In a big week of district play for the 806, a lot of teams showed where they stood early and some teams are faltering under pressure but have time to get everything back on track for the last four weeks of the regular season. Here are some of my thoughts.
FRENSHIP LOOKS GOOD.
Frenship finally got to do to them what Legacy has done to them the last couple of years: blow them out as the final score of 49-34 wasn't too indicative of the game as the Tigers were up, 42-7 at the half! Hudson Hutcheson threw for 463 yards and six touchdowns as well! Their next game is at Midland: a team that we think they should get a win over and that will move the Tigers to 6-1 on the year. Things are looking up for Coach Northcutt's team in Wolfforth.
ABERNATHY DEFENSE HAS EPIC PERFORMANCE
Abernathy's Cash Garcia is a menacing force and he provided the evidence all game against Idalou in the 'Lopes 20-3 win on Friday. He was in on multiple plays that resulted in losses for the Wildcats, and also was special on special teams with a punt block, recovery and touchdown to start the scoring for Abernathy. I was especially impressed with Abernathy's offensive line and running game, which produced two touchdowns on the night. Landry Miller caught my eyes as well with his physical blocking on offense and on defense, Idalou had to double him all game and when they didn't on their last offensive series, he got a strip-sack that was recovered by Wiley and that ended the game.
So, here comes Roosevelt next for the Antelopes and this game will be another great contest! The Eagles are also 1-0 in district play and we all know Coach Landers has a set of plays that he is confident in and will dare you to stop them. It got Roosevelt to the State Semifinal last year in 3A DII, so what will it lead to Friday in Abernathy? Stay tuned!
WHAT ELSE STOOD OUT TO ME?
Lubbock-Cooper had a big win over Amarillo on Friday which will result in a huge game against Coronado for the Sandies on Thursday who need this game for playoff implications. Coronado needs this game as well because they are 0-2 in district play with losses to Caprock and Lubbock-Cooper already.
Another sneaky game we all should pay attention to is Caprock at home Friday against Monterey. The Plainsmen went out there Friday and played Tascosa very hard in a 21-10 loss. Coach Thrash has the Plainsmen on the cusp of turning it around, we all just have to be patient to see the results. Caprock has lost two-consecutive games in 2-5A DI play with the latter a 44-0 loss to Abilene. The 'Horns have to have this game! It should be good!
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