FanstandATX Spring Football Preview Special

Lake Travis SQT 2019 Pools, Schedule, Locations Announced

For those that follow us on the regular, you know that Summer 7v7 is 'TURN UP' time for us. The action is 100+ MPH, and we actually get to see our players' faces. The Crew at LT have put together an OUTSTANDING group of Austin-area teams, with only 1 (Belton) being from outside an ATX 5A/6A District. Kudos! Now let's get the fun part and see who's involved.

(UPDATED MAY 17, 12:55 P.M.) Huge S/O to Coach Will Stein and Co. at Lake Travis who put a ton of work into prepping one of the premiere State Qualifying Tournaments. Below, you’ll find the 16 teams competing TOMORROW, as well as times, locations and rules. Best of luck to all! By this time tomorrow, two teams will punch their tickets to College Station’s State Tournament (June 28-29, 2019).

POOL A (Location: Cavalier Stadium Main Field)

Lake Travis Cavaliers

Akins Eagles

Dripping Springs Tigers

Austin High Maroons

9am Games

Field 1: Lake Travis vs. Akins, Field 2: Dripping Springs vs. Austin High

10am Games

Field 1: Lake Travis vs. Dripping Springs, Field 2: Akins vs. Austin High

11am Games

Field 1: Austin High vs Lake Travis, Field 2: Akins vs Dripping Springs

Seen Here: The host school Lake Travis during their 2018 College Station State Tournament showing. The Cavs once again clinched a Champs Bracket berth, but fell just short on Saturday morning’s Round Two game. They’ll be back for revenge.

NOTABLE: Lake Travis most recently won a State 7v7 Championship in 2017. Austin High hasn’t been in College Station tournament since 2013, but are a dark horse behind future D1 QB Charles Wright (’21). Dripping Springs last clinched a State berth in 2015, the final year of Coach McBride’s tenure. The Eagle have yet to advance to the State tourney.

POOL B (Location: Cavalier Track Field)

Del Valle Cardinals

Connally Cougars

Hendrickson Hawks

McCallum Knights

9am Games

Field 3: Del Valle vs Connally, Field 4: Hendrickson vs McCallum

10am Games

Field 3: Del Valle vs Hendrickson, Field 4: Connally vs McCallum

11am Games

Field 3: McCallum vs Del Valle, Field 4: Connally vs Hendrickson

Seen here, Hendrickson WR Duce Hester (’20) and Westlake DB Leo Lowin (’20), who have made themselves Austin-area TXHSFB household names since this photo was taken May ’18. Both are now All District selections, with Lowin winning 25-6A D-Newcomer of the Year en route to a State 6A Final Four.

NOTEABLE: Del Valle has been red hot on the D1 recruiting trail, with QB Burton (’21) and RB Dunlap (’21) leading the way. Its the first year under new QB1 Xaver Lucio (’21) for the Hawks, who haven’t been to the State tournament since ’15. Knights and Cougars seek their first C-State berth.

POOL C (Location: Cavaliers Upper Practice Field)

Westlake Chaparrals

Vandegrift Vipers

Cedar Park Timberwolves

Belton Tigers

9am Games

Field 5: Westlake vs Vandegrift, Field 6: Cedar Park vs. Belton

10am Games

Field 5: Westlake vs Cedar Park, Field 6: Vandegrift vs. Belton

11am Games

Field 6: Belton vs Westlake, Vandegrift vs. Cedar Park

Pictured here, two guys you probably wouldn’t of had any clue about when it was taken. Fast forward to today, Del Valle RB Tavi Dunlap (’21) has D1 offers from nearly every school (including Boston College and Syracuse). Vista Ridge Emon Allen (’21) earned all district stripes as a Super Soph in ’18, with upside for much more.

NOTEABLE: Westlake looks to return to the State Tournament for 2nd year in a row. They last won it all in 2015 behind now UT-QB Sam Ehlinger. Cedar Park is looking to return after their last visit in 2016, behind Mak Sexton. Vandegrift has reached all of the football highs you can think of except the State 7v7 tourney. Is this the year? We love you Belton, but rooting for our ATX teams 🙂 . Shout out to Tigers’ Coach Cope who is simply one of the very best.

POOL D (Location: Cavaliers Lower Practice Field)

LTSQT ’19 Winner of MORE LIFE Bracket Designation

Hutto Hippos

Bowie Bulldogs

Vista Ridge Rangers

Westwood Warriors

9am Games

Field 7: Hutto vs. Bowie, Field 8: Vista Ridge vs Westwood

10am Games

Field 7: Hutto vs. Vista Ridge, Field 8: Bowie vs. Westwood

11am Games

We were asking ourselves…who is this baby faced kid who kinda favors VR OC Coach Brown?? Oh….that’s his son. And he’s pretty talented. Oh, wait…he just led his team and secured a C-Stat spot. Fast forward to today, QB Kyle Brown (’21) is one of CenTex’s most exciting new stars.

Field 7: Westwood vs Hutto, Field 8: Bowie vs. Vista Ridge

NOTEABLE: Hutto has made the State Tournament five of the last seven years (and 3 in a row). Westwood is looking for its first trip back since the Will Jennings days of 2017. Bowie is a perennial theat to go CSTAT, and have missed only once (2017) in the last four seasons. Vista Ridge was the surprise of Summer ’18 when they punched their ticket behind a largely unknown group of youngsters. They same core is a year older. Whoever comes out of this bracket will earn our biggest respect.

LAYMAN’S VERSION OF RULES:

SCORING: 7v7, TDs = 6 points, XP from 5 yards = 1 point, XP 10 yards = 2 points

ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS: End 3 game pool play with best record, or tied record with highest point total as tiebreaker.

SEMIFINALS PLAYED AT 1:10 PM (CAVALIERS MAIN FOOTBALL STADIUM), WINNER OF POOL A VS. POOL B, POOL C VS. POOL D

Winners of both Semifinals punch ticket to State Tournament in College Station (June 28, 29th, 2019)