Lone Star Gridiron

Week 8 — Games Of The Week

1A
#15 1A DI Stratford (3-3) at #1 1A DI Canadian (8-0)
Canadian leads the series 5-3 (1996-2009)
Canadian won their 1995 Class AA Bi-District game 26-7

DISTRICT 1-1A DI: This looks to be for the district championship...both Sunray and West Texas have lost to Canadian
Canadian (8-0) (2-0) 384 132
Stratford (3-3) (1-0) 164 104
Stinnett West Texas (5-3) (1-1) 289 187
Sunray (4-3) (0-1) 185 177
Boys Ranch (3-4) (0-2) 143 230

#29 1A DI Winters (7-1) at #3 1A DI Goldthwaite (5-2)
The series is tied 3-3 (1998-2003)
Goldthwaite won their 2000 Class 2A Bi-District game 21-7

DISTRICT 13-1A DI: Goldthwaite should win easily...the district title should be between them and Mason
Winters (7-1) (2-0) 245 122
Mason (7-0) (1-0) 242 94
Goldthwaite (5-2) (1-0) 216 82
Eldorado (5-3) (0-2) 210 126
Reagan County (3-5) (0-2) 127 253

#17 1A DI Tahoka (7-1) at #5 1A DI New Deal (6-1)
New Deal leads the series 7-1 (1998-2003, 2008-2009)
New Deal has won by a combined score of 100-14 over the last 2 years

DISTRICT 3-1A DI: New Deal got upset by Sundown last week. Tahoka has a win over Sundown. The 3 out of this district will probably be Tahoka, Sundown and New Deal
Tahoka (7-1) (2-0) 260 167
Sundown (5-3) (1-1) 250 116
Hale Center (2-6) (1-1) 141 258
New Deal (6-1) (0-1) 247 96
Olton (3-4) (0-1) 59 79

#31 1A DI Quanah (4-3) at #10 1A DI Clarendon (6-1)

DISTRICT 2-1A DI: This will probably be for the district championship in this 4 team district
Clarendon (6-1) (0-0) 269 103
Quanah (4-3) (0-0) 252 162
Lockney (3-4) (0-0) 138 132
Panhandle (1-6) (0-0) 99 230

2A
#7 2A DII Lexington (6-1) at #25 2A DII Thorndale (7-1)
Lexington Head Coach Jason Holcomb will be coaching his 125th all-time game at Lexington

DISTRICT 12-2A DII: This is a key game with 4 teams fighting it out. Rogers and Frankin are the other contenders
Lexington (7-0) (3-0) 303 63
Rogers (7-0) (3-0) 270 145
Thorndale (7-1) (3-1) 361 137
Franklin (6-2) (2-2) 318 165
Jarrell (3-5) (1-3) 145 288
Rosebud-Lott (2-5) (0-3) 135 252
Bruceville-Eddy (0-7) (0-3) 99 216

#18 2A DII Harleton (4-3) at #8 2A DII Linden-Kildare (6-1)

DISTRICT 8-2A DII: 3 teams are 2-0 and 3 teams are 0-2...its time to start shaking things up this week.
Linden-Kildaire (6-1) (2-0) 259 68
Hughes Springs (6-1) (2-0) 245 156
Harleton (4-3) (2-0) 160 158
Ore City (4-3) (0-2) 114 193
Waskom (3-4) (0-2) 89 195
Elysian Fields (2-5) (0-2) 146 168

#28 2A DI Redwater (3-3) at #3 2A DI Daingerfield (6-1)
Daingerfield won their 2 meetings in 2006 & 2007 by a combined score of 144-26

DISTRICT 8-2A DI: Redwaters loss is to New Boston which may be the 2nd team in this district behind Daingerfield
Daingerfield (6-1) (2-0) 326 74
New Boston (6-1) (2-0) 278 140
Redwater (3-3) (1-1) 196 209
Pattonville Prairiland (3-4) (1-1) 127 125
Hooks (3-4) (0-2) 155 244
Queen City (1-6) (0-2) 128 314

#16 2A DI Muleshoe (6-1) at #5 2A DI Littlefield (6-1)
Littlefield Head Coach Bryan Huseman will try to be the #3 all-time winningest coach at Littlefield during this game
Littlefield is 2-1 vs Muleshoe in the playoffs for the last 3 years and 3-5 vs Muleshoe in the regular season ‘98-‘05

DISTRICT 1-2A DI: One of the states toughest districts.....Litttlefield defeated Bushland last week while Muleshoe lost to Bushland earlier in the season. Littlefield wins the district title with a win here.
Littlefield (6-1) (4-0) 254 119
Muleshoe (6-1) (3-1) 284 100
Bushland (4-3) (3-1) 195 159
Lubbock Roosevelt (5-2) (2-2) 256 152
Amarillo River Road (3-4) (2-2) 164 219
Friona (2-5) (1-3) 191 251
Slaton (1-6) (1-3) 67 214
Childress (2-5) (0-4) 128 233

