2008 San Antonio District Preview: 28-4A

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How They Rank:
1 – San Antonio Brackenridge*
2 – San Antonio Edison
3 – San Antonio Jefferson*
4 – San Antonio Fox Tech
5 – San Antonio Lanier
6 – San Antonio Burbank
7 – San Antonio Kennedy
8 – San Antonio Memorial
Division I playoff teams denoted by (*)

Jeff's Take:
These teams will likely not get past the bi district round of postseason play as, if the predictions hold true, they do not match up well at all with the likes of Schertz Clemens, Cibolo Steele, Alamo Heights, and Kerrville Tivy. Brackenridge won nine games last season and returns nine starters on defense to go along with an offense that features explosive running back Willie Culpepper. Edison missed the postseason last fall despite a 7-3 record but returns several key players from that team, including defensive back Tim Contreras, who recorded seven interceptions last season. Jefferson also missed the postseason despite a winning record in 2007 but the Mustangs have six starters returning from a team that went 6-4 last season and should be good on the defensive side of the ball. Fox Tech will have to hold off what should be an improved Burbank team and Lanier, who made the playoffs last season, to nab the fourth playoff spot.

Team on the Rise: Edison
As mentioned previously Edison missed the playoffs in 2007 despite being two games above .500. Contreras is one of seven returning starters for the Golden Bears who also bring back a solid group of returning offensive skill players with experience.

Team on the Decline: Lanier
After making the playoffs last season, the Voks could be a year away from returning to the postseason There is not a whole lot of experience on the offensive side of the football so the Voks will have to rely on a defense that returns six starters to keep their heads above water.

Best Non-District Game: Week 3, Floresville at Brackenridge
Floresville will likely be a playoff team out of District 29-4A which makes them a high quality opponent

Best District Game: Week 10, Fox Tech at Lanier
The regular season finale for both teams could very well decide the final playoff spot.

District MVP: Willie Culpepper, RB, Brackenridge
Offensive MVP: Alfred Hill, WR/QB, Fox Tech
Defensive MVP: Tim Contreras, DB, Edison
Best Passer: Dago Garcia, Burbank
Best Runner: Willie Culpepper, Brackenridge
Best Receiver: Malcolm Greer, Brackenridge
Best Offensive Lineman: Sylvester Benavides, Brackenridge
Best Defensive Lineman: Amari Ramsey, Brackenridge
Best Linebacker: Douglas Rivera, Brackenridge
Best Defensive Back: Tim Contreras, Edison
Best Special Teamer: Ivan Cantu, K/P, Burbank

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