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Way-too-early UIL state football champion predictions for 2018

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Mansfield Legacy running back Grant Johnson leaps over Corey Mayfield of North Forney on his way to a 32-yard touchdown. The score gave Legacy a 21-14 lead with 5:29 left in the second quarter of the Class 5A Division II Regional round game.
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Mansfield Legacy running back Grant Johnson leaps over Corey Mayfield of North Forney on his way to a 32-yard touchdown. The score gave Legacy a 21-14 lead with 5:29 left in the second quarter of the Class 5A Division II Regional round game.

The Star-Telegram concludes its “Spring Forward” series with a look at our way-too-early 2018 UIL state football championship predictions. for Class 4A, 5A and 6A.

UIL state title games at AT&T Stadium are scheduled for December 19-22.

CLASS 6A DIVISION I

Allen: The Eagles go for their sixth state title and fifth in seven years, and do it with 2019s QB Grant Tisdale and WR Theo Wease.

The Eagles forced four turnovers, including a defensive TD on the first snap, to help the Eagles win the 6A Division I state championship 35-33 over Lake Travis.

CLASS 6A DIVISION II

Austin Westlake: Todd Dodge goes for another state title in his belt. Don't be surprised he knocks off his son in the process.

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From August 2014, Todd Dodge arrived at Westlake in the middle of spring football, so setting up the office came later. ezarate@star-telegram.com Eric Zarate

CLASS 5A DIVISION I

Mansfield Legacy: The Broncos have three top 2019 prospects in S Jalen Catalon, and DLs Taurean Carter and Enoch Jackson.

Mansfield Legacy’s Superman, Jalen Catalon, played both ways to help the Broncos advance to the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

CLASS 5A DIVISION II

Aledo: The Bearcats go for a UIL-record eighth title and are led by 2019s CB Jeffery Carter, LB Wyatt Harris, and 2020 RB Jase McClellan.

Aledo's Jase McClellan rushes for three touchdowns in the Bearcats 28-21 defeat of Mansfield Legacy..

CLASS 4A DIVISION I

Carthage: The Bulldogs have won back-to-back state titles and six since 2008. Top prospect is 2020 ATH Kelvontay Dixon.

Gunner Capps connected with Dewaylon Ingram to put the Bulldogs on top first in the 4A Division I state title game.

CLASS 4A DIVISION II

West Orange-Stark: The Mustangs have gone to the state title game four straight years and have won twice.

Texarkana Pleasant Grove beat two-time defending champ West Orange-Stark, 41-21, and snapped their 40-game win streak in the process.

April 2- Top 4A teams

April 3- Top 5A teams

April 4- Top 6A teams

April 5- Top QBs

April 6 - Top RBs

April 9- Top WRs

April 10- Top OLs

April 11- Top DLs

April 12- Top LBs

April 13- Top DBs

April 16- Top Hires

April 17- Top 4A games

April 18- Top 5A games

April 19- Top 6A games

Monday- Top private schools

Tuesday- Top teams that will benefit from realignment

Wednesday- Top teams that will benefit the least from realignment

Thursday- Way-too-early DFW district champion predictions

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