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Whack-a-mole with top-ten teams
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 2 December 2010

>>>>>"The Fats Report"<<<<<<<Season Week--14--Playoff Week--4--


A statewide spike in sales?
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 23 November 2010

"Spike in "Nitro" sales traced to Texas H.S. Football Playoffs".......


Is "winterized" even a word?
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 16 November 2010

Region 1 -- WEEK -- 12 -- ***Playoff WEEK*** -- 2 -- ........Area Round.......


Taking DCTF to task
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 9 November 2010

>>>>>>>>>"The Fats Report"<<<<<<<<<
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>>>> I Love the smell of Upset Wins in the
>>>> morning.....It smells like......Victory....
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Region 1 -- WEEK --- 11 -- *** Playoff  WEEK*** -- 1 -- ....Bi-District Round....
Dave Campbells Texas Football--DCTF Blogs (#7).....The Panhandle............
( + a good chunk of West Texas )...Stratford Sport Network(SSN)...1-1A-D 1.
SSN Custom Section...High School Sports Zone....TOTFM.....KCBD--TV--11
Lubbock(Pete)...Amarillo Globe News...sixmanfoootball.com(Granger)..........
Lone Star Football Network...Fox Sports Southwest.....KVII--KFDA--KAMR...
KCIT.....TVs.....Amarillo, Texas.....And the BCS (BillyBob's Cocktail Shack)...
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Covering 5A-4A-3A Hot Spots and News....With Expanded coverage in most
of Region 1 & West Texas in 2A-1A-6man in D1 & D2.....All Rankings-Stats..
and various info courtesy of Dave Campbells Texas Football.....And the rest
of the Playoff Pairings--Team Stats--and other various info courtesy of all......
those shown in above pargraph...........................................................................
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"THE FATS REPORT".....Season WEEK --11-- Playoff  WEEK --1--.............
for..........THU Nov..11.........FRI Nov..12.........SAT Nov..13......................2010
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"I love the smell of Upset Wins in the morning.....It smells like.............Victory"
 
   So we all gathered around the computer around 230pm Thursday on the
"Live Chat" they have on Dave Campbells site... What the bracketts will look like
and much other football type stuff Tues & Thurs at 200pm both days for 1 Hour.
   It's a nice place to vent and swap lies and talk football with Managing editors
Dennis Hall and Travis Stewart along with 30 or 40 others that show up to ask
how "thier" team is going to do...Ocasionally turning into a ''my teams better than
your  team"....Oh yeah "well my coach can beat up your coach" and on some of
these are quite humourous....There are plenty of serious discussions but we sneak
a giggle in every now and then.....I happened to mention i liked Farwell +4 over
Springlake-Earth in an upset.....Travis dressed me down like a red headed step
child and Dennis wanted to know what i Based this on ?.....I gave a quick answer
so it wouldn't turn into a novel....But.....I've seen Farwell.....Farwell V Bovina which
they won 20-14...unimpressive yes  but Bovina scored in the 1st half only and
were shutout in the 2nd half.....Farwell dug in and pulled several long rushing
drives, eating up the clock and taking the lead while they kept Bovina bottled
up....Another thing was Springlake-Earth's not soft but not nearly as tough a
schedule as others have had.....plus many other things....but the one thing that
almost made me pick S-E was Farwell's only loss to New Deal 21-0....I would
have felt much better if this had been 21-16 or much closer game...all this rattled
through my skull and when it was showtime I went for it and Took Farwell + 4...
and they won (Upset) S-E 35-32<<<(3 points...but i had to pick 4)...so I almost
hit a Yahtzee (hit point spread) also but i'll take it....I saw the score for the 1st time
then i checked another site to be sure....and another site....etc......It's been a long
time since I have done a "Jig" and cackled...mostly because it frightens the grand
children and I usually pull a muscle but i was in rare form and ready to stir things
up knowing that my "Trojan Horse" (Actually a lifesize replica of "Bevo") was
dragged across the moat and taken deep into the bowels of Fort Campbell and
set my Ambush.....I already have  a couple of Crows marinating in the fridge to
cook up Tuesday for the Live Chat.....But i am torn over which basting sauce to
use that both Dennis and Travis will like.....A nice zippy Cajun sause or the house
specialty called "Capital Punishment".....A fiery concoction that glows in the dark...
It's good stuff if you like Hanging onto the towel rack for 3 days whimpering and
begging for mercy.......
 
     C'mon Tuesday....lol....It's all in good fun...I am just trying to figure out which
game to pick for an encore..........
                                          AF
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-----    Ok....Here we go.....I'm gonna try to get by with 2 Sections again (A & B) only.
Section A will close out with all the Week 10 recaps and then......
Section B will be all Playoff Pairings and picks for Week 11 and the closing....
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2-5A---3-5A.....Week 10 Recaps.....
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Amarillo High.....56........................Lubbock Coronado.....7...........................* AH+16
..Don't think anyone was quite expecting this...but I like it as a scare tactic going
..into the playoffs...The Sandies tore it up Rushing for 471 yards...Passing for 84
..and total yards were trip 5's.....555...Coronado managed 354 yards with only 56
..of that on the ground....That's alot of yards for Lubbock but Amarillo's Red Zone
..defense stood them up when they threatened to score.....
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San Angelo Central.....35.............Amarillo Tascosa.....27...........................X TA+11
..Looks like my old Rebels laid an egg here....."Angelo" had a big 2nd Qtr. with
..21 points going up on the board and thier last score of the game in the 4th Qtr
..was a 70 yard fumble return.....Tascosa actually out-gained Central 451-417
..which translates pretty much to what the scoreboard had...This is not good to
..enter the playoffs with...Especially an 8-2 El Paso Montwood.....
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(#26)Midland High.....42...............(#13)Abilene Cooper.....35....................X AC+20
..Another upset but not really...Midland is by far the Best team in "The Basin" this
..year...but i was a little stunned as Cooper had just the week before had won in
..an upset to some "The Battle of Abilene" handing (#8)Abilene a 45-28 loss...
..proving who is the best team this year..............
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>>>>>>>>>>> YAHTZEE !!!!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hit +28 on the button *****
(#8)Abilene.....42...........................Odessa Permian.....14..........................* AH+28
..MIghty "MOJO" bites it for the season and finishes with a dismal (For OP) 4-6
..record.....Next year will be Gary Gaines Comeback---Chapter 3...and the suits
..and ties will be expecting a much different outcome...He still simply may not
..have the talent sprouting up right in front of him like it used to be....
..The Eagles....what can I say...a little tune-up for thier Two-Fer run at the State
..Title....Something tells me that won't happen but they have a couple more wins......
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Canyon.....42..................................Plainview.....19....................................* CY+13
..I was leary of the Bulldogs after they upended Caprock in Week 9 for thier only
..win...could they sneak up on the Eagles like that ?...I shaved my points back to
..+13 which was 10 points short...Total yards favored Canyon by only 420 to 350
..and Canyon shut out the "Dawgs" in the the 2nd Half while adding 21 more 
..insurance points...Thats it for both teams as Canyon was nudged out of the
..talent loaded district-playoffs.....
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Amarillo Caprock.....34..................Amarillo Palo Duro.....0......................* CR+ 8
..The "Parr Bowl" was convincingly captured by the Longhorns...Looks like we
..had a mix of Caprock playing up to it's "A" game and Palo Duro raised the
..white flag early.....Both teams did make the playoffs and the Dons last Game
..is week 11 as they have drawn #7 Denton Ryan...9-0 with 4 or 5 very big wins
..The Longhorns look good to take down WF Rider 5-4 in playoff round one...
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Wolfforth-Frenship.....30...............Dumas.....0........................................X DU+12
..I don't really think i loototalked at this one close enough, yes the Demons had a
..handfull of impressive wins and Frenship has been on the skids lately...Neither
..team will head to the playoffs and you have to go back to 1995 for the last year
..That Frenship missed the playoffs....These stats will answer just about 
..everything for this game....Frenship had 270 rushing yards and 83 passing 
..yards to total = 353...The Demons had 22 yards on the ground and 37 via the
..air for a starteling total of = 59 total yards.....whew.....
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Hereford.....17...............................Canyon Randall.....14........................X CR+ 9 
..I knew this was possible...Hereford is one of the strongest home field towns
..to play in...Randall however had made it to the Hereford 18 with less than a
..minute to go and had a 4th and 3 staring at them...They opted for a field goal
..to force overtime but the kick sailed wide left closing out Randall at 8-2 which
..is a step up from last years 1-9 record.....Both of these teams advance to the
..playoffs...Hereford looks to be favored over Lake Dallas 5-5 and Randall will
..be favored over Little Elm 5-4.....then the Area round gets sticky.....
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--------------------   2-3A WEEK --10-- Recaps   ---------(NO 1-3A picks Week 10)
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Shallowater.....55...............................Brownfield.....28............................* SH+23
..I would have hit that with a 51-28 score (+23)...rats...Shallowater moves up to
..6-4 and will prepare for Borger to open the playoffs.....Anf it's basketball time
..for Brownfield.....Checking out with a 3-7...
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Lubbock Estacado.....40...................Lubbock Cooper.....24..................* LE + 6
..The District Crown was on the line and Estacado gets to fill a hole in thier
..throphy case. Estacados running game and speed were just a bit much for
..Cooper 7-2 who still go to the playoffs and get a gimme this week facing
..3-6 Pampa...Estacado 8-1 + the Crown face Dalhart 9-1.....
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Lamesa.....34....................................Levelland.....26...............................* LA+11
..Missed it by 2...Looks like this was quite a little game for the fans as
..Levelland almost got it's 1st win but finishing at 0-10.....Lamesa is done at
..4-6 and missed the playoffs.....
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**DCTFs pick as the Toughest 2A Dist in Texas**
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Bushland.....66...................................Lubbock Roosevelt.....39.............X LR+ 9
..I've picked against the Falcons twice this year and they toasted me...Looks
..like they are getting into playoff mode with 60 + points...And they will need
..every one next week as they face a very tough Wall team 9-1.....Roosevelt
..finishes 6-4 and is the Odd man out with the 3 playoff spots taken...
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Muleshoe.....40..................................Childress.....19.............................* MS+36
..Hummmm The Bobcats gave the Mules a little resistance and the stats were
..very close to the same...The Mules ran it.....The Bobcats aired it out.....
..Muleshoe draws a bye this week and then it looks like Breckinridge in wk 12
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Amarillo River Road.....41.................Friona.....26...................................X FR+15
..I really thought the Chieftains had another win in them...but noooo...The "River"
..had gotten better and better since the season started and both teams came
..in with a 3-6 mark so River Road hangs em up at 4-6 and Friona 3-7.....
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Littlefield.....48...................................Slaton.....14......................................* LI+47
..The Bobcats now 8-2 have a tune up for the playoffs and drew a weak link
...in Denver City.....Slaton finishes out at 1-9 and gets ready for round ball....
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Abernathy.....35.................................Floydada.....12................................* AB+ 3
..Abernathy 6-4 readies itself for the playoffs drawing an almost top 10 team
..all season in the form of Stanton 8-1whose only loss was to #9 Idalou.....
..Floydada shuts down at 5-5 for the year......
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Dimmitt.....41.....................................Amarillo Highland Park.....28........* DM+10
..Hey Hey..Highland park runs up 28 points on a team that dispatched Spearman
..earlier in the year and as it turns out this was AHP's highest point output in
..one game this season.....A once promising Dimmitt goes home at 2-7 and
..AHP is done at 1-9.....
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Sanford-Fritch 8-2(D-6-0)----------------------     I D L E
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Spearman.....42...............................Tulia.....7..........................................* SP+ 6
..Some bad breaks for the Hornets and some Big plays for the Lynx...Tulia
..scored with a 50 yard pass with a minute left in the game to avoid going
..down in a shutout and finishes at 5-4 which is a great accomplishment for
..a team whose season fell apart last year with no wins and halfway through
..the year ceased operations and forfieted the remaining games. The Lynx
..7-2 have been solid this year as they get ready for a round # 1 playoff
..opener with Coahoma 7-2......
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Idalou & Post only
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Idalou.....14........................................Coahoma.....6..............................* ID+11
..Idalou closes thing out at 6-3 and are headed to "The Show" by taken a
..nice rest on a BYE week...Coahoma at 7-2 also is playoff bound Drawing
..Spearman (Above)...Coahoma gave up 86 points all season and Idalou..
..Just 98 points...this should be a knock down drag out.....
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Post 3-7(D-2-4)---------------------     I D L E
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----------------   1-1A-D   1 ----------------WEEK --10-- Recaps (SSN CUSTOM)
DCTF's pick as the Toughest 1A team in the state of Texas.........................
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Sunray.....24......................................Boys Ranch.....3........................* SU+22
..In a 5 team District where 3 teams go to the playoffs.....This was the game
..of Cellar Dwellers...Stinnett West Texas goes in Sunrays place this season
..to the "extra" games causing Sunray to miss the playoffs for the first time
..in many years closing out the season at 5-5...The Roughriders are done
..with a record of 3-6..........Heres the Stats....................
---------------------------------------------------Boys Ranch----------Sunray-----------
First Downs.................................................9...........................16
Rushing...................................................42-180..................36-124
Passing.......................................................0...........................321
Total Yards................................................180........................445
C.A.I.........................................................0-8-3....................15-25-1
Punts.........................................................5-31......................1-34
Fumbles / Lost..........................................2-0.........................1-1
Penalties..................................................9-76........................9-68
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   Hum....looks like the Boys were gettin irate with 18 total penalties...
Talon Dooley not only put up the passing numbers but scored 3 TD's
in the process...All the scoring occured in the 1st Half so looks like
both sides got a little JV action......
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(#1)Canadian 10-0(D-4-0)--------------------     I D L E  
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(#11)Stratford.....34............................Stinnett West Texas.....6.........* STR+16
..The Elks could do no wrong pouncing on WT and leading 28-0 at the Half
..with the game pretty much decided. Stratford picked up 6 in the 3rd Qtr and
..Stinnett got in 6 just before the game ended...Ever since Stratford returned
..from the Perryton Bye week they were healthy and rested and the last 4 games
..have shown all that they are ready for the playoff...even the 21-7 loss to Canadian
..proved that the Elks could play D with the best of them...And during this time
..Stratford broke the 600+ total yards barrier in one game...so they look as good as
..they can heading into playoff action starting in Week 11 with Panhandle 2-8 at
..Dumas Friday night....things could go wrong but i expect a good tune up game
..with Stratford around +35 then they will step up to the plate for a scrappy Sundown
..team who will rest this week........Here's the Stats........
----------------------------------------------------Stratford--------------Stinnett WT
First Downs...............................................16.............................12
Rushing....................................................232...........................216
Passing....................................................190............................31
Total Yards...............................................422...........................247
C.A.I........................................................4-5-0........................3-12-1
Punts........................................................1-48..........................3-40
Fumbles-Lost.......................................... 5-0............................0-0
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     80% passing.....No turnovers.....But the one thing that must be fixed is the
..fumbles between center and QB...I caught the game on re-play and besides
..disrupting 5 plays for no gain...these errors can even stall a drive in the right
..place and the playoffs will only bring teams that will pounce on these mistakes
..and make the Elks pay by putting points on the board...other than that the Elks
..are as ready as they are going to get.....
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Clarendon.....48................................Panhandle.....7.................................* CL+33
..Pretty much what you're gonna see next week at the Stratford V Panhandle
..game...The 9-1 Bronchos and the >>2-8<< Panthers both make the playoffs
..due to a 4 team Dist. with 3 playoff slots...There will be quite a few goods
..teams sitting at the house while this happens......Not much to say on this game
..with the Bronchos gaining 41-388 on the ground and 560 total.....while the
..Panthers gained 27-11 on the ground with 196 total..."The Johnny Show"
..just keeps on rolling.....
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Quanah.....46....................................Lockney.....0....................................* QU+26
..The 6-4 Indians go sailing into the bi-dist. round...While Lockney is done
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New Deal.....32.................................Hale Center.....7..............................*ND+28
..The lions sharpen thier claws for the "Show" and the Owls look to next year
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Olton.....21........................................Tahoka.....14..................................X TA+22
..Coming in Tahoka was 7-2 and Olton 3-6...What the ???...not sure but
..Tahoka has some impressive wins this season.
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Sundown 7-3(D-3-1)--------------------     I D L E  
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Albany.....51....................................Haskell.....12.....................................* AL+22
..The lions rack up a bushel full of points and are 10-0 headed for the playoffs
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Seymour 6-4(D-2-2)--------------------     I D L E  
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Stamford.....42................................Olney.....21......................................* ST+34
..Olney made a fair showing...But Stamford 9-1 will rep the Dist. in the playoffs
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1A-D2..........Week --10-- Rankings
1.....Plains
3.....Iraan
4.....Windthorst
5.....Farwell
6.....Springlake-Earth
8.....Wellington
Dropped out---Archer City
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Gruver...........42.................................Booker.....7...................................X BK+ 8
..The Greyhounds go out on a high note...I really thought the Kiowas could win
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>>>>>>> Yahtzee..........+11 on da nose.......Weeeeeeeeee<<<<<<<
White Deer.....27...............................Vega.....16....................................* WD+11
..this one pretty much went as expected and 3-7 Vega makes the Playoffs
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Shamrock......42................................Claude.....28.................................X CL+22
..2-8 Shamrock (To Playoffs) takes down 4-6 Claude...a nice story this year
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Wheeler.....55...................................Memphis.....6................................* WH+47
..Shoot..missed it by 2!...Wheeler is getting ready for playoffs...Memphis...no
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Wellington--------------------     I D L E   
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Bovina.....56......................................Nazareth.....0.................................* BO+47
..Winless "Naz" finishes possibly thier worst season...The "Bovines" have more
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Farwell.....35.....................................Springlake-Earth.....32.........***** FA+4*****
..Well looky here...Ole fat boy snagged a big un....See monolog above, I paid
..for this pick,,,,,but now it's my turn.....both teams are playoff bound at 9-1.....
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Sudan---------------------     I D L E  
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Seagraves.....1.................................Anton.....0...........................>>>>Forfiet<<<<
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Plains.......53.....................................Morton.....13......................................* PL+33
..The Cowboys make it to the playoffs at 10-0...Morton is toast for this year
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Smyer--------------------     I D L E  
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--------------------     5-1A-D   2   -----  *** The Morse Code & Bailing Wire Dist ***
Iraan.....53........................................Marfa.....6...........................................* IR+41
..The Braves are the real deal this year--beware...5-4 Marfa goes to the Show
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McCamey.......20..............................Van Horn.....19.................................* VH+27
..Well Well McCamey plays the spoiler at home but gets to 4-6 and the Playoffs
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------------------------------6 Man.....6 Pak.....Recaps
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I went 3-3 on six man piks...about right for me........
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Wins...........Cotton Center.....Loop.....Robert Lee
Losses.......Blackwell...........Zephyr....Darrouzett

