1st – Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos
2021: 10-1 | Returning Starters: 6 offense, 6 defense | Key Players: ATH Ja’Kony Banks, RB Jy’Adrian Wortham, RB Jarrod Howard, DL Zachary Chapman, DL Trent Thomas, DB Michael Patterson
2nd – Crosby Cougars
2021: 12-3 state semifinalist | Returning Starters: 7 offense, 3 defense | Key Players: QB Cyrin Myles, WR/DB Braden Womack, WR Kristian Roberson, LB Copelin Windfont, LB Ayden Jones
3rd – Manvel Mavericks
2021: 10-3, regional semifinalist | Returning Starters: 2 offense, 1 defense | Key Players: CB Jalen O’Neal, LB Kaleb Armstrong, QB Kaeden Smith, OL Malcolm Fields, OL Devin Davis
4th – Magnolia West Mustangs
2021: 10-2 | Returning Starters: 5 offense, 6 defense | Key Players: RB Kai Aroca-Disdier, WR Colton Adcox, WR Gus Jordan, LB Tyler Harsch, LB Colin Dygert, LB Sam Mattingly
5th – Port Neches-Groves Indians
2021: 8-5, regional semifinalist | Returning Starters: 9 offense, 6 defense | Key Players: QB Cole Crippen, WR Chance Prosperie, WR Landon Guarnere, DB Torryan Hinton, LB Nick Gardiner
6th – Richmond Foster Falcons
2021: 5-5 | Returning Starters: 9 offense, 8 defense | Key Players: RB/DB Ashton Ojiaku, QB J.T. Fayard, WR Kendal Stewart, WR Jalen Austin, LB Christopher Gore, CB Chase Canada
7th – Angleton Wildcats
2021: 8-4 | Returning Starters: 6 offense, 9 defense | Key Players: ATH Kariyen Goins, QB Adrian Ewells, RB Desehn Thomas, LB Sean Blanks, DL Khai McGhee
8th – Texas City Stingarees
2021: 10-2 | Returning Starters: 6 offense, 6 defense | Key Players: RB Caleb Bell, DE Szyron Scott, LB Camryn Grief, QB Joey Duran
9th – Port Arthur Memorial Titans
2021: 8-3 | Returning Starters: 3 offense, 5 defense | Key Players: OL Cayden Bowie, OL Danny Jaramillo, CB Jelani Chevalier, DB Daevon Iles, LB Darrell Thornton, DE Caden Pitre.
10th – Huntsville Hornets
2021: 4-5 | Returning Starters: 5 offense, 6 defense | Key Players: RB Jawan Giddens, WR Matthew Tatum, CB Isaiah Collins, DB Jacob Duffin, DL Ja’Darrius Smith
Which Districts Are Included And Why?
To understand my definition of “Greater Houston Area” I started with all schools located in Harris County and the adjacent counties (Montgomery, Liberty, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Walker and Montgomery).
I then included teams from UIL districts containing one or more of those teams. That translates to the following districts being included in my rankings.
8-5AD1, 9-5AD1, 10-5AD1, 9-5AD2, 10-5AD2