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  1. Tidehaven gets a TD on last play of 3rd to tie at 7.
  2. Seems crazy that Tidehaven is 3A and Refugio is 2A.
  3. Tolar will bring the whole town. 60 mile drive.
  4. Yeah, I brought it up because I figured you would know. Curious if Elmaton was a failed attempt to anglicize it for whatever reason... "El Maton" just sounds South Texas; Elmaton sounds like it could be in Minnesota.
  5. That's what I always thought, but... This is confusing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmaton,_Texas# I also found this: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/elmaton-tx
  6. I like this week better than state championship week. I’ve seen teams from up close that have won state and lost state, and lost in the semifinals, and losing a chance to go to Jerryworld actually seems more devastating than losing in Jerryworld. Another thing that’s really cool about this week is that teams are playing for their region, so everyone from the Houston area is going to root for North Shore and Summer Creek, everyone from SE Texas is going to root for PNG, and everyone in south Texas except Helobious is going to root for Wimberley. The other cool thing is no district rematches that we’ve seen over the past few weeks, including nine last week. So that makes these games much much harder to project, and I wouldn't be that surprised if these predictions turn out Helobious-level quality. CLASS 6A DIVISION I North Crowley (14-0) vs. Duncanville (13-0), 3 p.m. Saturday at Mesquite's Memorial Stadium NC averages 55 ppg and their lowest output was a 35-7 win over defending region champ Prosper two weeks ago. But D’ville has more talent than anyone in the state, and they put it together by hanging SEVENTY (70!!) on a really good Westfield team last week. They have the best O player and D player in the game in Durham and Simmons and NC’s best hope is catching them watching the North Shore game. Galena Park North Shore (14-0) vs. Austin Westlake (14-0), 2 p.m. Saturday at Pflugerville's The Pfield The rubber match of the third-time-in-4-years matchup! NS just always seems to find a way to win, while Westlake’s way to win is always running little Jack Keyser and playing sound defense. Westlake seems to have decided that their soph QB is better than the experienced one, but the bad news is that he’s not that good. Meanwhile, NS QB Kaleb Bailey is a dude who can win games for you, and I think that gives them the significant edge. DIVISION II Southlake Carroll (13-1) vs. DeSoto (13-0), 2 p.m. Saturday at Allen's Eagle Stadium SLC started looking like SLC again last week when they torched a Byron Nelson team 56-7 that beat them in the regular season. Transfer RB Riley Wormley being declared eligible midseason was a big part of that turnaround. Desoto won state last year, beat both SOC and Duncanville and whipped Cedar Hill twice this year. They’re too good. Humble Summer Creek (13-1) vs. Cibolo Steele (13-1), 5 p.m. Saturday at Waco's McLane Stadium Two kids I love to watch who I think are terribly underrecruited here. SC RB Lloyd Avant (#25, Tulsa) has 1900y and 26 TDs after 1800 and 27 last year. Steele junior QB Chad Warner (#7) has thrown for 3200+ and 35 TDs with a 70% completion rate. SC’s only loss was by 10 to North Shore, while Steele lost by 10 to LT. I like SC because they’ve played a tougher schedule. CLASS 5A DIVISION I Aledo (14-0) vs. Forney (13-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Midlothian ISD Stadium What a story Forney has been! First time to this level since DaBryan Blanton was running wild 20+ years ago, with pretty much nothing between then and now. Unfortunately, they run into a team with a better D and a more explosive offense. Also, I love Aledo QB Hauss Hejny (TCU commit). Fud would know better than me, but this Aledo team looks better than the one that won state last season. Smithson Valley (13-1) vs. Brownsville Veterans Memorial (12-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Corpus Christi's Buccaneer Stadium Story of the year in BVM takes on steady, disciplined SV. The problem for BVM is that this is a terrible matchup, with Larry Hill’s D looking to stop an offense that passes for less than 100y/game? They’ll do that easily. SV lost their season opener and has won three straight one-score games. They’ll win this by more than 