Region XIV Coaches Pick Navarro For East Zone Title

REGION XIV COACHES PICK NAVARRO FOR EAST ZONE TITLE

 

TYLER — Region XIV Conference coaches selected coach Johnny Estelle’s Navarro Bulldogs as East Zone champions Wednesday when the preseason coaches polls were released during Media Day at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

 

The Bulldogs received 12 of a possible 14 first-place votes and totaled 95 points.  A total of 11 points separated second-place from fifth in the preseason poll.  Although Paris did not receive a first-place ballot, coach Chuck Taylor’s Dragons (68 points) edged out first-year coach Kris Baumann’s Trinity Valley Cardinals (67) for the East’s runner-up slot.  Tyler (60) and Kilgore (57) placed fourth and fifth.

 

Four teams received first-place votes in a more balanced South Zone, led by Jacob Wonder’s San Jacinto Ravens.  The Ravens received six first-place votes and 83 points overall to finish ahead of Blinn (70), third-place Jacksonville (67) and Roy Champagne’s Lee Rebels (63).

 

REGION XIV CONFERENCE PRESEASON COACHES POLLS

NORTH ZONE

Pl. Team (1sts)……………Total

1. Navarro (12)………………95

2. Paris…………………………68

3. Trinity Valley (1)…………67

4. Tyler (1)…………………….60

5. Kilgore………………………57

6. Panola………………………30

7. Bossier Parish……………15

 

SOUTH ZONE

Pl. Team (1sts)……………Total

1. San Jacinto (6)…………..83

2. Blinn (2)…………………….70

3. Jacksonville (4)…………..67

4. Lee (2)………………………63

5. Angelina……………………45

6. Lamar State-PA………….43

7. Coastal Bend……………..21