TexasFootball.com is proud to partner with the U.S. Army for the Army Strong Team of the Week throughout the Texas high school football season, as well as the Team of the Year award at the end of the season.
Each week, TexasFootball.com and the U.S. Army join together to select one team from every classification in high school football that demonstrated the qualities exhibited within the Army - those include leadership, commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference as a member of a team. Each is awarded the Army Strong Team of the Week by local officials from the U.S. Army at a school assembly or pep rally.
ARMY STRONG TEAM OF THE WEEK — WEEK FIVE
6A: Lubbock Coronado
Conner Dean booted a 54-yard field goal — with the ball clanging off the crossbar and through — as time expired to stun unbeaten Odessa Permian, 15-14, giving the Mustangs their first victory over the Panthers since 1996.
In a wild back-and-forth rivalry game, it was the Dragons’ defense that stepped up big, as Jaylon Lane intercepted a pass to seal Nacogdoches’ 38-35 upset win over Lufkin, marking the first time the Dragons have beaten the Panthers in back-to-back seasons since 1930.
4A: Dallas Pinkston
After Dallas Madison rallied to take the lead, Pinkston’s Jamal Davis found the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown run to give the Vikings a hard-fought victory over Madison, 25-22.
3A: New Waverly
New Waverly kicked off district play in style, scoring a scintillating come-from-behind victory when QB Troy Roberts found WR Conner McWhorter for the game-winning 51-yard touchdown strike to down Lexington, 31-26.
In a battle of perennial stars, it was the Bobcats who shined brightest, as Jaylon Mascorro’s late interception sealed Refugio’s 27-20 win over two-time defending champion Cameron Yoe.
The smallest school in Texas with a football team (enrollment: 18), the Mustangs earned their first varsity victory since 2009 with a 67-19 romp over Patton Springs.