     So all that
is left is the Playoff Pairings in the West half of Region 1 and of course my
Fearless Forecast or Game Picks from Hell.....With choice Upsets.....
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>>>>>>>>>>   5A.....DIVISION...1
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El Paso El Dorado 7-3>>> + 31..............V.....Lubbock Monterey 2-8
-----Noon.......SAT.......GCS........Midland
..7-3 is good enough for me against lowly Monterey.....El Paso City + 31
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Midland High 9-1>>> + 13.......................V.....Arlington Bowie 7-3
-----200 PM.......SAT.......AT&T/Jones.......Lubbock
..This looks like a good one to Watch.....Anyone that wins 7 games out of the
..Metroplex bears watching but Midland's win against Abilene Cooper sways me
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San Angelo Central 4-6...........................V.....El Paso Franklin 8-2>>> + 23
-----100 PM.......SAT.......Ratliff.......Odessa
..San Angelo Central has pulled off a few doozies but Franklin is too good
..a team and should win by + 23.....
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(#22)Arlington Martin 8-2>>> + 19.........V.....Odessa High 5-5
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Craven.......Arlington
..I Don't think Marquez will be enough to get Odessa through this one...At 5-5
..There is something wrong with having a D1 back and the team in managing
..only a .500 record...Martin has already played teams much tougher than that
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El Paso Montwood 8-2>>> + 22............V.....Amarillo Tascosa 5-5
-----700 PM.......FRI.......GCS........Midland
..I don't see anyway for the Rebels to to get around a loss here unless Montwood
..has a catastrophic failure...This is one of the better teams out of El Paso.....
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(#12)Abilene Cooper 9-1>>> + 37........V.....Arlington Lamar 5-5
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Shotwell.......Abilene
..Another one I don't see working for Lamar...Cooper just has way too many
..weapons for any team except those in the top 25 can handle it.....
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Amarillo High 8-2>>> + 13.....................V.....El Paso Coronado 7-3
-----700 PM.......FRI.......Ratliff.......Odessa
..The Sandies aren't one to score alot...Mostly because thier Defense keeps
..the other team in check...Last season Amarillo lost the Bi-District game...
..Not this year...the defense is just phenominal and why do the Sandies need
..more than 20 points when can hold the other team in single digits.....
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Arlington High 7-3..................................V.....(#13)Abilene 7-3>>> + 15
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Maverick.......Arlington
..Herschel Sims Tweaked his ankle last week on a kick off...Will he be 100 % ?
..I would have had about + 26 if not for the "Sims Factor"...Arlington's resume
..looks good but not enough to upend the Eagles.....
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>>>>>>>   4A.....DIVISION...1
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Amarillo Caprock 8-2>>> + 12.............V.....Wichita Falls Rider 6-4
-----700 PM.......FRI.......Memorial.......Wichita Falls
..The Longhorns should be jacked up for this game...Years ago Rider was a
..force back in the Broonwood-Temple-Permian era...not so much now but they
..will be back some day...Caprock plays a top notch game and takes it by + 12
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(#6)Denton Ryan 10-0>>> + 57...........V.....Amarillo Palo Duro
-----700 PM........SAT.......Memorial.......Wichita Falls
..I just can't sugar coat this one...Ryan has beaten Sulphur Springs (State Champ
..2008---State runner up 2009) and currently # 18...and last weeks no show
..against Caprock didn't help the decision
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>>>>>>>>   4A.....DIVISION...2
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Hereford 7-3>>> + 13.........................V.....Denton High 4-6
-----300 PM.......SAT.......Mustang Bowl.......Sweetwater
..The Whitefaces put together a good game and take out Denton by + 13
..who was close to a good season but fell down late.....
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Lake Dallas 5-5....................................V.....Canyon Randall>>> + 5
-----700 PM.......FRI.......Mustang Bowl.......Sweetwater
..Lake Dallas was a little powerhouse last year and top 10 rated...but they just
..couldn't pull it together this year...Wichita Falls Rider handed Lake Dallas
..a loss this year (See above Caprock plays WFR)...so i think Randall gets
..by on a sqeaker at + 5.....Now watch them beat Lake D by 32......
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>>>>>>>>   3A.......DIVISION...1
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Pampa 3-6...........................................V.....Lubbock Cooper 7-3>>> + 31
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Buffalo Bowl.......Canyon
..Here's one i can scratch off my list...Cooper should lay em out at +31 or more
..Pampa by winning 1 District game and 3 overall get into the Playoffs....hey it's
..getting better...The Harvesters were in the playoffs at 2-9 last year.....
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Abilene Wylie 4-6>>> + 16................V.....Burkburnett 3-7
------730 PM.......THU.......Ram Stadium.......Mineral Wells
..The Wylie one is not as sneaky as they were last year...Nor do they have the
..offensive punch which has hurt them this year...Burkburnett by 16?...no Prob
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>>>>>>>   3A.......DIVISION...1
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Borger 5-4>>> + 9.............................V.....Shallowater 6-4
-----200 PM.......SAT........Bivins.......Amarillo
..I'm sitting on the fence with this one...I could argue both sides...but what will sway
..me here is Borger played a tough schedule and handed 9-1 Dalhart thier only loss
..to the tune of 28-3...Borger may be the best 5-4 team South of the Canadian River
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Pecos 7-3..........................................V.....Seminole 4-6>>> + 10
-----730 PM.......THU........Ratliff........Odessa
..yeah i know that don't look right...pick 4-6 over 7-3.....however....Pecos has had
..a more squishy schedule than Seminole has...Seminole scored 28 points on
..Snyder in a loss...They beat Midland Greenwood and gave #13 Monahans all they
..wanted...so yup ima gonna go that way.....
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Lubbock Estacado 8-2>>> + 14.......V.....Dalhart 9-1
-----730 PM.......SAT.......Buffalo Bowl.......Canyon
..I have been bragging on Dalhart all year...then it looked like they were on a soft
..schedule and Borger proved that point by beating Dalhart 28-3...Estacado has
..played some stout teams this year...So i have to be realistic...Lubbock + 14
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(#20)Graham 8-2...............................V.....Snyder 8-2>>> + 17
-----700PM.......THU.......Shotwell.......Abilene
..While not really an Upset...this my "Lead Pipe Cinch"...Snyder is a bunch of
..tough hombres this year and if Borger could stay close to Graham...then
..Snyder should be able to do the job.....
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>>>>>>>   2A.......DIVISION...1
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(#5)Muleshoe 9-1------- BYE
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Wall 9-1>>> + 8................................V.....Bushland 7-3
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Denver City
..This could go either way and Bushland has been hot lately...but so has Wall
..I may be sorry but i like em here...
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(#10)Littlefield 8-2>>> + 28......................V.....Denver City 5-5
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Pirate Stadium (Cooper)---Lubbock
..The Bobcats are going to make a statement i believe and they should be able
..to do that V .500 DC....+28?...yup...if the mistakes are minimal.....
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(#9)Colorado City 10-0---------- BYE
..This is the one ya gotta watch for.....they are good.....
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>>>>>>>   2A.......DIVISION...2
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Sanford-Fritch 8-2---------- BYE
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Stanton 9-1>>> + 33........................V.....Abernathy 6-4
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Seminole
..Stanton's only loss was to #9 Idalou and they have a nice resume...I am afraid
..this is the end of the line for Abernathy.....
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Spearman 8-2>>> + 8 .....................V.....Coahoma 7-3
-----800 PM.....FRI........Bulldog Stadium........Plainview
..I like the Lynx here...I don't think Coahoma has seen a defense quite like the
..one Spearman carries around with them...May even be less than 8...
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(#9)Idalou 7-3---------- BYE
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>>>>>>>   1A.......DIVISION... 1
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(#1)Canadian 10-0---------- BYE
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(#7)Stamford 9-1>>> + 22.....................V...Tahoka 7-3
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Jim Ned High.......Tuscola
..Stamford is another good one hiding down there in the sand...The only loss
..was a district game to (#2)Albany 20-14.....+ 22 may not be enough....this is
..the end of the line for Tahoka.....
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Sundown 7-3---------- BYE
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Quanah 6-4>>> + 12.............................V.....Stinnett West Texas 6-4
-----730 PM........FRI........Bivins........Amarillo
..Going on strength of schedule...What?...WT is in the toughest dist. in 1A in
..the whole state...ok...ok..but look at the Indians schedule...a narrow loss to
..ranked Hamlin...A loss to ranked Munday...A win over White Deer..and a loss
..to Clarendon...they just look better to me.....
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(#2)Albany--------- BYE
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(#11)Stratford 5-4>>> + 33...................V.....Panhandle 2-8
-----700 PM.......FRI.......Demon Bowl........Dumas
..No contest...The Elks are playing thier best ball of the year after getting some
..Idle weeks and getting the entire backfield healed up...Another 2-8 team going
..to extra innings...Kress 7-3 will NOT go to the Playoffs...Sumthin wrong with
..that Bubba...The Elks should ring up 33 no prob...The other things they will be
..working on is the center-QB exchange and keeping everyone from getting hurt...
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(#10)Clarendon 9-1------- BYE
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(#8)New Deal 9-1>>> + 18....................V.....Seymour 6-4
-----800 PM.......SAT.......Mustang Bowl.......Sweetwater
..Seymour had a tough schedule and district and they aren't that bad...but up
..Against The Lions...Seymour's football equipt. will be getting stored away
..next week and the roundballers will be in business.....
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>>>>>>>   1A.......DIVISION...2
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White Deer 7-3---------- BYE
--
Smyer 5-5........................................V......Bovina 5-5>>> + 19 
--------730 PM........FRI........Sudan
..Quad 5's...I've seen Bovina V Farwell and they are a pretty fair team
..and strength of schedule hands down goes to Bovina and this game + 19
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Farwell 9-1----------- BYE
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Wheeler 6-4>>> + 34.....................V.....Vega 3-7
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Highland Park Hornet Field.......Amarillo
..These 2 teams met in a non-district in mid season with the result being
..a 34-0 win for Wheeler...So i'll rubber stamp this one...34-0 again
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(#1)Plains 10-0---------- BYE
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Gruver 4-6>>> + 7.........................V.....Shamrock 2-8
-----730 PM.......THU.......Bivins.......Amarillo
..This would make the statewide list of least interesting games..What do you
..do...I couldn't figure it out either so i'll try Gruver + 7...
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Wellington 8-2---------- BYE
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Springlake-Earth 9-1>>> + 35......V.....Seagraves 2-8
-----730 PM.......FRI.......Lowrey Field.......Lubbock
..these 2 met in non-district and the outcome was 35-7 Earth...I don't expect
..this to change and it might be more than 35
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   Thats it for 5A through 1A for the week--1-- playoff pairings
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   For 6 man Action see.....sixmanfootball.com.....Granger has a good handle
on it all...Pairings...Spreads.....chat board....etc.....
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>Games in the Ama-Plex / local area <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Pampa.......................V.....Lubbock Cooper.......730PM..FRI..Buff Bowl-Canyon
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Borger........................V.....Shallowater...............200PM..SAT..Bivins-Amarillo....
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Lubbock Estacado....V.....Dalhart.......................730PM..SAT..Bivins-Amarillo....
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Quanah.......................V.....Stinnett WT...............730PM..FRI..Bivins-Amarillo....
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Wheeler......................V.....Vega..........................730PM..FRI..Highland Pk-AMA
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Gruver.........................V.....Shamrock..................730PM..THU..Bivins-Amarillo....
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*** Don't have anything on the Private schools...should be playoffs somewhere?
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   Not sure which way to go on game watching this week...I'll figure something out
by Thursday.....
 
   On to the "I lassoed Lance" pick em contest..............
Week 9...I hit 9/3 with a weekly score of 971
Overall.....I sit in 65th Place with 9011 points
Week 10..coming up and thats it...I need to hit about 20 out 12......
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   Lance keeps comin at me.....Week 9 he hit
Week 9...10/2...dont see points
Overall.....He's comin around the bend in 83rd place with 8829 points
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   Time for me to set my nostril hair on fire and drive to Happy.....
 
   Good Luck with your playoff team(s)...May the best team win...
 
   Take Care.....Be Well.....And Drive Safely to and from the games...
 
    Keep an eye out for the Flyin Piggies.....Cheers.....     Fats


The sun is setting out west
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 2 November 2010

Region 1.....WEEK--10--.....2010................Dave Campbells Texas Football
DCTF BLOGS (#6).....The Panhandle......( + A good chunk of West Texas)
Stratford Sports Network...(SSN).....1-1A-D1...............SSN Custom Section
High School Sports Zone / TOTFM / KCBD...TV...11........Lubbock...(Pete)
Ama. Globe News......sixmanfootball.com.........Lone Star Football Network
Fox Sports SouthWest...KVII--KFDA--KAMR--KCIT.....TV's.....Amarillo, Tx.
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Covering 5A-4A-3A Hot Spots and News.....And expanded coverage in most
of Region 1 & West Texas in 2A-1A-6Man.D1 & D2.All Rankings-Schedules
and some material courtesy of Dave Campbells Texas Football.....Other info
and stats furnished by all those listed in above pargraph................................
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" The Fats Report ".....WEEK --- 10 ---  =  Nov........4........5........6.........2010
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" As the Sun begins to Set on another Chapter of Friday Night Lights "Live"
 
