Coming off a week where a majority of the teams in the area had a bye, now we have a full slate of games and most teams are beginning district play. For the team’s in district play, the real season begins now, as they begin their push for a playoff berth.
Aquilla at Abbott
This game is the 2nd biggest rivalry in 6-man football, behind Strawn and Gordon. The records are irrelevant when these two teams get together.“
“Willpower comes into this game. There have been times where we haven’t been as good as them and we’ve won,” Abbott Head Coach Terry Crawford said. “Just because you don’t want to lose to those guys and that goes both ways.”
Aquilla is currently 4-1 and Abbott is 3-3 and this is the district opener for both teams and the players will be playing their hearts out for their respective communities.
Last Meeting (2016): Abbott 28 Aquilla 20
Milford vs Crowell at Strawn High School
Milford Head Coach Ronnie Crumpton created a non-district schedule that will prepare his team for a deep playoff run. While the Bulldogs have defeated Bryson, Jonesboro, and Aquilla High Schools so far this season, they will be looking for another signature victory over Crowell on Friday.
Milford averages 49.8 points, 209 yards passing, and 221 rushing yards per game. This will mark the first time that these schools have ever met and fans can expect some fireworks.
Last Meeting: Never Played
McGregor at Franklin
McGregor is coming into the game with a 3-2 record and feeling confident after a 31-25 Homecoming victory over the Cameron Yoe. The Dogs were one of the many teams in Central Texas coming off a bye week and
The Dogs were one of the many teams in Central Texas coming off a bye week and hopefully were able to get fresh, because of a tough road and game against Franklin.
Franklin sits at 4-2, defeated the Cameron Yoe 38-34 last week, and is averaging 33 points per game. McGregor’s defense has allowed 23 points per game but this could be a shootout and a battle of the clock.
Last Meeting (2016): Franklin 38 McGregor 35
West at Whitney
The West Trojans are currently 4-1 and are averaging 40.2 points per game led by a dominant rushing attack. Whitney is also 4-1 and the Wildcats are averaging 34 points per game, with a balanced rushing and passing attack. The single loss that Whitney sustained came in district play against Malakoff 39-7, while the Trojans loss came in non-district play to Mart 42-12.
This game will be crucial in determining playoff spots, so both teams will leave it all on the field.
Last Meeting (2016): West 47 Whitney 14
La Vega at Liberty Hill
La Vega is 5-0 on the season and ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, while Liberty Hill is 3-1 and unranked. The Panthers lone loss of the season came on the road to Calhoun 41-28. Liberty Hill is averaging 47.3 points per game, while their defense is allowing 30.8 points per game. The Pirates are averaging 43.4 points per game, but with stellar defensive play, La Vega is holding opponents to 5.6 points per game. Defense is said to win championships and with defensive numbers like the Pirates have displayed, it’s no reason they are in the chase to AT&T Stadium.
Last Meeting (2016): La Vega 34 Liberty Hill 20
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