After 11 long weeks, the most anticipated addition of the Texas high school football playoffs is here. Here are 3 matchups and how the games will end up.
Both teams enter the game with identical 7-3 records although both have used different styles of football. Bowie enters the playoffs coming off 2 straight losses. They are led by a rushing attack that features Marsaillus Sims, Drevvon Ponder and D’Aunte Prevost. The three have combined to rush for over 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns. A key for the Volunteers will be winning the turnover battle as in their last 2 losses they have 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles.
Weatherford is seeing the playoffs for the second straight season and are led by one of the best Quarterbacks in the nation, Vanderbelt commit Ken Seals. Seals has throw for 1,814 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. Seals and the Roos look to turn the game into a high scoring affair as they have scored 60 plus points three times and an impressive 81 earlier this season
Score: Bowie 32 Weatherford 28
Guyer This has been one of the most impressive teams this season led by the backfield of Kaedric Cobbs and Eli Stowers. They have had impressive wins over title contenders Aledo and Cedar Hill. Receiver Seth Meador has helped keep the attack balanced with over 900 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Hebron is led by second year starter Carson Harris who has combined with Jaylon Lott for 20 rushing touchdowns. It will be key for Hebron to control possession and keep the Wildcat offense off the field, which will be tough to do against a tough and tested Guyer defense.
Score: Guyer 35 Hebron 24
If not for Bowie vs Weatherford, this game could take the crown as game of the week. The Farmers are led by Quarterback Taylor Greene who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. Greene along with Damien Martinez and Ben McAfee have combined for 26 rushing touchdowns. Amari Winfield, who is only a sophomore may have his breakout game as he is one of the most talented receivers in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
The Southlake Dragons are no stranger to playoffs. With the only loss on Coach Riley Dodge record coming in last years playoffs to eventual state finalist Duncanville, there is sure to be a chip on their shoulders. Quarterback Quinn Ewers may be the best under center they have had in some time. He has thrown for 2,579 yards and 28 touchdowns. The receiver combination of Will Meyers and John Manero have combined for over 1,400 yards. The turnover battle will be very telling this game as will whoever can get the advantage on the scoreboard early.
Score: Southlake 27 Lewisville 20