Football: Clear Springs picked to win District 24-6A by magazine –

Projected District 24-6A champion Clear Springs is one of three Clear Creek Independent School District teams pegged to make the playoffs this fall by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine.

Following the Chargers in the predicted playoff path are Clear Lake, Dickinson and Clear Brook. Teams projected not to make the playoffs are Clear Creek, Clear Falls and Alvin.

The Chargers are also ranked No. 36 in Texas Football’s statewide top 40 rankings in Class 6A.

Clear Lake quarterback Shae Suiaunoa is the magazine’s choice as the preseason offensive most valuable player in the district. Linebacker Colby Mouton of Dickinson is picked as the defensive MVP.

Among other area schools, Pearland is picked to win District 23-6A while Dawson is slotted in third place. Alief Hastings and George Ranch are picked second and fourth, respectively.

District newcomer Strake Jesuit is picked to finish fifth.

Pearland running back Jaelin Benefield is selected as the district’s offensive most valuable player while lineman Jevon Leon of Alief Hastings is the choice for defensive MVP.

Alief Taylor, Alief Elsik and Brazoswood are projected to not make the playoffs from 23-6A.

Friendswood, which dropped from District 24-6A to District 10-5A, is pegged to finish third in its new district. Angleton is the choice as the district champion, followed by Richmond Foster in second and Fort Bend Hightower in fourth.

The remaining order of finish for projected non-playoff teams is Texas City, Shadow Creek, Galveston Ball and Rosenberg Terry.

Angleton is ranked 8th in the Class 5A preseason poll for Division I teams while Foster is 12th and Friendswood is 13th.

In the newly realigned District 22-6A, Humble Atascocita is picked to win the league, followed by fellow newcomers Humble Kingwood and Humble Summer Creek. South Houston is the choice to take fourth place.

Teams projected not to reach the playoffs include Pasadena Memorial, Pasadena Dobie, Humble, Pasadena and Pasadena Sam Rayburn.

South Houston quarterback Torrence Stevens is picked as the preseason offensive most valuable player.

In District 21-6A, Galena Park North Shore is chosen to win the district, followed by Beaumont West Brook, Deer Park and La Porte.

The remaining predicted order of finish has C.E. King fifth, Beaumont United sixth, Channelview seventh and Baytown Sterling eighth.

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