  Can you believe it's Week 10 already ?.....this season seemed to have
gone by awfully fast this time around.....One more District game for those
active in Week 10....Then it's time to choose up sides and start the "Extra"
6 weeks of games to see if the playoffs bring a little Bling home to set under
the tree for the personel of 12 football teams Lucky enough and very 
Talented enough to have made it through "Hamburger Hill" and now have
earned the right and honor of being called "State Champions"......
  Some of the teams seemingly have a free pass to the throne...Then there
is a group of teams in the middle that if this happens and that happens they
have a good chance to go all the way...and the other 1/3 or so...hardly anyone
has a clue...we'll just wait for the final scores each week and build a new puzzle
of games for the next round...A large number of teams will have Seniors playing
thier last football game and about half will get to play out that final game on thier
own home turf...an emotional night for sure but not near as emotional as it will
be for the select few that are crowned " State Champions "......
  I worked in some of these small towns with the Railroad in the 70's and the whole
town just seemed to deflate a little bit when it came time to put all the team photos
and posters and signs (Gone to the Game) up for winter and spring...They won't
see daylight again until about the 1st of August when all the speculation about this
years team hits the coffee shops and restaurants and all the sometimes animated
discussions of whos gonna beat who this year are the "Hot Ticket" to be talking
and/or complaining about...Then on a Friday Night late in August the "big" lever
in the power box is activated and the stadium lights come on marking the start
of the season officially as you sit back and relax watching another Texas sunset
over the top of the stadium and think to yourself......Ahhhh...It's Texas, got a
beautiful sunset, the gangs all here and folks i haven't seen for 9 months are
turning up here and there and checking up on the latest news on everyone...
  You Realize around you then, that in this slice of time, that you are exactly
where you are suppose to be...And that everything is going to be...All Right....
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  Time to check my picks in week --9--...Due to some unforseen problems I
only was able to pick an even dozen games but i compensated by turning
in a horrible performance...Wins>>>> 7...Losses>>>> 5...For a scorching
58.3 %....down just a little from a 37/12  =  75.5 %.....I blame it in the
Bronchitus medicine which among other things while at the dinner table
caused me to see "Levitating" entrees go up and disappear in the ceiling
fan.....But when I started flailing my butter knife at  small barnyard animals
running around and sneaking bites off my plate.....Everyone decided it
was time for "Pee Paw" to get some more rest before being fed..........
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  Week 9 Recaps will show week 9 Ranking numbers...Then around sunup
Monday the new and improved week 10 DCTF rankings will bounce off the
printer and i'll use those rankings for the week 10 picks.....
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*****All Games begin FRI NOV 5th...730 PM...Unless otherwise noted*****
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>>>>>>> Week --- 9 --- Rankings & Recaps <<<<<<< 
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5A.......
8.....Abilene
13...Abilene Cooper
26...Midland
-----------     2-5A & 3-5A ----------- Week--- 9 --- Recaps
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Amarillo High.....17......................Tascosa.....3....................................* AH+ 8
..The Sandies Defense showed up for the game and they brought a plenty
..big sack of wood with them and just Suffocated the Rebels...Going into
..the 4th Quarter Tascosa had registered 11 Total yards offense after
..31 plays.....Sometimes this rivalry game is wild and wooley...but not this
..year as the game almost seemed to follow a script right down to the final
..score...Due to a fair 4th Qtr, Tascosa finished with 69 rush---69 pass for
..a total of 138 yards.....While AHS ground out 261 rushing and 32 passing
..for a grand total of 293 yards........There's always next year eh ?
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(#13)Abilene Cooper......45........(#8)Abilene.....28......................... X AB+13
..At the start of the season Abilene was to win it all again and take the state
..title (they still may)...Over the course of the season that talk has slowly
..tuned into whispers and wimpers....The rumor mill had been busy the past
..month stating that Cooper was the better team...And here is Exhibit "A"...
..There will be a little movin and shakin in the rankings...the logical thing would
..be to switch places but I think the Eagles will get a stiffer penalty maybe
..down into the 20's.....
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----- And now.....2-5A & 3-5A.....week --- 10 --- Picks
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*** Following game is a.....*** THU NOV--4--***...Dick Bivins--Amarillo *** 
Lubbock Coronado 3-6(D-2-2)...............At......Amarillo High 7-2(D4-0) + 16
..Coronado tied for 3rd place with SA Central in District is by far the best
..Lubbock Team in the Dist. and they will be looking for a win since Amarillo
..and Tascosa Have clinced playoff spots...the trick is beating the Sandies
..who are fine tuning things for the playoffs...could be a chippy game for a bit
..but the Golden Sandstorm wins by +16...........
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Amarillo Tascosa 5-4(D-3-1) + 11 .........At.....San Angelo Central 3-6(D-2-2)
..Hopefully The Rebs won't look past this....Central has been playing fairly
..soudly the last 3 weeks since they figured out they could get a playoff slot
..On paper this should be a really good game...but eventually I do think the
..Rebels have to step up and take control and take this on by + 11......
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(#13)Abilene Cooper 9-0(D-4-0) + 20...At......(#26)Midland High 8-1(D-3-1)
..I'm not picking against Cooper from here on out...Midland has an exceptional
..team that is the best in the Basin.....The Cougars are still riding High from last
..weeks win V Abilene...I just see "Coop" with +20 when the smoke clears.....
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Odessa Permian 4-5(D-0-4).................At.....(#8)Abilene 6-3(D-3-1) + 28
..The Eagles look to make a statement to end the season big over a just
..under .500 MOJO...Permian has shown promise this year but are already
..minis--4-- in District and out of it...They could play Spoiler...but not with
..this team.....The "Ex's" by 28...........
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4A--------------------Week ----9---- Rankings & Recaps
26...Stephenville
-----------------------3-4A Recaps ---------------------
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Canyon.....25......................................Dumas.....22...............................X DM+ 6
..Lets see The Demons beat Ama Caprock...and Canyon has been a little
..wishy washy this year plus they were at Dumas which is a big home advantage
..team/town...At The Half Canyon led 11-7 (11= 1 safety, 1 TD=pat fail, and
..1 field goal)...The Eagles ran that up to 25-7 and had to withstand a furious
..comeback from Dumas which fell just short...Total yards were 301-280
..respectively and only 1 turnover as Dumas coughed up a grounder....
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Plainview.....28...................................Amarillo Caprock...23..............X AC+24
..WTF ??? (What the Fajitas !!!)...0-8 Plainview takes down 7-1 Caprock
..I don't get it...and no points by either team in the 4th Qtr...Due to Caprock
..being 6-0 before the wing fell off they sttill qualify for a playoff spot with a
..little help from Canyon who defeated Dumas...Plainview finished with
..405 total yards...365-R...40-P and Caprock had 341 total...154-R...187-R
..and both teams had 3 turnovers.......
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Canyon Randall.....31........................Wolfforth-Frenship.....16..........* CR+13
..The Raiders broke this one open in the 2nd quarter striking for 17 points
..to finish over all at 8-1...Last season at this time in the season Canyon was
..Randall was 1-8...thats as close to a complete turnaround as you can get..
..And with Caprock stumping its toes and losing 2 games...the Raiders may
..very well be the best team in the district going into week 10...Frenship had
..some bad sounding knocking in the engine last year and this season they
..have finally thrown a rod and broke down after 5 years or so of heavy
..dominace in whatever district they were in..Looks like the stats for Frenship
..never got called but you could get close just guessing from the score.....
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Hereford.....16....................................Palo Duro.....12.........................* HD+ 8
..The Whitefaces held on to a valiant comeback from the Dons that just
..never quite got there...The Half time score was HH 10--APD 3...Hereford
..held the Dons to >>0<< passing yards on 3 attempts so the Dons 162 on
..the ground was also thier total yards...The Whitefaces had 162-R...53-P
..for a total of 215 yards...turnovers were even at 1 apiece.....
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----------3-4A----------- Week -- 10 -- Picks
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Plainview 1-8(D-1-5).........................At.....Canyon 4-5(D-3-3) + 13
..I don't think Plainview has 2 wins in them this season...Caprock was an eye
..opener but Canyon has other ideas in a 3 way deadlock for the final playoff
..spot...so as they say The Eagles are in a must win...and a home...
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Amarillo Caprock 7-2(D-4-2) + 8.....At......Amarillo Palo Duro 4-5(D-4-2)
..both teams have secured a playoff ticket behind Canyon Randall...Caprock
..has been stunned twice in the last 2 games and the Dons are a pesky little
..team that won't go away easy...In a match that pits Father & Son Coaches
..against each other...this one is always been for family pride and add on top
..of that this year it includes playoff implications for both...The Longhorns + 8
..seem like the safe way to go but it looks right because PD will put up a good
..fight and if Caprock doesn't want to enter the playoffs on a sour note they
..better not pull a "John Wayne" finding themselfs 20 points down going into
..the 4th Qtr......
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Dumas------------ Shows Idle Nov 5-----but plays Frenship on Nov 12th <<< 1st
........................... week of the playoffs ???...Frenship shows the same game
........................... Nov 12th.....Since it is 310 am and no one to check with...I'm
........................... gonna declare this one a typo...show the game for Nov 5th
........................... and hope it's right.........................
---------------------- Ah here's the pigskin preview and it's got the 5th.....Bingo
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Dumas 4-5(D-2-4) + 12.......................At.....Wolfforth-Frenship 4-5(D-1-5)
..In the battle of District leftovers The Demons seem to be the better team
..at this point...Even though Frenship is at home for the closer, I think Dumas
..has 1 more thing to prove with a win...Like Plainview...Dumas also has the
..braging rights of beating playoff contender Caprock.....
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Canyon Randall 8-1(D-5-1) + 9..........At.....Hereford.....6-3(D-4-2)
..Canyon makes the playoffs even with a loss...Hereford must win to keep
..thier playoff hopes alive...I don't think the Raiders will fall for that because
..they are just about to enter the "Single Elimination" tournament otherwise
..known as the playoffs where every game will be a must win for each team
..so Canyon might as well dig in now and treat this like a playoff game and
..give Hereford a rare home defeat with + 9 Points.....
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3A---------------------Week -- 10 -- Rankings & Recaps
1.....Brownwood
14...Monahans
16...Bridgeport
23...Graham
------------------------1-3A -------------------- Week -- 10 -- Recaps
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Borger.....28....................................Perryton.....14...............................* BG+20
..Well Ok + 14...Hummmm...The Box-Score got hi-jacked somewhere along
..the way...but it happens...I kinda figured Borger might win by +28 or so but
..they are playoff bound...so take no chances with the starters, so the 2nd
..half was 2nd string and the JV gang getting some valuable varsity time in
..and working on position depth........
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Dalhart.....38...................................Pampa.....6...................................* DA+22
..The Golden Wolves found out the hard way last week that some teams out
..there are very very good falling to Borger 12-3...Even though they put on a
..defensive show....Borger's Defense was a little better....So this week it was
..back to normal as Dalhart carpet bombed the Harvesters winning by +32...
..Each team had 3 turnovers and total yards favored Dalhart...47-372 rush
..and 103 pass for a 475 yard total...Pampa clocked out with...24-67 rush
..and 77 pass for a 144 yard total...That one stat explains alot...Both Teams
..comitted 3 turnovers.....
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----------2-3A------------ Recaps
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Brownfield.....14.............................Lamesa.....12...............................X LA+15
..+15 ?...well i didn't hit it anyway...The good ole home field advantage came
..into play i'm sure abd Lamesa was down to it's 3rd string QB after a series
..of injuries..Lamesa was also handicapped by bad field position in the 2nd
..half or Brownfield kept them pinned down...can't locate a box-stats for this
..one even in 3 sources around Lubbock.........
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Lubbock Cooper.....45..................Shallowater.....7...........................X SH+18
..Went for an upset here and got burned...Cooper Secured a playoff berth
..with this win and they made thier case early as the first play from the line
..of Scrimmage was an 81 yard TD sprint by Tae Richerson...Cooper
..checked out with 28-261 rushing and 202 passing for a 463 total...The
..Wolverines had 39-183 rushing and 46 passing for a total of 229 total
..Shallowater turned the ball over twice to Cooper...1 grounder and 1 Pik.....
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Lubbock Estacado.....63...............Levelland.....0................................* LE+43
..No no... not 63 !...43 !...Estacado is 7-1 and district frontrunner and this
..sets the stage next weeks highly anticipated Estacado--Cooper game
..which will crown the kings of lubbock, win them district and #1 to the
..playoffs...Thats gonna be a showcase game.....
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--------------------2-3A----------- Week -- 10 -- Picks 
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Brownfield 3-6(D-2-2)...................At......Shallowater 5-4(D-2-2) + 23
..I know Shallowater has a few injuries and are down in the dumps
..but they still have a long shot playoff berth...So theres no way they
..can lose this right ?....well + 23 says they will win...Brownfield just
..hasn't had alot to brag about this year.....
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Lubbock Cooper 7-2(D-4-0)........At.....Lubbock Estacado 8-1(D-4-0) + 6
..This is gonna be a killer game..To the winner goes the district crown and
..bragging rights for a year around Lubbock...Both teams have an excellent
..resume this season and the losses by both have were to very good teams
..I'm just going + 6...this is a heavily charged up game and could wind up
..being a barnburner deluxe in the 57-51 range...We shall see......
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Levelland 0-9 (D-0-4)..................At.....Lamesa 3-6(D-0-4) + 11
..Lamesa gets it's first District game win while Levelland goes home empty
..handed for the whole season at 0-10...Lamesa has been improving little
..by little over the 2nd half of the season...Food for thought as they get
..fitted for basketball uniforms this week.....
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Problems last week prevented any 2A picks.....Therefore no week 9 recaps.
..so we'll go straight to the brand new rankings and 2A -- Week -- 10 -- Picks.
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----------------------   2A-D   1   ----------------------
2A---D---1---------------------------------- Brand new Week -- 10 -- Rankings
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2A-D---1
2.....Daingerfield
5.....Muleshoe
9.....Colorado City
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----------------------  2A-D   1 --------------------- Week -- 10 -- Picks
-------------------   *1-2A-D   1  -------------------
**DCTF's pick as the Rootin-Tootin-Roughest-Toughest 2A Dist in Texas**
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Bushland 6-3(D-5-1).....................At.....Lubbock Roosevelt 6-3(D-3-3) + 9
..I don't know it would be an upset but i like Rosevelt here at home to snag
..the last game of the season as a tune up for the "Show"...This is in the coin
..toss range but i'm sticking with Lubbock at home...
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Muleshoe 8-1(D-5-1) + 36...........At......Childress 3-6(D-1-5)
..The Mules 7 point loss to Bshland may have been the best thing that could
..have happened to them this year...The realized they could be beat and they
..have been on an absolute tear since that loss winning 4 games by the scores
..of...54-7...54-19...43-8...77-16...they are P.O.'ed and would like nothing more
..than a rematch with the Falcons...The Bobcats had a fair team this year they
..just drew membership in the "District from Hell" with so many talented teams.
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Friona 3-6(D-2-4) + 15................At.....Amarillo River Road 3-6(D-2-4)
..I've seen Friona a couple of times this year and once again if not for
..the "Hellish District" and by chatting with the Coach about 6 weeks ago
..after Friona topped Childress in Friona...He said "The team has had
..alot of trouble playing complete games...Tonight we played a full game
..and we beat a talented Childress Team"...So the Chieftains were a hot
..and cold team...I've seen them when they were hot...and they were good..
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Slaton 1-8(D-1-5).......................At......Littlefield 7-2(D-5-1) + 47
..This won't be pretty...The Wildcats still have a "Burr in thier saddle"
..over the 2 losses they have had this season...They are already in
..playoff mode...Slaton will finish with 1 win this year and go back to the
..drawing board for new year.....
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--------------------   2A-D   2   ---------------------- Week -- 10 -- picks
(No picks in week 9...so no recaps)............................................
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-----------------   1-2A-D   2   ------------
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Abernathy 5-4(D-3-2) + 3..................At.....Floydada 5-4(D-3-2) 
..Identical records and a prayer of a chance to get into the playoffs...
..The Antelopes have an egde in defensive - points allowed which
..is cancelled out by home advantage here....yup...it's that time...Drag
..out the Orange juice can full of wheat head pennies...ah..a nice looking
..1955-D(Denver mint)...and it's Heads or Abernathy + 3...Whew...thank
..goodness for coin tosses......
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Dimmitt 2-7(D-0-5) + 10...................At.....Amarillo Highland Park 1-8(D-0-5)
..I'd like to see HP go out on a high note with a win.....but dispite the 2-7
..mark of Dimmitt's...one of those wins was Spearman..I think Dimmitt is
..just gonna have too much for the "Air Base Boys"......
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Sanford-Fritch 8-2(D-6-0)--------------------   I D L E
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Spearman 7-2(D-3-2) + 6................At......Tulia 5-4(D-3-2)
..Arghhh...I want to take the feel good story of Tulia for this game but at some
..point reality has to set in...The bright side...after last years total collapse by
..The Hornets they will finish 5-5 or .500 for the season and who thought that
..was going to be within reach in week 0 ?...I was just hoping like Claude that
..they could squezze out 3 wins...so mission accomplished on both of those
..teams...The Lxnx win and it's playoff time...If Tulia wins it's playoff time...
..so Lynx + 6  may be a tad hazy......
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--------------------     2-2A-D   2     -------------------- Picks ** Idalou & Post Only **
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Idalou 6-3 (D-5-0) + 11....................At.....Coahoma 7-2(D-4-1)
..This appears to be the wrong pick put Idalou with a top notch defense
..has had trouble on the moving it side of the ball as through the first 5 games
..they never exceeded 30 points,,,,but now in the last 4 games Idalou has
..Scored..54...48...61...62 and seem to be on a complete runaway towards
..the playoffs...The PF-PA ratios are scary on these 2.....Coahoma has the
..same big time defense and the same amount of offense.....This will be
..another top 10 showcase game coveredd in this report......
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Post  3-7(D-2-3)-----------------------     I D L E

-----Stratford Sports Networks Extended...1-1A-D   1...Website Coverage
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--------------------Week --10 -- .....Class 1A-D1 Rankings
1A-D1
1.....Canadian
2.....Albany
4.....Goldthwaite
7.....Stamford
8.....New Deal
10...Clarendon
11...Stratford
20...Seymour
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**DCTF's pick as the rootin tootin roughest toughest 1A dist. in all Texas**
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Canadian.....57................................Boys Ranch.....7.......................* CA+38
..Easy pick for sure...I kinda thought with the subs in The Roughriders I
..felt would score 21-ish or so ?...The Wildcats busting 50 is about right
..because the 2nd string and JV are sneaking in a few late TD's...Now the
..10-0 Widcats are IDLE Nov 5th (Wk 10) and should draw a 1st round
..BYE before they prepare for the month long Title run...That 2 weeks is
..take care of alot of pings, dings and other things with scabs on them...
..Ok...lets go to Stat City..........
--------------------------------------------Canadian----------Boys Ranch-----------
1st Downs.........................................18..........................9
Rushing.........................................18-140...................29-157
Passing............................................218........................15
Total Yards......................................358.......................172
C.A.I..............................................15-22-1.................8-13-1
Punts................................................1-48.....................6-31
Fumbles - Lost..................................1-0.......................1-0
Penalties...........................................5-60.....................1-15
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    No real surprises...Turnovers were even with 1 Pik apiece...The Wildcats
..keep the Rush-Pass yardage fairly even and run Defense was mostly
..in line for a Canadian team...The Roughriders close out the season
..at Sunray in week 10.
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Stratford.....47.................................Sunray.....6..................................* ST+22
..There were signs of a crack or two in The Bobcats armour but I really
..thought a 34-19 Stratford win was gonna be about right...They did share
..the wealth as 2 TD's apiece were recorded to Cummings-Horsford-Mungia
..as the Elks as predicted clinched a playoff spot with this win...The Halftime
..score was Stratford 27...Sunray 0 and after a stand off in the 3rd Qtr the
..Bobcats got on the board in the 4th Qtr (Pat fail)...And The Elks erupting
..for 20 more points while adding the names of Christian and Chavoya to
..the one TD club...........And the stats looked like.......
--------------------------------------------------Sunray----------Stratford-----------
First Downs............................................7.........................32
Rushing.................................................26.......................450
Passing.................................................77.......................152
Total Yards...........................................103......................602 #
C-A-I...................................................7-29-4.................9-23-0
Punts.....................................................5-31....................1-35
Fumbles / Lost......................................3-3.......................0-0
Penalties...............................................5-50..................18-150
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     # >>> When was the last time Stratford broke the 600 total yard Barrier ?
..I bet it's going to take some digging to find that out.....So the Elks had
..600+ and NO turnover... big improvemnts in all categories until you get
..to Penalties..18..and a bad night for Stratford is 6 to10 Penalties......
..So i imagine "Fats Eddie" will have plenty to say about that...But I did Listen
..to this game...and it's known as the "Hair, Teeth and Eyeball Bowl"..and Walt
..joked and thats just in the stands....Very Big Rivalry and there was wuite a bit
..of "hooliganism" going on down on the field on BOTH sides of the ball so
..Sunray was just better at not getting caught...In a way one would ask...Why
..can't we protect our team and our pride and return a cheap shot or two ?
..I can see that...But "Big Eddie" has the Final word on that and I have to stay
..on his good side so i can "Sideline" a playoff game soon.....
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-------------------- 1-1A-D   1----- Week -- 10 -- Picks & stuff...
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Boys Ranch 3-5(D-0-3).....................At.....Sunray 4-5(D-0-3) + 22
..Both teams at 0-3 district so the winner avoids the cellar while the loser will
..finish 0-4 Dist in last place and in the Cellar until next year...I'm figuring
..the Bobcats to come on strong and at least make a statement since the
..playoffs have slipped thier grasp this time around with SWT going in Sunrays
..usual #3 seed spot.....+ 22 should be about right depending on how much
..resistance the Roughriders put up///This will be the first time in 10 years
..that the Bobcats have missed the playoffs (2000).....
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(#1)Canadian 10-0(D-4-0)----------------------     I D L E   
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(#11)Stratford 4-4(D-2-1) + 16.................At.....Stinnett West Texas 6-3(D-2-1)
..Both teams at 2-1 District and have made the playoff...Canadian has won
..the district so this would be the battle of the # 2 seed...It's been a while
..since Stinnett has been good enough to give the Elks a good game...
..But Stratford pulled out of it's mid-season losing and injury slump and
..have been exceptional in the last 2 games so they are definatly peaking
..at the right time...and really both teams are peaking now...I Just think
..the 2nd half will have the Elks in firm control of the line of Scrimmage
..and aable to taake the lead by a couple TD's and a few other odd points.
..Could be a close little game in the 1st half but hey thats what makes these
..games worth the price of the tickets...And it appears L'IL MOJO is back...
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   Now lets get the currrent District standings up for the last time this year
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-----Team-----------------------------------Dist----Pts---Opp-------All-----Pts.---Opp
Y-X -- Canadian................................4-0....186.....68........10-0....461....146
X -- Stinnett West Texas.................2-1......88.....104........6-3....309.....206
X -- Stratford....................................2-1.....102.....27.........4-4.....218....131
Sunray..............................................0-3......52.....120........4-5.....210....244
Boys Ranch.....................................0-3......36.....145........3-5.....150....286
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Y - Won District
X - Has Clinched a Playoff Berth
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     Does it look Drastically different than what you thought back in week 0 ?
It does differ from my idea of what would happen depending on what day
it is...some days it looks fine....others it does look Strange...But this is what
goes into the books after week 10.......Bring on the playoffs !!!!
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..No week 9 picks last week so no week 9 recaps.........
..Moving right along to.....WEEK -- 10 -- Picks & Stuff
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(#10)Clarendon 8-1(D-2-0) + 33......At.....Panhandle 2-7(D-1-1)
..The "Johnny Gaines Show" makes it last scheduled appearance in the
.."Gateway to Borger"...Panhandle...The Bronchos want to make a Final
..statement before heading down the yellow brick road...The Panthers
..still in the thick of the playoffs would love to win this one...but it looks
..like they make the playoffs either way
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Quanah 5-4 (D-1-1) + 26.................At.....Lockney 3-6 (D-0-2)
..Lockney is mathmatically out...Quanah is in the playoffs with a win
..AND it would help thier cause if Panhandle upset Clarendon....
..ummm.....not gonna happen.......
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Hale Center 2-7(D-1-2)...................At.....(#8)New Deal 8-1(D-2-1) + 28
..The Lions need to win big just for bonus points and to keep them hungry
..heading into the playoffs.....Little did the Lions know that week 7's loss
..to Sundown was the battle for the Dist. Crown...If Sundown wins this week
..(Very likely) the Roughnecks get an addition to thier trophy case and
..New Deal can't do anything to change that.
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Olton 3-6(D-0-3).............................At.....Tahoka 7-2(D-2-1) + 22
..Tahoka has been somewhat under the radar with New Deal and Sundown
..overshadowing them and worked thier way up to 7 wins...The only losses
..the Bulldogs have suffered are to #2 Plains and a District game to #8
..New Deal...That ain't bad folks and they managed to clip Sundown 14-7
..I think they will do surprisingly well in the playoffs......
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Sundown 7-3(D-3-1)--------------------     I D L E  
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(#2)Albany 9-0(D-3-0) + 22...............At.....Haskell 2-7(D-0-3) ** Sat-Nov. 6th**
..Albany is on cruise control and will be extra cautious not to get anyone hurt
..while still winning by + 22 the way i figure...Haskell is done for the year after
..this game while Albany heads to the mountains to slay a few dragons.....
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Seymour 6-4(D-2-2)---------------------     I D L E
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Olney 2-7(D-1-2)...............................At.....(#7)Stamford 8-1 (D-2-1) + 34
..Stamford + 34 looks good...They also want to exit with a flash while keeping
..the starters play to a minimum...the only scar on thier record is a loss to
..(#2)Albany and they gave them all they wanted...Olney is done for the year
..and another wounded duck going through the motions to Basketball......
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1A-D2...........Week -- 10 -- Rankings
1.....Springlake-Earth
2.....Plains
4.....Iraan
5.....Windthorst
7.....Wellington
9.....Archer City
13...Hamlin
16...Farwell
19...Crosbyton
20...White Deer
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>   1-1A-D   2   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Gruver 3-6(D-1-1).............................At.....Booker 2-7 (D-0-2) + 8
..it looks like Gruver goes to the playoffs no matter what happens here
..but i'm pulling for one more win out of the Kiowas at home. This Dist.
..will produce 2 playoff teams with 6 or more looses.....
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Vega 3-6(D-1-1)...............................At.....(#20)White Deer 6-3(D-2-0)
..The Bucks have a playoff slot but have to win here to take the District
..crown...if Vega wins and Gruver that will snarl 3 teams at 2-1 district
..highly unlikely as White Deer would just as soon win the District crown
..here in this game in front of the home town folk and be done with it.......
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Claude 4-5 (D-1-2) + 22..................At.....Shamrock 1-8(D-1-2)
..At the start of the season I predicted lowly Claude who at the time was in
..a 28 game losing streak...Would win 3 games this year...They did that and
..added a spare...So how about a .500 season ?...Why not...Claude + 22 for
..a 5-5 finish to the season and IF Wheeler should lose...Claude will "back in"
..to the playoffs................
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Wheeler 5-4(D-2-1) + 47.................At......Memphis 0-9(D-0-3)
..Wow 0-9 ?.....and Wheeler is just off a disappointing loss to
..Dist. champ Wellington...The Mustangs are playoff bound and
..the Cyclones are re-bound bound...I feel Wheeler wants to give
..it's to be named playoff opponent something to think about with
..a score of 47-0 for a closing game.....
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(#7)Wellington 8-2(D-4-0)--------------------     I D L E  
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Bovina 4-5(D-1-2) + 53...................At.....Nazareth 0-9(D-0-3)
..The Swift Foxes finally scored 8 points on Springlake-Earth
..to up thier season total offensive points to 18...Seen Bovina
..this year and they are a pretty fair team...should be 53-0 or
..could it be ? ...61-8 ?....
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(#1)Springlake-Earth 9-0(D-3-0)....At.....(#16)Farwell 8-1(D-3-0) + 4
..Both teams are playoff bound...This game is for all the marbles
..district crown wise that is...another one of the 10 top shelf games
..in Region -1- ...it should be quite a game...I'm going with an upset
..here...I got to see the Farwell V Bovina game and Farwell was tough
..they may not win this but they will come darn close.....Steers + 4
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Sudan 2-8(D-1-3)---------------------     I D L E
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---------------------     4-1A-D   2    ---------------------
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Seagraves 1-8(D-1-2) + 15...........At.....Anton 0-6(D-0-2)
..Both teams have had plenty of problems this year...Anton has had to
..forfiet a few and Seagraves was hard hit with injuries...I still think the
..Eagles take this one...Anton has only 33 offensive points all season....
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Morton 3-6(D-1-2).........................At.....(#2)Plains 9-0(D-3-0) + 33
..I thought early on that Plains was a weak link in the chain of good teams
..that region 1 was assembeling but i was wrong as others fell in thier place
..and the Cowboys kept on winning.....+ 33 over "Salt Town" is a comfy fit
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Smyer 5-5(D-3-1)--------------------     I D L E
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*** The Morse Code and Bailing Wire District ***
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Marfa 5-4(D-2-1)..............................At.....(#4)Iraan 8-1(D-3-0) + 41
..The Braves are on a roll and + 41 may be light but Marfa is the 2nd
..best team in the Dist....Thats all for naught as Iraan has hit 5th gear
..and should do well in a plyoff run.....
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Van Horn 4-5(D-1-2) + 27...............At.....McCamey 3-6(D-2-1)
..Van Horn is still in the running for #3 seed for the playoffs out of
..one of the 5 team-3 playoff spots deals...Van Horn was showing
..some promise early on and were on the doorstep to the top 20
..Rankings but slowly ran out of steam...McCamey will be the #3
..seed with a victory...I don't think the Eagles will go for that......
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Wink 3-7(D-0-4)-------- EARLY QUIT    (They are not IDLE because
.................................... there is nothing to come back too...They done
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   Before we do the 6 Man 6 Pak, I'll vere this tank off course for something
a little interesting.....messing around i pulled a 1950 penny out of "The Can"
and decided to toss out 3 scores from before i was even hatched.....
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>>>>> 60 Years-Seasons ago.....3 scores from the 1950 season <<<<<
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----- Coldspring-Oakhurst.....38.............Saratoga........20....................BI-DIST
----- Roaring Springs............32.............Southland.......13
----- Peacock........................33.............Freer...............12
..I know without looking where 1 maybe 2 of these places are.......................
1 more from >1917<.....Hondo.....20.......Army Sixth Calvary.....0..................
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>>>>>>>>>> OK the good ole 6 Man...6 Pak <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Blackwell + 31........................V.....Panther Creek
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Cotton Center ........................V.....Amherst + 22
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Loop + 12...............................V.....Dawson
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Darrouzett + 7.........................V.....Lefors
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Robert Lee + 19.....................V.....Eden
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Zephyr + 4...............................V.....May
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>>>>>>> Week --10-- Ama-plex List of local Games and Venues <<<<<<<
*****ALL games at 730 PM Friday November >>>5 th<<<...Unless Noted*****
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Lubbock Coronado**THU**.....At.....Amarillo High....... **THU** 730PM-Bivins
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Amarillo Palo Duro...................At.....Amarillo Caprock.............................Bivins
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Plainview...................................At.....Canyon.................................Buffalo Bowl
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Friona........................................At.....Ama River Road............Wildcat Stadium
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Dimmitt.....................................At.....Ama Highland Park..........Hornet Stadium
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Follett (Ranked # 5)...........At.....San Jacinto CP........Heritage Classical Field
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Follett V San Jacinto game is...**THU** 730PM**
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Abilene Christian................At.....Ama Holy Cross.......................Mustang Field
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Abilene V Holy Cross game is...**SAT**...**100PM**
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     The Longhorn & Cowboys chats have been axed due to lack of interest
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     I found another thing NOT to do while taking "Codiene" for Bronchitis....
The "I Lassoed Lance" pick em contest.....last week i hit.....
11/1.....1671 points.....1st place weekly winner.....
Moved up to # 34 on the overall board with a total of 7240 points.....
Now this week while under the influence (I thought I was ordering Chinese
food off the computer when i filled it out)......
7/5.......800 points........(1585 points won 1st place-weekly)...I thought this would
do more damge but now overall i am.....
8040 points.....got shoved back to 48 th Place overall.....the 1st place overall player
has 9174 total points.......
 
