Duncanville over DeSoto
It wouldn’t exactly be a huge upset if Duncanville was to take out the high-flying DeSoto Eagles, but it would still be an upset of sorts. After the way the Eagles burned through their pre-district schedule and are currently burning through their district schedule, many are picking them to be the best team in their region, if not the state. They can’t look past Duncanville, who’s put together a very impressive 6-1 record themselves. They haven’t gone completely nuclear on any team yet, but their defense might just be what it takes to slow down Shawn Robinson and DeSoto. I’m not taking Duncanville by much, but I like their chances, especially at home.
Lubbock Cooper over Lubbock Coronado
Coronado has emerged as the best team on paper out of the Lubbock area schools, and is the last team remaining with an undefeated record in Lubbock. That being said, I think that the Cooper Pirates are going to take this one home. I feel like the Pirates have the defense that’s finally going to slow down the high flying Coronado offense. If the Pirates win, it won’t be by a gazillion points, but I still like them to bring it home.
El Paso Parkland over El Paso Canutillo
Deion Hankins has been a monster for Parkland, and is starting to gain national attention as a recruit. The Parkland defense isn’t exactly dominant, but Canutillo doesn’t have a mind-blowing offense either. Hankins is going to run wild in a typical Parkland shootout game that’ll come down to the last whistle.