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Mason Punchers (11-0) vs. Ganado Indians (11-0) – Game of the Week!

Mason vs Ganado

Mason Punchers (11-0) vs. Ganado Indians (11-0)  7:30 p.m. Friday, Smithson Valley


The winner will play the winner of the Winters/Shiner game in the Quarterfinal round of the playoffs.

Ganado beat Mason in this round last year in 2008 23-14.


Mason Punchers (11-0)

Playoff Appearances : 33

Streak: 4 Consecutive Years

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: BYE
Area: Mason 64, La Villa 20


Ganado Indians (11-0)

Playoff Appearances : 19

Streak: 4 Consecutive Years

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: BYE
Area: Ganado 28, Goldthwaite 0


Mike Says: This game will feature 2 of the states best 1A running backs. The Punchers bring in David Mora while Ganado will feature Josh Labay. In the pre-season I ranked Mason #2 and Ganado #3. Both of these teams lost to Goldthwaite last year in the playoffs. Ganado has gotten over that hump this year. They went to the Semifinals in 2008 & 2009 losing to Traylon Shead led Cayuga teams both times. I had Mason ranked higher in the pre-season but Ganado is on a mission. The INDIANS win 28-27!!!

Chris Says: This is clearly the biggest game since... well, since Euless Trinity vs Allen.  Okay, that wasn't so long ago but that's how it is in Texas high school football - the greatest sport in the greatest state!  Each and every week (especially come playoff time) you can count on a battle for the ages between two great programs.  It was my ranking of Ganado (#2) that put them ahead of Mason (#3) in our pre-season championship predictions.  This will be a close game between two of the best teams in 1A D1, but the INDIANS take the win 28-24!!!


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