   Lance now has 7486 overall points and moved from 140th to # 131 so i am hanging
on barely to keep from getting passed.....
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   Lets close er out.....Hope you all enjoyed the 2010 season and got lucky enough
to have a team that has a boarding pass to the playoffs......This will end the regular
season reports...so starting next week will be Week --11-- Playoff Week --1-- report
and we'll follow the playoffs with 6 more weekly ephistles and 1 State Champ/season
wrap up report.....Many thanks to all that have helped with this project to keep it more
of a fun thing as opposed to a "Job" thing...ohhh that word gives me the willies......
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   Take Care and Be Well all ya'll.....Drive safe and enjoy the games you have left
 
   And keep an eye out for them flyin piggies............Best Wishes...     Fats    


75 percent ain't bad, right?
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 27 October 2010

Region 1......WEEK--9--.....2010.....Dave Cambell's Texas Football
DCTF BLOGS (#5).....The Panhandle.....( + Some of West Texas)
Stratford Sports Network...(SSN).....1-1A-D1.....Custom Section
High School Sports Zone / TOTFM / KCBD..TV..11..Lubbock
Ama. Globe News.....sixmanfootball.com.....Lone Star Football Network
Fox Sports SouthWest...KVII-KFDA-KAMR-KCIT...TV's...Amarillo
"The Fats Report".......WEEK --- 9 --- = Oct.  28.....29.....30......2010
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Covering 5A-4A-3A Hot Spots & News.....And Full Coverage most of
Region 1...2A-1A and a handfull of 6-Man in doth D1 and D2...All Polls
Rankings-Schedules-Info Courtesy DCTF/SSN and those shown above
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   My picks ran about average this week...I guessed at 49 games and came
up with >>> 37 Wins >>> 12 Losses for a win percentage of >>> 75.5 %
just a hair off week 7's >>> 78.5 % and my season high week 6's >>> 81.3 %
   So i am still hunting the elusive mark of 90.0 % which i may not hit this year
with District play altering some games...Some teams play a little better game
when it's do or die,,,,,,
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   Week 8 recaps will show Week 8 ranking numbers....then monday morning
a new set will come out and those new rankings numbers show up on week 9
picks.....ALL district Play is now underway with the 4 team districts..... beginning
in week 8.....
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*****ALL games begin FRI OCT...29th..730 PM...Unless otherwise noted *****
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*****If win/loss records with team name start with >>>  X <<< Then team has
*****Already secured a Playoff Slot....................................................................
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>>>>>>>   And here we go with the Week 8 recaps   <<<<<<<<
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5A----------Week -- 8 --  Rankings
8.....Abilene
14...Abilene Cooper
24...Midland
---------- 2-5A & 3-5A ---------- Week -- 8 -- Recaps
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Amarillo High.....31.......................Lubbock Monterey.....14...................* AH+33
..The Stats are even with total yards  AHS = 279 and Lub = 278...but it does
..make a big difference which part of the field you gain those yards at...With
..the halftime score AHS 24-0...the second half saw the "depth" players
..trickling into the game and Monterey gots it's 14 points while Amarillo added
..another TD in the 3rd Qtr to finish the score card......
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Amarillo Tascosa.....51................Lubbock Coronado.....7.....................*TA+33
..Extensive delays for Weather pushed the kickoff back to 11 pm with the
..game concluding around 130 am...And after all the discussions about
..postponing the game, cancelling, securing officials and other stadiums it's
..a wonder it was played at all...And as you can see from the score, one team
..was ready to go and the other was not real thrilled about "Red-Eye" game.
..The Rebels cranked out 363 total yards (251G-112A) while Coronado
..sleep walked to 110 toyal yards (58G-52A)...Both teams swapped 2 fumbles
..but the backbreaker was 4 interceptions hauled in by the Rebels...
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(#15)Abilene Cooper.....45..........Odessa High.....8..............................* AC+33
..Cooper had the answer for Bradley Marquez and everything else the Bronchos
..could think of.....to no avail leaving Odessa 3-5(D-0-3)...3 district losses in this
..heavy duty district can be fatal.....we shall see......
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(#8)Abilene.....28..........................(#24)Midland.....18..............................*AB+44
..The Eagles Pistol Whipped Midland Lee 77-21 last week on national TV and
..now this score?....Ah but this was not just abother team...besides Abi Cooper
..Midand was the last undefeated team in 3-5A and had just poked thier noses
..into the top 25 rankings at #24...which after this I'm sure they will be releived
..of...Total yards were Abi = 371...Mid = 321...this is the same Abilene that ran
..up 637 yards last week against Lee...Here's one you don't get for every game
..Offensive plays / Yards,,,and they were Abi = 50--7.4...Mid = 55--5.8...Looks
..like this game WAS as close as the score...a good ole smoker...
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--------------------- 2-5A & 3-5A----------------------- Week --9-- picks
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Amarillo High X-6-2(D-3-0) + 8.............At.....Amarillo Tascosa X-5-3(D-3-0)
..The culmination of "Hell Week" officially ends with this game but there will
..be more holliganism going on through the night.....How could I (Tascosa-72')
..pick against the Rebels ?...I'm not sure but i just feel Amarillo High this year...
..Stats and records go out the window with this one but the Sandies Defense
..sways me some...Can the Rebels Offense which has scored 238 points
..compared to Amarillo's 207 make the diffence ?.....We Shall see
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(#14)Abilene Cooper X-8-0(D-3-0).......At.....(#8)Abilene X-6-2(D-3-0) + 13
..Here's the big one in 3-5A and in Big Country Territory...Some say Cooper
..is the better team which is a valid arguement with Abilene donning 2 losses
..but those 2 were to exceptional teams and Coopers had a few close calls
..I just think when push comes to shove that "Team Sims" will figure out a way
..to get it done.....
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4A------------ Week --8-- Rankings
26...Stephenville
39...Amarillo Caprock
----------3-4A---------- Week -- 8 -- Recaps
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Amarillo Caprock.....37.........................Canyon.....18..........................* AC+22
..The Longhorns spring back from that nasty loss to Dumas last week and a
..much improved Canyon takes another one on the chin...Caprock spread
..it's points out among all 4 quarters this time instead of waiting to score 30
..in the final frame...Total Yardage...Cap = 388...Can = 256 with the turnovers
..even Caprock tossing a pik and the Eagles giving up a grounder...Caprock's
..defense knuckled down in the 2nd half holding The Eagles Scorless while
..adding 20 points to thier total.....
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Canyon Randall.....24..........................Dumas.....10............................* CR+12
..After the Demons upset Caprock last week I had to consider them for this
..game but my 2 Grandsons that attend Randall vetoed that one...But i did
..reason that Randall slept with 1 eye open all week knowing they were facing
..the upsetters from a week before...but The Raiders almost fell victim to the
..same fate as the game was deadlocked at 10-10 in the 4th quarter after a
..Dumas Field Goal..The Raiders then knuckled down and scored a quick 14
..on the next 2 possesions...Total yards...Ran = 325...Dum = 223...and the
..turnover ratio favored Canyon at +3 intercepting 3 passes in the first half
..and a potential few scores by Dumas
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Amarillo Palo Duro.....14.......................Wolfforth-Frenship.....7..........X WF+ 7
..The Dons are one of those handfull of teams this year that you never know
..how to pick...The Tigers needed this one badly to keep a slim chance of
..making the playoffs but if not for a TD with time expiered Frenship would
..have been shut out...both teams exchanged a fumble and total yardage
..was PD = 301...WF = 199...Wonder when was the last time Frenship has
..lees than 200 total yards ?
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Hereford.....42......................................Plainview.....0.......................* HD+18
..After falling to Caprock and Canyon...The Whitefaces were gonna make
..someone pay and unfortunatly it was the Bulldogs...Hereford QB Ryan
..Martinez completed 14 of 19 for 233 yards and while Plainview got close
..the goaline the Herd's defense had an answer each time...Total yards for
..both...Pla = 232...Her = 372...not a huge difference...Hereford's D done it
..Plainview also contributed 2 turnovers to Hereford...1 of each.....
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----------- 3-4A ---------- Week --9-- Picks
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Canyon 3-5(D-2-3)..............................At.....Dumas 4-4(D-2-3) + 6
..After beating Caprock and giving Randall a bit of a scare...Dumas has to
..win a big one soon right ?...this has all the markings of a real good game
..and both teams are 2-3 in district play...the loser is done and the winner
..still has a scrapping chance to get into the playoffs...I want to take Canyon
..but Dumas is over due....wee shall see........
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Amarillo Caprock 7-1(D-4-1) + 24.....At.....Plainview 0-8(D-0-5)
..The best and worst of the District...It brings up a fine line for the Longhorns
..to wrestle with...How long do you leave the starters in ?...they almost have
..to play them 2 or 3 series just to keep them loose..and..uninjured..that's the
..foggy part...but every team has to go through it. this game ?..not much to
..say but +  24 should be about right depending on how many points the "A"
..team gets...
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Wolfforth-Frenship 4-4(D-1-4)..........At.....Canyon Randall 7-1(D-4-1) + 13
..It's easy to say the Tigers are always a dangerous team...but they haven't
..proved it of late..Randall has a shot at the District crown but they have to win
..this game to see that happens...I think Frenship may have raised the White
..Flag it's just that no one can see it.......Raiders by 13.....
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>>>>>>> THU GAME *** 730 PM at Boffalo Bowl---THU GAME <<<<<<<
Hereford 5-3(D-3-2) + 8....................At.....Amarillo Palo Duro 4-4(D-4-1)
..Heres PD again...so hard to guess on them...Both teams need that coveted
..district win...I think the Whitefaces want it more and they have an above average
..D...Thus...we go Hereford + 8 and hope...........
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3A-------------------- Week --8-- Rankings
17...Monahans
19...Bridgeport
24...Graham
26...Dalhart
28...Lubbock Estacado
31...Snyder
36...Abilene Wylie
42...Big Spring
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-------------------1-3A--------------------Week --8-- Recaps
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Borger.....12.........................................Dalhart.....3....................................X DA+13
..Just when we were ready to unviel Dalhart as the 9-0 sleeper in class 3A..We
..thought wait...They haven't play a difficult schedule and the 35-10 win over
..perryton didn't tell us all we wanted to know...so of course lets lay low and see
..what happens with Borger...and here is the Answer...I've often mentioned the
..Bulldogs non-Dist schedule...While Dalhart was playing helpless Clayton, NM
..and Levelland...Borger was out going toe to toe with #22-Graham and
..#21 Monahans and Borger lost to Randall and Coprock but the thing is they
..were learning more by getting beat than Dalhart was by winning and here's the
..game that proves it...The PF-PA ratios for these 2 teams are Borger 150-122
..and Dalhart 354-54...The Wolves defensive stats are/were the best in the entire
..panhandle regardless of class (Again the weaker schedule comes into play).
..Borger clinched a playoff berth and moved into sole possesion of the Dist. 1-3A
..lead...And in this 4 team Dist. everyone is going to the playoffs---Except Perryton.
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Pampa.....57.........................................Perryton.....35....................................X PE+11
..The Harvesters pile up 523 total yards on the Rangers who in turn gained 455
..yards rushing..so an offensive little show this was...the District implications were
..simple...Win(Pampa) and yer in.....Lose(Perryton) and yer gone..and thats the way
..it is...The Rangers gave up 3 grounders and the Harvesters had --0-- turnovers.
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--------------------2-3A---------------------- Week --8-- Recaps
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Brownfield.....16....................................Levellland.....12..............................* BR+ 6
..Both teams were a collective 1-15 coming in...yeah and it took a coin toss to get
..something down for a pick...Due to lack of interest and/or personel shortages
..Lone star Varsity/Lubbock no box score/story and google search got...zip
...the forgotten football game......
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Lubbock Cooper.....52..........................Lamesa.....14................................* LC+33
..ughh...+33 came kinda sorta close...and no story/box score for this one...I am
..beginning to suspect an un-filled vacancy at the paper Friday night....it happens
..but the football Foamers are gonna let you know about it.
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Lubbock Estacado.....49..................Shallowater....7.................................* LC+12
..Hey someone down Lubbock way took notes on this one.....Estacado kinda set
..the tone for the game with it's first 2 scores...1 TD>>>102 yard interception return
..and 1 TD>>>83 yard run....and a few other stats ...Rushing Yards LE = 28-283 and
..SH = 38-147 and passing >>>203 vs. 93<<<respectively...Has Shallowater given
..up on a playoff spot and the seaqson ?
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--------------------1-3A---------------------- Week --9-- Picks
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Borger X-4-4(D-2-0) + 20......................At.....Perryton 2-6(D-0-2)
..The Rangers are toast and only have a spoiler role to play in this one
..Borger has a playoff spot but needs this win to help it's cause for the
..district crown...Borgers been all go this season and I haven't seen any signs
..of them sleep walking in a game...so I'm a figuring  +  20 should do the trick.....
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Pampa X-3-5(D-1-1)..............................At.....Dalhart X-8-1(D-1-1) + 22
..The Golden Wolves come into this Final game of the season for all of Dist.
..1-3A a little shell shocked from the Borger fiasco...All they can do is stand
..up and dust themselves and say "Ok we can be beat..Now lets concenstrate
..on winning some playoff games"...I just hope the soft season schedule doesn't
..come back to snap them on the Butt(tocks) here...Pampa already has a playoff
..ticket in thier wallet, but i expect a good tough game out of them................
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----------------------2-3A-------------------WEEK --9-- Picks
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Lamesa 3-5(D-03) + 15....................Brownfield 2-6(D-1-2) 
..The Golden Tornadoes have an outside playoff shot while Brownfield
..is smoldering and expected to burst into flames at anytime........
..Next to Estacado...Lamesa had the fewest point allowed per game...
..they just never found the offense to go with that. Brownfield has the worst
..PA at 269 and next to Levelland the lowest point producing offense in the
..dist...But I dod believe Lamesa still has a win and 15 points left in em
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Shallowater 5-3(D-2-1) + 18.............At.....Lubbock Cooper 6-2(D-3-0)
..Well I do believe i'll go for the upset here hoping Shallowater just had
..a bad week last game as opposed to several injuries..Of course Estacado
..is no slouch either...PF/PA stats are close to the same for these 2 but the
..Mustangs show a slightly better Defense...Cooper has had somewhat of
..a watered down schedule so this game and next's VS Estacado will tell
..the story.....all things being equal....I like "water" + 18.....
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Levelland 0-8(D-0-3).......................At.....Lubbock Estacado 7-1(D-3-1) + 43
..The Best and worst in district...+  43 should be about right as Estacado
..will have to start conserving the Heavt Starters early.....No stats can help
..make this game better on paper...so we'll just leave it as a "wipe out"....
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     Ok...we switch gears a bit here as the above games we just hit the high spots
of each Class/District...2A-1A we pick up all games and tough on 6 Man
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2A-D   1------------------------------Week --8-- Rankings
2.....Daingerfield
6.....Littlefield
8.....Muleshoe
14...Colorado City
19...Breckenridge
20...Bushland
---------------------2A-D   1----------Week --8-- Recaps
----------------- 1-2A-D   1-------------------------------------
**DCTF's pick as the Roughest-Toughest 2A District in the Republic of Texas**
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(#20)Bushland.....33...........................Amarillo River Road.....12...................* BU+13
** ^^  I had Muleshoe here in error on the week 8 report, the rest of 1-2A is good **
The Falcons continue to gain points for thier playoff run...River Road has just dug
..into too deep of a hole in this 8 team firecracker dist. I thought +13 would be close
..but Bushland exceeded my expectations.....
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Childress.....34...................................Lubbock Roosevelt.....27..................X LR+22
..From reports down "Chicken Creek Ranch" way just outside of Childress this was
..a humdinger to spectate upon. "Rosie" had 100 more total yards >>>382 Vs 281
..but they lost 3 in the dirt to the Bobcats which will erase 100 yards real quick...
..especially if 1 was a 40 yard fumble return for a TD...Both teams exchanged an
..interception apiece.........
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Friona.....21.........................................Slaton......19.......................................* FR+18
..Slaton ? The cellar team ?...Zack Fair and maybe a few other are banged up...
..I don't see Zack's name on the score sheet...Slaton coughed up 3 fumbles to
..the Chieftains or they might have turned this into thier 2nd win on the season.
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(#8)Muleshoe.....43.............................(#6)Littlefield.....8..........................* MS+ 6
..**Malfunction Alert**...#8 and #6 ?...this score ?...As it can happen we over
..estimated Littlefield and Muleshoe went through a renewed sense of urgency
..after being "Clipped" by Bushland 27-20...Indeed...The Mules held Littlefield
..to >>>75<<< Total yards while gaining 420 total yards and scoring.....
..30 unanswered points...The Bobcats passing did them in with a C-A-I = 1-6-3
..completed 1 out of 6 of course and 50% ot the passes (3) were interceptions
..to top things off Littlefield the Rushing was 79 yards...passing >> -4 << to take
..it down to 75 total.....And the Bobcats gave up 1 more turnover on the ground
..making the Mules +4 in turnovers as they had...0...yikes
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Colorado City.....48............................Alpine......14.....................................* CC+36
..+36 and missed it by 4..."The City" has racked 9 wins now without a loss and
..Alpine hasn't pocketed a District win yet so they are headed to the woodpile
..while Colorado City is being shined up to go to market...Colorado City Claimed
..the District Tilte with this win racking up 525 total yards with a nice balance of
..323 on the ground and 202 via the air...Alpine earned a respectable 286 total
..total yards but gave up 2 piks and 2 grounders compared to 1 each for "The City"
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Kermit.....14.......................................Crane.....8.........................................X CR+ 8
..Ohhhh ! those Krabs...no matter which way i bet..."Whack" they go the other
..way..I know Crane in in a rebuilding year and not like the past 2 years but
..Kermit has been kinda ho-hum for 3 years...Kermit took the lead in the 2nd Qtr
..and held Crane scoreless for the rest of the game...and check these total yards
..out...Kermit>>>222.....Crane>>>54 !...yup...2 digits...and something tells me it has
..been a long time since Crane was less than 100.....One thing that helped the 54
..total was Crane's rushing>>>21 for (-12) !.....wow
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Wall.....33.............................................Denver City.....0..............................WA+26
..Wall gets dist win 3 and will finish runner-up to Colorado City in District..Wall
..finished it's rushing with 47-287 (6.1) and 67 yards through the air...Denver
..City checked out with 27-103 (3.8) rushing and 77 yards passing...Wall really
..Clamped down in the Red zone and DC gave up 1 pik and 1 grounder
..compared to Walls zero turnover.....
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San Angelo Grape Creek----------------------   I D L E
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(#20)Sanford-Fritch.....22....................Abernathy.....6.............................* SF+11
..The Antelopes have been getting better and better whichs follows most season
..plans...The Eagles kept Abernathy in check until they scored a lone TD in the
..4th quarter. Total yards favored The Eagles 396 to 151...The turnover battle
..came out even at 4 apiece.....
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Tulia.....54............................................Dimmitt.....21................................* TU+15
..The Hornets flex thier wings a little...Zack Johnson ran for 2 TD's and threw for
..4 more TD's as Tulia broke the 500 barrier with 503 total yards and now has
..them tied in 2nd place in the district at 5-3(D-3-1)...Dimmitt had 324 total yards
..and the rest of the stats were incomplete.....
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Floydada.....50.....................................Amarillo Highland Park.....0........* FL+20
..I didn't know Floydada had 50 points in them and they gained 555 total yards
..but we are talking about Highland Park here...Rushing yardage AHP = 70,,,
..FL = 424.....Passing AHP = 52....FL = 131.....Totals AHP = 122.....FL = 555
..Highland park also gave up 3 turnovers to seal the deal.....
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Spearman------------------- I D L E  
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------------------------------     2-2A-D   2     -------------------- ** Idalou & Post Only ** 
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(#12)Idalou.....61................................Forsan.....0...................................* ID+12 
..and the quarter boxes read...33-0...14-0...7-0...7-0 for the 61-0 final...Idalou
..tried the old quick start approach and Forsan didn't help things by commiting
..4 turnovers...Total yards Ida = 368 with 48-326 on the ground and...
..For = 187 total...Idalou is sharpining thier claws for the playoffs......
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Stanton.....17......................................Post.....6.......................................* ST+23
..Post topped out with 106 total yards versus Stanton's 256 total yards.....
..Stanton now 7-1 and in the thick of things for the playoffs maybe they never
..even started the big boys...turn 2nd string and JV loose on em...Post has gotten
..a little better game by game  buts theres no way they can stay on the Field with
..the Buffaloes.....

