Tony’s Pre-season Picks: Mid-season Update

Week 6. Time to look back and see how far off I was at the start of the season and make adjustments to my picks.



Region 1

Allen over Arlington Martin

Also in the mix: Euless Trinity, Prosper

I now am projecting Southlake Carroll to be Division I. So, changes here.

Southlake Carroll over Allen (with Arlington Martin and Prosper in the mix.)

Region 2

Duncanville over Spring Westfield

Also in the mix: Rockwall, The Woodlands

Pretty much the same here though I am more skeptical now of The Woodlands being in Mix.

Duncanville over Spring Westfield (with Rockwall in the mix.)

Region 3

North Shore over Atascocita

Also in the mix: Katy Tompkins, Ridge Point

Pretty much the same here though I am more skeptical now of Tompkins being in Mix.

North Shore over Atascocita (with Ridge Point in the mix.)

Region 4

Westlake over Lake Travis

Also in the mix: San Antonio Brennan

Lake Travis is a bit down. I don’t think they’ll win in their half of the bracket any longer.

Westlake over San Antonio Brennan (with Cibolo Steele and Lake Travis in the mix.)


Westlake over Duncanville

North Shore has been incredible so far. They’ve won me over.

North Shore over Southlake Carroll


Region 1

Southlake Carroll over Denton Guyer

Also in the mix: Highland Park, Flower Mound Marcus

Changes here with Southlake Carroll going Division I.

Denton Guyer over Byron Nelson (with Highland Park and Flower Mound Marcus in the mix.)

Region 2

DeSoto over Rockwall-Heath

Also in the mix: Cedar Hill, Klein Collins, Tomball

I’ve cooled a bit on Rockwall-Heath. I see Harker Heights winning that half of the bracket now.

DeSoto over Harker Heights (with Klein Collins and Rockwall-Heath in the mix.)

Region 3

Katy over Katy Paetow

Also in the mix: C.E. King, Summer Creek

Big swing and a miss on Paetow. They may miss the playoffs in 19-6A.

Katy over Summer Creek (with Shadow Creek and CE King in the mix.)

Region 4

Austin Vandegrift over Dripping Springs

Also in the mix: Cibolo Steele, Judson

I see Vandegrift going Division I here. So, changes in store.

Drippings Springs over Manor (with Judson in the mix).


Southlake Carroll over Katy

No Southlake Carroll but I still think Katy is Runner Up.

Denton Guyer over Katy


Region 1

Denton Ryan over Aledo

Also in the mix: Tascosa, Abilene

I’ve cooled a bit on both Ryan and Aledo.

Tascosa over Midlothian (With Ryan, Aledo and Burleson Centennial in the mix.)

Region 2

Longview over Frisco Lone Star

Also in the mix: Crosby, Mansfiled Timberview, Lancaster

Lancaster has increased their stock a lot. Lone Star and Crosby aren’t in the mix any more.

Longview over Lancaster (with Mansfield Timberview and Lufkin in the mix.)

Region 3

College Station over A&M Consolidated

Also in the mix: Manvel

Foster’s stock is way up.

Foster over College Station (with Smithson Valley and Manvel in the mix.)

Region 4

Corpus Christi Veterans over Edinburg Vela

Also in the mix: PSJA North, Corpus Christi Miller

Much higher on Vela and PSJA North now.

Vela over PSJA North (with Corpus Christi Veterans and Corpus Christi Miller in the mix.)


Longview over College Station

Longview over Foster


Region 1

Argyle over Wichita Falls Rider

Also in the mix: Colleyville Heritage, Grapevine

Much same as the beginning.

Argyle over Wichita Falls Rider (with Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine in the mix.)

Region 2

South Oak Cliff over Lucas Lovejoy

Also in the mix: Mansfield Summit, Texas High, Ennis, Melissa

The top is same but some changes in who I think can compete.

