5. CEDAR HILL
Location: Cedar Hill, Texas
2015 record: 9-2
2015 Final Super 25 ranking: Unranked
The Longhorns return 10 starters on offense, including solid quarterback in Notre Dame commit Avery Davis, who threw for 22 TDs and ran for 13 TDs last season.
He has two elite receivers: Camron Buckley, a Texas A&M commit who had 31 catches for 432 yards and seven TDs; and Charleston Rambo, an Oklahoma commit who had 22 catches for 434 yards and five TDs. A third receiver, speedy Colorado commit Jaylon Jackson, may miss the season with a knee injury.
RB Kaegun Williams, who was named the MVP of the running backs at The Opening Final, is a big threat. He averaged six yards a carry last season and ran for 493 yards and six touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns.
“On the offensive side of the ball, we feel really good,” Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire said. “We had a good offseason. The kids got bigger and stronger.”
LB Dimitri Moore and DE Deven Lamp, an Iowa State commit, anchor the team’s defense, along with junior DT Shabazz Dotson, DB Josh Newman and DE Deondre Carter.
The Longhorns get an early test with a nationally televised and highly anticipated game against defending Super 25 champion Bishop Gorman.
“We’ll find out real quick what kind of team we are,” McGuire said. “I know how good Bishop Gorman is. This is going to be a great game with great players for both teams. If you’ve won 39 in a row, you’ve done something special. It’s hard to win three in a row, much less 39.”
8/19 vs. Timberview (Mansfield, Texas)
8/27 vs. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
9/2 vs. Mansfield (Texas)
9/9 at Horn (Mesquite, Texas)
9/23 vs. DeSoto (Texas)
9/30 at Duncanville (Texas)
10/6 at MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
10/14 vs. Nimitz (Irving, Texas)
10/21 at Grand Prairie (Texas)
10/28 vs. South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas)
11/3 at Irving (Texas)