CHILDERS, REED LAND ON ALL-STATE 2A TEAMS

Here are the all-state team selections for everyone in 2A. Congrats to Tim Childers as he was the only player to make a first team, on offense or defense! Teams below!  Texas APSE Class 2A all-state football team THE ASSOCIATED PRESSDecember 11, 2016 The 2016 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 2A all-state high school football team, released Sunday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position. FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE Linemen: — ESTEVAN CARREON, Bruni, Sr. — 96 percent grade, no sacks allowed, 32 pancakes…

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NO 6A-2A TEAMS FOR TITLES THIS SEASON.. BUT SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY.

806 FOOTBALL END OF YEAR REVIEW FOR 2016: What a year it was for the 806, good and bad. When the season started in August I thought that certain teams would be in the mix for titles that ended up not being there. There were also teams that I had no clue would blossom as quickly as they did and become state contenders. How would you rate the year overall in the football realm? I mean we had no 2A-6A teams advance to the state championships that start on Wednesday,…

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DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS: ROSALES AND HIS SPECIAL UNIT ARE TWO GAMES AWAY FROM HISTORY…

One point of emphasis you notice immediately at practice for the Antelopes and at two-a-days when I visited in August is the attention to detail for all the groups but especially for one group in particular: the defense. I’d say about 70% of the drills ran are for the defense by Coach Richard Rosales with the help of Coach Daily and Bender as well. How are those drills paying off? Well, they are one of the four best teams left in the state of Texas in 2A DI and on the…

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THE POSTSEASON REGIONAL ROUND OUTLOOK: HERE’S HOW EVERY 806 TEAM CAN WIN…

If you look at the slate of games from 5A to 2A we are the underdog in every one of the games except Post vs Abernathy, which happens to be 806 against 806 for the 2A DI Regional title. Some teams will be taking the field against state-title winners, runner-ups and squads that are “supposed” to be better than us. So, with that being mentioned, let’s look at every game coming after Thanksgiving and give our keys to victory for each one. SEAGRAVES VS ROSCOE Seagraves will have to stop…

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THE ANTELOPE SHOWDOWN IS HERE.. WILL POST OR ABERNATHY PREVAIL??

When the season started, I expected Post to be here considering they had one of the best backfields in the 806 with AJ Reed and Michael Phergson returning for the Bold Gold this fall. I also thought Abernathy would be good, but not district champions and here in the 2A DI Regional round with one of the best defenses I have seen all year. Bryson Daily has grown up quickly for the Antelopes and has the shoulders of a Senior to carry his team, regardless of his freshman classification. AJ…

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NEW DEAL WILL GET TESTED… CAN BOVINA KNOCK OFF SEAGRAVES??

2A’s regular season has been one of dominance (Stratford) and surprise as well (Abernathy). But here we are, ready to go through the playoffs with some colossal games in the Bi-district round coming. As we take a look at some of the biggest games in every bracket, there will be games that we expect teams to advance like Stratford, Post, Abernathy, Memphis, and Wellington. All the other games are legit toss-ups, including New Deal going up against West Texas. Here is my playoff picture. PEARSON’S PLAYOFF PICTURE:2A 2ADI: Stratford takes on…

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THE ELITE ELEVEN UNDEFEATED TEAMS IN THE 806: THE STATE OF THE 806 ADDRESS..

There are 65 teams in the 2A-6A football level that I cover every year. Only eleven teams remain without a loss on their record in 2016. Why are these teams undefeated? What will be the reason those teams finish the season undefeated? Why will these teams suffer a loss, if at all? Let’s go through every undefeated team and their chances of finishing the season unblemished.   THE STATE OF THE 806 ADDRESS: THE ELITE ELEVEN UNDEFEATED TEAMS IN THE 806 #1(12) LUBBOCK-COOPER PIRATES: 4-0 DISTRICT 4-5A PROBABILITY OF FINISHING SEASON…

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POST VS FARWELL, CANYON VS AMARILLO HIGHLIGHT GREAT WEEK OF ACTION

At the halfway point in the 806 season, there have been some standouts on the field like Mark Adams of New Deal, and the torching of defenses that Nick Gerber of Levelland is doing every week to their opponents. There have been some disappointments as well this year but we won’t get into any of that until later. So with at least 80% of the 806 teams off this week, here are the top games coming for 806 football in week six. 1.  AMARILLO (1-2) (0-1) VS CANYON (4-0) (1-0)…

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806 SATURDAY HUDDLE: LEVELLAND IN CHAMPIONSHIP FORM..DUMAS, WEST TEXAS ROLLING..

What a week in 806 football again! We had some outstanding performances, great team efforts, and some teams that aren’t looking like we thought they would before the season started. So, you guys just sit back… I’ll take you inside the 806 high school football huddle for week five. NEW DEAL WENT TO THE AIR TO DEFEAT TULIA AFTER JAXSON DISPLAYED LEADERSHIP… New Deal has been known for their running prowess the last few years, and that hasn’t changed in 2016 with players like Mark Adams who has 1,100 yards…

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HOW MARK ADAMS IS USING HIS TRACK SPEED TO PROPEL THE LIONS ON THE FIELD IN 2016

Mark Adams, the back-to-back state track champion in 2A and last leg of the 4×100 and 4×200 relay is pretty fast. He ran a 10.3 last year in one of his meets and finished fifth overall in the 100 meter race last year at the state meet in Austin. So, presumably his sport of choice will be track as he will get a Division One offer for his skills on the track, but this year he is playing some all-state football for the Lions. Why? What happened that allowed a…

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