South Oak Cliff over Lucas Lovejoy (with Texas High, Midlothian Heritage and Melissa in the mix.)

Region 3

Fort Bend Marshall over Austin LBJ

Also in the mix: Leander Rouse

 The same at the top. I really don’t see much changing that but PNG might be a though matchup for LBJ in the second round.

Fort Bend Marshall over Austin LBJ (with Port Neches-Groves in the mix.)

Region 4

Liberty Hill over Gregory-Portland

Also in the mix: Alamo Heights, Flour Bluff

Move San Antonio Veterans Memorial up the list.

Liberty Hill over San Antonio Veterans Memorial (with Gregory-Portland and Alamo Heights in the mix.)


South Oak Cliff over Fort Bend Marshall

I’ve now got Argyle over South Oak Cliff in the semis.

Argyle over Fort Bend Marshall


Region 1

Dumas over Springtown

Also in the mix: El Paso Riverside, Andrews, Decatur, Brownwood

Brownwood zooming up my rankings. Springtown struggling.

Brownwood over Dumas (with El Paso Riverside, Decatur and Andrews in the mix.)

Region 2

Stephenville over China Spring

Also in the mix: Celina, La Vega, Kennedale

Stephenville struggling on defense. Anna’s stock way up.

China Spring over Celina (with Stephenville, Anna and La Vega in the mix.)

Region 3

Chapel Hill over El Campo

Also in the mix: Kilgore, Lindale, Lumberton, Little Cypress-Mauriceville

El Campo off to rough start with a tough schedule, but I think they’ll rebound.

Chapel Hill over El Campo (with Lumberton, Kilgore, Stafford and Lindale in the mix.)

Region 4

Calallen over Boerne

Also in the mix: Canyon Lake, Rockport-Fulton, Marble Falls, Pleasanton, Calhoun

Calallen over Boerne (with Canyon Lake in the mix)


Stephenville over Chapel Hill

Complete rework on this one.

Calallen over China Spring


Region 1

Wichita Falls Hirschi over Graham

Also in the mix: Glen Rose, Greenwood

Move Graham down and move Fort Stockton and Seminole up.

Wichita Falls Hirschi over Seminole (with Fort Stockton, Glen Rose and Graham in the mix.)

Region 2

Carthage over Pleasant Grove

Also in the mix: Gilmer

Flop Gilmer and Pleasant Grove.

Carthage over Gilmer (with Pleasant Grove in the mix.)

Region 3

West Orange-Stark over Cuero

Also in the mix: Silsbee, Bellville

Cooled off on West Orange-Stark.

Cuero over Bellville (with Silsbee in the mix.)

Region 4

Wimberley over Sinton

Also in the mix: Navarro, Lago Vista, Devine, Ingleside

Move Lago Vista up and Sinton down.

Wimberley over Lago Vista (with Devine and Ingleside in the mix.)


Carthage over West Orange-Stark

Sub in Cuero for West Orange-Stark.

Carthage over Cuero


Region 1

Brock over Shallowater

Also in the mix: Jim Ned, Whitesboro, Bushland

Swap out Shallowater for Bushland.

Brock over Bushland (with Breckenridge, Whitesboro and Shallowater in the mix.)

Region 2

Mount Vernon over Grandview

Also in the mix: Malakoff, West

Holding serve here.

Mount Vernon over Grandview (with Malakoff and West in the mix.)

Region 3

Franklin over Lorena

Also in the mix: Columbus, Little River Academy, Diboll

A lot of changes in Region 3.

Columbus over Cameron Yoe (with Hitchcock, Lorena and Franklin in the mix.)

Region 4

Edna over Llano

Also in the mix: Industrial, Blanco

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Edna over Llano (with Industrial and Blanco in the mix.)


Brock over Franklin

Obviously, some changes here.

Brock over Columbus


Region 1

Canadian over Childress

Also in the mix: Abernathy, Idalou, Early, Wall, Lubbock Roosevelt

I see Childress struggling and falling behind Wall.

