1. Steinbrenner (3-1) – Last season’s Class 4A state runner-up returns 11 seniors and started the year with three straight wins. Today’s district test against Plant should let us know a little more about the team.
2. Newsome (4-1) – But wait, the Wolves beat Steinbrenner on Tuesday, right? Yes. So maybe this should read 1A. The Wolves’ only knock is their youth and so far that hasn’t been an issue, but for this week the Wolves are just waiting for another Warriors stumble.
3. Sickles (4-0) – The Gryphons remain undefeated and topped King in the Wharton Invitational Tournament final.
4. King (2-1-1) – The Lions topped Newsome in penalty kicks to advance to the Wharton Tourney final and have a lot of talent.
5. Jesuit (1-1-1) – The Tigers are still adjusting to things without coach Bob Bauman, who stepped down after 26 years. Eric Sims is well-prepared to fill the vacancy and Jesuit showed what it is capable of with a 5-0 win against Wharton.