I’ll be attending Bryan Allen Academy’s Kickoff Classic for Week 1 – Five 6-man games over the course of 3 days. If you’ve never attended one of the six-man Kickoff Classics, you should put it on your bucket list. These are always very fun events with a different atmosphere from an 11-man game.
Nine of the ten teams are ranked in the top 10 in their respective division. In total the ten teams have won four state 6-man championships and appeared in 12 championship games. The second game on Friday night features two teams ranked in the top five in their respective divisions.
All rankings are from sixmanfootball.com.
Sugar Land Logos Prep -TAPPS D1 #8 vs. Bryan Allen Academy – TAPPS D2 #8
Thursday 6:00 pm at Bryan’s Allen Academy
Logos Prep was 7-4 in 2018. The Lions lost to Dallas Lutheran in the second round of the playoffs.
Allen Academy was 7-4 in 2018. The Rams lost to Waco Live Oak in the first round of the playoffs.
Bryan Allen Academy key players: Brandon Boyd, Brent Tucker, Ryan Hassell
Sixmanfootball.com Pick: Logos Prep by 31
Houston Grace Christian – TAPPS D2 #19 vs. BVCHEA – TAIAO #5
Friday 6:00 pm at Bryan’s Allen Academy
Grace Christian (formerly Clear Lake Christian) was 0-7 in 2018.
BVCHEA was 5-5 in 2018. The Mustangs lost to Fort Worth THESA in the first round of the playoffs.l
BVCHEA key players: Ben Brandon, Cody Davis
Sixmanfootball.com Pick: no pick
Cedar Park Summit – TAPPS D3 #4 vs. New Braunfels Christian – TAPPS D2 #2
Friday 8:30 pm at Bryan’s Allen Academy
Cedar Park Summit was 10-1 in 2018. The Eagles lost to Baytown Christian in the second round of the playoffs.
New Braunfels was 10-3 in 2018. The Wildcats lost to Huntsville Alpha Omega in the third round of the playoffs.
Cedar Park Summit key players: Nick Hoenig, Aaron Campbell
Sixmanfootball.com Pick: New Braunfels Christian by 44
Calvert – UIL D2 #5 vs. Bryan St. Joseph – TAPPS D2 #6
Saturday 6:00 pm at Bryan’s Allen Academy
Calvert was 8-3 in 2018. The Trojans lost to Richland Springs in the second round of the playoffs.
St. Joseph was 7-5 in 2018. The Eagles lost to Hunstville Alpha Omega in the second round of the playoffs.
Calvert key players: Tre’Quinton Green, Danielshijon Hunter
St. Joseph key players: Twister Barrington, Trace Brightwell
Sixmanfootball.com Pick: Calvert by 45
Huntsville Alpha Omega – TAPPS D2 #4 vs. Oakwood – UIL D2 #8
Saturday 8:30 pm at Bryan’s Allen Academy
Alpha Omega was 7-4 in 2018. The Lions lost to Bulverde Bracken Christian in the TAPPS championship game.
Oakwood was 10-4 in 2018. The Panthers lost to Strawn in the state semi-finals.
Huntsville Alpha Omega key players: Joel Balch, Vanye Benson
Oakwood key players: Key’Undre Davis, Jerimiah Sargent.
Sixmanfootball.com Pick: Oakwood by 36