The prognosticators have made their picks. Whether they are right or wrong can only be determined on the gridiron.
Two of Texas’ most known preseason high school football magazines, The Old Coach Friday Night Football and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, are on newsstands now — and giving folks in Henrietta and Petrolia plenty to talk about.
Henrietta’s Bearcats hope to return to the playoffs this year after falling short last season for the first time in a decade. This year, four teams in each Class 2A, Division II district will advance to the playoffs. One magazine predicts that Henrietta will advance, while the other does not.
The Old Coach expects Henrietta to finish third in District 5-2A, behind Jacksboro and Holliday. The magazine rounds out the district with City View picked to finish fourth, Nocona in fifth and Alvord in sixth place.
Texas Football puts a different spin on the district top three. While Dave Campbell’s magazine also picks Jacksboro for a first place finish and Holliday in second place, it predicts that Nocona will finish third, followed by City View in fourth. Henrietta is picked fifth, with Alvord bringing up the rear.
Petrolia is expected by both magazines to finish in the bottom of Class A, Division II District 8-A. In the top of the district, Munday, the defending state champion, is expected to battle it out with Muenster for the district title.
The Old Coach predicts that the Pirates will finish fifth in District 8-A. The magazine foresees Muenster claiming the district’s top spot from Munday, while the Moguls will take second place. Electra is picked third, followed by Perrin-Whitt in fourth. Era is predicted to round out the district ranks.
Texas Football places Petrolia behind Era in its predictions for the 2013 season. The magazine places Munday atop the 8-A pile, followed by Muenster in second and Electra in the final playoff spot. Perrin-Whitt is predicted by the magazine to finish fourth.
The magazines provide analyses of each team.
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