GOOD THINGS are in store for Dickinson, as Friday Night Football magazine not only projects the Gators to win the district 24-6a title, yet also see them making a potential postseason run into December.
Coming off a 10-2 season, Dickinson, which begins fall practice on August 14, is projected by the magazine to advance to the 6a, Division I, Region III quarterfinal round and a date against Fort Bend Ridge Point. Coach John Snelson’s squad enters the regular season ranked 19th in the FNF 6a preseason top 50 and is one of two teams in 24-6a that made the poll as defending district champion Clear Springs is ranked 49th.
The Gators and Chargers are projected in the top two spots in the district, with Clear Brook and Friendswood slated to take the remaining playoff spots. Clear Creek is ranked fifth, followed by Clear Lake, Alvin and Clear Falls.
Manvel, picked first in the class 5a poll, was a consensus choice to win district 23-5a, with Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Elkins and Fort Bend Willowridge also projected to claim playoff berths. Texas City was picked fifth, with Galveston Ball, Galena Park and Santa Fe rounding out the rest of the district.
Ranked sixth in the class 3a, division I poll, La Marque was the magazine’s choice to win what is expected to be a very competitive district 12-3a-1, with Hitchcock picked second. Hempstead and East Chambers are the other two teams picked to make the playoffs, with Anahuac and Hardin slated as the two teams sitting home once the postseason begins. The Cougars are also projected for a regional quarterfinal trip, as the magazine has them facing off against Rockdale.
Dickinson receiver Montel Parker was the area’s only player ranked among the FNF top 100 seniors, as the future Texas A&M commit is ranked 66th overall.