West Texas saw lots of key moments in only the opening week of the season. With week two looming, it is no doubt that matchups will be more intriguing to watch in week 2. Here are five key match-ups to watch in the second week of the season.
Cisco at Wall
After coming off a loss to Monahans, Wall looks to recapture their momentum against Cisco, the team who is the toughest on the Hawks schedule. The Loboes come off a 24-3 victory against a tough Breckenridge team in their home opener. Since the two teams faced off against each other back in 2014, the meetings have been a split decision. Whoever wins could not only get a advantage in the head to head meetings, but some crucial momentum early in the season.
Levelland at Shallowater
District 1-3AD1 wasn’t the best last week with every team losing their season opener, but Shallowater will look to change that against a tough Levelland team. After losing their all-world running back Cooper Ogle, the Mustangs have that unknown factor as they head into the second week of the season, which could suprise the Lobos. Levelland comes off a 56-31 victory against Muleshoe and would not mind to defeat another District 1-3AD1 opponent. Nick Gerber, who threw for 301 yards and six touchdowns, will look to have another repeat performance of last week.
Brock at Midland Christian
It’s not often that a private school is on the list, but Midland Christian does, who is a TAPPS perennial powerhouse, that faces off against Brock, who is the defending state champions in Class 3A. Brock completed the 52-0 demolition of Stamford in the opener and have momentum early on as they make the long road trip to Midland, to face off against the Mustangs. Midland Christian is led by Coach Greg McClendon fell in their opener to El Paso Eastwood and look to defend their house against the high-flying Eagles.
Odessa at Amarillo
After their season opener being called a “no contest” against Lubbock Cooper, the Amarillo Sandies “start” their season against the Bronchos of Odessa High, a team that they have beat seven consecutive times since 2010. Odessa has not won at Dick Bivins since 2009 and look to change that to even their record at 1-1 after a 73-18 blowout against Lubbock Monterey.
Breckenridge at Mineral Wells
After suffering defeat at the hands of Cisco, Breckenridge faces another talented opponent in Mineral Wells. Mineral Wells opened up the season with a 48-6 victory against Bridgeport. Both teams have the potential to make a deep run in the playoffs and this game could prove that with some early momentum in their young season.
If week one wasn’t enough, then week two should be more than enough for the fans of West Texas football once again with key match-ups, and some of them having potential momentum implications for teams that looked sharp on week one. Week two promises to be just as good as the first week!