Collin County district action
Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:09 PM
Melissa, a 2A team stuck in the midst of a bunch of good 3A teams, has lost 1 game, to another 2A team. They have beat 2 Collin Co. teams though, Community and Anna. The other county rivalry game as you know was cancelled. This week the Cardinals host Caddo Mills in a match-up between 2 of the area's top 2A teams.
Lone Star has come a long way from the 0-10 team from last year. Bringing back the very same team that allowed an average of 40+ points a game, the Rangers started with a huge win over Castleberry and then won 2 more games on the way. They will begin their district action on Thursday night at Pizza Hut against Princeton.
Princeton is loving life at their newly renovated stadium. With their new team colors, they advanced to the playoffs for the first time in over 30 years. They have been floating around in the DMN SportsDay rankings for the first 5 weeks and are ready to make a return to the post season. Their game Thursday could determine their playoff destiny.
Also making history last season was Anna. The Coyotes will return several key starters and also showcase some new talent. This will be another "win 2 games and you're in" season for Anna. However, they lost 4 straight after their 2 opening wins. Plus, their next game against Celina.
The 2 biggest 3A teams in Collin County are Lovejoy and Prosper and these 2 teams have an epic battle to start their district run. Both teams are 3-2 and both losses came from very good teams. From next week on, don't expect to see these 2 teams tested until the playoffs.
We will now cross Lake Lavon into Farmersville, where the state championship celebration has long died down, and their district reigns are now but a memory. Their lone win came over a struggling Rains team, which doesn't really boost the Farmers' confidence. However, the loss against Van Alstyne is by far the best performance for Farmersville as they scored 55 points against the Panthers and coming only a TD short. There is no reason why they shouldn't do the same this week and possibly challenge for a playoff spot. Who do they play this week?
Oh yeah, the Braves. Between injuries, a tough schedule, and lack of interest, Community is heading into a season like no other. They should score a couple of touchdowns here and there, but opponents are going to use the Braves as a practice squad to prepare for the playoffs. Now don't get me wrong, Community has some very good players, but this schedule is very brutal and the Braves just don't have the manpower to keep up. Right now, their focus is the next re-alignment and the young players that will step up next season. Right now the team is consisted mostly of 11th, 10th, and 9th graders, with 3 or 4 seniors.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:56 PM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:18 PM
At this point it looks like Princeton picks up at least a playoff spot, but you think they got a shot against Lovejoy? They did pretty well against Lone Star 48-35.
Edited by bravesfan, 07 October 2011 - 04:19 PM.
Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:34 PM
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