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2015 McAllen, TX Regional



Finals Results:
*Finals was cancelled due to inclement weather, therefore finals results were calculated based on prelims scores, regardless of class

1. (81.30) Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
2. (78.25) Harlingen H.S., TX
3. (76.85) Wagner H.S., TX
4. (76.10) Sandra Day O'Connor H.S., TX
5. (75.25) Homer Hanna H.S., TX
6. (74.35) Hidalgo H.S., TX
7. (73.65) Roma H.S., TX
8. (73.10) Edinburg North H.S., TX
9. (72.95) Rio Grande City H.S., TX
10. (71.25) Palmview H.S., TX

Music: (tie) Harlingen H.S., TX
and Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
Visual: Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
GE: Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX

Prelims Results
(view full recap here)

Class A
1. Hidalgo H.S., TX
2. Santa Rosa H.S., TX
3. Valley View H.S., TX

Music: Hidalgo H.S., TX
Visual: Hidalgo H.S., TX
GE: Hidalgo H.S., TX

Class AA
1. Sharyland H.S., TX
2. Pioneer H.S., TX

Music: Sharyland H.S., TX
Visual: Pioneer H.S., TX
GE: Sharyland H.S., TX

Class AAA
1. Wagner H.S., TX
2. Roma H.S., TX
3. Rio Grande City H.S., TX

Music: Harlingen South H.S., TX
Visual: Wagner H.S., TX
GE: Wagner H.S., TX

Class AAAA
1. Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
2. Harlingen H.S., TX
3. Sandra Day O'Connor H.S., TX

Music: (tie) Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
and Harlingen H.S., TX
Visual: Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
GE: Claudia T. Johnson H.S., TX
About
The 2015 McAllen Regional was held Sept. 26 at McAllen Memorial Stadium. Unsurprisingly, Claudia Taylor Johnson won with a three-point gap over second place.

Analysis
This regional, which took place just 20 minutes from the US-Mexico border in McAllen, TX, was very difficult to predict. It's in a virtually unreached part of Texas for BOA and can help improve the notoriety of the top bands from the area. It also seem to have a lot of support from its city government, which as we've seen from the city of Indianapolis can be a great way to keep an event in your city year after year. Unfortunately, Finals was rained out, but we expect this to be a growing regional over the next couple of years.

Claudia Taylor Johnson got first and almost swept captions, depending on how you define a captions sweep. They won the visual and GE captions outright, but tied for the music caption with second place Harlingen.

We correctly picked Harlingen in second, and picked third place Wagner and fourth place Sandra Day O'Connor in the top five.

It's great to see an event in Texas where the Class A champion has no trouble qualifying for the finals competition.

Ordinal Predictions
  1. Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
  2. Harlingen H.S., TX
  3. Sandra Day O'Connor H.S., TX
  4. Clear Creek H.S., TX
  5. Wagner H.S., TX
  6. McAllen H.S., TX
  7. Edinburg North H.S., TX
  8. Hidalgo H.S., TX
  9. Roma H.S., TX
  10. Edinburg H.S., TX

1 comment:

  1. I would definitely consider Wagner for a finals spot over a couple of the Valley schools. They tend to do among the best in the Texas USSBA circuit (I know how little that actually says... but still) and then tend to hit around the teens at the 5A/6A Area D UIL, which may be the toughest area to make finals in. I might even lock them for finals.

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