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Denton Ryan four-star athlete Billy Bowman stars on both sides of the football. (Jeff Woo, Denton Record-Chronicle).


The Dotted Line: Five future Longhorns are one win away from state title games

Posted December 12th, 2019


Two remain. The last two 2020 Texas commitments left in the state playoffs are quarterbacks Ja’Quinden Jackson of Duncanville and Hudson Card of Lake Travis, who returned last week from injury to lead the Cavaliers past Converse Judson. Card and his teammates are facing the defending Class 6A Division I champions Saturday in Round Rock, while Jackson hopes to propel his program back to the state title game as a senior. The two would face each other at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Dec. 21 if both win on Saturday.

Lake Travis Cavaliers’ quarterback Hudson Card, a Texas pledge, plays Saturday for a berth into the Class 6A Division I state championship. [John Gutierrez/for Statesman]
Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville

Duncanville vs. Rockwall, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (McKinney ISD Stadium, McKinney)


Hudson Card, quarterback, Lake Travis

Lake Travis vs. Galena Park North Shore, Saturday, 4 p.m. (Reeves Stadium, Round Rock)

2021 pledges

Texas’ 2021 commitments went 3-0 in their regional championships. Six of the seven pledges made the state playoffs, while Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee is out with an injury.  The three remaining prospects play Saturday. 

Hayden Conner, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor

Taylor vs. Westlake, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (McLane Stadium, Waco)

Ja’Tavion Sanders, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Frisco Lone Star, Saturday, 2 p.m. (Eagle Stadium, Allen)

Billy Bowman, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Frisco Lone Star, Saturday, 2 p.m. (Eagle Stadium, Allen)