Canadian over Wall (with Abernathy and Idalou in the mix.)

Region 2

Gunter over Holliday

Also in the mix: Bells, Callisburg, Eastland

The same at the top but less teams in the mix.

Gunter over Holliday (with Bells in the mix.)

Region 3

Newton over West Rusk

Also in the mix: Daingerfield

Leave the top the same but add DeKalb to the mix.

Newton over West Rusk (with DeKalb and Daingerfield in the mix.)

Region 4

Poth over East Bernard

Also in the mix: Lexington, Tidehaven, Rogers

Big struggles for East Bernard. I see Lexington and Boling in a regional semi-final coin-flip game.

Poth over Lexington (with Boling in the mix.)


Gunter over Newton

Run it back!

Gunter over Newton


Region 1

Hawley over Stratford

Also in the mix: Cisco, New Deal

Run it back!

Hawley over Stratford (with Cisco and New Deal in the mix.)

Region 2

Marlin over Crawford

Also in the mix: Coleman, Tolar

Downgrade Marlin.

Crawford over Tolar (with Coleman in the mix.)

Region 3

Timpson over Beckville

Also in the mix: Centerville, Corrigan-Camden

The top the same but the teams in the mix change.

Timpson over Beckville (with Centerville, Joaquin, Copper in the mix.)

Region 4

Shiner over Refugio

Also in the mix: Mason

Run it back!

Shiner over Refugio (with Mason in the mix.)


Shiner over Hawley

Give Timpson over Shiner in the semi-finals and to win it all.

Timpson over Hawley


Region 1

Wellington over Clarendon

Also in the mix: Gruver, Vega, New Home

Swap Clarendon and New Home and drop a few teams from the mix.

Wellington over New Home (with Clarendon and Gruver in the mix.)

Region 2

Albany over Muenster

Also in the mix: Wink, Windthorst

The top the same but changes behind Albany.

Albany over Santo (with Wink, Seymour and Muenster in the mix.)

Region 3

Mart over Tenaha

Also in the mix: Carlisle, Lovelady

Big change in district finishes create a different bracket.

Mart over Carlisle (with Loveland, Maud and Tenaha in the mix.)

Region 4

Burton over Falls City

Also in the mix: Chilton, Bremond

Wipe it clean and start from scratch.

Chilton over Milano (with Burton and Bremond in the mix.)


Albany over Mart

I see the Albany/ Wellington semi-final game as a coin flip.

Mart over Albany


Region 1

Turkey Valley over Happy

Also in the mix: Springlake-Earth, Spur, Follett

Happy over Follett (with Spur and Knox City in the mix.)

Region 2

Westbrook over Garden City

Also in the mix: Rankin, Borden County

Westbrook over Rankin (with Van Horn and Buena Vista in the mix.)

Region 3

Abbott over Blum

Also in the mix: Gordon, Gorman, Union Hill, Saint Jo, Coolidge

Abbott over Gordon (with Coolidge and Union Hill in the mix.)

Region 4

May over Jonesboro

Also in the mix: Irion County

May over Jonesboro (with Leverett’s Chapel and Median in the mix.)


Westbrook over Abbott

Westbrook over Abbott


Region 1

Balmorhea over Whitharral

Also in the mix: Klondike, Groom

Balmorhea over Klondike (with Silverton and Whitharral in the mix.)

Region 2

Benjamin over Jayton

Also in the mix: Strawn, Motley County, Throckmorton

Benjamin over Jayton (with Throckmorton and Strawn in the mix.)

Region 3

Oglesby over Calvert

Also in the mix: Oakwood

Oakwood over Bluff Dale (with Oglesby and Fannindel in the mix.)

Region 4

Richland Springs over Loraine

Also in the mix: Cherokee

Richland Springs over Loraine (with Cherokee and Rising Star in the mix.)


Benjamin over Richland Springs

Benjamin over Richland Springs

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