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Garrett Caywood @polo__garre
September 28, 2016

It’s the midway point of the Texas High School Football regular season—week six. It’s the time where the pretenders and contenders start to separate themselves from the pack. It’s also the second week of district play for most Texas high schools. With that in mind, there are some very intriguing games to pay attention to. As for the players, there are definitely a few worth mentioning. Here are the Top Five things to watch in week six.

Euless Trinity vs. Southlake Carroll (9/30)
This year’s matchup will pose the same question: who’s better Trinity’s running game or the Dragon’s passing game? District 5-6A will likely depend on it. The Trojans are No. 4 in our TexasHSFootball.com polls while the Dragons sit at the No. 9 spot. Watch out for Trojans’ junior safety Cam Jones and cornerback John Davis. Those two can fly.

Expect Grapevine to keep rolling
The offense is hot right now. The Mustangs have had three straight wins with over 60 points. Junior quarterback Alan Bowman has thrown for 993 yards with 14 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Look for them to keep things going on Thursday night against a 0-4 Fort Worth Dunbar side.

How does Anthony Hines III follow up?
The No. 2 inside linebacker in the country recorded 23 tackles and two interceptions in last week’s win against Wylie. How does the Plano East superstar respond? The Panthers face a tough Denton Guyer (3-1) team who boasts the likes of tight end Brian Polenday and explosive sophomore running back Noah Cain.

Willis is 4-0?
It has been a while since Wildkats fans have had a chance to say that, and now they’re are 4-0 for the first time since 1988. Now they have to face their rivals the Huntsville Hornets on Sept. 30 on the road. Anything can happen in a rivalry game and I wouldn’t be too surprised if the Wildkats leave Huntsville with their first loss.

San Angelo Central will put up at least 60
The Angry Orange Cats are going to put up at least 60 points this week against Odessa. There’s no way around this one. Odessa is surrendering an average of 51 points a game meanwhile they have only scored 55 this season. The Bobcats are averaging 60 a game meanwhile they’ve only given up 74 points this season. Look for the Bobcats to take care of business in their District 2-6A opener.