----- Stratford Sports Newtork's Extended 1-1A-D   1 Website Coverage
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**DCTF's pick as the Toughest...Roughest District in the 1A world of  Tejas**
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(#1)Canadian.....21........................(#11)Stratford.....7...............................X ST+ 3
..Somewhere around halftime I looked at my Pick...Elks + 3 and thought how
..great this would be if Stratford could tie it at 21 and then nail that 3 pointer
..in the closing seconds...Day dreaming only gets you so far...Stratford opened
..with 3-4-4 defense rushing 3 and the rest in coverage or stunts and according
..to Les Giles the Elks put on a "Superb Defensive Performance"...and he has
..witnessed enough games to know...This was to be a very close game but
..Stratford had 6 fumbles losing 2...1 pass interception...And failed to register
..any points after crossing the Canadian 30 yard line 4 times..(If the 20 is the
..red zone the 30 would be the Pink zone?)...but far enough for a 3 pointer...
..Just think of those possbile 28 points if Stratford had gathered up 1 touchdown
..and 1 field goal...that at one point would have given the Elks a 17-14 lead...
..But enough theories and could-a would-a should-a's...the end result was a
..suffocating Defense by the Elks...with the Wildcats finding just enough offense
..to score and a hard fought Canadian Victory...Canadian had been averaging
..490 yards total offense and 48 points per game but Stratford's rush 3 and drop
..8 defense held the Wildcats to 240 total yards and 21 points...Both season lows.
..Speaking of stats....a few odditys cropped up on this one....Here it is........
-------------------------------------------------Stratford-------------Canadian-----
1st downs..............................................11...........................13
Rushing.................................................43..........................140
Passing................................................197.........................140
Total Yards..........................................240..........................280
C-A-I..................................................8-25-1...................14-22-0
Punts...................................................3-29.........................4-32
Fumbles - Lost....................................6-2............................1-1
Penalties.............................................5-30.........................6-45
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   The 2 stats of note: The Wildcats had more rushing yards than the Elks...
so to balance it out the Elks had more passing yards than the Wildcats...
..Now that's just odd.....11 penalties for both fired up teams is about right
..for an intense game like this...The Elks now sit pretty in the #2 seed for
..the playoffs...The Wildcats of course will be #1 and claim the District crown.
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Boys Ranch--------------------     I D L E  
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Stinnett West Texas.....20...................Sunray.....19..........................................X SU+ 4
..Ouch....lost this one...barely...Sunray got bit by the "failed extra point Blues" and to
..rub salt into the wound...the PAT would have tied the game up 20-20...WT improves
..to undefeated 2-0 in Dist and 6-2 overall while Sunray is now gasping for air with
..a 0-2 Dist mark with 4-4 overall...It's looking like the Comanches are going to
..wrestle the #3 seed away from the Bobcats...The only 2nd half scoring was Sunray's
..6 pointer in the 3rd quarter and both teams rushed for over 250 yards until the
.."Clamps" were put on in the 4th and the defenses took over...Sunray's Shawn
..Lindsay led the Bobcats with 117 yards on 17 carries while Logan Hoff led the way
..for the Comanches with 110 yards on 13 carries.....And here's the Stats.....
-----------------------------------------------Stinnett WT--------------Sunray----------
1st downs..............................................12...............................6
Rushing.............................................38-258.......................46-316
Passing..................................................33..............................69
Total Yards............................................291...........................285
C.A.I....................................................3-9-1.........................3-11-1
Punts....................................................4-35...........................2-26
Fumbles / Lost.....................................2-1..............................2-0
Penalties..............................................5-65...........................5-40
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   Sunray sure moved the ball around alot for only 6 first downs...I suspect a typo...
This loss was a killer for the Bobcats and throws the door wide open for the
..Comanches to take over the #3 lifeboat...a spot Sunray has occupied for many
..years now behind the Wildcats and Elks...Stinnett has really peaked in the 2nd
..half of the season so if they get there they might make a fair showing in the
..playoffs.............
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-------------- And heres the latest District Standings ---------------------
-----------------------------------------Dist....Pts....Opp.....All....Pts....Opp
(X)Canadian.............................3-0....130.....61......9-0...405....139
West Texas.............................2-1.....88.....104.....6-3...309....206
Stratford...................................1-1.....55.......21.....3-4...171....125
Sunray......................................0-2.....46.......73.....4-4...204....197
Boys Ranch.............................0-2.....29.......89.....3-4...143....230
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   Still lots of odd possibilies
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   OK...lets move on to good ole WEEK # 9 Picks, Predictions and Tall Tales
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(#1)Canadian 9-0(D-3-0).....+ 38..........At.....Boys Ranch 3-4(D-0-2)
..At first i was thinking +51 but trimmed it back...+38 may be too much...The Wildcats
..have nothing more to prove until the playoffs start so I don't see them pouring
..it on here...The starters will be out early as Boys Ranch continues it's maiden
..voyage through the ravages of District 1-1A and they showed alot of promise
..early on and now it's looking like they won't win a District game...And they lose
..thier D1 college lineman this year...so we will see next year how resilliant the
..roughriders can be...The Wilcats are done after this game being Idle in Week 10
..plus if they draw a 1st round bye that will be 2 weeks off to rest up / heal up
..before the playoffs start....
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Sunray 4-4(D-0-2).................................At.....Stratford 3-4(D-1-1).....+ 22
..I think + 22 is a fair guess...I think the Elks will run it up a little just to be sure
..no last minute heroics pop up...Sunray however is desparate for a win or face
..Dist. elimination so there will be alot going on with both teams...Minus the turnovers
..The Elks hit thier stride last week and gave Canadian all they wanted and are now
..in playoff mode...The Bobcats have to find that playoff mode now but this is going
..to be a tough must win game...Stratford will claim the line of scrimmage early and
..turn the game into a slow grinder which favors them heavily...If the Bobcats can
..find thier way through L'iL MOJO's Iron Curtain it could be a close game
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   A different format this week as we will close out this section with Amarillo Area
games and the closing comments.................................
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>>>>> WEEK--9-- Ama-Plex list of local football games and other neat stuff <<<<< 
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Amarillo High..........................At.....Amarillo Tascosa...................FRI-730PM--BIVINS
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Hereford.................................At.....Amarillo Palo Duro.....*** THU-730PM--BIVINS ***
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Wolfforth-Frenship................At.....Canyon Randall.............FRI-730PM--BUFF BOWL
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Childress................................At.....Bushland...................FRI-730PM--FALCON STAD.
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Fort Worth Lake Country.......At.....Amarillo Arbor Cr...........FRI-730PM-LIONS STAD.
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All right...time to talk about the Longhorns and Cowboys...*CLICK*>>>dial tone>>>
 
     There will be quite a bit decided in week 9 but some district races will come down
to the climactic weel 10 game.....Those will be some good ones.....I haven't decided
which way I'm going this weekend.....Logic and loyalty say Amarillo V Tascosa Friday
night (Tascosa--Class of 72') and it should be very good...But dimly lit roads and small
towns are calling my name late at night...or it could be the Codiene for the bronchitis who
knows what to believe these days.....
 
     I did my best yet in the "I Lassoed Lance" pick em contest.....check it out.....
Week # 7------- 1st place-------Amarillo_Fats-------with---1671 total points----------
   The 2nd place finisher "Karnack" had 1600 points.....Then #3...1587...
#4...1571.....#5...1528.....
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     On the overall Board the leader "jecull" has an impressive 8060 point to go
with that # 1 ranking.....last week i finished on the big board with 5699 points and
a respectable 115th place (Out of 500+).....Now to close week 7......
I have 7240 total points and sling-shotted right into 34 th place...so i still have 3
pick weeks to make my move to the throne......Oh i went 11/1 and the game i
missed ?   Dalhart over Borger ....8-0 vs 3-5 but when you disect it the reason
is there.....wish me luck in week 8-9-10.....Who knows ? I may wind up with a
Key to the City.......(Dump)..............oh yeah Lance is...
Totaled out with 6528 points and in a tie for 140th place....thats not bad...I was right
around that area for a couple weeks until my smoking week #7......
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      Take Care and Be Well All.....Drive safe and Good Luck to you and your team
 
       and keep an eye on them Flyin Piggies..........Cheers..........      Fats 


Politics: Campaign trains and football players
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 20 October 2010

