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VYPE PREVIEW -- District 22-5A
July 13, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - South Houston
By Neal Farmer
Shane McCarley, Manvel, QB
Shane McCarley will be the Lone Ranger this season as Manvel's QB 1 this season. After sharing snaps with Julian Walker a year ago, McCarley will be the main man this season. After throwing for over 1,800 yards a year ago and reached the state championship game, McCarley improved on legacy by leading the Mavs in a successful 7-on-7 slate.
Kyrion Parker, Manvel, WR
The 6-foot-3, Kyrion Parker was all the buzz this spring as the talented receiver moved over from Lamar High School. Parker dominated 7-on-7 showing off his leaping ability and deft hands. Parker verballed to LSU before switching to Texas A&M. Let's see how he does in pads, but all indications are that he will be a stud.
Justin Phillips, Pearland, LB
Pearland had a tremendous linebacking corps a year ago with Baylor-signee Kendall Ehrlich, John Gibberman and Justin Phillips running down offensive skill players. Phillips returns for his junior season and will be a coveted recruit a year from now. His size, football IQ and speed make him one to watch in 2012.
It took falling in the final game for Manvel to suffer any loss in 2011. But those are the days of past now that the Mavericks have moved up in classification. And though the competition could get a bit tougher, the Mavericks should fare well. Manvel should be quite competitive, and could be one of the front runners for the district crown.
At the leadership position, the Mavericks are in good hands when the ball is in the hands of quarterback Shane McCarley. With the passing attack, McCarley is the guy who can get it down and he proved that this past season with numbers close to 2,000 yards, 23 touchdowns. He also and ran for 417 yards. Coach Kirk Martin said that McCarley may be the best he has seen in years.
Joining McCarley is a ton of Division I wide receivers, including Oklahoma pledge Austin (43 catches for 780 yards and six touchdowns) and Kyrion Parker, a legitimate Division I prospect who has plenty of college coaches hoping to sign him. Add tight end Koda Martin to the mix and the Manvel team has an all-out passing arsenal. Several top players return on defense as well, with defensive back Tavares Garner, a Texas A&M commit leading the way.
Along with Manvel, one can never count out coach Tony Heath and the Pearland team as the Oilers have become a fixture to deep playoff runs and have a title as recent as two years ago. Heath is in year No. 16 and brings back 12 starters from a team that finished 11-3 a year ago. Quarterback Jake Garner had 1,800 yards and 14 touchdowns last year and started every game for the Oilers while Adam Saunders is a sold playmaker in several phases of the game.
Making the move from Houston ISD, Trey Hermann takes over the Alvin program. With that, he has not inherited an empty cupboard. Eighteen players, 12 of which are starters return for the Yellow Jackets. Both John McDowell and Cory Jackson were 1,000-yard rushers last season, but Jackson will make the move to safety for 2012.
Dobie showed well in district play last season and ended up finishing with a 7-4 record. The Longhorns are losing over 45 players, but seven starters are back. Majority of the top players are on defense, with tackle Jordan Harrison leading the way.
After a 5-5 finish, can Pasadena get a spot in the playoffs in 2012? It’s certainly not out of the question and coach Jeff Ganske would likely think that his team, led by quarterback Nick Bernal (nearly 1,700 yards of offense) can put it all together and get it done.
There’s a new day at Pasadena Memorial and coach Chris Quillian will go into the 2012 year as the team leader. All it took was three wins to earn a place in the postseason, but Quillian is likely aiming for more than that for 2012. Quarterback Jordan Wyatt will take over the offense and defensive back Adrian Boutte is the main man on defense.
Rayburn returns 21 (11 starters) players from a 4-6 team, but only managed one district win a year ago.
At South Houston, coach C.L. Whittington looks for improvement from last season’s dismal 3-8 finish. His top returning playmaker is Toree Daniel, a player who caught 112 passes for 1,273 yards and 10 touchdowns.