Texas High School Football Preview: District 10-4A Division I

One in a series for the 2022 football season: District 10-4A Division I

Little Cypress-Mauriceville made it all the way to the Region III-4A Division I Finals last season in Eric Peevey’s first season with the Bears. It was the first time since 1997 that LCM went to a regional final. The strength of the Bears this season will be the offensive and defensive line. The Bears have shown in the weight room this offseason that they’re ready to be the most dominant team in the trenches this season.

Next in line

It appears to be a three-horse race for District 10-4A’s Division I title. If LCM doesn’t win the district crown, look for Lumberton or Vidor to be in on it. It could come down to the last district game of the season. Lumberton was a young and talented team last season and returns several starters with college experience. Vidor and LCM were co-district champions last season and Vidor returns with several stars who will be looking to win the absolute district title. Hargrave has been one of the most consistent Class 4A programs in the Greater Houston Area for the past three seasons. The Falcons will be led by Huffman native Joey Buchta, who will have a young squad this season with several players playing back and forth. Hargrave has reached the playoffs for five consecutive seasons and will look to continue that streak in Buchta’s first season at the helm.

Black Horse

Livingston won just one district game last season and missed the playoffs. The Lions have lost several senior starters but have been bolstered by juniors looking to get back into the playoffs.

The best of the rest

Last season, Splendora didn’t win a district game in Laine Sambrooks’ first season with the Wildcats. The Wildcats were a young team last season and the culture at Sambrooks is in place now and his team will be looking to make some noise in a busy district against some great competition.

Players to watch

Amier Washington, LCM, Sr., DL
Washington is looking to wreak havoc on his senior season while leading the defense. The Texas Tech pledge is 6-foot-2, 245 pounds and is a 3-star prospect by 247sports.

Lucas Powell, Lumberton, Jr., QB
Powell threw for more than 2,552 yards with 24 touchdowns as a sophomore for the Raiders. Lumberton has a strong junior class with running back Jaddon Ward and receiver Trey Kersh looking to help Powell on the offensive end of the ball.

Harrison Facundo, Splendora, Sr., QB
Facundo will be looking to take the Wildcats offense to the next level in his final season at Splendora. Last season he threw for 1,300 yards with 14 touchdowns for the Wildcats. Splendora will be looking to win their first District game under Sambrooks.

Games to watch

LCM at Lumberton, 7 p.m., Oct. 27
This game could be for the district title this season in the penultimate week of the regular season. Both teams could find themselves unbeaten at this point in the season and it could be a game that comes down to the last two minutes of the game to decide a winner and the No. 1 seed of the playoffs. Last season, LCM managed to hold off Lumberton for a 33-31 win.

Vidor at Lumberton, 7 p.m., Oct. 14
It could be a playoff ladder game or maybe take a lead in the district standings. Last season, Vidor rallied with a 14-point fourth quarter to defeat Lumberton in a thriller, 28-27.

Legacy (Spring) at Hargrave, 7 p.m., Oct. 25
This will be the first game of the season for Hargrave and the first high school career game for Buchta. He will lead the Falcons for the first time as head coach of his hometown team and is looking to earn his first Huffman win with Falcons Stadium packed. A win to start the season will be a good way to start Buchta’s coaching career with the ball in his office.

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