The 2022 Warriors Varsity Schedule has been revealed! At first glance some familiar names have appeared once again. However, there are two parts of the schedule that really grab your attention. First, the Warriors are playing 5 of the NHFA Tournament Homeschool Teams. Second, the majority of the schedule includes teams that were some sort of Champion last season. Let’s take a deeper look.
Scrimmage 1 – Houston Christian Academy – August 12, 2022
Scrimmage 2 – TBD – August 19, 2022
Week 1 – Legacy School of Sports Sciences Titans – August 26th
The Warriors begin the regular season back at the Legacy School of Sports Sciences. Last season the Warriors fell short in a physical game that ended with a score of 15-12. The Titans looks to improve with Coach Michael Bishop getting another year under his belt as their new coach. Always loaded with top area recruits this is a tough nosed football team. They play physical football.
Week 2 – The Kinkaid School Falcons – September 2nd
When you think about Houston Private Schools, Kinkaid is at the top of that list. Each year Kincaid has some of the top High School prospects in Texas. The Falcons are the Texas Special Private School State Champions. This season the Warriors will have to face 4 Star Recruit Micah Bell who plays cornerback and running back. Bell rushed for 1118 yards and 9 touchdowns. At QB Junior David Capobianco returns after throwing for 1879 yards and 26 touchdowns. With three of their top receiving threats graduating look for Harrison Lawrence to take on a bigger role. From a defensive side look for Junior duo of Nelson Gomez and Miles Roeder to lead this strong Defensive Team.
Week 3 – ACA Defenders (NHFA Lafayette, LA) – September 10th
The Acadiana Christian Academy Defenders have been a prominent force in the NHFA National Tournament. They have repeated multiple times as the Division III National Champions. Last season was no different. Junior QB Samuel Tullos returns after his first season as the starting QB. Last season he threw for 18 TDs and 1569 passing yards. In addition from the ground he ran for 625 yards and 10 rushing TDs. Expect Toby Richard to be the main receiving threat coming off of a 876 yard and 11 TD season. The Defenders rely on an Air Raid offense with a pass first approach. They work to keep the running game a legitimate threat as they develop younger receivers and and a young offensive line. On the defensive side look for MLB Daunte Dassinger, DL Landon Guidry and LB Lane Broussard to put up constant pressure up front. Strong Safety Isaac Ardoin will be hard to beat in the secondary.
Week 4 – Saving Grace Academy (NHFA, Humble,Tx) – September 17th
Saving Grace Academy is led by head coach Jason Hamby. SGA will be moving up to the 11-man division this season after playing for several years under the 6-man program. Not much is known about this team though we’ve heard they like to run the ball using the zone stretch and their passing philosophy is centered around the New England Patriots concepts. Look for their slot receivers to run option concepts vs designated routes meaning they rely heavily on accurate and intelligent QB play.
Week 5 – Lighthouse Christian Chargers (NHFA Springfield, MO)– September 24th
The Battle of Atoka III has the Defending Division 1 National Champions hosting the Warriors this season. This rivalry is one of the most highly anticipated matchups this season. The Chargers lose star QB Parker Aguilera as he takes his 1123 passing yards and 15 passing TDs to Evangel University. Look for the Chargers to have a big presence on the line as always with some dynamic athletes on both sides of the ball. The Chargers play fundamentally sound, team ball making each player successful. They’re poised once again to be at the top of the rankings this season. Led by former Kansas City Chief Brett Williams, the Chargers are a dominating force to contend with.
Week 6 – Cypress Christian School Warriors– September 30th
The Cypress Christian Warriors are the 2021 TAPPS DIII State Champions. Maxwell Landrum returns at QB to lead the run heavy Warriors. Averaging nearly 350 yards of offense and boast long time consuming drives each game. Their line takes pride in trying to dominate and wear down opponents into making mistakes at the end of the game. Last season TCW held strong in the first half but let the game get away from them in the 4th quarter. Look for TCW to try and make a statement in this game heading into the bye week.
Week 7 – Bye Week – October 10th
Week 8 – Tulsa NOAH Jaguars (NHFA OK) – October 15th
Another perennial force in the NHFA tournament makes its way onto the Warrior Schedule. NOAH was left out of the Div I Championship bracket and made a statement in dominating and winning the Div II Championships. Chet Green returns at QB after an impressive sophomore season where he threw for 1179 yards and 16 TDs. The Jaguars will be without stellar running back, senior, Avery Goins who rushed for 1095 yards and 9 rushing TDs while catching 708 yds and 8 Tds. Expect Benjamin Lowery and Aiden Eddins to become their running back tandem this season. Back this season will be receivers Kaiden Pische, Aiden Eddins, Cullen Jones and Brandt Beeby. Though the offense will have many newer faces, their young defense is ready to make a statement this season. DE Danny Okoye leads a tough and hard nosed defense with OLB Josh Sharpnack, MLB Gunner Ramey, and CB Josh Millsap.
Week 9 – DASCHE Spartans (NHFA TX) – October 21st
The Spartans return as the defending Texas State Champions and Div II Runner Ups. Jordan Irby is expected to lead the team this year at QB with former Warrior Hayden Dildy graduating. Irby passed for 448 yds and 8 tds (as a backup QB) while rushing for 554 yds and 11 TDs. So whether he’s at QB or RB, he will be a threat with the ball in his hands. Casey Hasse and Hansen Collie return as one of the top receiving duos. Leading the defense will be Brandon Palmer, Hunter Barnard and Jacob Underwood.
Week 10 – Episcopal (Bellaire) – October 28th
The Knights are in one of the toughest divisions in all of Texas, Southwest Prep 4A. Each year is a challenge with St John’s and Kincaid in their division. RB Ty Blevins is a force to be reckoned with. Look for Keegan Fergus to play a big part this season. Jackson Chavis looks to improve upon a successful season at wide receiver this season. DE Jason Otah brings size and power to the defense. SS Brayden Crow and CB Breylan Thompson lead the defensive backfield.
Week 11 – TBD – November 4th
The Warriors will look to fill this final week with a local and competitive team heading into Nationals Prep Week. We’ll update the article once the schedule has been confirmed.
Week 12 – NHFA Nationals Prep Week – November 11th
Week 13 – NHFA Game 1 (Panama City Beach, Fl) – November 17th
Week 13 – NHFA Game 2 (Panama City Beach, Fl) – November 19th