18-19 Record: 14-1
Final Super 25 Rank: 10
Why them: After knocking off Texas powerhouse Allen in the semifinals, it looked as if Duncanville could finish in the top five of the Super 25. Then, a championship loss to North Shore placed them at No. 10, still a respectable finish.
This year, Duncanville hopes to knock off its Texas competitors and assert itself as the best team in perhaps the best high school football state in the country. The Panthers return two players in the top 10 of the 2020 class in Texas, four-star quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson and safety Chris Thompson. They have four other three-star players or better.
But two players who might have even higher potential are in the 2021 class. Savion Byrd is a five-star offensive tackle rated as the No. 4 player in Texas in the class, and Kendrick Blackshire is a four-star linebacker ranked No. 20 in Texas. Duncanville will miss the services of 2019 graduate Marquez Beason (No. 5 in state), but with a solid core moving forward, the Panthers look like they can remain contenders.