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Wichita Falls District Predictions Dave Campbell’s Texas Football State Rankings

Wichita Falls District Predictions Dave Campbell’s Texas Football State Rankings

Wichita Falls District Predictions Dave Campbell’s Texas Football State Rankings

The “Texas Football Bible” started showing up in mailboxes late last week.

It will be a while before Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine hits newsstands, so for those of you without an annual subscription to texasfootball.com, here’s a preview of what this year’s edition has in store for the Wichita Falls area.

Who is Wichita Falls’ best senior football player?

There is only one local player listed in the Texas Top 300, which ranks the top senior recruits in the country. However, DCTF does not have all the correct information about that athlete.

Isaiah Anderson is being called one of the state’s best “athletes,” suggesting he’s a multi-position prospect. Anderson is listed as playing for City View, which he did most of his junior season.

Anderson is currently enrolled at Legacy, where he participated in spring football practice and is listed among the program’s top players in the magazine’s district preview section.

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Anderson previously transferred from City View to Hirschi, where he also played as a sophomore, in November 2023. He played basketball and ran track for the Huskies.

Which Wichita Falls area football teams are ranked in the preseason?

There are several local teams ranked in the preseason top 25 of their classifications.

  • Graham is ranked ninth in Class 4A Division II. The Steers are projected to lose to Glen Rose for the Region I-4A Division II title.

  • Jacksboro is ranked sixth and Holliday is ranked eighth in Class 3A Division II. Jacksboro is picked to lose to Gunter in a rematch of last year’s Region II-3A Division II title game.

  • Windthorst is ranked eighth in Class 2A Division II and is projected to fall to two-time state champion Albany in the Region II-2A Division II title game.

  • Seymour is named one of the four dark horses in the rankings, although there is an incorrect statement about the Panthers “falling to DII” attached to the reasoning. The Panthers are in Class 2A Division II as of 2020.

  • In Class A, Knox City is eighth and Newcastle ninth in Division I, while two-time state champion Benjamin is fifth in Division II. Joining Benjamin in the DII rankings are Gold-Burg (No. 19) and Crowell (No. 24).

  • No new Wichita Falls ISD programs are ranked in Class 5A Division II, but the Leopards and Mavericks aren’t completely forgotten. District 2-5A DII is listed as one to watch with the following note: “You have your know-how — like Lubbock-Cooper and Abilene Wylie — but what the hell are we doing with the new schools in Wichita Falls?”

Which Wichita Falls area players were named preseason All-State?

Jacksboro wide receiver Cannon Valenzuela and Holliday linebacker Parker Jones were 3A Division II preseason all-state selections.

Nocona defensive end Caden Gaston was named preseason all-state for Class 2A Division II.

Three local players make the Class A pre-season squad, including Newcastle center Lucas Owen, Knox City’s John Cross Utley and linebacker Benjamin Tallon Hayes.

Notably, three-time Class A player of the year Grayson Rigdon is not listed. It has already been announced that Rigdon will not be attending Benjamin for his senior year, but he has yet to enroll in a new school.

Who are the predicted Wichita Falls area football district winners?

Here are the DCTF predictions for districts that include teams from the Wichita Falls area. The top four teams from each 11-man district and the top two teams from each six-man district (Class A) qualify for the playoffs.

Sector 2-5A Division II – 1. Lubbock-Cooper, 2. Abilene Wylie; 3. Abilene Cooper, 4. Memorial, 5. Legacy, 6. Amarillo Palo Duro, 7. Plainview

Sector 3-4A Division II – 1. Brock, 2. Graham, 3. Mineral wells, 4. Burkburnett, 5. Eagle Mountain, 5. Bridgeport.

Sector 4-3A Division I – 1. Paradise, 2. Vernon, 3. Iowa Park, 4. Peaster, 5. Ponder, 6. Boyd, 7. Bowie.

District 6-3A Division II – 1. Jacksboro, 2. Holliday, 3. City View, 4. Henrietta, 5. Millsap, 6. Valley View.

Sector 4-2A Division I – 1. Stamford, 2. Hawley, 3. Cisco, 4. Anson, 5. Olney, 6. Abilene TLCA.

Sector 6-2A Division I – 1. Tioga, 2. Wolfe City, 3. Tom Bean, 4. Alvord, 5. Nocona, 6. Whitewright, 7. Trenton.

Sector 5-2A Division II – 1. Wellington, 2. Clarendon, 3. Wheeler, 4. Shamrock, 5. Quanah, 6. Memphis.

District 6-2A Division II – 1. Windthorst, 2. Seymour, 3. Archer City, 4. Haskell, 5. Electra, 6. Petrolia, 7. Munday.

District 6 Division I – 1. Knox City, 2. Newcastle, 3. Bryson, 4. Perrin-Whitt, 5. The north side.

District 7-A Division II – 1. Benjamin, 2. Crowell, 3. Harrold, 4. Guthrie, 5. Chillicothe.

Sector 9-A Division II – 1. Straw, 2. Throckmorton, 3. Woodson, 4. Moran.

Sector 10-A Division II – 1. Gold-Burg, 2. Forestburg, 3. Ladonia Fannindel.

Wichita Falls area college football projections

A pair of former Rider Raiders are named as projected starters for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. E’Maurion “Dooda” Banks and Jacob Rodriguez are expected to start for the defense at tackle and linebacker, respectively. Rodriguez was named one of the team captains.

Midwestern State is picked to finish sixth in the Lone Star Conference in Rick Renner’s first season as head coach. Central Washington will win the conference, followed by Angelo State and UTPB.

This article originally appeared on the Wichita Falls Times Record News: Dave Campbell’s Texas Football predictions for Wichita Falls