Lone Star Gridiron

2014 CLASS 2A DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP GAME — Albany vs. Bremond

Albany Lions (14-0) vs. Bremond Tigers (14-0)
10 a.m. Thursday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Albany is ranked #1 and Bremond is ranked #2 in our end of the regular season rankings

This will be the 6th state championship game for both teams.

Our Pre-Season prediction was Albany over Bremond!!

Albany Championship Games (5) 2-3
1954 1A – Deer Park 26, Albany 6
1960 1A – Albany 20, Crosby 0
1961 1A – Albany 18, Hull-Dalsetta 12
1991 2A – Schulenburg 21, Albany 0
2009 1A Division II – Cayuga 38, Albany 24

Bremond Championship Games (5) 1-4
1981 1A – Bremond 12, Wink 9
1983 1A – Knox City 27, Bremond 20
1987 1A – Wheeler 23, Bremond 21
1993 1A – Sudan 54, Bremond 0
2007 1A Division II - Munday 26, Bremond 6

Albany 2014 Schedule
vs Colorado City (6-5) (W 20-18)
at Dublin (7-5) (OT) (W 6-0)
vs Roby (2-8) (W 62-0)
at Anson (4-6) (W 33-7)
vs Perrin-Whitt (4-6)* (W 60-0)
at Gorman (1-9)* (W 34-0)
vs Ranger (3-7)* (W 55-0)
at Santo (11-2)* (W 20-6)
vs Cross Plains (4-6)* (W 62-0)
at Baird (6-5)* (W 63-36)
Bye
vs Miles (7-5) (Brownwood) (W 38-6)
vs Winters (10-2) (Clyde) (W 31-14)
vs Hamlin (12-1) (Abilene's Shotwell) (W 49-35)
vs Seagraves (13-1) (Snyder) (W 24-14)
PF (557) PA (136)

Bremond 2014 Schedule
vs Hearne (0-9) (W 40-8)
at Thorndale (9-3) (W 54-28)
vs Hubbard (8-4) (W 20-6)
vs San Saba (2-8) (at Gatesville) (W 41-0)
at Granger (1-9)* (W 72-6)
vs Somerville (0-10)* (W 53-7)
vs Snook (4-6) (at Allen Academy)* (W 54-14)
vs Burton (8-4)* (W 55-21)
at Milano (4-7)* (W 38-0)
vs Bartlett (3-7)* (W 51-6)
Bye
vs Rocksprings (5-7) (Liberty Hill) (W 48-0)
vs Louise (8-4) (Bastrop) (W 47-6)
vs Bruni (10-3) (La Vernia) (W 46-7)
vs Tenaha (11-2) (Nacogdoches' Brice) (W 32-29)
PF (651) PA (138)

Albany LionsMike Says: It has been a long time since either of these schools have won a state championship so it is good to see them both here. Albany's last championship was 1961 while Bremond's last championship was in 1981. Bremond holds the edge in stats. They score more per game and give up less per game. Their QB Roshaund Paul has rushed for 1,470 yards on the season. He leads Tigers who as a team rushes for 319.6 yards per game. That Tiger defense is led by Mason Pruitt (170 tackles), Jarvis Jones (130 tackles 22 TFL) and Hamilton Hull (133 tackles 21 TFL). The big question mark is can Paul play this week. He went down with an injury during last weeks game. Given that, I am going to stay with our pre-season prediction. The LIONS win it 27-21!!

Albany LionsChris Says: The Bremond Tigers have shown me a lot during their playoff run, but I have Albany ahead of them in my poll.  Albany just keeps taking care of business.  Their 49-35 win over Hamlin was expected but still impressive.  That is the thing about this Albany team, I expect them to be the #1 team and they play like it - no surprises.  Yes, Bremond is scoring more by 100 points, but I can't go against our #1 team until someone knocks them off.  The LIONS take the title 32-30!!

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