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 ONE
6A: Edinburg North
After falling behind 19-0 to Los Fresnos in the third quarter, the Cougars clawed back, tying the game before Diego Sanchez’s game-winning 33-yard field goal with eight seconds left to pull off an improbable 22-19 comeback win.
Facing a highly touted Mesquite Poteet squad, the Tigers pounced, holding the Pirates to just 195 total yards while QB Tyrell Alexander racked up 214 total yards and two scores to grab a 33-2 victory.
4A: West Columbia
Trailing 14-9 at halftime, West Columbia rattled off 22 unanswered points and took down Hallettsville, snapping the Brahmas’ 23-game regular season win streak with a 31-20 victory.
Brady Holleman hit Abel Aguilar for a go-ahead 18-yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter, and Chuy Chacon’s interception ended Hico’s comeback bid as Dublin took home a 23-20 upset victory.
Braden Murphy scored on a 25-yard touchdown run in overtime, and Nate Moenning’s extra point gave Crawford a thrilling 42-41 overtime win over Tolar.
After a winless 2013 campaign that saw their roster numbers dwindle to the minimum six players, the Tigers proved perseverance pays off with a 51-6 season-opening victory over Morgan.