1 score. DIVISION II Frisco Emerson (12-2) vs. South Oak Cliff (12-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Frisco's Ford Center I doubt if anyone really expected Lovejoy to beat SOC last week, but no one had SOC pitching a 42-0 shutout. The Bears seem pretty freaking invincible right now, and it doesn’t seem like a 2nd-year program should have a chance. Emerson does have a stud QB in Allen transfer Mike Hawkins, but he won’t be enough. SOC big this week and next week. Port Neches-Groves (13-1) vs. Liberty Hill (10-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Cypress' Cy-Fair FCU Stadium LH annoys me. Their success partially hinges on the referee not calling them for not being set for a full second on offense, they only pass for 38y/game, and their D kind of sucks (34 ppg). But they’ve gotten on a roll in the playoffs. They did last year, too, until they ran into PNG this round and lost 42-14. No offense to LH, but one of their biggest advantages is running into teams that haven’t had time to adequately prepare for the Slot-T. But PNG did it last season, so I expect they’ll do it again. CLASS 4A DIVISION I Decatur (10-4) vs. Anna (13-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Denton's Collins Stadium Decatur started the season 1-4, including a 37-30 loss to Anna in the opener. Both teams have gotten better since, but Anna survived a much tougher region and they really pass the eye test – they’re very big, fast, and athletic for a 4A team. In fact, they’ll be 5A next season. For now, they’re still the best team in 4A and they should handle the Eagles fairly easily. Tyler Chapel Hill (12-2) vs. San Antonio Davenport (11-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Waco's McLane Stadium Interesting one here! This is Davenport’s third full season, and it’s also the third season that the Chapel Hill junior duo of QB Demetrious Brisbon and Ricky Stewart (both SMU commits) are playing in the semis. They’re 0-2 so far, but I wouldn’t expect them to go 0-3. Neither team has a great D, so expect a 52-45 type of game. DIVISION II Glen Rose (10-4) vs. Gilmer (11-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Prosper's Children's Health Stadium I’m sure Gilmer’s the favorite after their monumental upset over Carthage last week. But Glen Rose lost a heartbreaker in the semis to Carthage last season, then started this season 1-4 against some tough competition before catching fire and dismantling a good West Plains team 45-13 last week. That really sounds like a team on a mission. Gilmer’s D played well enough to win last week, but they’ve still allowed an absurd 504 points this season. GR has a stud QB in Canyon Evans who has thrown for 4200+ yards and 45 TDs and I think he’ll make the plays needed to win. Bellville (14-0) vs. Wimberley (14-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pflugerville's The Pfield This one is a mystery because neither team has played much of a schedule. Wimberley hasn’t been tested since beating Pieper and Brock in consecutive weekends in September. Bellville at least came out of a tough region, beating Silsbee and Jasper convincingly (combined 92-14 score) the last two weeks, but they’ve only played three opponents all season with winning records. Wimberley’s offense is pretty much a 1-man show, but Cody Stoever is a ridiculous 1-man show with 68 TDs from 2800y passing and 1400y rushing. Bellville runs a Wing-T type offense and Wimberley has shown through the years that they can shut that stuff down – just ask Navarro and LH. I think the Texans win a slugfest by forcing the Brahmas into playing catchup. CLASS 3A DIVISION I Brock (11-3) vs. Malakoff (14-0), 7 p.m. Thursday at Frisco's Ford Center NOTE: TONIGHT!!! I like Malakoff in this one. Of course, I liked them in this game last season, too, when Brock beat them 21-10. But it’s payback time and stud QB Mike Jones and the Malakoff D have been thinking about that game for a year. Brock’s record is again deceiving until you look at their suicidal non-district slate that included Pleasant Grove, Wimberley, and Gunter. Malakoff’s closest game this season was a 30-point win over Grandview. Franklin (13-1) vs. Edna (11-2), 7 p.m. Thursday at Cypress' Cy-Fair FCU Stadium NOTE: TONIGHT!!! Big mismatch again. Franklin beat Edna 41-13 in the semis last year. It should be a bit closer, as Franklin has only one