South Grand Prairie Warriors(6-3, 5-1) @ DeSoto Eagles(8-1, 5-1)
DeSoto is looking to finish strong as their still picking up the pieces of their stunning week 9 loss at the hands of Duncanville. Senior quarterback Courtney Douglas has led the Eagles offense with 1311 yards and 11 touchdowns through the air. Six of those touchdowns were to junior wideout La’vontae Shenault who has totaled 491 yards.
However, South Grand Prairie’s defense is strong and has not given up more than 30 points all season. The most given up to this point in the season is 29 to Arlington Martin. A win over Desoto would prove that they can play with the contenders. The defense seems as good as ever after defeating Cedar Hill 14-10 last week.
Last Meeting(2016): DeSoto 37, South Grand Prairie 31
Lake Dallas Falcons(6-3, 5-1) @ Prosper Eagles(7-2, 5-1)
A district championship is on the line in Collin County. The Eagles are on a roll offensively, averaging 40 points a game. Prosper gained 644 yards of total offense with running backs Kaleb Adams and David Alvarez accounting for 295 of those yards and totaling four touchdowns between the two.
The Falcons are also dominating offensively, scoring 135 points in their last four games. Dual threat junior quarterback Ryan Depperschmidt has carried the Falcons through the season. He’s thrown for 1758 yards and 19 touchdowns as well as rushing for 369 yards and 11 touchdowns. This is shaping up to be a high scoring affair. The key to the this game is not getting stopped offensively. One defensive stop could mean the ballgame.
Last Meeting(2016): Lake Dallas 28, Prosper 24
Aledo Bearcats(9-0, 6-0) @ Saginaw Boswell Pioneers(9-0, 6-0)
Yet another district championship is on the line as two teams with state dreams matchup in Saginaw. The Pioneers are 0-7 all time against Aledo but are poised to turn the tables in this key matchup.
Sophomore quarterback Brayden Thomas has thrown for 2,161 yards and 28 touchdowns. In Week 6 against Northwest Eaton, Thomas surpassed Justin Litke for the most passing yards in a season in Boswell history. Litke set the record in 1998 with 860 yards. In just his sophomore season, Thomas has already passed 2,000 yards and still has one regular season game to go. Sophomore Brandon Chatman has been on the receiving end of 11 of those touchdowns. If there’s one thing Boswell can do, it’s win close games. Four of their wins have come with a point differential of less than 10 points.
But Aledo is used to runaway wins. Only once this season have they won by less than 20 and only once in district have they scored less than 50. Oklahoma commit Jase McClellan will be in the backfield for Aledo after having a stellar game against Northwest where he rushed for 172 yards and four touchdowns on his first start since breaking his wrist in the opener. What has turned into a great rivalry has something much more at stake this time around.
Last Meeting(2016 State Quarterfinal): Aledo 42, Boswell 14
Richland Rebels(8-1, 5-1) @ Colleyville Heritage Panthers(8-1, 6-0)
Same song, next verse as the District 6-5A championship is at stake. Heritage is looking for the title outright, while Richland is looking for a share of the title. Heritage has been on an eight game win streak since a loss in the first week of the season. The Panthers can use one of two quarterbacks in the game, Jagger Laroe who is the leading passer with 1786 yards and 21 touchdowns or Landry French 868 and 14 touchdowns. The way the Panthers use their quarterbacks could break the game open early.
Richland has been shaky on both sides of the ball throughout the season, but the most consistent and impressive player on their team is quarterback Drew Trent. Trent has thrown for 1236 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season. The big question is though, is Richland a real contender? Will their defense be strong enough to hold off a talented Colleyville Heritage team?
Last Meeting(2016): Colleyville Heritage 53, Richland 36
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