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VYPE Football-- Can We Get an Encore
August 3, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - North Houston
Vype Houston: Can We Get an Encore?
In the 2011 season, several teams walked away feeling as though they had successful seasons. In fact, most of the teams featured had made some significant strides. Now looking forward, the Vype crew asks, can we get an encore…?
Manvel – Up until the final game, the Mavericks were perfect, finishing 15-1. What’s next? Now that they have made the move to Class 5A, will the potent offense continue to be dominant and will this team be able to match the same success that playing in a new class? We will get the answers to that and much more in just a few months.
Dekaney – Of all of the Houston area teams that advanced to state, most of the media in the press box thought that Dekaney was the least likely to take home the title. Well, the Wildcats for sure proved most wrong. They made the plays on defense and had the offense rolling and defeated Cibolo Steele, a team that looked nearly flawless through the postseason. Now as Dekaney starts a new season, what could possibly be done to top that? Several key guys are back, will that be enough to get back to the big dance?
Hightower – There was solid leadership on the field and off for the Hurricanes, which got scorching hot in the postseason on the way to the state game. And even on footballs biggest stage, Hightower was about three plays away from bringing home the title. Now that one of the most talented players in the past decade gone off to college and the coach make the move to North Houston, will the Hurricanes make another run in the playoffs?
La Porte – Talk about catching teams by surprise. And understand that this is no slight against the Bulldogs. It was known that they would be good, but how good was the question? When La Porte knocked off Katy in a low-scoring, defensive struggle, the question was answered. Now with a number of those players back from a 12-2 team a year ago, how long will they dance?
Westfield – There was not a lot of newspaper clippings in regards to Westfield. That didn’t matter as the Mustangs ended up losing to their own district rival and eventual state champion Dekaney, on their way to a 10-4 finish. Now for 2012, it looks as though the defensive unit will be nasty and the offense is pretty good as well. Does Westfield have enough to match or surpass the group from a year ago?