Top 25 Games of 2014: No. 10, Whitehouse at Texas High
Texas High and Whitehouse will square off on Aug. 29 with no shortage of top talent.
It's yet another Week 1 game making ETSN.fm's list of the top 25 games in 2014. This one ranks No. 10.
The mutual scheduling move took a lot of courage and pits Texas High's strong offense against a very good Whitehouse defense anchored by future Texas A&M safety Justin Dunning and a future North Texas cornerback in Nate Brooks.
The Tigers have a great offensive line headlined by Grant Burns, Tyler Lowe and Matt Davis. It should help running back Javon Thomas, a Tulsa commitment, get traction against a Whitehouse squad with just one player returning to its front seven from last year's impressive team.
Texas High receiver Jarion Anderson will go head-to-head with Brooks and Dunning throughout the game.
The Wildcats enter the game with multiple offensive questions with the loss of quarterback Patrick Mahomes to Texas Tech and receiver Jake Parker to Tyler Junior College, but new signal called Jackson Allen emerged this summer and guided Whitehouse to a state title game appearance in the Division I Texas State 7-on-7 Championships last month.
Eric Munoz and Drew Smith will be among Allen's favorite targets and formidable opponents against the Tigers' defense.
Whitehouse has a respectable running game of its own. Shemar Smith could be the fastest player in East Texas and that element of of the offense will be supplemented by big Dominique Hollie, a starting linebacker.
Texas High will have to answer its own defensive questions. It returns just three defensive starters, but a good group of 2013 junior varsity players are expected to contribute immediately.
If the two teams play on their multiple strengths, this game's outcome should be in up in the air for a long time.
ETSN.fm's Top 25 Games of 2014
- No. 10: Whitehouse at Texas High
- No. 11: Longview at Lufkin
- No. 12: John Tyler at Whitehouse
- No. 13: Kilgore at Texas High
- No. 14: Lufkin at Nacogdoches
- No. 15: Longview at Texas High
- No. 16: Whitehouse vs. Chapel HIll
- No. 17: Kilgore at Nacogdoches
- No. 18: Alto at Tenaha
- No. 19: Longview vs. Monroe Neville
- No. 20: Athens at Van
- No. 21: Nacogdoches at Carthage
- No. 22: Lufkin at John Tyler
- No. 23: Sulphur Springs at Whitehouse
- No. 24: Nacogdoches at John Tyler
- No. 25: Van at Lindale