#10 Vanderbilt Industrial (6-1) at #11 Altair Rice Consolidated (5-2)
The teams split 1-1 in 2006 & 2007

DISTRICT 14-2A DI: Industrial got a big OT win over Edna last week. Rice has given Hempstead their only loss. It should come down to those 4 teams
Altair Rice Consolidated (5-2) (4-0) 212 162
Vanderbilt Industrial (6-1) (3-0) 221 111
Edna (6-1) (3-1) 201 61
Hempstead (4-3) (2-1) 190 124
Hallettsville (2-5) (0-3) 124 235
Hitchcock (2-5) (0-3) 119 194
Van Vleck (2-6) (0-4) 219 247

3A
#48 3A Gainesville (6-1) at #4 3A Argyle (7-0)
Argyle won last years matchup 38-14

DISTRICT 9-3A: This district features 3 undefeated teams and 3 winless teams in district. Its interesting to see 2 teams that were powerhouses in 2A last year (Aubrey and Pilot Point) are struggling.
Argyle (7-0) (2-0) 294 67
Sanger (7-0) (2-0) 267 77
Gainesville (6-1) (2-0) 233 144
Aubrey (3-4) (0-2) 169 179
Pilot Point (2-5) (0-2) 236 255
Whitesboro (1-6) (0-2) 117 209

#11 3A Caldwell (7-0) at #42 3A Navasota (5-2)
Caldwell won last years game 14-0

DISTRICT 23-3A: This is probably for the district title and Caldwell should be the favorite with its great defense. The rest of the district excluding Smithville will fight it out for the last 2 spots...should be fun to watch.
Caldwell (7-0) (2-0) 294 116
Navasota (5-2) (2-0) 215 114
Giddings (3-3) (1-1) 193 146
Rockdale (3-4) (1-1) 178 124
La Grange (3-4) (0-2) 155 191
Smithville (0-7) (0-2) 103 338

#14 3A Carthage (5-2) at #12 3A Henderson (7-0)
Carthage leads the series 9-7 since 1994 and has won the last 2 games

DISTRICT 16-3A: This could be for the district title as Henderson has a win over Spring Hill and Carthage has a win over Gilmer who are the other 2 contenders in this district. Gladewater and Pittsburg are also good teams that could make it interesting if they win a few.
Henderson (7-0) (2-0) 271 135
Carthage (5-2) (2-0) 273 211
Gilmer (4-3) (1-1) 264 221
Longview Spring Hill (4-3) (1-1) 210 181
Pittsburg (4-3) (0-2) 230 181
Gladewater (3-4) (0-2) 260 237

#21 3A West Orange-Stark (4-2) at NR 3A Bridge City (6-1)
West Orange-Stark is 20-0 vs. Bridge City All-Time

4A
#8 4A Tyler John Tyler (6-1) at #39 4A Marshall (5-2)

DISTRICT 14-4A: Tyler can just about win the district title with a win here. The 4 teams to make the playoffs out of this district are almost set alreay. Sitting at #5 (in the district) is Kilgore and they have losses to #3 Marshall and #4 Jacksonvile with games against Tyler and Whitehouse still remaining.
Tyler John Tyler (6-1) (4-0) 237 68
Whitehouse (5-2) (3-1) 255 122
Marshall (5-2) (3-1) 206 142
Jacksonville (5-2) (3-1) 213 191
Kilgore (3-4) (2-2) 209 132
Nacogdoches (2-5) (1-3) 197 283
Hallsville (2-5) (0-4) 172 219
Longview Pine Tree (1-6) (0-4) 70 284

#20 4A Stephenville (3-4) at #9 4A Killeen (7-0)
These two split their games 1-1 in 1996 & 1997
Killeen Head Coach Sam Jones will be coaching his 75th games with killeen at this game

DISTRICT 8-4A: 3 undefeated and 3 winless in this district. Killeen has looked very good this year and Stephenville is only 3-4 but they have played a very tough schedule. These two teams will fight Midway for the district title.
Hewitt Midway (7-0) (2-0) 285 70
Killeen (7-0) (2-0) 210 110
Stephenville (3-4) (2-0) 200 145
Waco (2-5) (0-2) 177 251
Waco University (2-5) (0-2) 111 255
San Ang. Lake View (1-6) (0-2) 142 286

