THEOLDCOACH CLASS 6A REGION III OUTLOOK
Three state champions from 2015 reside in Region III as Katy coming off one of the most dominating seasons in history returns along with Richmond George Ranch who rolled to the 5A Division I title in 2015 and is now up to Class 6A. Katy out of 19-6A is once again a prohibited favorite in Region III but this year the Tigers due to a larger enrollment will be in the Division I bracket this year. North Shore will certainly be a major player as well after a surprise run to the Division I title last year, the Mustangs are under the radar but that's just the way they like it. With Katy moving to Division II that opens up the bracket potentially for 6A newcomer George Ranch.
Always balanced Cy Fair ISD is comprises of 17-6A and once again the favorite looks to be Cy Ranch, who after getting to the title game in 2014 fell to Katy in the area playoffs a year ago and with changing enrollments in CFISD it appears Ranch could be bound for Division I as they were two years ago. 18-6A features always talented Houston Lamar who is plenty dangerous once November rolls around, a real sleeper could be Houston Heights.
Aside from Katy, the usual suspects in 19-6A should be in the mix for second led by Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes. In 20-6A another 5A move up looks to be tge team to beat as Ridge Point, who made a run to the 5A semi-finals is now 6A, they'll get a challenge from Hightower who went 10-0 last year but fell in the first round of the playoffs.
North Shore headlines 21-6A, but don't discount the ability of Humble Atascocita who a year ago in Region II advanced all the way to the State Quarter-Finals before falling to Austin Westlake. Atascocita will be a force in the Division I bracket along with district mate North Shore. 22-6A will now likely be led by Deer Park and LaPorte, while Pasadena ISD benefits greatly from the departure of North Shore to 21-6A.
District 23-6A will be a tremendous battle at the top with Pearland, George Ranch and Pearland Dawson clearly at the top of the standings, Alief Taylor is a solid team but they may be relegated to fourth. Pearland could be a threat in Division I, while George Ranch looks like a favorite in Division II. Dickinson is coming off back to back quarter-final trips, along with Clear Creek who had a breakout season will be at the top of 24-6A.