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July 15, 2014

Brook Hill joins Tyler schools in new TAPPS district

Guard expected to fight Dallas Christian for first

BULLARD —

Brook Hill will be joining three Tyler schools, All Saints, Grace Community and T. K. Gorman, in what has now become a “50-50” loop.

Completing Division II, District 2 will be four Metroplex schools: Dallas Christian, Legacy Christian, Carrollton Prince of Peace and Dallas Shelton that are set to lock horns with the East Texas quartet.

Highlighting the changes, Parish Episcopal, a perennial TAPPS power, has moved over to DII-District I.

In place of Parish, Legacy's Eagles, a team that went 10-3 and advanced all the way to the TAPPS D III state semi-finals a year ago, comes into the seven-team mix.

Those in the know at Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine indicate that Dallas Christian seems to be the team to beat.

The Chargers, a state DII semi-finalist in 2013, posted a 12-1 record a year ago and return 12 starters off of that club.

And, with 28 lettermen back, depth is no issue at Dallas Christian either.

Another team that returns a slew of boys is Brook Hill.

Nineteen letter winners, including nine offensive and 10 defensive starters are expected back, giving the Guard faithful plenty of optimism heading into the new district and the 2014 season.

Brook Hill's top offensive returnee is wide out Seth Brasher, a junior, who had just over 900 yards of receptions last year and eight touchdown grabs.

The Guard's defensive holdovers include three stellar linebackers, Malik Alley, Ty Brown and Alex Hale.

Following Dallas Christian and Brook Hill the good fellows at Texas Football predict Legacy Christian and Grace Community to battle for the remaining playoff spots.

Grace brings back 16 young men off of a 7-4 team.

The Cougars have a large number of sophomores penciled in as potential players of impact.

If this group can withstand the pressure, the Cougars could surprise some people this fall.

 

 

 

 

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