2009 Texas Commit Schedules - Part 2

The high school season is just days away and many of the Texas Longhorns commits in the 2010 class will be part of some of the top games around the state. In a two part story, Burnt Orange Beat provides high school football fans all of the schedules of the class of 2010.

The high school season is closing in and is just days away. Teams have been practicing for more than a week and are busing preparing for the 2009 season. The Texas Longhorns have commitments from players from the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A ranks as well as TAPPS. With future Longhorns spread out around the state, it will be easy to find a stadium to take in the 2010 class on Friday nights.

The Longhorns have nine commits in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, five in East Texas, four in Houston, and one in the Cen-Tex region.

Part one covers the 5A 2009 schedules. Part two includes all other classifications.

Denton Guyer (12-3, 5-2 in 2008) 5-4A

Denton Guyer is back for more in 2009 after a 4A state semifinal appearance a year ago. Future Longhorn Taylor Bible returns to the lead the defense, while J.W. Walsh, son of head coach John Walsh, is one of the top junior signal callers in Texas.

Aug. 28 at Carrollton Newman Smith (2-8 in 2008)
Sep. 4 Stephenville (10-4 in 2008)
Sep. 11 Saginaw (4-6 in 2008)
Sep. 18 open
Sep. 24 The Colony (7-3, 4-3, 11 starters return)
Oct. 2 at Wichita Falls Rider (8-4, 7-0, 10 returning starters)
Oct. 9 Denton (0-10, 0-7, 15 starters back)
Oct. 16 at Lake Dallas (features Missouri commit James Franklin and tackle Daryl Williams)
Oct. 23 Little Elm (1-9, 1-6, nine returning starters)
Oct. 30 at Wichita Falls (3-7, 205, nine starters return)
Nov. 6 Denton Ryan (features Texas Tech quarterback commit Scotty Young)

Sulphur Springs (14-2 4A D-II State Champs in 2008)

The Wildcats won their first state title a year ago. In 2009, Sulphur Springs will take on the top 4A district in the state led by future Texas Longhorn safety Bryant Jackson. The 6-3.5, 183-pounder recorded 100 tackles and five picks as a junior despite being slowed by a lingering sickness in the playoffs.

Aug. 28 at Paris (6-5 in 3A in 2008)
Sep. 4 Whitehouse (features 2011 receiver Trey Metoyer and safety Quincy Aldridge)
Sep. 11 at Wichita Falls Rider (8-4 in 2008)
Sep. 18 at Mesquite Poteet (1-9 in 2008)
Sep. 25 Longview Pine Tree (2-8, 0-6, 10 returning starters)
Oct. 2 at Longview (13-3, 6-0, 12 starters back)
Oct. 9 Texas High (9-2, 5-1, nine returning starters)
Oct. 16 open
Oct. 23 at Mount Pleasant (3-7, 1-5, eight starters return)
Oct. 30 Marshall (6-5, 3-3, 10 returning starters)
Nov. 6 at Hallsville (5-5, 2-4, seven starters back)

Graham (3-7, 2-3 in 2008) 2-3A

The Steers are looking to make a big move and advance to the playoffs in a very tough 3A district in 2009. If Graham is to turn the tables, future Texas quarterback Case McCoy will be the main reason why. The 6-2, 175-pound gun slinger passed for 2,226 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior.

Sep. 4 at Clyde (11-2 in 2A in 2008)
Sep. 11 Burkburnett (9-2 in 2008)
Sep. 18 Iowa Park (1-9 in 2008)
Sep. 25 at Glen Rose (8-3 in 2008)
Oct. 2 at Bridgeport (12-1 in 2008)v Oct. 9 Snyder (8-3, 3-2, seven starters back)
Oct. 16 Sweetwater (10-3, 4-1, seven returning starters)
Oct. 23 at Brownwood (features 2011 receiver Jaxon Shipley)
Oct. 30 Abilene Wylie (11-3 state semi-finalist in 2008)
Nov. 6 at Breckenridge (1-9, 0-5, 14 returning starters)

Daingerfield (15-1 2A D-II State Champs in 2008) 17-2A

The storied Daingerfield Tigers returned to the state title game again in 2008 winning in impressive fashion. Back are 13 starters led by Texas commit Chris Jones. The 6-1, 165-pounder caught 1,050 yards in passes and rushed for 340 yards as a junior.