REGION 1.....WEEK--8--.....2010...Dave Campbells Texas Football
DCTF Blogs(#4).....The Panhandle.....( + Some of West Texas )
Stratford Sports Network...(SSN).....1-1AD  1.....Custom Section
High School Sports Zone / TOTFM /  KCBD..TV 11...Lubbock
Ama. Globe News... sixmanfootball.com...Lone Star Football Network 
Fox Sports Southwest...KVII-KFDA-KAMR-KCIT..TV's...Amarilllo
"The Fats Report".......WEEK --- 8 --- = Oct. 21....23....24.....2010
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Covering 5A-4A-3A Hot Spots and News..... with full coverage most of
Region 1... 2A-1A-both D1 & D2 + a handfull of Sixman Action.....
All Polls--Rankings--Schedules Courtesy DCTF/SSN and all Above...
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-----Politics.....Campaign trains and Football Players
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     Should have been 1968...Ben Barnes was running for Governor of Texas
and they decided to run a "Special Campaign Train"...that due to all the station
stops for speeches, hand shakes, baby kissing, and whatever else they could
get away with...I became quick friends with Bill Henry...A trainmaster out of
La Junta, CO...He stopped by my chair and said hey go into the lounge car
right there....I just met all the  football players and he scurried off towards
his room...so i get up and it's not anywhere in writing who these "guest" football
players are....Texas Longhorns ? and maybe a Cowboy or 2 ?.....
     So I slide into the room at the end of a line by one of the dining tables and
there they were.....Walt Garrison, Danny Reeves, Bob Lilly, Bob McKay
from Cleveland..And Bubba Smith who was with then the Baltimore Colts... 
They Spent as much time as they could with everyone and of course I brought
noting to write on and i still have that Cocktail napkin with all 5 names on it
hanging in my Office-Sports.....There is much more to this story but my
deadlines are creeping up on me...1 Thing i did want to mention... I saw Bob
Lilly standing by the middle of the train as "Big Ben" was giving them hell at the
back of the train with loud speaker attached to the top,,,he recognised me
and offered a hand shake...Now i am large and Bob was not taller but wider
and i swear to this day his hand was twice the size of mine...Huge...and I've
seen a hand that large since......what a trip.....There i mixed Railroad (37
Years--Retired) and football in one story...two of my favorite things............
          A F
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     My Picks were Acceptable for Week 7 but I did drop from week 6's high
of 81.3%.....In Week 7 I picked 42 games (A little low...I forgot to put the
6 Man---6 Pak picks on the report) but if had and gone 3-3 it would have been
a wash...42 Games>>>>>33 Wins>>>>>>9 Losses>>>>>   For a 78.5%
Pick percentage.....Still shooting for that elusive 90.0% Week, but i better
hurry as only 3 games are left until the playoffs Start.....Seems like this season
has gone by awfully fast....Maybe it's because i am so Slow ?
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     Let's Roll into the week 7 Recaps and other tall tales.....I know a couple of
Games that were tear-jerkers and Runaways...A few even snapped my neck
back scrambeling to another site to see if that REALLY was the score...........
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**ALL Games are on FRI OCT..22nd..At 730 PM...Unless otherwise noted**
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All Recaps will use the rankings from week 7...Week 8 will show with each
team in the 2nd half of report in the picks...Week 8 Polls arrive Mon. 730am
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All teams & all classes are in District play.....Except the few 4 team Districts
That will begin Dist. play in Week 8...Or... Oct. 21...22...23...........................
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5A-----------Week--7-- Rankings
8.....Abilene
15...Abilene Cooper
26...Midland
50...Midland Lee
-----2-5A & 3-5A-----Week 7 Recaps
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Amarilllo High.....54.....................San Angelo Central.....24...............* AH+26
..I had +26 and it wound up being 30...Close...The Sandies broke thier
..highest score this season which stood at 35...So they bested that by 19
..Amarillo had 57 rushes for 301 yards and 147 passing..to total out at 448
..San Angelo had 13 rushes for 134 yards.....152 passing...Totaling 288.
..Sayyyyy...if that 13 runs for 134 is right...thats 10 yards a carry...what the
..heck were they doing passings 20 times ?...................
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Amarillo Tascosa.....44................Lubbock High.....3.........................* TA+18
..I didn't get the Memo that the Rebels were going to play a FULL game
..Guess I need to go to more of the meetings...Tascosa led at the half 21-3
..and the 2nd half was all the Rebels...Tascosa is in good shape for a playoff
..spot while the Westerners are down and out and winless...Tascosa's total
..yardage hit 317...while Lubbock stumbeled to a 83 yard total....and if thats
..not enough eveidence...The Westerners had 7 turnovers to the Rebels...
..4 airbourne and 3 grounders...The Rebels gave up 1 pik and 1 fumble......
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(#15)Abilene Cooper.....34.............Odessa Permian...27......................* AB+28
..What got into MOJO ? and COOPER ?...Cooper was in the wild 56-52
..game with Midland Lee and Permian has lost 3 games...Ahh but Gary Gaines
..rolled the dice and to take away Cooper's Passing game the Panthers had
..1 o 2 centerfielders way back and this was in addition to having receivers manned
..up at the line. Wasn't much need for a pass rush as all they did was run (Almost)
..alot of folks had figured on a bit more of a runaway......MOJO's total yards
..were 517 while Coop's total was 476.....
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(#8)Abilene High.....77....................Midland Lee.....21...........................*  AH+20   
..The Eagles set a new scool Total yardage mark with 637 yards !!!..and tied
..the most 1st downs record at 31 ..Ronnell Sims set a new school record in
..passing going 10 for 10....169 yards and 3 TD's.....That record stood since
..1958 when Freddie Martinez passed at a 9 of 10 mark against Breckenridge
..The Eagles scored on 9 of thier first 9 possesions and somewhere along the
..way to scoring 9 TD's...Xavier Scarlet had a Pic 6 for another TD..... OK...
..I am unable to find the box score.....ESPN prolly owns the rights to them
..which of course for just $2.99..they will email the story & boxscore arriving
..here on Christmas eve.....
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-------------------- 5A---------------------------------WEEK 8 Picks and Stuff.............
---------- 2-5A & 3-5A
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Lubbock Monterey 1-6(D-1-1)..........At,,,,,Amarillo High 5-2(D-2-0)......... + 33 
..The Sandies are hangin on to the dist lead and they aim to keep it that way
..I've seen the Plainsmen once this year at Bivins...they were'nt horrible but
.. you could see that some fine tuning needed to be done...Yes that's the week
..that Tascosa tried to hand Lubbock the game but it ended Rebels 35-27 so
..Lubbock ran out of time.....Sandies/ what can i say except they need to sleep
..with one eye open thursday night....this looks like a trap..........
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-->>>>>>>>>>> THU. Oct. 21 at Lubbock...THU <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Amarillo Tascosa 4-3(D-2-0) + 33.....At.....Lubbock Coronado 2-5(D-1-1)
..Lets hope the Rebels Call the Full game play this week...they have to stay
..with the Sandies and win if they want a shot at the district crown...Coronado
..has just got Lubbock Blues with all 3 Teams from the hub city are down and
..out...Except Coronado at 3-4(D-2-0) has a good shot at a playoff slot...I can
..remember through all the years when Lubbock would have 2 or 3 really good
..teams and AHS and THS were the doormats...It Flutuates and Lubbock has
..been down so long they are overdue to rise up and make a statement in 2-5A
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Odessa High 3-4(D-2-0)...............At.....( #15)Abilene Cooper 7-0 (D-2-0).... + 33
..33 is my default number for a blow out...Thus...After last weeks and even week
..before's close calls I think the Cougars are going to have to re-commit to 100%
..effort each play...if they want the District crown they have to stay even with an
..old rival Midland High...Several teams have shut down the Bronchos RB
..Marquez and i don't believe the Cougars will give him much......
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(#8)Abilene High 5-2(D-2-0) + 44.....At.....Midland High 7-0(D-2-0).....
..You hung up 44 on an undefeated team ?....well yeah both of the Sims
..are back and healty plus those 2 are not the fastest men on the team
..I didn't catch his name but RB # 5 tore it up for a couple TD's thursday
..night....The Eagles just have too many weapons...as Midland Lee found
..out last week...lets see to match my + 44...gotta be 54-10...or...64-20.
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4A-----WEEK --7-- Rankings
26.....Stephenville
39.....Amarillo Caprock
----------3-4A----------WEEK --7--Recaps
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Games won-lost will show up down in the week 8 pics..with week 8 new info
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Canyon......16...............................Hereford.....14.................................X HD+22
..This was a fairly large upset to me...In dist play Canyon coming in was 1-2
..and Hereford had a mirror image in D of 2-1.....Now they are both D 2-2
..and Canyon off course has the heads up in thier change purse....
..The Eagles took the lead with a field Goal at 5:31 of the 4th Qtr...Then
..The Whitefaces in the last few minutes were storming back to score
..when Canyon snagged an interception...Lights out.....surprising...glad to
..see Canyon winning after making it out of some very choppy water early
..in the season...both teams are mathmatecally alive for a playoff limosine
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Dumas.....35................................(#39)Amarillo Caprock.....32..........X CP+18 
..Dumas has won over.....Perryton...Levelland...Plainview...and now Caprock
..but they have lost to Borger 25-0...Hereford 35-17...Ama PD 16-14.....
..Early on I watched Dumas pretty close then some time around week 3 or 4
..they had lost a couple and other teams were getting my attention...An Est.
..4,500 were on hand (good Crowd)...Now the Players Coaches and everyone
..involved need to look at themselves and say..."OK...now we know we can
..indeed lose a game.....It's out of the way now so we can get back to
..Longhorn Football".....Caprock has never been in thie position...undefeated
,,and going to the playoffs...It's just something that all good teams must go
..through at times and The Longhorns are just reaching that Plateau......
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Wolfforth-Frenship.....45.................Plainview.....7..............................* WF+19
..The Tigers had 265 yards via the airways good for 4 TD's and at the Half
..Frenship was up 31-0...The Tigers rolled up 465 yards total offense while
..The "Dawgs" cranked out 146...Frenship had to have this one with 3 Dist.
..losses...now 1-3 dist they have some hope with a little help from other to
..nail down a playoff spot..
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Canyon Randall.....35......................Amarillo Palo Duro.....14............* CR+22
..Quite a few folks took The Dons on thier picks.....APD has lost 3 games
..this season and the only blemish on the Raiders record is a --1-- point
..to Caprock...There is a big gap in Team defense as Randall is # 2 right
..behind Caprock and the Dons are 7th out of 8 teams...That was enough
..for me...
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----------3-4A---------- Week--8--  Picks & Stuff
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>>>>>>>>THU GAME *** 730PM at Ama Bivins--THU GAME<<<<<<<
<
Canyon 3-4(D-2-2).....At.....(#39)Amarillo Caprock 6-1(D-3-1)........... + 22
..+22 ?...afraid of too much more and it could be less...Canyon is playing
..some inspired ball as of late...The Longhorns must win this one and
..every game they can in the playoffs if they want to stay in the.......
.."Heavyweights Club"...this has the makings of a very good game with
..some possible Caprock heroics in the last 3 minutes .....................
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>>>>>>>THU GAME *** 730PM at Buffalo Bowl--THU GAME<<<<<<<
Dumas 4-3(D-2-2)......................At.....Canyon Randall 6-1(D-3-1)..... + 12
..The Raiders have been "warned" with the Caprock loss...Randall must
..tack on some points in every quarter instead of trin 22 in the 4th Qtr...
..The boxscore for Dumas this week missed the Sat paper and the Sun
..edition is due anytime...The Demons are riding high after taking down
..Caprock and they will figure...Why not these guys too ?...I think Canyon
..will be extra cautious and take em by + 12........
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Amarillo Palo Duro 3-4(D-3-1)...At.....Wofforth-Frenship 4-3(D-1-3)..... + 26
..A must win for the Tigers if they have a prayer for the playoffs...even
..if they win they still need help ahead of them...Palo Duro has won 3
..Dist. Games so they really need this one also....If Frenship get wound
..up at home + 26 is within reach.....
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Plainview 0-7(D-0-4)..................At.....Hereford 4-3(D-2-2).................... + 18
..Only + 18...they seem a little flat after losing to Caprock and Canyon
..The Whitefaces have 2 Dist wins on thier report card and are still
..in the race for 3rd or 4th seed...The Winless "Dawgs" sealed thier
..fate around a month ago.....
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---------------3A---------------
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3A------------------------------ Week--7-- Rankings
18...Monahans
24...Graham
26...Snyder
30...Lubbock Estacado
31...Dalhart
32...Abilene Wylie
39...Big Spring
-----------1-3A----------Week--7-- Recaps
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***I Failed to put out the 1-3A picks last week.....Thereford.....No Recaps***
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-----------1-3A-----------Week--8-- Picks and other stuff
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(#31)Dalhart 8-0(D-1-0) +13......At.....Borger 3-4(D-1-0)
..Heres a bit of a jammer right out of the box...Everyone in the know...Don't
..look at me...Have been reluctant to push the Golden Wolves due to weak
..Schedule...Until last week with a 41-10 win over Perryton,,,And they are now
..#31 on DCTF's 3A..So it looks like they are for real.....This game with Borger
..will probably finish Dalhart's report card as the Bulldogs gave a very hard time
..to 2 Ranked teams...Graham & Monahans..So Borger has something going
..on... they can be very salty when they want to be and this game is the one
..so we can all see Dalhart being heavily challenged...I'm just going +13 Wolves
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Perryton 2-5(D-0-1) + 11 ..........At.....Pampa 2-5(D-0-1)
..The Rangers have been blindsided a few times this year and even though
..these 2 teams are tied for Dist wins...There is a big difference in the Non-Dist.
..schedules of these teams...The Rangers the high road of difficulty...Pampa
..on the otherhand played it safe for most part...I've just got +11 up for the
..Rangers.......
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Week-----------------2-5A--------No week 7 Recaps on account of i didn't pick em
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----------------2-3A-------------- Week--8-- Picks And Tall Tales
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Brownfield 1-6(D-0-2) + 6............At.....Levelland 0-7(D-0-2)
..What do you do here ?...time to grab a wheat head penny out of the can and
..give it a toss...And we have a 1956-Demver mint...flip...Heads is Brownfield.
..+6 will do,,,,both teams are offensively challenged...now watch this be some
..kinda of 41-40 thriller...I don't think so...................
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Lubbock Cooper 5-2(D-2-0) + 33.....At.....Lamesa 3-4(D-0-2)
..Oh Yeah +33...I like it...Lamesa has already shot themselves in the foot
..Cooper's only 2 losses were to a very tough Snyder and who else but
..Good ole Dalhart so they are still very much in the hunt for a playoff spot
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>>>>>>> 800pm Start...balance of info is the same <<<<<<<<
Shallowater 5-2(D-2-0)...............At.....Lubbock Estacado 6-1(D-2-0) + 12
..Wow This may be the Showcase game down in Pete's turf which
..the greater Lubb-O-Plex...Estacado only red check in the schedule
..was a 21-19 loss to Abilene Wylie.....Shallowater has lost to Muleshoe
..and New Deal<<<Barely....My gut feeling says Shallowater but with
..Estacado at home and thier Resume looks more impressive..LE+12 
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Yeee-Haw....Thats all for 5A--4A--3A for the week 8 report.....
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--------------------   2A-D   1  --------------------
2A-D   1----------Week 7 Rankings
2.....Daingerfield
7.....Littlefield
9.....Mulsehoe
17...Colorado City
18...Bushland
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Again week 7 rankings for Recaps <<<>>> Week 8 rankings arrive Tues at sun up
so when we do the 2A-1A 6man picks-Predictions, I will be able use the brand new
Week 8 rankings for those games and i. try to come back and update the 5-4-3A's
---------------------    2A-D   1--------------------
**DCTF's pick as the toughest-roughest Dist,,,In All of 2A in Texas**
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(#7)Littlefield 5-1(D-3-0).....28.....Bushland 4-3(D-3-1)............................X BU + 11
..Why did i pick the Falcons..I felt the Bobcats had enough to take them and thats
..the way it turned out....I meant to put the + 11 on the Bobcats...I suppose i could
..Turn in a claim to the UIL but that would end in failure i Believe...I think when
..it came time to pick... 0-6I Rationalized that if the Falcons could pull off an upset at
..home winning against the Mules...they could do it again..........but alas...no dice...
..Muleshoe's yardage was thusly...64 Rushing...244 passing....308 Total...and
..Littlefield's yards came out...245 rushing...61 passing.............306 Total...So you
..can see the contrasting styles here...The big one is 245 yards rushing which
..Lets you control the clock and take control of the line of scrimmage....and that
..Is what Littlefield did.....
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Slaton 0-6(D-0-3).....18...................Childress 2-4(D-0-3).....15................X CH+20
..Aw come on !.....don't win a game all year and now the Tigers pull off a minor
..upset in besting the Bobcats by 3...behind 15-12 late in the 4th Qtr Slaton made
..thier last drive and poked it in on a 3 yard run (PAT Fail) to win by 3.....18-17
..Childress had 198 yards rushing.....148 yards passing...Total yards = 346 and
..Slaton had 96 yards rushing...159 yards passing...Total yards ===== 255.....
..Even though Childress had almost 100 total yards more...They also gave up
..2 turnovers...1 airball and 1 in the turf...
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Muleshoe 6-1(D-3-1).....54............Friona 2-5 (D-1-3).....10.....................* MS+23
..This one didn't make the cut for the paper this week ah...here it is from Lone
..Star Varsity/Lubbock...Friona Rushed for 169 yards on 45 carries and the Mules
..rushed 20 times for 338 yards (<<< 16.9 yards per carry) Total Yards closed
..out with Muleshoe posting 579 yards while The Chieftains finished out with 339.
..Friona also threw 4 pics and the Mules gave up 1 fumble.......
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Lubbock Roosevelt 5-2(D-2-2)...35...Ama River Road 3-4(D-2-2) ...27... *LR+12
..The Wildcats picked the right time of the season to come alive as they have 2
..District wins in spite of this loss which now temporarily has River Road in 4th
..place in the Dist. Race and Roosevelt right on thier tale with Identical District
..records...The Wildcats lost 3 of thier 1st --4-- games and now find themselves
..in the battle for a plafoff ticket....


Sorry, no vacancy
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 13 October 2010