#64 4A Schertz Clemens (3-4) at #11 4A Smithson Valley (6-1)
Smithson Valley Head Coach Larry Hill will be coaching his 250th all-time game
These teams have met 4 times in the playoffs since 1994
Valley won 19-14 in their 1998 4A Regional game
Clemens won the other 3 -- 20-13 in the 1994 4A Bi-District, 30-23 in the 1999 4A Regionals and 13-10 in the 2003 5A Bi-Distric games

DISTRICT 27-4A: Valley shut out Heights last week to take the district lead. Clemens is currently sitting in 5th place and need a win badly. They have losses to 3rd place Hays and 4th place Canyon so a loss here will just about knock them out of the playoffs.
Smithson Valley (6-1) (3-0) 202 89
SA Alamo Heights (6-2) (3-1) 206 169
Buda Hays (5-3) (3-1) 259 188
N.B. Canyon (5-3) (2-2) 252 191
Schertz Clemens (3-4) (1-2) 150 211
Kyle Lehman (3-4) (0-3) 140 209
Lockhart (0-7) (0-3) 63 179

#18 4A Gregory-Portland (6-1) at #47 4A Victoria East (6-1)

DISTRICT 30-4A: GP lost to Calhoun last week to make them both 1-1 in district play while both Victoria schools are 2-0. GP should be the favorite here but we thought that last week also.
Victoria East (6-1) (2-0) 317 135
Victoria West (5-2) (2-0) 192 177
Gregory-Portland (6-1) (1-1) 180 109
Port Lavaca Calhoun (4-3) (1-1) 204 170
Floresville (4-3) (0-2) 152 149
Beeville Jones (2-5) (0-2) 149 216

#19 4A Everman (5-2) at #35 4A Mansfield Summit (6-1)

DISTRICT 7-4A: Everman can almost win the district title with a win. They have already won over 3rd place Granbury.
Mansfield Summit (6-1) (4-0) 225 124
Everman (5-2) (4-0) 229 157
Granbury (5-2) (3-1) 162 106
Burleson (4-3) (2-2) 182 129
Crowley (3-4) (2-2) 194 257
Arlington Seguin (3-4) (1-3) 140 137
Cleburne (0-7) (0-4) 121 298
Joshua (0-7) (0-4) 60 243

#59 4A Mission Veterans Memorial (8-0) at #22 4A Weslaco East (7-0)

DISTRICT 32-4A: This will be a test to see if Memorial is for real. This will also be East first big test of the season. Both are undefeated and Edcouch and Mercedes are looking like the other 2 teams to make the playoffs.
Mission Veterans Memorial (8-0) (6-0) 337 100
Weslaco East (7-0) (5-0) 303 78
Edcouch-Elsa (5-2) (4-1) 180 74
Mercedes (5-3) (4-2) 98 152
Hidalgo (3-4) (2-3) 174 158
Roma (2-5) (1-4) 139 214
Rio Grande City (1-6) (1-4) 84 182
Pharr Valley View (3-5) (1-5) 82 222
Juarez-Lincoln (0-7) (0-5) 46 215

#24 4A Bastrop (5-2) at #55 4A Pflugerville Connally (7-0)

DISTRICT 16-4A: The 4 playoff teams are almost set here with 4th place Bastrop sitting at 2-1 and 5th place Manor going 1-3. Bastrops loss to 3rd place Rudder was a surprise but Rudder has been surprising everyone.
Pflugerville Connally (7-0) (3-0) 254 145
Hutto (7-1) (3-1) 338 179
Bryan Rudder (6-1) (2-1) 233 99
Bastrop (5-2) (2-1) 292 176
Manor (4-4) (1-3) 172 246
Pflugv. Hendrickson (3-5) (1-3) 231 213
Elgin (2-5) (0-3) 172 242

NR 4A Galveston Ball (1-6) vs. #29 4A La Marque (5-2)
Clash Of The Causeway

NR 4A Bay City (3-4) at #40 4A El Campo (6-0)
The Bay City-El Campo rivalry is the states 2nd longest running. This is also the series with the state record for continuous games, dating back to 1920. They are #1 in consecutive years played 89 years 1920-2009. #2 in all time games The two schools have met 104 times, El Campo holds a slight 53-43-8 edge. This series started in 1911 with a 0-0 tie, El Campo jumped off to a 13-0-4 advantage before Bay City won for the first time (13-6) in 1924. El Campo now has a 3-year winning streak.