Aug. 28 Atlanta (2-8 in 3A in 2008)
Sep. 4 at Paul Pewitt (9-3 in 2008)
Sep. 11 Celina (12-4 in 3A in 2008)
Sep. 18 at Commerce (1-9 in 3A in 2008)
Sep. 25 at Gilmer (12-2 in 3A in 2008)
Oct. 2 open
Oct. 9 Hughes Springs (5-7, 3-2, 16 returning starters)
Oct. 16 Linden-Kildare (2-8, 2-3, 14 starters back)
Oct. 23 at Jefferson (2-8, 2-3, 11 returning starters)
Oct. 30 Ore City (5-5, 2-3, 20 starters back)
Nov. 6 at Queen City (1-9, 1-4, 12 starters return)

Cayuga (13-3 D-I state finalist in 2008) 20-1A

Cayuga is back looking for that elusive 1A state title in 2009. Fourteen starters are back led by Texas commit Traylon Shead and Texas A&M commit Malcome Kennedy. Shead will be chasing a long standing national rushing record as a senior. With a healthy season, he will finish no worse than second on the career rushing yardage record book.

Aug. 28 at Frankston (featuring Texas Tech commit Cody Coleman)
Sep. 4 Grand Saline (2-8 in 2008)
Sep. 11 at Dawson (6-5 in 2008)
Sep. 18 Kerens (8-3 in 2A in 2008)
Sep. 25 at Price Carlisle (6-4, 3-3, six starters back)
Oct. 2 Overton
Oct. 9 at Malakoff Cross Roads (1-9, 0-6, 14 returning starters)
Oct. 16 Cushing (2-7, 1-5, 14 starters return)
Oct. 23 open
Oct. 30 at Alto (8-4, 5-1, 14 starters back)
Nov. 6 Grapeland (9-3, 5-1, 12 returning starters)

St. Pius X (6-3, 4-0 in 2008) TAPPS D-I district 3

St. Pius X will be one of the more talented teams in the private school ranks in 2009 led by Texas commit Greg Daniels, junior corner Kolby Griffin and four seniors that will play D-I football. Daniels tallied 61 tackles as a junior, while the first team all-state Griffin picked off five passes.

Aug. 28 at Houston Westbury (Butler Stadium)
Sep. 4 at West Columbia (3-6 in 2008)
Sep. 11 Huntsville (7-2 in 4A in 2008)
Sep. 18 Kipp Academy
Sep. 25 Sealy (7-5 in 3A in 2008)
Oct. 2 at Beaumont Monsignor Kelly (3-5, 2-4, 12 starters back)
Oct. 9 St. Thomas (2-6, 0-4, 11 returning starters)
Oct. 16 open
Oct. 23 Beaumont Monsignor Kelly
Oct. 29 St. Thomas
Nov. 6 Houston Bellaire

Second Baptist (9-3, 6-0 in 2008) TAPPS D-II district 4

Second Baptist returns eight starters on the offensive side of the ball led by Texas commit Connor Wood. Wood 6-4, 215-pounds, threw for 2,248 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior.

Aug. 28 Sealy (7-5 in 3A in 2008)
Sep. 4 St. John's School
Sep. 11 Kinkaid School
Sep. 18 St. Joseph School-Victoria (8-4 in 2008)
Sep. 25 Lutheran North (9-3, 4-2, 12 returning starters)
Oct. 2 at Westbury Christian
Oct. 9 Fort Bend Baptist Academy (2-7, 0-5, 10 starters return)
Oct. 16 Northland Christian (4-6, 4-2, 12 returning starters)
Oct. 23 Lutheran South Academy
Oct. 30 Kipp Academy
Nov. 6 Tomball Concordia Lutheran (6-5, 4-2, five starters back)


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