big offensive weapon in RB Jayden Jackson (#1). Franklin has won 16 straight playoff games. DIVISION II Canadian (14-0) vs. Gunter (14-0), 6 p.m. Friday at Abilene's Wildcat Stadium Maybe the best rivalry in the state, as these teams are meeting for the 7th time in 8 seasons, all in the state semis (4-2 Gunter). Both teams have just obliterated everyone on their schedule. Gunter has a season scoreboard of 835-95; their closest game was last week’s 55-33 win over Jacksboro that was actually in doubt late in the 3rd. Canadian is at 851-199, with their closest also coming last week, 31-12 over Wall. Gunter got a last second TD to win 21-20 last season. I think Canadian reverses that Friday. Daingerfield (11-3) vs. Tidehaven (13-0), 7 p.m. Thursday at New Canye's Randall Reed Stadium NOTE: TONIGHT!!! I picked against Daingerfield last week and they smacked Newton around. Am I dumb enough to pick against them twice? Yes I am! Tidehaven is putting off team of destiny vibes, and they’ll have the best player on the field (sorry, Aeryn) in Baylor commit Joe Dobbs, who almost single-handedly carried them back from a 28-14 deficit last week. Tidehaven’s defense is also better – though they’ve allowed 49 points the last two weeks, they’ve only allowed 63 all season. I think the boys from Elmaton (El Maton? Which is it?) get it done. CLASS 2A DIVISION I Stratford (14-0) vs. Tolar (13-1), 5 p.m. Thursday, Vernon's Lion Stadium NOTE: TONIGHT!!! Stratford just waxed defending state champ Hawley 48-6 last week. Tolar (just west of Granbury on 377) lost only to a Dallas private that won a TAPPS state title. This should be a really good one, but Stratford is 41-1 over the last 3 seasons, and they have the best player in 3-star QB/LB Bryce Brayden. Timpson (14-0) vs. Ganado (12-2), 7 p.m Thursday at Shenadoah's Woodforest Bank Stadium NOTE: TONIGHT!!! Ganado’s a great story and they picked up some fans after pasting Refugio by 30 last week, but Timpson has Terry Bussey playing QB and RB and safety and everything else he wants to play and the 5-star recruit can win this by himself. DIVISION II Sunray (12-2) vs. Albany (14-0), 6 p.m. Thursday at Lubbock's Lowrey Field NOTE: TONIGHT!!! Sunray lost to powers Stratford and Gruver by a total of 4 points early in the season, and they won their region final 67-6. They have a 4-year starter at QB in Armando Lujan, who has thrown for over 4000 yards and needs 32 rushing to get to 1000. But Albany has the pedigree and coach Denney Faith and I’d bet they figure out a way to stop Lujan and the Bobcats. Mart (14-0) vs. Chilton (13-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Belton's Crusader Stadium It seems crazy that these two teams are only 30 miles apart, and not only are they not in the same district, they’re not even in the same region. The overriding story of these teams to me is that Chilton is very very very pissed off. Their district executive committee (read: other schools in district) ruled that they had used an ineligible player and that they should forfeit four district games, which would keep them out of the playoffs. Chilton appealed to the UIL, whose emergency meeting reversed the ruling and put the Pirates in the playoffs. They’ve outscored opponents 229-34 in four games, including a 45-0 payback over a Granger team that beat them in district (and likely voted to keep them out). Mart has done their usual Mart dominance thing, outscoring opponents 690-114, and normally, I think you’d be crazy to pick against Mart before Jerryworld, but Chilton’s biggest weapon is RB named Markeydrick Taylor and how are you going to pick against a kid named Markeydrick? Besides, look at these studs: Markeydrick is #4. And #5 looks like he could be aggy Meat Judging Legend's little bro!
  7. 1. Fuck Baylor 2. Why the hell is this thread still chugging along?
  8. Any time someone starts using the term "slippery slope," I immediately ignore them. You use that term when you have no rational argument.
  9. THE ELK needs a role in this commercial:
  10. THE ELK is gonna replace the 5* players with 6* players, ya stoopid sip!
  11. The team that took them out is pretty good: https://northcentralcardinals.com/sports/football/schedule
  12. Holy shit, they could be really good next year.
  13. When is Greg going to tell us that it could have been worse?
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