Colorado City is next in the district. Former assistant Dan Gainey takes over as head coach for the Wolves. Texas Football says the Wolves are rebuilding after graduating 2 strong classes. Dillon Gainey is back under center after missing last year with a broken arm.
The Hamilton Bulldogs are picked 3rd in the district, and Ballinger is picked to earn the 4th playoff berth.
Justin Wiley heads into his 2nd year as the head coach of the Bearcats with 6 starters on offense and 6 on defense back to lead the way. Look for a strong defensive front to lead the way for Ballinger this season.
Coleman is picked to finish 5th even with their strong showing in 7-on-7 this summer, and Hawley is 6th.
In Division I, The Eastland Mavericks are picked to claim another district championship. In fact, they are Texas Football's dark horse team in Class 2A. Quarterback Josh Moylan is back to lead the offense after gaining over 3,500 yards on the ground and in the air last year. Head coach Brian Hulett has to find 12 new starters before the new season starts.
Breckenridge is next in the picks for District 4-2A Division I.
The Buckaroos are loaded with returning starters this year. 7 on offense and 9 on defense are back to try to get the Breckenridge back into the playoffs again this year. Linebacker Austin Dooley leads the way after collecting 156 tackles last year.
The Merkel Badgers and the Clyde Bulldogs are the other playoff teams from the district. Comanche is picked 5th, followed by Jim Ned in 6th and Dublin in 7th.
Finally to District 3-2A Division I, where the Bangs Dragons are expected to fight Wall for the district title. Bangs is young, but senior quarterback J.T. Newton is back to lead the offense. Newton had 3,000 yards of total offense and 37 touchdowns for the Dragons last year.
Wall is picked to win the district. Comfort and Brady are 3rd and 4th behind Bangs in 2nd. Early is picked to finish just outside the playoffs. The Horns are followed by Ingram and Grape Creek in 6th and 7th.