Editor’s note: We will not be doing rankings this week, as we feel like rankings are useless once the playoffs start. Our four full-time writers will be picking the closest matchups in each region from each division in each classification. Here are our picks for 4A Division 2.
Monahans – IIII
Advantage: Monahans, 4 picks to 0
Reasoning: Monahans and Graham are set to clash at the home of the Red Raiders, and like the team that normally resides in that stadium, both teams have potent offenses. If Graham can score they’ll keep it close, but we like Monahans in this one.
Gilmer – III
Melissa – I
Advantage: Gilmer, 3 picks to 1
Reasoning: Gilmer has been excellent all season long, whereas Melissa’s had some strange spots in their season. In the playoffs, consistency is everything, and we’re taking Gilmer to win this one.
Giddings – III
Hardin-Jefferson – I
Advantage: Giddings, 3 votes to 1
Reasoning: Giddings suffered some early losses, but have been on fire heading into the playoffs. We don’t think Hardin-Jefferson can score enough to stay in this one.
Wimberley – III
Advantage: Wimberley, 3 picks to 1
Reasoning: Wimberley is just playing great right now. There’s going to be a reckoning with Sinton, but Wimberley has the talent to pull it out.
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