2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle

2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings


2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings


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Yes, we know it’s only May, but it’s never too early to talk about who might have the best high school football teams in the country next season. Many of these teams will be playing in the 2019 GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff that will be announced soon.

Way-Too-Early Rankings: Bubble Teams

Related: Final 2018 Super 25 Football Rankings

Bearing in mind that transfers and injuries will change some of the likely favorites when teams begin practicing in August, here are the top 25 teams to watch:

North Shore running back Zach Evans (3) runs for a a 16-yard gain against Duncanville during the fourth quarter of the 6A Division 1 State Championship. (Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle)

1. North Shore
Galena Park, Texas
2018-19 Record: 16-0
Final Super 25 Rank: 2

Why them: Last season, the Mustangs finished No. 2 in the final Super 25 Football rankings and are the early favorites to win the title next year.

The team has eight players who are rated three-star or better, including the No. 1 running back in the nation, Zach Evans, and four-star quarterback Dematrius Davis. Davis may be a dual-threat player, but don’t mistake him as a mere running quarterback: He completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 3,350 yards and 43 touchdowns, according to Rivals. As a reminder, he did that as a sophomore against elite Texas competition.

Davis is aided by Dameion George, a 6-foot-6.5, 348-pound offensive tackle who has another year left, and four-star wide receiver/athlete Shadrach Banks, who is entering his junior year.

But perhaps the most telling piece of information that could point to another strong year is the fact that North Shore’s top-ranked 2019 graduate was Keeyon Stewart, who was ranked No. 180 in the state. In returning the vast core of the team, the sky is the limit for head coach Jon Kay and the Mustangs.


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