We’re nearing the halfway mark of the Texas high school football season and as teams start district play, there are more and more intriguing matchups on deck. Here are some of the games to watch in Week Five in Central Texas.
Milford at Aquilla
Milford is coming into this game 4-0, with impressive wins over Bryson and Jonesboro. The
Bulldogs offense is averaging 53.5 points per game and the defense has forced 12 turnovers on the season. Aquilla is also undefeated and the Cougars have outscored their opponents 205-13. The Aquilla defense will face their toughest offense yet and it will be interesting to see if they are for real.
Last Meeting (2016):Milford 61, Aquilla 12
Eustace at Groesbeck
The Goats are coming into this game 2-1, after an ugly loss to rival Mexia 36-8. Groesbeck willneed to put some points on the board, the Goats are only averaging 16.3 points per game and have 49 total points on the season. The strength of the team is their defense, who has forced 7 turnovers on the season and average 2 interceptions a game.
Eustace is currently 3-0 and the Bulldogs have won 2 of those games on the road. The Bulldogs offense is averaging 29 points per game and they like to pound the ball with their rushing attack. Eustace has gained 839 total yards on offense this season and 688 of those yards are rushing.
Last Meeting (2016): Groesbeck 18, Eustace 15
Cameron Yoe at McGregor
The Yoemen have found themselves in a very unusual predicament facing a 1-3 start on the season. The record in somewhat deceiving however, as they have lost to 2 of the best 4A programs in Central Texas. The Cameron offensive approach is very balanced gaining 751 yards rushing and 755 yards passing, so far this season. The Yoe defense is very aggressive as well, with 9 forced turnovers, 3 sacks, and 16 QB hurries.
McGregor is currently 2-2, with losses to Groesbeck and Mart. The Bulldogs offense takes a run first approach, but the team has lost 4 fumbles in the process. This is the first district game for these teams and both will want to get that first win, to help earn a playoff birth.
Last Meeting (2016): Cameron Yoe 44, McGregor 20
De Leon at Crawford
The Bearcats of De Leon might be one of the best kept secrets in the state of Texas. De Leon is currently 4-0 and has outscored their opponents 182-25. Last season, the Bearcats were 11-3 before falling to guess who, Crawford 41-14 in the quarterfinals.
Crawford is currently 3-1 on the season, after a slow start and cost them the game against Clifton 21-20. The Pirates are a physical group that like to run the ball down hill. This will be the first district game for these two and De Leon will be looking to make a statement. Crawford can’t sleep on the Bearcats or they will swab the deck with the Pirates.
Last Meeting (2016): Crawford 41, De Leon 14
Killeen Shoemaker at Killeen Ellison
This matchup is very interesting, not only because it’s a district game and rivalry game, but
because we’re not sure who either of these teams really are. Shoemaker is currently 0-4, but the Grey Wolves have played an extremely difficult non-district schedule.
Ellison is currently 2-2, but the competition isn’t anywhere as strong as Shoemaker’s. This game is honestly up in the air and neither team will have home field advantage, because they share the same stadium.
Last Meeting (2016): Ellison 24, Shoemaker 21
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