BEAUMONT, Texas — Jasper has been considered on an "island" by the UIL in recent realignments, leading the Bulldogs to be shifted north year after year.
This has happened again, with Jasper joining defending State Champion Carthage, Center, Madisonville, Rusk and Shepherd.
Jasper is expected to be competitive as always, but finding a way to knockoff Carthage will not be easy.
That has led Dave Campbell's Texas Football to pick Carthage to take the district crown with Jasper in runner-up spot.
Rounding out the playoff favorites are Center and Madisonville.
Dave Campbell's Texas Football Predictions
1. Carthage (1)
2. Jasper (17)
Looking Back To 2019
Carthage Bulldogs (16-0, 5-0)
4A-DI State Champions
Bi-District: Athen, W 49-14
Area: Lumberton, W 55-17
Regional: Crandall, W 52-21
State Quarterfinal: Midlothian Heritage, W 24-7
State Semifinals: Lampassas, W 49-42
State Championship: Waco La Vega, W 42-28
Jasper Bulldogs (8-2, 4-0)
Bi-District: Hardin-Jefferson, W 51-27
Area: Bellville, L 54-35
Center Roughriders (6-5, 3-1)
Bi-District: Hamshire-Fannett, L 50-42
Madisonville Mustangs (2-8, 0-6)
Rusk Eagles (3-8, 3-1)
Bi-District: Salado, L 57-16
Shepherd Pirates (3-7, 2-2)
Bi-District: Silsbee, L 52-13