Gridiron Boys: Aldine ISD Football Ready For Big 2022 Seasons
A TRIVIA QUESTION: What Aldine ISD school is the most decorated in the school district’s history? Dare to guess? THE ALDINE MUSTANGS, WHO WON STATE IN 1990 ANDHAS BEEN IN THE STATE FINALS TWICE. That begs the question, who is next?
Eisenhower lost in the 1999 State Finals and has been to the State Semis six times.
So many legendary coaches have patrolled the sidelines and dozens of athletes have starred at the college level over the years. Aldine ISD football has history.
What history will be made in 2022?
News and Notes
Eisenhower’s Ryan Niblett (Texas-commit) and Nimitz’ Cory Huff (Baylor-commit) were named TD Club Preseason Player of the Year Nominees
Former Nimitz legend Aaron Glenn is the Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator. His brother Jason Glenn is the AD at Willis ISD. Aaron was featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks.
Nimitz hired first-time head coach Cornelius Harmon to lead the Cougars. He was the offensive coordinator at Summer Creek last year.
Cirilo Ojeda Jr. was named the head coach at Aldine High School. He was the head coach of HISD’s Sharpstown High School the past two seasons.
MacArthur’s AJ Stephens (Rice-commit), Justin Williams (ULL, Rice, Air Force, UTSA, Pitt offers) Halakilangi Muagututi’a (Hawaii offer) and Marquis Ladd (Southwestern offer) are all on the recruiting radar.
Nimitz was the only Aldine ISD school to make the 2021 UIL football playoffs
Davis is looking to make school history by winning their first-ever playoff game in 2022.
Did You Know?
Aldine High was named National Champions after winning the 1990 State Championship over Arlington Lamar.
The Aldine High Band marched at the 1993 inaugural parade for President Bill Clinton.
Former Eisenhower WR Jaelon Dardenis on the 53-man roster for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Henry Thomas was also an Eagle and an NFL Pro Bowl DE with the Minnesota Vikings.
MacArthur’s Odell James was the state’s No. 1 player back in 1993 and a 3-time Parade All-American. He played at Baylor and is now the QB coach at Duncanville.
General Joshua Eaton has played in all games for the University of Oklahoma this season.
NFL veteran DB Michael Thomas is a Nimitz grad. He played at Stanford and has been a pro for nine seasons. He plays for the Bengals this year.
Nimitz RB legend Quentin Griffin starred at OU and played for the Denver Broncos in the NFL. He is an assistant at CE King High School.
Davis has been to the playoffs five times since it opened in 2012.
Davis coach Scott Joseph was the head coach at Westbury and an assistant at Seven Lakes, Cy Ranch and was the DC at Navarro Junior College during his career.