ruben Washington.
North Forest should round out the playoff teams for this district and could even take the districtcrown. The talent and coaching is in place for North Forest. Davis runs an I-formation offense with new kids coming in. Senior Trejean Martin is new QB, who moved from defense. The top RB could be Josh Jones, who was moved from WR.
Wheatley runs a multiple set, but will run a little more than pass this year, said coach Cornelius McFadden. Leading on offense should be RBs Keon Taylor, who had almost 700 yards last year, and Dontae Anderson, who is more of a power back. QB is a battle between Allan Rivera and Michael Williams, and both are passers. OL is helped by Christian Berkley, a transfer, and Darrin Washington, who was all-district last year. The defense will be led by DE/OLB Marcus Loud, DT Xavier Lancaster and DE Rodney Baker should get all-district consideration.
Jason Daggett is in his fourth year at Austin and his second as coach, and he is going back to aPro-I set on offense from a spread to take advantage of skill players. TB Kevin Sowell, who gotsome playing time last year as a sophomore, will be the featured back, and QB Isai Gutierrez will be called on to pass more than throw. WR Taaron Timmons has been playing on the varsity since his freshman year, and will shine at WR, and asked to play DE. The D-line will be solid on the 4-3 defensive set, with LB Terry Teel and Rover/SS Paul Henry asked to cover opposing WRs.
Milby will continue to use its spread offense, which will be run by QB Carlos Salinas, who is a basketball player who had not played QB since junior high, said coach Phil Camp. RBs Chris Driver, one of Donald Driver’s bothers, and Nestor Gonzales, will take the pressure off of Salinas until he gets his football legs under him. The Buff’s 3-4 defense will be led by Gonzales at OLB, and DB Everick Austin, who also is a WR and is second-team returning All-District on offense. The two ILBs are Gabe Rodriguez and Andrew Rodriguez, who are brothers and will shore up the middle. Both are returning starters.
Daryl Hobbs, who played seven years in the NFL with Los Angeles, Oakland, New Orleans