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 4 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. The Warrior’s schedule includes an average State ranking of 400 and an average National team ranking of 5285, once again boasting the strongest strength of schedule in the NHFA.
First let’s look at what the Warriors will be bringing to the field this season.
Tomball Christian Warriors (Tx – 711, National 6,424)
The Warriors return 6 offensive and 5 defensive starters this season. Look for a big season from DL/G/FB Joseph Cassidy, DL Mark Haynes and the return of OLB Reagan Zyblot. The Warriors will be showcasing some improved overall team speed as well as a solid LB corp on defense. Look for new Offensive Coordinator, Denis Cassidy to put the offense in the best position each week under QB Drew Harrison. Harrison will have a balanced offense to work with including solid contributions from TE/WR Ezra Criswell, WRs Jackson Resurreccion, Ethan Rice and Josiah Stavinoha. The backfield will include senior FB Garrett England and RB Caleb Harmon as well as some new faces in Connor Burke. Look for former San Francisco 49ers player, Defensive Coordinator Daryl Price to have this young defensive team ready and quick to the ball with solid team defense from the front line to the defensive backfield. Some additional names to watch include DEs John Gill and Jeremiah Wilkins. Head Coach Chris Criswell will have the tough task of putting it all together but with his experience and leadership the Warriors are poised to make it back into the Championship bracket.
Scrimmage 1 – @ Houston Christian Academy Mustangs (Tx – 642, National – 5551) – August 12, 2022
Scrimmage 2 – @ Boling High School Bulldogs (Tx – 501, National – 4444) – August 19, 2022
Week 1 – @ Bishop Badgers (Tx – 994, National 10,294) – August 26th
The Warriors begin the regular season facing a new opponent in the Bishop Badgers. The Badgers will be without standout QB Manny Pina, and RB Isaiah Rodriguez this year. But look for one of two Juniors in J. Wilson and B. Gonzalez to take over. Jace Wilson returns as the main receiving threat this season. DL Jacob Falcon, DB Jaden Longoria and DL Andre Trevino return to lead this quick to ball defensive team. Look for this to be a test of the Warriors new offense in preparation for Week 2.
Week 2 – The Kinkaid School Falcons (Tx – 55. National – 333) – September 2nd (at The Woodlands Christian Academy)
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) (LA – 242, National – 11,369) – 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 – Austin Crusaders HomeSchool (Austin,Tx) (Tx – ??, National – ??) – September 17th (Klein Oak)
The Warriors will be taking on new 11-man Homeschool football team, the Austin Crusaders from Round Rock. Not much is known about this team but as soon as we have an update we’ll be sure to update you
Week 5 – Lighthouse Christian Chargers (NHFA Springfield, MO)(MO – 117, National – 6188)– 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. But don’t count out QB Lucas Meier who was the original QB prior to Aguilera taking over when he was injured in the first matchup. And as always the playmaker, Cooper Knight will be tough as always to defend. Look to him to be in the final MVP list of athletes at the end of the season. Look for the Chargers to have a big presence on the line as always with some dynamic athletes on both sides of the ball. They return four starters to their line. 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 (Tx-366, national – 2736)– September 30th (CHANGED TO AWAY GAME)
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)(OK – 55, National – 2834) – October 15th (Riesel, Tx)
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. The Jaguars come in with the highest national ranking of all the homeschool teams. 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 (Offers from USC, OK State, Texas Tech, Tulsa) leads a tough and hard nosed defense with OLB Josh Sharpnack, MLB Gunner Ramey, and CB Josh Millsap.
Week 9 HOMECOMING – DASCHE Spartans (NHFA TX) (Tx – 367, National – 8083) – October 21st (The Farm League)
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 Knights (Bellaire)(Tx – 367, National – 2736) – 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 – Legacy School of Sports Sciences Titans – November 4th
The Warriors end 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 physical football team.
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