Lone Star Gridiron

Killeen Kangaroos (5-2, 1-1) @ Stephenville Yellow Jackets (6-1, 1-1)

Killeen @ Stephenville

Killeen Kangaroos (5-2, 1-1) @ Stephenville Yellow Jackets (6-1, 1-1)
8-4A

These teams played for the first time since 1997 last year.

Series Games
1996: Stephenville 24, Killeen 12
1997: Killeen 29, Stephenville 27
2010: Stephenville 42, Killeen 28

Killeen 2011 Schedule
08/26/11 Killeen Ellison W 29-14
09/02/11 Killeen Shoemaker W 41-0
09/09/11 @ Killeen Harker Heights L 27-38
09/16/11 Round Rock McNeil W 35-6
09/02/11 Austin Del Valle W 58-12
10/07/11 Waco University * W 44-19
10/13/11 Waco * L 21-31

Stephenville 2011 Schedule
08/26/11 Aledo W 48-47
09/02/11 @ Abilene Wylie W 42-14
09/09/11 Brownwood W 66-0
09/16/11 @ Lewisville Hebron L 6-10
09/23/11 @ Mesquite Horn W 28-20
10/07/11 San Angelo Lake View * W 63-0
10/14/11 @ Waco University * W 38-36

 

8-4A Rec    Dist   PF    PA
Stephenville (6-1) (2-0) 291 127
Waco (5-2) (2-0) 226 188
Killeen (5-2) (1-1) 254 120
Hewitt Midway (4-2) (1-1) 197 131
Waco University (2-5) (0-2) 143 203
San Angelo Lake View (0-7) (0-2) 72 243

 

Mike Says: Killeen is a surprise but then they have had at least 8 wins in each of the past 3 seasons. A player to watch on their team is DL Derriel Collins 43 tackles, 8 sacks. He can make a difference. Stephenville has been great this year with an early classic win over Aledo. They slipped up against 5A Lewisville-Hebron but their starting running back got hurt in the game. This will be a closer than expected game. The YELLOW JACKETS win 21-17!!!

Chris Says: This one is much tougher to pick than it appears.  Sure, Stephenville beat Aledo earlier this season, but they also barely beat a Waco University team that Killeen handled with ease.  The truth is that against really strong teams, Stephenville plays close.  The Kangaroos are a bit like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hide in that you never know which team is going to show up.  They have been strong at times but surprisingly susceptible at others.  Stephenville will step up when the time comes and walk away with this win 35-17!!!

What are your thoughts?