Alice, San Diego rise in latest Caller-Times High School Football Power Rankings

Quinton Martinez
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Veterans Memorial running back Tracy Jones is tackled by multiple Alice players in a high school football game in Alice, Texas on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

Alice moved up in the Caller-Times Class 5A/4A High School Football Week 1 power rankings unveiled Tuesday.

The Coyotes were edged by state-ranked Veterans Memorial 22-20 at home to open the season and check in at No. 6 this week.

In the Class 3A/2A/Private School power rankings San Diego makes an appearance after a dominant showing against George West.

The Vaqueros won 33-13.

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Caller-Times Class 5A/4A High School Football

Power Rankings

1. Calallen (1-0)

The offensive line and running back Epi Hinojosa stole the show in Week 1's win against Gregory-Portland with a school-record 610 yards rushing.

Calallen's Terik Hickmon attempts to run with the ball against Gregory-Portland, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Ray Akins Wildcat Stadium. Calallen won, 41-19.

2. Veterans Memorial (1-0)

Part of establishing your program is finding ways to win and the Eagles did that despite trailing for much of the game in a hostile environment against an improved Alice squad. 

3. Flour Bluff (1-0)

The Hornets eased past Beeville behind a strong game from quarterback Nash Villegas.

4. Sinton (1-0)

The Pirates walloped Orange Grove as quarterback Rene Galvan was a handful, accounting for six total touchdowns.

Sinton's Rene Galvan throws the ball during practice, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. This is the first week of practice for the team.

5. Miller (1-0)

The Bucs offense grabs the headlines, but the Miller defense posted a shutout for the second straight season against rival Ray. 

6. Alice (0-1)

The Coyotes were a handful of plays from a stunner to open the season, but Veterans Memorial wriggled away. Alice has another shot this week to make a statement against Victoria East.

Alice faced Veterans Memorial in a non-district high school football game on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Alice, Texas.

7. Rockport-Fulton (1-0)

The Pirates took no prisoners against Aransas Pass as Ace Seibert and co. steamrolled the Panthers to open the season.

8. Moody (1-0)

The Trojans quietly went about their way in a solid win against Tuloso-Midway to open the year as Darrell Nation was stellar in the run and pass game. 

9. Gregory-Portland (0-1)

G-P fought Calallen for more than two quarters before the second-ranked team in Class 4A Division I pulled away. 

10. King (0-1)

The Mustangs defense came to play against San Antonio Lanier, holding the Voks to 13 points, but King fell just short in the opener.

Class 3A/2A/Private School

Power Rankings

1. Refugio (1-0)

After a dominant win against Bruni, the Bobcats return to Jack Sportsman Bobcat Stadium for the first time since 2019.

2. Odem (1-0)

The Owls got off to a fast start with Hunter Dawson and Marcus Martinez shining in a win against West Oso.

3. London (1-0)

Ace Navarijo passed his first test as the new starting quarterback of the Pirates, leading the team to a win against Crosstown rival John Paul II.

4. San Diego (1-0)

The Vaqueros make a big statement in Week 1 with a convincing win against George West.

5. Orange Grove (0-1)

Bulldogs had a rough start against state-ranked Class 4A foe Sinton and have another 4A opponent on tap in Hidalgo.