The goal is very simple: Recognize the best public high school volleyball players in the state of Texas.
As I've said many times before, Texas has the best collection of volleyball players in the United States (if not the world).
Consider there are approximately 1,200 public high school volleyball teams. If you figure an average of nine players per team (and that's a conservative number), that's about 11,000 players to consider for our 2nd Annual VYPE All-State Awards.
But here they are – we believe these are the best in a state full of incredible volleyball talent.
Last week was rough, going 15-9 (62.5%) and pretty much ending any shot of going 75 percent on the season. I have to go 64-12 the last regular season weeks (or 21.3 wins per week) to get there - it's obviously not happening. Now the goal is just to get back to 70 percent on the year. My overall record is 130-58 (.692) through eight weeks.
Below are the 22 other games of note that I'll try my best at predicting a winner for in addition to the deeper-dive games in 7-6A:
DeSoto downing Mansfield Summit; Cedar Hill defeating South Grand Prairie.
Lakeview Centennial (5-2, 3-1) vs. Sachse (5-2, 3-1)
Everyone is beating each other up in 10-6A. It's a four-way tie (all at 3-1) for first with Centennial at the top holding the tie-breaker over Wylie, which holds the tie-breaker over Sachse and Rowlett, and Naaman Forest is in 5th at 2-2. Sachse was the pick to win district, so we'll roll with the 'Stangs here.