Change is just a part of the business in high school sports. Whether its students moving on to college, coaches taking new jobs, players moving up to varsity, or schools moving classifications and changing districts. For Cedar Hill’s new opponents, it’s the latter. Starting in the upcoming football season of 2010 the Longhorns will move from their current district of 7-5A to newly formed district 5-5A. Current cross town and district rival Duncanville will join Cedar Hill in the move along with Grand Prairie and South Grand Prairie. The Mansfield schools have moved up from their previous 4-A classification to the larger 5-A and will also take part in the action as will Midlothian. Let’s take a second and have a sneak peek at the new entrants.
MANSFIELD - The Mansfield Tigers suffered through a 1 – 9 football season so needless to say they have a lot to prove come next year. Signal caller Daniel Green passed for over a thousand yards while scoring 9 total touchdowns. The turnaround starts now so you can bet the Tigers are working to have a fast start come August. The Tiger basketball program is having more luck as they finished at 19 – 10 (7-5) while earning a playoff berth. Mansfield hopes for a deep playoff run led by 6’4 guard Elliot Dean who averages 19 points 7 boards and 3 assists per game.
MANSFIELD LEGACY - With an 8-4 record the Mansfield Legacy Broncos enjoyed the best football season of all the Mansfield programs . Signal caller Kennedy Jones led the Broncos in passing and rushing as a deadly dual threat quarterback tallying 2,061 yards from scrimmage with 19 scores. Running back Cameron Davis chipped in with 745 rushing yards and 6 scores. Things have gone even better on the hardwood as the Bronco basketball squad finished with an 18 – 8 record going (12-1) in district. Legacy is in the midst of a 7 game winning streak and will take on Fort Worth Dunbar on Tuesday February 23rd.
MANSFIELD TIMBERVIEW - The Wolves of Mansfield Timberview suffered through a mediocre football season as they went 5 – 5 (3-4). Quarterback Terrance Davis led the Wolves on the gridiron scoring 12 times while racking up over a thousand total yards. Timberviews basketball team finished the regular season at 16 – 10 (9-4) and have a tough draw in the first round of the playoffs as they are set to take on Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
MIDLOTHIAN - After a 1 – 9 football season you can call the Panthers of Midlothian High School cellar dwellers. They finished last in district 16-4A and will be fighting an uphill battle trying to improve while moving up in classification. The basketball program is taking care of business though as they finished second in their district with a record of 19 – 10 overall. Eddie Johnson leads the Panthers on the hardwood and averages 10 points and 10 boards a game. Johnson was no slouch on the football field either as he finished with 48 catches for 814 yards and 8 touchdowns. Johnson has signed to play for the Baylor Bears so Longhorn fans won’t have to worry about this playmaker come next year. We don’t know who will replace Johnson or any of the other great playmakers outlined above, but we do know that we have 2 great years of 5-5A play ahead starting next year.