AFGP Sports Presents:
THE ALWAYS MOTION TOUR
Showing Y’all There’s “Motion” EVERYWHERE in TEXAS !!
Another successful week of the tour is officially in the books. Week Three took us down to the majestic home of the Riverwalk and The Alamo, the city of San Antonio, Texas. Pulling up to our destination just right outside of San Antonio in Schertz, Texas, you could feel the excitement of this matchup in the air as we watched the fans gathering outside the stadium. The game featured two heavy weight #TXHSFB programs from South Central Texas, who were set to square off against each other to wrap up non-district play. San Antonio area powerhouse, the Cibolo Steele Knights were playing host to the Hutto Hippos, who have been a playoff team for several years and have built a reputation as a team with immense talent. Both teams were looking to bounce back from their Week Two defeats. Steele came up short against Lake Travis 20-10 and Hutto lost in a shootout to Liberty Hill 82-80. This game featured two of the premier quarterbacks in the State of Texas. Class of 2025 quarterback Chad Warner from Steele and Class of 2024 Texas Tech commit, Will Hammond of Hutto. The anticipation of watching two of the top quarterbacks in Texas is one the reasons the ALWAYS MOTION TOUR was created.
Steele received the opening kickoff and got right to work offensively. Quarterback Chad Warner was sharp from the start connecting with Jalen Cooper on his first touchdown leading Steele down the field showing off his pinpoint passing. Hutto struggled offensively, punting the ball back to Steele and the Knights used that momentum to seize control of the game. Everything seemed to go Steele’s way in all phases of the game. The Knights special teams stepped up to contribute in the first half, putting up points when Christian Watson returned two punts for scores to extend their lead. Offensively, Steele remained balanced, attacking the Hippos with both the running game and passing game to establish their dominance in the first half. Defensively, Steele was just as dominant, pitching a shutout for most of the first half and ended the second quarter leading 57-6.
In the second half, the Steele defense continued to hold the Hippos in check and this allowed the Knights to play most of their backups in the latter half of the game. Hutto and Texas Tech commit Will Hammond got on track in the second half and the Hippos were able to put together several drives to get on the scoreboard. Cibolo Steele walked away with a huge win over Hutto 57-27. Steele left no doubt that they are a team to keep an eye on this season with their strong performance versus Hutto.
Platform Players of the Game: Top Performers
Cibolo Steele showed their dominance on both sides of the football against Hutto and there were two players who stood out and made game changing plays to lead the Knights to a commanding win. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. Steele has several prospects who could have made this list but talented two-way player Christian Watson was a player who stood out with his playmaking ability in multiple phases of the game. Defensive leader, Dontae Carter, is a well known prospect that I’ve been fortunate to cover and watch grow as a player. I was introduced to Carter during the camp and 7v7 seasons during the summer of 2022.
Christian Watson | 2025 | Running Back | @CWAT5ON
Watson showed off his athleticism every time he touched the football. Christian has the skill set to play on both sides of the football. Defensively, he was apart of a critical defensive stand to turn away a Hutto drive early on in the game. Watson’s pass defense was one trait that stood out in his game defensively. Christian had several pass break ups, displaying his clean footwork and showing off his prowess in pass coverage. Watson is shifty in space, has the speed to make a house call from long distance and he was a key contributor on special teams returning two punts for touchdowns. Christian has gathered significant interest on the recruiting trail. Watson holds an offer from UNLV and he has the attention college programs around the country, namely Florida, Baylor, Oklahoma and Louisiana Tech. With Cibolo Steele predicted as one the favorites to make a deep playoff run, I expect Watson to continue to flash his versatility at multiple positions, allowing him to get on more recruiting radars.
Dontae Carter | 2024 | Safety | @DontaeCarter155
I was introduced to Dontae Carter at a DR Sportz 7v7 Tournament at the opening of the tournament weekend during the media day session. Dontae was a rising junior prospect, who was playing in the tournament to get reps and help his profile on the recruiting trail. After reviewing his previous film from that season and watching Dontae play on Saturday, there was no doubt that Carter was a player whose stock was about to climb on the recruiting trail in the near future. He has an athletic, long, lean frame at 6’2 tailor made to play the safety position. Carter has polished footwork that enables him to be in position to make plays consistently. Dontae has a stout frame combined with the skill set to play at the next level and he has developed into one of the top defensive back recruits in Texas in the Class of 2024. Carter is ranked as a 4-Star recruit and he committed to Vanderbilt University in the SEC as his collegiate home in 2024. Dontae will be an early enrollee heading into next year.