No Vacancies for Football on Hiway 60
From Amarillo to Clovis, New Mexico
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DC-163......."The Fats Report".......Tuesday Oct. 12,  2010
DCTF Blogs --- The Panhandle.....(+ Some of West Texas)
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REGION 1.....WEEK--7--.....2010.....Dave Campbell's Texas Football
High School Sports Zone / Stratford Sports Network / TOTFM............
Texas Panhandle----South Plains----West Texas High School Football
"The Fats Report".......WEEK --- 7 ---. = .Oct....14....15....16........2010
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Covering 5A-4A-3A Hot Spots and News..........And Full coverage for
2AD1-2AD2-1AD1-1AD2...... and a handfull of 6 Man games weekly
Polls-Schedules-Info Courtesy of Dave Campbells Texas Football
Amarillo Globe News, sixmanfootball.com, Top-O-Texas Football...
Lone Star Football Network and KCBD...TV 11.......Lubbock............
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     "No Vacancies on Hiway 60 from Amarillo to Clovis, NM"
     If you wanted to have a football game Friday Oct 8th along the
BNSF and Hiway 60 to Clovis...You were out of luck...Every field
or Stadium, 7 in all had a game fire up at 730PM.....As Follows...
Amarillo>>>>>>>> Ama PD & Dumas
Canyon>>>>>>>> Frenship & Canyon
Hereford>>>>>>> Ama Caprock & Hereford
Friona>>>>>>>>> Bushland & Friona
Bovina>>>>>>>>> Farwell & Bovina
Texico, NM>>>>> Santa Rosa & Texico
Clovis, NM>>>>> Artesia & Clovis
     The pretty much would be a "Royal Flush" in Poker......
If you wanted to play East of Amarillo however you had lots of Choices
Canadian>>>>>> Sunray & Canadian....This was the LONE game on
..Hiway 60 to the Oklahoma State line...........
Miami>>>Pampa>>>White Deer>>>Panhandle were all On the road
..or Idle and of course >>>Higgins has suspended football until ?
..They Don't have enough bodies to play 6 Man......
      All Right.....Enough with the "Odd" stats that may never be
discussed again...I just wondered what the odds of 7 Games in a row
in every Stadium down 60 to Clovis would be ?....I thought it was
strange but on the other hand some of you are scratching yer heads...
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     I busted over the hurdle of 75.0% on my game picks...There were
several "Gimmes" or Wipe Outs anyone could see coming but Picks
is picks and In Week 6 I tried 43 games Winning--35 & Losing-- 8...
for a sizzeling average of 81.3%...Not bad for an old Fatboy eh ?
     I suspect that will be my Season High but i'll keep on trying to
exceed it...I didn't look it up but i'm pretty sure I had one 90% +
week last year but probably was in the playoffs with far less teams
involved...Thus increasing my odds.........................
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     Here are the week 6 Headlines from the Ama Globe News...
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Late Kick Rescues Dons
Thrilling rally to History...Longhorns go to 6-0 for the 1st time
Steers (Farwell) erase early Deficit
Canyon stuns Frenship,  14-7
Bushland Rolls
Wildcats Topple Childress
Randall blast Bulldogs,  35-17
Farve's actions under scrutiny...Whoops that one doesn't belong
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    So we begin the Week 6 Recaps to dig into these headlines and
many more scores-games that will make sit straight up in your chair
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**All games are at 730PM Friday Oct. 15--Unless otherwise noted**
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5A---Rakings Week--6--
8.....Abilene
14...Abilene Cooper
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-----5A----- Week 6 Recaps & Week 6 Rankings
-----2-5A Began District play.....Week--6--
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Amarillo High.....24....................Lubbock High.....0.....................* AH+23
..Cribbage !...missed it by 1 point...The Sandies have now defeated
..the Westerners in each of the last 37 meetings continueing one of the
..state's longest continuous winning streak over one team...At the half
..The Score was AHS...7---LHS...0...Amarillo's Defense was in full
..stride while the offense didn't warm up until the 2nd half...Here is
..a stat that explains the game/score...The Sandies had 329 total
..yard versus The Westerners with >86< total yard.....Ouch...
..Amarillo High is now 4-2(D-1-0)...Lubbock sinks to 0-6(D-0-1)
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Amarillo Tascosa.....35.............Lubbock Monterey.....27..........* AT+16
..I witnesses this one down at Bivins...The first half was dominated by
..the Rebels who held a 28-7 Halftime lead...Then they came out and
..scored in the 3rd Qtr---35-7 but the next 20 points where scored by
..the Plainsmen as they mounted a furious comeback and were very
..close to pulling it off...now when a winless team comes back like
..that on a 3 game winner it makes you wonder about Tascosa's
..playoff future...I liked the 1st half...the 2nd..."Hey ! anybody got the
..Amarillo High score" ?.....The Rebels had 404 total yards and barely
..get to 4-3(D-2-0) and the Plainsmen had 260 total yards and fall
..into the 0-6(D-0-1) Abyss...........
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Amarillo High is in the drivers seat and look good to win District.....
Then Tascosa 2nd seed....followed by a dogfight of two 1 win
teams and 2 winless teams.......
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-----3-5A------ Began District play...Week--6--
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(#14)Abilene Cooper.....56.........Midland Lee.....52..................* AC+22
..Everyone arrived in the stands expecting a good ole 5A game but
..instead a 6 Man track meet broke out...108 points...Cooper in a big
..Thriller in Midland Scored on a 42 yard TD pass with 24 seconds
..left to end the offense-fest...This TD was one of 3 scored by Cooper
..in the last 6:10 of the game to over take a 10 point lead by Midland
..Abilene churned out a mind bending --651-- yards total offense...and
..Lee was able to hang tight with --507-- yards total offense.... wow...
..Abilene walked out with a 6-0(D-1-0) and Midlands consolation
..prize was a 5-1(D-0-1) mark.......
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(#8)Abilene High.....49...............Odessa High.....21..................* AB+13
..The Eagles take down the Bronchos...Ronnell Sims accounted for
..246 total yards and 3 TD's.....Bradley Marquez gained 153 yards on
..23 carries...A little trickery by the Bronchos saw Marquez line up at
..quarterback with and empty backfield...Odessa was still in the game
..at the start of the 4th quarter but 2 drives ended in back to back..
..interceptions that resulted in 14 more Abilene points.....
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----------5A-----------Week 7 Picks & Forecast
-----2-5A-----
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Amarillo High + 26..........................At......San Angelo Central
..The Sandies continue the run to the District Crown...Does the defense
..carry the team until the offense catches up again ?..Even if it plays
..out that way that will plenty for the Bobcats who give up twice as many
..points as the Sandies do each game....
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Lubbock High.................................At.....Amarillo Tascosa + 18
..Could be a few more point if the Rebels don't belly flop in the 2nd
..half...Lubbock is still winless after Amarillo High turned them back
..last week...Tascosa doesn't need a loss to a way below .500
..team. With the #3 offense in 5A-4A stats in the area they need
..a + 400 yard game to make up for last week.....
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-------3-5A----- * Abilene only
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Odessa Permian.........................At......(#14)Abilene Cooper + 26
..MOJO's dismal preformance against Midland High last week in a
..41-7 loss...and a few games the "D" gave up 500 yards this is not
..Permian's come back year even with Gary Gaines...He should get
..at least 2 more years to get a handle on this program...Cooper
..I suspect does not want a repeat of last weeks 108 total point
..Freak out and will get 20 or 30 points ahead and stay that way...
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(#8)Abilene High + 20................At.....Midland Lee
..The Lee Rebels 5-1(D-0-1) were involved in the 56-52 game with
..Abilene Cooper but came up on the losing end of it...The Eagles
..4-2(D-1-0) can't afford another loss rankings wise...but district
..wise a 1-0 start was a good plan...I don't forsee another 108 point
..freak out but the Eagles are certainly qualified...I'm thinking about
..a game in the 48-28 range....... 
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-----4A-----Rankings Week---6---
33.....Hereford
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-----4A-----Week --6-- Recaps (I omitted the Week 5 recaps last time)
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Canyon.....14.............................Wolfforth-Frenship.....7..............X WF+18
..The headline reads "Canyon Stuns Frenship, 14-7"..Well it didn't do
..much for me either...Palo Duro and Randall had a relatively easy time
..against Canyon in the last 2 weeks and with a 1-4(D-0-2) record why
..would anyone think they would take down Frenship 3-2(0-2) and very
..much in need of a win ?...Ahhh but thats why we watch and follow HS
..football...the element of surprise...Canyon had 271 total yards versus
..Frenship's 310 total yards...And the only tunover was Canyon losing
..a fumble to WF...The Eagles scored the only points of the 2nd half
..with a 41 yard run by Cosby in quarter 3 and that was it.....
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Amarillo Caprock.....31-**OT**.....Hereford.....28-**OT**.............* AC+ 8
..Lance Lanhert's "The Battle of the Cattle" and I came up with the
.."Bovine Bowl"...A better game has not been played in the panhandle
..in quite some time...The Whitefaces 4-2(D-2-1) were unable to score
..in the 4th Qtr with a 28-25 lead...The Longhorns were driving towards
..a win when they stalled at the Hereford with 8 seconds left...Kicker
..Conner Hollabaugh had already missed 2 PAT Kicks during the game
..so coach Seth Parr sent Hollabaugh right back in and the payoff was
..a 24 yard field goal to send the game into overtime...Hereford got the
..ball 1st and were only able to gain 1 yard then Hereford's kicker 
..missed a 41 yard field goal...Caprock's turn saw them move down to
..the Hereford 17 and faced a 4th and 2 situation...Here comes
..Hollabaugh again and nailed a 34 yard field goal for the enormous win
..Caprock has never won 6 games in a season...much less 6 in a row
..to emerge as district leader and I suspect will make thier debut in
..DCTF's top 25 rankings for week 7 at..oh..lets say #24...Hereford
..in the bottom half at #33 will fall to high 40's or be dropped out.......
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Amarillo Palo Duro.....16..............Dumas......14...........................* DU+ 9
..The Dons scored in the 4th Qtr and were going for the PAT to tie the
..game for potential overtime...The Demons came with everything and
..blocked the PAT securing a 14-13 Dumas lead dispite giving up 3
..turnovers to PD in the form of 2 picks and 1 grounder...The Dons
..had to come through on thier last drive of 53 yards and then finishing
..up with a Luis Potillo 22 yard field goal for the win...I took Dumas +9
..didn't miss er by much......
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Canyon Randall.....35..................Plainview.....17.......................* CR+22
..The Raiders coming in 4-1 had thier only loss to Hot Hot Caprock by
..1 point and the Bulldogs came in with a 0-5 slate...easy pick and the
..Dawgs came closer than i expected but i'm sure Randall's starters
..took the bench early to get the sideline boys into the game...
..The Raiders ground out 439 yards on the ground and had 477 total
..yards including runs of 31, 63, 56, and 7 yards and a punt return
..capped off Canyon's point...Randall is now 5-1(D-2-1) while
..the Dawgs roll down the stairs again at 0-6(D-0-3)...
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-------4A-------Week 7 picks >>> 3-4A only & Dist play is underway
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Hereford + 22.................................At.....Canyon
..You don't suppose the Eagles can pull off another Magic Act and
..down Hereford do ya ?...Not me...The Whitefaces are plenty
..P.O.'ed about the Caprock incident and +22 may not be enough
..The Whitefaces will still make the playoffs barring a major flop
..and Canyon while not mathmatically eliminated have got a long
..steep road ahead to claim a playoff slot......
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(#?)Amarillo Caprock +18............At.....Dumas
.. (#?) = I expect the week 7 rankings will see a number in there for
..for the Longhorns...The Demons are no going to give up over the
..PD loss but they just won't be able to hang with the pumped up
..Longhorns who would like nothing better than to go undefeated
..and enter the playoffs at 10-0 and looking at the schedule it is
..quite possible now. Dumas does have a stingy Defence but
..so does Caprock.....Horns stay on a roll +18.....
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Wolfforth-Frenship + 19................At.....Plainview
..Now surely the 3-3(D-0-3) Tigers can handle the 0-6(D-0-3) Bulldogs
..Both have not won a district game and lost 3 which puts them in a bad
..way to make the playoffs with Caprock-Randall-Hereford-Canyon all
..ahead of them...Frenship's usually stout defense is simply not there
..this season but they have quite a bit more points in offensive output
..I may high at +19 this may be a low scoring both teams in the teens
..type of game...we shall see.....
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Canyon Randall + 22......At......Amarillo Palo Duro.......**730PM-THU**
..The Dons have thier running game back but that won't be enough to
..take down the balanced run-pass attack of the Raiders...Neither
..team can afford a loss in this massive 8 team district..But as it
..stands right now the Dons are 3-0 in District and the Raiders are
..2-1 in District with the Caprock loss....That makes thi an even more
..urgent game for Randall.....
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----------3A----------Rankings Week---6---
20...Monahans
25...Graham
27...Snyder (I expect them to move up to the teens)
30...Lubbock Estacado
31...Abilene Wylie
32...Dalhart (I think they hit the top 25 around 22 or 23 for now)
39...Big Spring
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----------1-3A----------District play begins in Week---7--- (4 teams)
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(#32)Dalhart.....55........................Clayton, NM.....0
..The Golden Wolves scored all 8 TD's on the Ground which includes
..1 punt return for a TD enroute to pounding out 381 yards on the
..Ground in 33 carries and 389 total yards...3 different Dalhart backs
..went over the 100 yard mark...Clayton was held to 39 rushes for
..75 yards and 0 passing for 75 total yards...A severe wipe out as
..expected as the Wolves improve to 7-0(D-0-0) and prepares to
..begin Dist play Oct. 15th---Week 7.....
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Borger-----Pampa-----Perryton-------All...I D L E
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----------2-3A----------District play is underway
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Lubbock Cooper.....42.................Brownfield.....7........................*LC+23
..Cooper takes D-game #1 and are now 4-2(D-1-0)...While the Cubbies
..Settle in at 1-5(D-0-1) but they are ahead of Levelland...Don't have
..a write up on this one but it's self-explanitory.....
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(#30)Lubbock Estacado...27........Lamesa.....7..........................* LE+33
..The Matadors now 5-1(D-1-0) and lead this 6 team district...The
..Golden Tornadoes land at 3-3(D-0-1)...Estacado's lone loss was to
..the always contankerous Abilene Wylie 21-19.....They were at #25
..until that happened.....
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Shallowater.....40...........................Levelland.....6......................* SH+36
..Dam!...picked a +36 and missed it by 2...The Mustangs are in good
..shape with a 4-2(D-1-0)...and the good ole Lobos secure the Dist.
..basement at 0-6(D-0-1)...Shallowater had made it to #42 before
..losing a close one to 1A #3 New Deal 28-21...I suspect they will
..be back in the top 50 anyway before seasons end.....
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----------2A-D  1-----Week 6 Rankings
2.....Daingerfield
7.....Littlefield
9.....Muleshoe
17...Bushland
Week 7 rankings will show up here just before the picks and
I suspect a fair shake up as Bushland topped Muleshoe plus
other upsets and strangeness downstate.....
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------------1-2A-D   1----------Week 6 Recaps & Dist. play is...ON
**DCTF's pick as the toughest district in the state of Texas in 2A**
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   Well I am back after a 9 hour sleep & chow break...it's now 10/10/10
and I've got the Cowboys & Titans on in the background...It's 20-17
Tennesse and I am waiting for the Cowboys to gather up a series
of blunders and ruin Uncle Jerry's day..........Ok...back to work.... 
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(#17)Bushland.....47...................Friona.....33..............................* BU+16
..Missed that one by 3...Actually the Chieftains made a decent
..showing scoring 33 on the Falcons...Muleshoe only managed 20
..The halftime score saw Bushland with a 26-19 lead...not bad...
..Friona is one of those hot & cold teams...They are impressive when
..they are hot...but they will usually have a cold quarter wwhen things
..go wrong....A couple stats...Total Yds...Friona--427, Bushland--406
..The Chieftains gave up 2 turnovers by way of fumble...Bushland had
..none...If not for the 2 turnovers it might have been a little tight.....
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Amarillo River Road.....32.........Childress...21..........................* RR+15
..River Road churned out 339 yards on the ground and 47 by air...
..for total yards...386.....The Bobcats spread it out a little with 138 on
..the ground and 121 thru the air for a total of 259 total yards.....
..The Wilcats were +2 on turnovers throwing 1 pik compared to
..Childress's 2 interceptions and 1 fumble....The Bobcats only
..managed 7 points on offense with the other 7 coming on a 70 yard
..Kickoff return...River Road needed this win after a rough start.....
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(#7)Littlefield.....25..............Lubbock Roosevelt.....15..............* LI+ 9
..Oh the agony...I missed it by 1 point...going in the PF-PA ratios
..were close to identical...I had  to dial up Lone Star Varsity in
..the Hub City for a write up..."Rosie" had 328 total yards versus
..the Bobcats with 403 total...Ah here the clue i was looking for...
..Littlefield had 1 fumble-turnover.....Lubbock threw >>5<< picks
..threw the air giving the Bobcats a + 4 in turnovers....case closed
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(#9)Muleshoe.....54...................Slaton.....7.............................* MS+36
..This is one of about 5 or 6 that anybody could pick and win...
..The Mules are on a mission after the mild upset to Bushland
..and poor Slaton paid for it...Oddly enough the score at the end
..of the 1st Qtr was 0-0...Then Muleshoe erupted for 34 second
..quarter points...Slaton got thier TD in the 4th against 2nd string
..and 3rd string players...Muleshoe Total yards 431 compared to
..Slaton's 154 total..Slaton also threw 2 piks.....
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-----District play is under way---(7 teams)
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Crane.....21................................Alpine.....14...........................* CR+20
..The Golden Cranes cut this one a little close but leave with a record
..of 3-3(D1-1)...The Bucks played em hard but fall to 2-5(D-0-3) so
..they are toast in this 7 team district being the only team with 3 Dist.
..losses...PF-PA ratios are Crane--120-120.....Alpine--194-220.......
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Colorado City.....18..................Wall...6...................................* CC+13
..A rare battle of unbeatens both coming in with a 6-0(D-2-0) mark
..and both teams have combined for 238 points in the previous
..3  games and averaging 38.3 points apiece...So obviously we had
..a head knocking defensive battle royale, The San Angelo Standard
..times headline reads "Wall loses grip on Colorado City, 18-6"...
..The main gist of the story is Wall stalling in the Red Zone twice
..in the 1st Half or you could say Colorado had 2 brilliant defensive
..stands...CC had 240 total yards VS Wall's total of 286...this also
..helped with the low score as Wall had 5 turnovers>>> 4 pass piks
..and 1 in the dirt.....CC had 3 turnovers>>> 2 pass piks and 1
..grounder.....sounds like it was a nail biter.....
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Denver City-----------   I D L E
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San Angelo Grape Creek.....8..........Kermit.....0.....................X KR+11
..What happened to my Krabs ??...the previous 5 games they scored
..169 points or 33.8 a whack...maybe it's just District fever as SAGC
..has 2 district wins and Kermit has...0....so they are in the same boat
..as Alpine and virtually eliminated...this came very close to a 0-0
..scoreless tie that would go to overtime....SAGC scored it's lone TD
..with 2:45 left in the game...PAT kick failed.....then SAGC earned a
..safety with 2:15 left in the game....both teams exchanged 1 fumble
..and total yards were SAGC--215.....Kermit--157.....
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District play has commenced in 2-2A---(7 Teams)
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Abernathy----------   I D L E
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Spearman.....23...........................Dimmitt...0............................* SP+ 6
,,hum....total yards>>> Lynx---168...Bobcats---255...odd stat for a
..23 point shutout and the only turnover was Dimmitt tossing one
..interception...The Bobcats upset Bovina in week 3...25-18...
..Now they can't score on the Lynx ?...Spearman does have an
..awesome defense but even they managed to drop a game 14-7
..to Floydada...I know it's that district booga-booga......
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Tulia.....39...................................Floydada.....14....................X FL+12
..Even though I lost this pick i'm glad Tulia won, they have done a
..great job turning around that program...Now they played at Tulia
..which helped the Hornets I'm sure...This makes Tulia just like
..Claude..they both have now won 3 games this season...
..The Hornets racked up an impressive--434 total yards compared
..to the Whirlwinds--271 total yards.....Tulia coughed up 2 turnovers
..but Floydada had 4 give ups....So the Hornets got a +2 for that...
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Sanford-Fritch.....53.....Amarillo Highland Park.....7................* SF+34
..Holy cow...+34 wasn't near enough...SF scored all 53 points before
..AHP got on the board with a 25 yard TD run against the JV and subs
..but shutouts really hurt so AHP scored a minor victory...
..Total yards...SF--398...AHP--235...and turnovers SF-- 1 on a fumble
..while AHP turned it over >>6<< times...4 airbourne and 2 grounders

