Over the weekend I received an e-mail I'd been waiting a while for, one from John B. Cargal.
For those who aren't familiar, John, or "Buck" as he loves to go by, is a Texas high school football guru, who is famous for setting lines on high school football games and really setting the world on fire with his dead-on predictions for high school football across the state. He revamped his Web site this year to HuddleUpTexas.com instead of the former BuckInFootball.com.
He released his Top 25 preseason polls for every classification, including Six-Man and private, but for the sake of brevity I'm leaving out Six-Man and 1A because the DFW area is a little big for such schools.
In the overall poll, which considers both Division I and II schools, Pilot Point checks in at No. 10. With head coach Blake Feldt's son, Cam, at offensive tackle, the Bearcats have a solid base for a powerful offense in the big, burly Arkansas commit. And he'll be blocking for a stable of runners, but most notably Jarman Johnson, an electrifying do-it-all, "slash"-type player. The Bearcats are ranked No. 5 in the Division I poll after losing in the state semifinals. They also have a dominant 2A player in defensive tackle Carter Street, who's committed to Lousiana Tech.
Callisburg checks in at No. 13 in the overall poll, led by head coach Jerry Bomar, father of notorious OU quarterback Rhett Bomar. The elder Bomar had a good gunslinger in Thor Long, who threw for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last season. But just weeks ago, he transferred to Sherman in a controversial move. The Wildcats are No. 7 in the Division II poll.
Also in the Division II poll is Aubrey, which will be under the tutelage of legendary head coach G.A. Moore, who returns to the sidelines at age 70 looking to re-establish the Chaps as a year-in, year-out playoff contender.