Just when you think you have 2-4A DII figured out, this happens: Lamesa gets beaten at home by Levelland, 64-45 and it could’ve been worse and Estacado beat Brownfield 62-45 and was up by 30 points early in the third quarter. Also Seminole won, as we expected over Denver City. So what happens now? Here are the district standings with four games to play.
- SEMINOLE 5-1
- LEVELLAND 4-2 (owns tiebreaker over Lamesa with a 2-0 head-to-head advantage)
- LAMESA 4-2
- ESTACADO 3-3
- BROWNFIELD 2-4
- DENVER CITY 0-6
With the way these standing shake out, there could be chaos coming on Friday. If Lamesa can rebound from their fourth loss of the season and beat Seminole on Friday, which will take a great effort, they will be tied with at least the Indians for first place in the district. Levelland will also tie in first place if the Lobos defeat Brownfield at home as well. Which leaves Estacado; the team with the best schedule left to make a run, in my opinion. The Matadors have won their last two district games over Levelland and Brownfield by 15 and 17 points, respectively, as they are hitting their stride at the right time.
So, down the stretch 2-4A DII comes, and the champion will have to go through Matador gym as Estacado will have Lamesa next Tuesday, Seminole next Friday, and Levelland the following Tuesday at home after their trip to Denver City Friday. The Mats’ are tough to beat at home, and if it plays out the way I think it will, Estacado will be playing Seminole, Levelland, or Lamesa for first place in an extra game after the regular season. Folks, buckle up.. It’s going to be a bumpy ride! Here is Friday’s schedule:
Denver City (0-6) vs Estacado (3-3)
Levelland (4-2) vs Brownfield (2-4)
Lamesa (4-2) vs Seminole (5-1)