#13 4A Sherman (7-1) at NR 4A Denison (0-7)
"Battle of the Axe" Longest running rivalry in the state 111 games Sherman leads series 65-38-8....The First game was played in 1906. Since 1912, there have only been five years in which the game was not played, three of which were during World War I. 1949 was the first year in which the Axe was awarded to the winner of the game

5A
#42 5A Flower Mound Marcus (6-1) at #6 5A Allen (7-0)
Allen leads the series 4-2 (1994-2005)

DISTRICT 8-5A: This is a great district. I would say everyone but West still has a chance to make the playoffs. A Marcus win here would possibly put this into a 3 way tie for 1st place
Allen (7-0) (4-0) 254 133
F.M. Marcus (6-1) (3-1) 281 155
Flower Mound (5-2) (3-1) 365 301
Plano East (4-3) (2-2) 242 199
Lewisville Hebron (4-3) (2-2) 250 201
Plano (4-3) (1-3) 212 165
Lewisville (3-4) (1-3) 213 260
Plano West (3-4) (0-4) 159 205

#8 5A Galena Park North Shore (6-1) at #55 5A La Porte (6-1)
North Shore leads the series 10-0 (1994-2007)
North Shore also won 2 Bi-District playoff games in 2000 (21-6) and 2001 (40-17)

DISTRICT 21-5A: A North Shore win would probably give them the championship with other wins over the #3 and #4 teams. West Brook plays Memorial this week so the top 2 teams play each other and the 3 & 4 teams play each other.
G.P. North Shore (6-1) (2-0) 268 147
La Porte (6-1) (2-0) 251 68
Port Arthur Memorial (6-1) (1-1) 285 114
Beaumont West Brook (5-2) (1-1) 233 147
Baytown Sterling (2-5) (0-2) 208 283
Channelview (0-7) (0-2) 102 224

#12 5A Abilene (5-2) at #21 5A Midland (7-0)
Abilene leads the series 10-4 (1994-2007)

DISTRICT 3-5A: This district has 3 undefeated district teams and 3 winless teams. Midland is playing great ball right now while Abilene comes in after putting up 77 points on Midland Lee last week
Midland (7-0) (2-0) 294 109
Abilene Cooper (7-0) (2-0) 319 173
Abilene (5-2) (2-0) 276 162
Midland Lee (5-2) (0-2) 235 213
Odessa Permian (4-3) (0-2) 188 157
Odessa (3-4) (0-2) 195 227

#13 5A DeSoto (6-1) at #63 5A Mesquite Horn (4-3)
DeSoto was both of their meetings in 2008 & 2009

DISTRICT 11-5A: Horns loss was to Longview. They will need to win to stay near the top.
DeSoto (6-1) (2-0) 297 209
Longview (4-3) (2-0) 166 149
Mesquite Horn (4-3) (1-1) 181 142
North Mesquite (4-3) (1-1) 226 108
Mesquite (1-6) (0-2) 166 245
Tyler Lee (0-7) (0-2) 90 214

#16 5A Copperas Cove (7-0) at #44 5A A&M Consolidated (6-1)
A&M leads the series 4-2 (2002-2009) and have won the last 2 years games

DISTRICT 12-5A: Consolidated has gone undefeated vs. the lower half of the district....they will start on the other half this week. Cove looks like the team everyone will have to beat.
Copperas Cove (7-0) (4-0) 297 107
A&M Consolidated (6-1) (4-0) 284 167
Belton (3-4) (3-1) 264 285
Bryan (4-3) (2-2) 155 145
Harker Heights (3-4) (2-2) 166 172
Killeen Ellison (2-5) (1-3) 151 234
Temple (0-7) (0-4) 114 287
Killeen Shoemaker (0-7) (0-4) 69 232

#24 5A Converse Judson (5-2) at #18 5A Cibolo Steele (5-2)

DISTRICT 25-5A: This could be the game for the district title. Seguin and Marcos look to be the teams out of the playoffs
Cibolo Steele (5-2) (2-0) 211 133
Converse Judson (5-2) (2-0) 211 180
New Braunfels (3-4) (1-1) 188 142
San Antonio Wagner (3-4) (1-1) 188 165
Seguin (1-6) (0-2) 131 266
San Marcos (0-7) (0-2) 94 299

#22 5A Clear Springs (5-2) at #68 5A Dickinson (4-3)
Clear Springs won 33-21 in last years contest

DISTRICT 24-5A: Pearland has defeated teams 2-4 so they will probably be the district champions. This is a matchup of the 2 3-1 teams so it is for 2nd place. The loser of this game will have to fight it out with Creek, Brook, Lake and Brazoswood for the final 2 spots
Pearland (7-0) (4-0) 279 198
Clear Springs (5-2) (3-1) 289 190
Dickinson (4-3) (3-1) 186 167
Clear Creek (5-2) (2-2) 241 137
Clear Brook (4-3) (2-2) 174 177
Clear Lake (3-4) (1-3) 198 221
Clute Brazoswood (3-4) (1-3) 185 169
Alvin (1-6) (0-4) 89 206

#33 5A Beaumont West Brook (5-2) vs. NR 5A Port Arthur Memorial (6-1)
West Brook leads the series 5-3 all-time and have won 5 in a row

What are your thoughts?