THE 806 ULTIMATE REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: GET YOUR POPCORN READY..

The playoffs are still rolling and we still have a plethora of teams left from the 806! We have a few games where there are 806 teams playing each other, but for the most part, it's 806 versus everybody. Here is every game for our 806 teams and private schools for this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend!


6A:


TASCOSA VS FLOWER MOUND MARCUS

3:00PM MEMORIAL STADIUM, WICHITA FALLS TX


Tascosa reigns as the best Big School team in the 806 and look to make another run to the State Semifinals just like last season. Joseph Plunk had another great game against Arlington Bowie and led the Rebels to a 45-37 win. Flower Mound Marcus has some players, but will it be enough to send the Rebels home? I don't think so.


5A DII


LUBBOCK-COOPER VS RANDALL

FRIDAY 4PM KIMBROUGH STADIUM, CANYON TX


The Pirates, the Raiders of Wichita Falls, Randall, and the Wichita Coyotes are still playing from the same district! They square off against each other this Friday with Randall, at home, with a huge game against the Pirates in one of the mid-day tilts. Lubbock-Cooper outlasted the Raiders in their regular season game but this game will be a lot tougher and is on the road at one of the toughest places to play when it's rocking. Will the Raiders be able to contain the Pirates and the Wildcat game of Nehemiah Martinez? He had 8 carries for 223 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground and also had a pick-six against EP Burges Friday. Randall will be up and ready for the challenge..What a game on the way!!


4ADI



DUMAS VS DECATUR

FRIDAY 7PM LOWERY FIELD, LUBBOCK TX


Dumas is on a hot streak; an all year hot streak as the Demons have put together 12-straight wins! A huge win over WF Hircshi and Seminole have propelled the Demons into a huge Regional Round Semifinal game against the #4th-ranked Decatur Eagles. Dumas has the recipe to defeat the Eagles and that's with their running game and spectacular defense! You have to believe first, and then execute your gameplan next. I believe in Coach Aaron Dunnam and the Demons.. Do they believe as well?


4A DII


ESTACADO VS MIDLAND GREENWOOD

FRIDAY 7PM ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY


The Matadors unveiled a new wrinkle in their offense Friday; the deep ball. Jay'lon Dobbins had 385 passing yards and five touchdowns through the air with four of those going to TJ Steele in a 40-21 win over Graham Friday. The Mats' will need all phases working to beat Midland Greenwood this weekend. The Rangers are ranked 4th in the state in 4A DII, and have been blitzing their opponents this season. Passing is key for Greenwood, but it will be very tough for them against Estacado's secondary. I think the Matadors will continue their winning ways.


3A DI

BUSHLAND VS BROCK

FRIDAY 3PM HAWKS STADIUM, IOWA PARK TX


Bushland defeated a very good Whitesboro team, 34-10 and look to continue to stack W'S. This game will be a matchup of two of the top four teams in 3A DI and the winner will have to control the line of scrimmage. I saw Brock Thursday in their 57-14 win over Denver City and their offense was sharp! I still think the Falcons can win this game as long as they don't turn the ball over!


3A DII


CANADIAN VS CISCO

FRIDAY 2PM LIONS STADIUM VERNON TX


Canadian has been superb all year, but Cisco has caught fire late. The Wildcats pulled away from Coahoma late and Cisco handled Crane on Friday for an easy win. Can Cisco hang in there and get a huge victory over the Wildcats? Honestly, I don't think so as Canadian is just too good and too locked in.




FRIONA VS ABERNATHY

FRIDAY 3PM LOWERY FIELD, LUBBOCK TX


What a season for the Chieftains! They have advanced to the Regional Round for only the second time in their school history! Jacob Bautista and the rest of the young guns are growing up fast right before our eyes. Talking with Coach Arias after their win over Alpine Saturday he revealed to me that this team only won one game in the eighth grade! That's what you call coaching and never quitting. They will need that attitude when they take on Abernathy; one of the teams on the short list for state title contenders in 3A DII. Bryson Daily scored 6 total touchdowns last week and the Antelopes' defense in really clicking right now. This game will be won in the trenches, and open-field tackling...


2A DI



POST VS WEST TEXAS

FRIDAY 4PM BOBCAT STADIUM, DIMMITT TX


Here is the game we all have been waiting on for a long time! West Texas has a powerful, and scary at times, offense that can put up a boat load of points in a hurry! Post counters with one of the best defenses in the state and a lot of gamechangers on the back end of the defense. This may be high scoring, or it may be a defensive struggle. Just know the winner will go on to face San Saba in the 2A DI State Semifinal.



SUNDOWN VS HAWLEY

FRIDAY 7PM COLORADO CITY HS, COLORADO CITY TX


Sundown and Hawley had an overtime thriller last year as Sundown pulled out an instant classic! This season, Hawley is undefeated and looks very much improved from last season. Sundown is also playing at an elite clip and can score quickly from anywhere on the field. Is another instant classic coming?


2A DII


WINK VS VEGA

FRIDAY 7PM LOBO STADIUM, LEVELLAND TX


Vega is going to win this game, and may do it easily. Carson Kirkland leads a very tough offense on the field and they run over folks with some sneaky speed! Wink hasn't faced anyone of this caliber yet. Longhorns for the win...



WHEELER VS HAMLIN

FRIDAY 7PM FAIR PARK COLISEUM, CHILDRESS TX


Wheeler really put it on Eldorado with a 65-13 romp and should have the upper hand on Hamlin. A lot of folks say Hamlin is good, but I want to see. The last time I checked them out, Stratford was thumping them. But, who knows, that was eight weeks ago,



STRATFORD VS GRUVER

FRIDAY, 2PM DICK BIVINS STADIUM, AMARILLO TX


District foes face off again and this time it's for a shot in the State Quarters like last year. The Greyhounds are bonding together and really winning some incredible games! Stratford, on the other hand, hasn't had a tough game in a while. The Elks are looking to avenge last year's loss and keep it moving to a state title shot. Will Gruver pull the upset?



WELLINGTON VS WINDTHORST

FRIDAY 7PM LIONS STADIUM, VERNON TX


Wellington won 50-22 over Christoval and look to stay hot as they will play Windthorst; who knocked out Albany last week! John Holcomb and Coach Proffitt will have the recipe for another great win in the playoffs!


TAPPS:


LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN VS COVENANT CHRISTIAN

SATURDAY 3PM WILDCAT STADIUM ABILENE TX (ACU)


The State Semifinals for the Eagles are here and they are a good bet to advance to the Championship game. Alex Lack and the Timmons' twins are really excelling on both sides of the ball! Zeke Lott and Cash Howard are also dangerous players for a loaded team for the Eagles! This has the makings for a special season!!

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