2009 HOUSTON TEXANS SQT (DAY 2, SUNDAY)
POOL A- CY FALLS, KLEIN, SPRING, WOODLANDS
This pool in my opinion is the best by far and I expect the pool winner to also take the entire SQT. Cy Falls is always a contender but if they couldn't qualify at their own SQT I doubt they will do it here. The defensive backfield for the Golden Eagles will have two leaders in SR DB Cedric Williams and SR DB Josh Rogers while the offense will be led by the emerging JR WR/RB Pierre Lucas. Klein during the fall is a totally different team than now with no running attack in 7on7 but athletes like SR RB Dakota Barnes and SR RB Patrick Johnson definitely make the transition easier. Spring looks they are back as they nearly won their pool last week but came up just short with SR WR Arthur Londy, SR DB Kareen Shaw and JR WR Greg Livingston leading the way. Woodlands had one down year but look as strong as ever now with players like JR RB Daniel Lasco, SR WR Randy Knust, and SR CB Ryan Clapsaddle.
-Jay's Pool A Winner: SPRING (then Woodlands, Klein, Cy Falls) Darkhorse: Klein
POOL B- ALAMO HEIGHTS, KLEIN COLLINS, LEWISVILLE, PEARLAND
Alamo Heights usually makes the long trip for this SQT and also normally has some pretty good success. Unfortunately for the Mules they lost some key leaders like QB Drew Allen and will need younger players to step up and take over those roles. Klein Collins doesn't show you much passing during the fall but they are capable because of guys like SR RB JaMichael Rozier, SR DB Sam Shaw, SR WR Brett Hume, and SR RB Kenneth Centamore. The Lewisville Farmers may have a brand new coach in Dick Olin, but he is more than familiar with the 7on7 game and this SQT particularly and will lean early on SR DB Julian Rodriguez and SR WR Kedran Davis. Pearland lost a lot of skill players but have new faces ready to step up like JR WR Miles Kanipes, SR DB Jeffery Phillips and SR QB Trey Anderson.
-Jay's Pool B Winner: ALAMO HEIGHTS (then Pearland, Klein Collins, Lewisville) Darkhorse: Klein Collins
POOL C- CINCO RANCH, PEARLAND DAWSON, OAK RIDGE, TOMBALL
Cinco Ranch is coming off one of their best seasons ever and return leadership guys like SR LB James Radcliffe and SR LB Trevor Holt. Pearland Dawson only went 1-2 last weekend at the Manvel SQT but looked very good as they lost one game by 6 and then lost to eventual 5-0 tournament champion Lamar by only 6 as well. The War Eagles of Oak Ridge will return some very talented players this year and could threaten with SR RB Freddie Dotson, SR QB Ryan Cyr, SOPH RB Michael Handy and SR DB Trent Langley. Tomball came just three points shy of winning their pool at Cy Falls and as long as you have the game changing abilities of SR WR Jordan Leslie on the field you will have a shot.
-Jay's Pool C Winner: TOMBALL (then Cinco Ranch, Oak Ridge, Pearland Dawson) Darkhorse: Oak Ridge
POOL D- *LANGHAM CREEK, CY CREEK, PASADENA MEMORIAL, SEVEN LAKES
SR QB Will Bryant, SR WR Mitchell Juergens, and SR WR Garrett Juergens were brilliant last week as they went 5-0 and won the Cy Falls SQT last week therefore they can't advance past pool play this weekend. Cy Creek went undefeated in a very good pool as well before coming up short in the semi-finals against Langham. The Cougars have athletes everywhere including SR WR Brent Mitcham, JR RB Jermichael Selders, and JR DB Derek Greenup. Pasadena Memorial lost their all-everything man in RB Bo Snelson but will try to continue their strong team play with SR RB Tyler Mathis and SR CB Wykie Freeman. Seven Lakes doesn't get much attention being in the same district as Katy and Cinco Ranch but they have become a very solid program and will need SR WR Christian Duda to really stand out.
-Jay's Pool D Winner: CY CREEK (then Seven Lakes, Pasadena Memorial) *Langham Creek has already qualified and can't advance but I think they will once again win their pool
Semi-Finals Pool A vs Pool B: Spring over Alamo Heights
Semi-Finals Pool C vs Pool D: Cy Creek over Tomball
Third Place Game: Tomball over Alamo Heights
Championship Game: Spring over Cy Creek