5A-4A State Tournament Pool Picks Part One

Now that the pools are released, the predicitions can begin!! Today we continue with the first part of the 5A-4A Division which will get going Friday afternoon!! Who does the staff think will advance??

TexasPrepInsider.com will be live at the 7 on 7 State Tournament for all three days at Texas A&M and today we bring you Part One of pool predictions and analysis from the 5A-4A Division! Matt Stepp, Matt Diggs Alan Zepeda, Kerry Cooper and Jay Darneal's pool picks are shown!

POOL A

Arlington Bowie

Houston Langham Creek

Laredo Alexander

Stephenville

We start out with one of the best pools in the field, Arlington Bowie who made the semi-finals last year is loaded for a title run. Langham Creek is a State Tournament regular and they are more than capable of knocking some of the big boys off. Stephenville isn't quite the threat they've been the past four years but they are dangerous, and as we learned last year teams from the Valley can't be overlooked so Laredo Alexander is a team worth watching.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Arlington Bowie, Houston Langham Creek, Stephenville, Laredo Alexander

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Arlington Bowie, Stephenville, Houston Langham Creek, Laredo Alexander

Alan's Pool Picks: Houston Langham Creek, Arlington Bowie, Stephenville, Laredo Alexander

Kerry's Pool Picks: Arlington Bowie, Stephenville, Houston Langham Creek, Laredo Alexander

Jay's Pool Picks: Arlington Bowie, Stephenville, Houston Langham Creek, Laredo Alexander

POOL B

Arlington Lamar

Katy Cinco Ranch

Spring

Tyler John Tyler

Another very good pool here, headlined by two 7 on 7 powers in Arlington Lamar and Katy Cinco Ranch. Lamar has been on a mission this summer, but they've run into problems at the State Tournament the past few years even when they were favorites. Cinco Ranch is always a contender as well. Spring and John Tyler are both super-athletic but can they get it done on the big stage?

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Arlington Lamar, Katy Cinco Ranch, Tyler John Tyler, Spring

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Arlington Lamar, Katy Cinco Ranch, Tyler John Tyler, Spring

Alan's Pool Picks: Arlington Lamar, Tyler John Tyler, Spring, Katy Cinco Ranch

Kerry's Pool Picks: Arlington Lamar, Katy Cinco Ranch, Tyler John Tyler, Spring

Jay's Pool Picks: Arlington Lamar, Katy Cinco Ranch, Spring, Tyler John Tyler

POOL C

Coppell

Duncanville

Klein Oak

Temple

This is a very interesting pool, Coppell who made the quarter-finals last year is just as dangerous this year. Duncanville on the defensive side of the ball might be the best team in the entire tournament but their struggles on offense are well documented. Klein Oak and Temple both feature some big name talent on both sides of the ball. Look for the two experienced teams in State 7 on 7 play (Coppell and Temple) to have the advantage in this very balanced grouping.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Coppell, Temple, Klein Oak, Duncanville

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Klein Oak, Duncanville, Temple, Coppell

Alan's Pool Picks: Klein Oak, Temple, Coppell, Duncanville

Kerry's Pool Picks: Temple, Klein Oak, Coppell, Duncanville

Jay's Pool Picks: Klein Oak, Temple, Coppell, Duncanville

POOL D

Beaumont West Brook

Katy Seven Lakes

Rockwall Heath

Round Rock Westwood

Katy Seven Lakes could be a sleeper in this pool, the Spartans made a strong run in the consolation bracket last year and could be dangerous. Rockwall Heath is the pool favorite as they've got some major talent, while West Brook is always going to be a threat with their athletes. Westwood will have trouble staying with the speedy teams in this pool.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Rockwall Heath, Beaumont West Brook, Katy Seven Lakes, Round Rock Westwood

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Rockwall Heath, Round Rock Westwood, Beaumont West Brook, Katy Seven Lakes

Alan's Pool Picks: Beaumont West Brook, Katy Seven Lakes, Rockwall Heath, Round Rock Westwood

Kerry's Pool Picks: Katy Seven Lakes, Beaumont West Brook, Rockwall Heath, Round Rock Westwood

Jay's Pool Picks: Rockwall Heath, Beaumont West Brook, Katy Seven Lakes, Round Rock Westwood

POOL E

Belton

El Paso Montwood

Lewisville Hebron

Klein

Powerhouses Hebron and Klein highlight this pool, Hebron is one of the top teams in the DFW area while Klein is considered one of the top teams in Greater Houston. Throw in potential sleeper El Paso Montwood who is the top team in El Paso and you have a fun pool. Belton who got in basically on a technicality will likely be overmatched in this pool.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Klein, Lewisville Hebron, El Paso Montwood, Belton

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Lewisville Hebron, Klein, El Paso Montwood, Belton

Alan's Pool Picks: Klein, Lewisville Hebron, El Paso Montwood, Belton

Kerry's Pool Picks: Lewisville Hebron, Klein, El Paso Montwood, Belton

Jay's Pool Picks: Lewisville Hebron, Klein, El Paso Montwood, Belton

POOL F

Abilene

Colleyville Heritage

Klein Forest

Lake Travis

This is another pool that is very interesting. The 2006 Champion Colleyville Heritage highlights this group along with 7 on 7 powers Abilene and Lake Travis. However Klein Forest can't be overlooked as they'll have a decided speed advantage on all three teams. However 7 on 7 is a QB's game and Abilene and Lake Travis have the experience and the top flight QB's which could make a difference.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Lake Travis, Abilene, Klein Forest, Colleyville Heritage

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Lake Travis, Abilene, Klein Forest, Colleyville Heritage

Alan's Pool Picks: Lake Travis, Klein Forest, Abilene, Colleyville Heritage

Kerry's Pool Picks: Lake Travis, Abilene, Colleyville Heritage, Klein Forest

Jay's Pool Picks: Lake Travis, Klein Forest, Abilene, Colleyville Heritage

POOL G

Beeville Jones

Mesquite

Pearland

Wichita Falls

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Mesquite, Pearland, Wichita Falls, Beeville Jones

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Mesquite, Wichita Falls, Pearland, Beeville Jones

Alan's Pool Picks: Pearland, Mesquite, Wichita Falls, Beeville Jones

Kerry's Pool Picks: Pearland, Mesquite, Wichita Falls, Beeville Jones

Jay's Pool Picks: Mesquite, Pearland, Wichita Falls, Beeville Jones

POOL H

Denton Guyer

Houston Memorial

Lufkin

Sulphur Springs

This is a pool with some firepower, Sulphur Springs and their high flying aerial circus will be up against some stout competition. Denton Guyer has been one of the top teams in the DFW area and Lufkin always has top notch athletes and tradition. Houston Memorial has been a surprise team out of Houston and they round out a solid grouping.

Little Matt's Pool Picks: Sulphur Springs, Denton Guyer, Lufkin, Houston Memorial

Big Matt's Pool Picks: Sulphur Springs, Denton Guyer, Lufkin, Houston Memorial

Alan's Pool Picks: Lufkin, Sulphur Springs, Denton Guyer, Houston Memorial

Kerry's Pool Picks: Denton Guyer, Lufkin, Sulphur Springs, Houston Memorial

Jay's Pool Picks: Sulphur Springs, Lufkin, Denton Guyer, Houston Memorial


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