dalou.....54..................................Hawley.....0...............................* ID+20
..Idalou hasn't scored 54 points since Nov. 15...2008 in Bi-Dist VS
..Alpine...Wow..and the win gives the Wildcats the District lead with a
..2-0 dist...The next 2 teams are 2-1 in Dist....Hawley has won 1 game
..this season and will be fitted for basketball uniforms soon.....
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Coahoma.....33...........................Post.....6..................................* CA+24
..missed that one by 3...The Bulldogs or "Dawgs" do good but oddly
..are just ahead of Post...both teams are 2-1 in Dist behind Idalou...
..are the Toasties going to the show ?...They are certainly in good
..shape if they don't drop more than 1 of 3 games left...
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Custom coverage for Stratford Sports Network or SSN
District play begins this week (7)-----(5 team Dist.)
DCTF's pick as the Statewide...Roughest, Toughest District in 1A
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Stinnett West Texas.....41...........Boys Ranch.....29.............* SWT+18
..At the Half it was knotted up at 14-14...Then a wild 2nd Half saw 42
..total points scored...looks like it was an entertaining game...
..here are the stats...then some more chat.....
---------------------------------------Stinnett WT--------------Boys Ranch------
1st Downs...................................17......................................11
Rushing......................................179....................................252
Passing......................................252....................................102
Total Yards................................431.....................................354
C-A-I......................................10-14-0................................3-8-1
Punts.........................................1-35...................................2-20
Fumbles / Lost..........................0-0.....................................0-0
Penalties...................................3-20...................................5-50
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Lots of yardage here and only 1 turnover as SWT had 1 pik off BR
..The win was good enough to put Stinnett into a tie with Canadian
..in Dist. play both 1-0...that will change in week 7 as Canadian pays
..SWT a visit  and knock heads with them.....
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(#1)Canadian.....53.....................Sunray.....29........................* CA+39
..Why did i go +39 ?...The starters were done at halftime as the
..score was 46-7...The Wildcats had 1 TD in the 3rd quarter to
..cap thier scoring while the Bobcats gathered up 20 points off
..3 TD passes of 38--50--10...Talon Dooley finished the day with
..a 17 for 42...333 yards passing...Wildcat QB Braden Hudson
..was 12 of 15 for 127 yards and 4 TDs before hitting the shower
..early...lets check the stats.....
----------------------------------------------Sunray---------------Canadian
1st Downs.........................................16.............................17
Rushing.......................................... - 19...........................253
Passing.............................................333.........................127
Total Yards.......................................314.........................380
C.A.I..............................................17-42-2..................12-15-0
Punts................................................5-23.......................3-28
Fumbles / Lost.................................3-1.........................4-3
Penalties..........................................3-25.......................7-65
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   Turnovers came out even with 3 each...The Bobcats -19 rushing ?
..Thats a bit shocking but they did lose thier big rusher to graduation
..in May...Sunray for the time being sits at #4 in District with a 0-1
..Dist. mark,,,Canadian is up on the top rung of the ladder.....
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Stratford------------     I D L E
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   And to close out 1-1A...here are the latest standings......
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-------------------------------------Dist...Pts...Opp......All...Pts...Opp
Canadian.............................1-0....53.....27.......7-0..326...106
West Texas........................1-0....41.....29.......5-2..262....131
Stratford..............................0-0.....0........0.......2-3..116....104
Sunray.................................0-1....27.....53.......4-3..185...177
Boys Ranch........................0-1....29.....41.......3-3..143...182
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Week 7 picks about 12 pages away yet.............
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District play begins Oct. 22nd---Week 8...(4 Teams)
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(#12)Clarendon......42................Gruver......6............................* CL+51
..It was all over at the half with the Bronchos up 42-0...They did not
..score in the 2nd half opting to use 2nd stringers & JV to finish...
..Gruver's lone score came in the 4th Qtr on an 18 yard run.....
.."The Johnny Gaines Show" played it safe as the Crump brothers
..scored 5 of 6 Clarendon TDs...Mike scored 3 on the ground off
..runs of 1-14-4 yards and brother Chris scored 2 TDs on pass
..receptions of 28-33 yards from Gaines...The final TD was scored
..by Wes Williamson on a 73 yard run...Total yards Favored the
..Bronchos with 356 VS the Greyhounds 97.....
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Lockney.....50............................Booker.....12...........................* LA+10
..+38 and i had +10....oh well..A win is a win...The Plainview online
..news "My Plainview"'s headline reads..."Lockney ends non-district
..with biggest win in Three years"...The Longhorns special teams
..shined as they were responsible for 16 points Scoring on 1 of 2
..blocked punts...1 kickoff return...and a 98 yard return of a 2 point
..PAT attempt...Total yards favored Booker 271 to 262 but the 200+
..yards from special teams don't show anywhere but the scoreboard
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Panhandle.....21........................Vega.....20.............................X VE+ 8
..Rats...The Panthers turned back the Longhorns frantic last minute
..drive and held on for the 1 point win...so I almost got Vega right...
..total yards similar to the score with Panhandle at 271 and Vega
..at 281 total yards in this non-district tilt.....
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Quanah.....40.............................White Deer.....26.................X WD+14
..I thought White Deer was beginning to take all this seriously...
..Here's the story from the Wichita Falls Times Record....The score
..at the Half was 20-20...then the Indians got inspired in the 2nd Half
..hum this explains alot....Rushing yards for White Deer...30-116 and
..Quanah with 37-430....now that is quite a big difference...And White
..Deer turned the ball over >>6<< times compared to 3 by Quanah...
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Week 6 began District play---(5 Teams)
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Tahoka.....52.............................Hale Center.....26..................* TA+17
..This game was a run fest with the Bulldogs gaining 477 yards on 50
..carries  and the Owls picked up 259 yards on 38 carries...
..The Coach for Hale Center was pleased with the offense but it was
..the Defense missing tackles and being unable to stop Tahokas
..ground game that made the difference.....
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Sundown.....21.........................(#3)New Deal.....20.............X *ND+18
..Oh I came so close to picking this upset but backed out after the
..Lions showing against Shallowater...Sundown trailing 20-14 got
..the ball with 1:12 remaining in the game at thier own 38 yard line
..The roughnecks moved right along and with 12 seconds left at
..New Deals 32 yards line...Sundown called the "233 double dunk"
..Which amounts to 4 receivers running post routes down the middle
..and hopefully the ball will find 1 of them which it did as Hunter Berry
..made a high jump catch and shook off 2 defenders and scampered
..into the end zone...the PAT kick was good...Sundown was treating
..this game as the District Championship and it very well may have
..been because if the 2 teams wound up with the same record...
..Sundown of course would win District with the head to head win....
..not a bad strategy...it worked.....The Lions picked up 163 yards on
..40 carries...The Roughnecks rang up 208 yards on 50 carries and
..against New Deals killer defense.....
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Olton----------     I D L E
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District play commenced on Oct. the 8th---(5 teams)
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(#2)Albany.....20..........................(#7)Stamford.....14................* AL+ 5
..&^%$$%^* +5 never works for me...so I missed this by 1...This was
..one of the top shelf games in the State with both teams coming in
..with a 6-0 D-0-0 record.....I'm unable to find a full write up on the
,,game,,,got an article but no stats...but looking back the game came
..down to 2 costly mistakes by Stamford who had a 10 yard TD run
..called back on a hold...then the next play threw an interception in the
..end zone turning it over...Stamford was without all-state condidate
..receiver Jesse Ramos (Broken Collarbone) but Albany was without
..it's starting QB Lief Johnson (Broken Foot)...both teams put up a
..heck of a battle with wht they had left......
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Seymour.....66..............................Haskell.....18.......................* SE+16
..Ouch..A pretty good wipeout...The Panthers QB Aaron Barton
..passed for 282 yards and 4 TDs...Haskell had 192 rushing yards
..on 50 carries and Seymour cranked out 264 yards on 29 carries
..Total yards shook out as Haskell with 280 and Seymour with 546
..plus Haskell gaave up >>5<< fumbles and the teams swapped 1
..interception apiece...Seymour starts Dist. play with a bang...
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Olney-----------     I D L E 
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District play begins Oct. 22nd---(Week 8)-----(4 teams)
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Booker------------ see above 2-1A-D1.....V.....Lockney
Gruver-------------    s   a   m   e   ..............V.....Clarendon
Vega---------------    s   a   m   e   ..............V.....Panhandle
White Deer------     s   a   m   e   ..............V.....Quanah
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District play has commenced-----In Week 6-----(5 Teams)
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Claude----------     I D L E
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(#10)Wellington.....61...................Memphis.....6.................... * WG+29
..Somebody found a can of Nitro-Methane and put in the Skyrockets
..tank...A relentless attack  by Wellington...The Cyclones were finally
..able to punch in TD against the JV...Total yards favored the
..Skyrockets at 540...While The Cyclones were held to 136...
..Memphis also had 2 turnovers via interceptions by Wellington.....
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(#16)Wheeler.....54.....................Shamrock.....14.................* WH+29
..Once again a wipeout...Rushing yards were 133 for the Fighting
..Irish and total yards 177...The Mustangs rushed for 315 yards and
..topped out with 443 total yards...Wheeler was a +2 on turnovers
..as Shamrock coughed it up twice...A total of 8 passes were thrown
..by both teams so the clock was running most of the time......
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District games have started in this one-----(5 Teams)
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(#19)Farwell.....20.......................Bovina.....14.......................* FA+28
..I carpooled with Les Giles / Ama Globe News to check this one
..out...I wanted a look at both teams but Farwell the most...Bovina
..gave them a bit of a hard time taking an early 14-0 lead which
..The Steers closed the gap in the 2nd Qtr to leave a 14-14 score
..at the half...Bovina was held scoreless in the 2nd half but did
..a couple of serious threats to score with the most threatening in 
..the closing minutes...After a punt the Mustangs took over at thier
..own 8 yard line...92 yards to paydirt coverting 3...4th downs along
..the way and made it to the Steers 15 yard line 1st and 10...after
..for plays and a gain of 1 or 2 yards the mustangs turned it over
..on downs with 1:30 to play and ran the clock out.....Farwell's
..Colby Read #34 is an interesting RB to watch...tough runner
..and can break tackles in the open field and get loose...He wound
..up with 169 yards on 19 carries....The Rushing yards went this
..way...Farwell 38-208 and Bovina 38-142 and total yards FA 319
..and BO 223...good little ball game...but warning if you ever plan
..to go watch a game in Bovina...there is NO restaurants, Dairy
..queens etc...Just a convieniance store with various stuff under
..those funky yellow lights..............
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Sudan.....48..................................Nazareth.....0......................* SU+30
..The Hornets bypassed my point spread by 18...Once again and
..Mercifully this game was'nt called in or got lost in the mail but let
..me check Lubbock as they may have it on the Sudan side...In the
..last 5 games Nazareth has been outscored 188-0...The Rushing
..yardage looked like this...Nazareth...20-(-11) and Sudan...35-368
..The Hornets were +1 on turnovers...Looks like the Swifts will be
..next years feel good story............
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Springlake-Earth---------- They were on siesta in week 6
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District play cranked up in Week 6---(5 Teams)
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Morton.....1.................................Anton.....0.................I had Morton +35
..Forfiet.....Pick is voided
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(#2)Plains.....56.........................Smyer.....20.............................* PL+41
..At the end of the 1st Qtr plains held a 14-13 lead then exploded for
..21 points in the 2nd frame to Smyer's 0...The 2nd half was all Plains
..with Smyer getting a final TD with 21 seconds left against the JV and
..Cheerleaders...Rushing yardage breaks down like this...
..Smyer---22-100 and Plains---59-548<<< I say I say Damm...Total
..yards wee Smyer---254 and Plains---612<<<Damm again...Plains
..picked off 3 Smyer passes and pounced on 1 grounder.....
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Seagraves----------     I D L E
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>>>The Morse Code and Bailing wire District<<<
District play has Begun---Week (6)-------(5 Teams)
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(#4)Iraan.....55............................Van Horn.....7..........................* IR+23
..The Headline reads..."Iraan unloads in District opener"...Van Horn
..scored on it's opening drive which it looks like may have ticked off
..the Indians who reeled off 55 unanswered points...Rushing yards
..looked like this...Van Horn---52-99 and Iraan---31-342...and the
..grand total yards were Van Horn---109.....Iraan---508...Needless
..to say Iraan is undefeated in district play at 1-0......
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Marfa.....56................Juarez Academia, Mexico.....6............. X JM+13
..The Shorthorns were just plain inhospitable to our friends across
..the border...I have searched for anything on this game and all i can
..find is the score...If it ain't in the El Paso Paper, I dunno where to
..look but i think it's safe to say we had us a blowout here...And I
..think Juarez must be using a Dallas Cowboy Playbook...I did find
..where Juarez plays about 4 games a year in New Mexico and Texas
..Thats gotta be a fun team......
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McCamey.....14..........................Wink.....7................................* MC+ 2
..I betcha Juarez can beat either one of these teams...Wink tossed
..4 interceptions and McCamey returned the favor 2 times...Total
..yards for these 2 were McCamey---245.....Wink---185...I wonder
..besides stiff coffee if they sell No-Doze at the snack bar...or the
..obvious one...neck braces...you can snap one pretty good around
..the 4th or 5th nod off................
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   I completely forgot my 6 Man 6 Pak last week and I have been
placed on Double-Secret Probation by Granger Man at sixman.com
Thus no recaps...and that would have been good for 4 or 5 losses
and put a dent in my 81.3% on picks this time around........
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     We will have week 7's.....6 Man.....6 Pak picks just after all the
     11 man games,,near the bottom of report..........
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   The Week 7 Rankings from DCTF/Dave Campbell's are here
    And the ink is still wet.....and away we go.....
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-----5 A-----
8.....Abilene
15...Abilene Cooper
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-----4 A------
We got nothin.....But Amarillo Caprock is in the parking lot
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-----3 A-----
18...Monahans
24...Graham
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----- 2A-D   1-----
2.....Daingerfield
7.....Littlefield
9.....Muleshoe
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-----2A-D   2-----
5.....Sonora
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-----1A-D   1-----
1.....Canadian
2.....Albany
5.....Mason
6.....Goldthwaite
9.....New Deal
10...Stamford
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-----1A-D   2-----
1.....Springlake-Earth
2.....Plains
4.....Iraan
5.....Windthorst
7.....Archer City
10...Wellington
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-----6 Man-D   1-----
5.....Follett
6.....Meadow
7.....Spur
10...Petersburg
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-----6 Man-D   2-----
4.....Miami
Dropped out>>> Happy
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And here we go with the Week---7--- Picks and Random Rants...
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**ALL games at 730PM..FRI..Oct. 15...Unless otherwise advised**
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DCTF's Pick as the toughest, meanist Dist in the State of Texas(2A)
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District play is underway-----(8 Teams)
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(#7)Littlefield 5-1(D-3-0).............At.....Bushland 4-2(D-3-0) + 11
..Not sure if this is an upset pick or not but it should be that you
..want to wear fire retardant clothing too...Ya know...just in case
..The PF-PA ratios = Littlefield--226-105...Bushland--181-131
..So actually the Wildcats show to have the better defense and
..offense however the Falcons took down the Mules and thier
..PF-PA is 230-81 which is better than either team above....
..Just going on a hunch here...The Falcons like to play at home
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Childress 2-4(D-0-3) + 20..........At......Slaton 0-6(D-0-3)
..The Battle of the District Cellar..both at 0-3 have are just about
..done...neither one can dig thier way out with all the talent ahead of
..them...The Bobcats have some offense...The Tigers don't so
..+20 seems resonable...
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Friona 2-4(D-1-2).......................At.....(#9)Muleshoe 5-1(D-2-1) + 23
..In another district the Chieftains would be doing well...but they are
..a hot-n-cold team...never know which one will show up...Muleshoe
..The Mules still have a dose of the Red Buttocks from the Bushland
..Fiasco and they don't intend to lose another game...
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Ama River RD 3-3(D-2-1)...At...Lubbock Roosevelt 4-2(D-1-2) + 12
..I do believe "Rosie" has more on both sides of the ball...Plus they
..will be home...River Road has made a great recovery since a very
..un-tidy start to the season...Lubbock with 1 D win can't afford to
..drop this one...Too much competition...
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District play is underway-----(7 Teams)
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Alpine 2-5(D-0-3)----------     I D L E  
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Crane 3-3(D-1-1)........................At.....Colorado City 7-0(D-3-0) + 26
.."The City" has sole ownership of the District lead...Crane has 3
..teams ahead of them with 2 or more Dist. wins..this is a game
..Crane can;t afford to lose...but I am afraid they will...
..The Golden Cranes PF-PA Ratio is---120-120<<< what are the 
..Odds on that ?...The Wolves Ratio is---190-53...Thats giving up
..7.5 points a game...Crane will need way more than that.....
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San Angelo GR-CR 3-4(D-2-1) +14.....At.....Denver City 2-4(D-1-1)
..Grape Creek has cost me a few games this season but they seem
..to have settled into a comfort zone and 2 Dist. wins at this point is
..a good thing...Denver City needs this one badly also but I think
..San Angelo is more motivated right now.....
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Wall 6-1(D-2-1) + 31...................At.....Kermit 3-2(D-0-2)
..Da Krabs don't have a district win yet and i'm almost sure it won't
..come this week...Wall's only loss was an 18-6 decision hung on
..Them by Colorado City...Looks like if Kermit losses this chances
..are real good they will not see extra games......
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District play is well underway-----(7 Teams)
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Spearman 6-1(D-2-1) + 11.........At.....Abernathy 4-2(D-2-0)
..Interesting PF-PA ratios on these 2...The Antelopes carry a
..137-83...And the Lynx have a---223-63...Looks like a whole
..lot of Defense...But the Lynx have considerable more offense
..But I still can't figure out Spearman's 14-7 loss to Floydada
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Sanford-Fritch 5-2(D-3-0) + 17.....At.....Dimmitt 2-4(D-0-2)
..The Eagles have been putting up some points lately and
..are in sweet shape with 3 D wins...Dimmitt is out of it with
..No D wins...PF-PA's are SF---196-150...Dimmitt---69-92
..So the Defense is pretty good but they can't score with
..any regularity.....SF + 17 looks good.....
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Floydada----------   I D L E
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Tulia 3-3(D-1-1) + 34.........At.........Amarillo Highland Park 1-6(D-0-3)
..The Hornets are doing good this season...Highland Park is just not
..ready for prime time yet...PF-PA's...Tulia---123-173...Amarillo
..Highland Park---61-258<<< yeah thats not good...AHP is scoring an
..average of 8.7 points per game and giving up 36.8 points...Humm
..is + 28 enough..I'll bump it up to 34....
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--------------------     2-2A-D   2     ---------------------- **Idalou & Post only**
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Post 3-4(D-2-1)................At.......Idalou 3-3(D-2-0) + 18
..both have 2 D wins...but the PF-PA's tell the story.....
..Post sits at---90-159...and Idalou has---166-92...Idalou is at home
..and they have been breaking the 20 point plateau lately...The offense
..has found something that is working.....
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--------------------     1A-D   1     ---------------------
-------------------   1-1A-D   1      --------------------
District play begins Oct. 15th, 2010 (Week 7)-----(5 Teams)
DCTF's pick as the Meanest-Toughest 1A team in the state of Tejas
SSN...Custom 1-1A-D1.....Extended version
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Boys Ranch 3-3(D-0-1)..............At.....(#11)Stratford 2-3(D-0-0) + 11
..The Elks come off another IDLE week which gave them time to work
..on a few  more plays and get the wounded healed up and ready to go
..on the District side of the season...The PF-PA ratios for these 2 
..teams are Boys Ranch---143-182 and the Elks ratio is---116-104
..so they clearly will have a defensive advantage...Bryce Cummings is
..overdue for a 200+ rushing game and the QB duties are up in the air
..between Horsford and Wright,,,Depends on thier output this week...
..Neither team can afford to lose this one and that should give Stratford
..a little sense of urgency..It doesn't take many Dist losses in this 5 team
..District to cause your team to miss the extra games...The Roughriders
..have a D-1 prospect in the line that others have found needs to be
..double teamed or even triple teamed to try and contain him.....
..But "Fast Eddie" i'm sure has seen the vudeo on boys ranch and is
..preparing his plan this week...Stratford + 11 sounds just right to me...
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(#1)Canadian 7-0(D-1-0) + 32.....At,,,,,Stinnett West Texas 5-2(D-1-0)
..+32 ?..Well the way things have been going the Wildcats should be
..done with thier starters at the end of the first half...Stinnett has steadily
..improved this year but they won't be able to deal with The Wildcats
.."Lightning Strike" offense,,,I watched Canadian take Perryton apart
..about a month ago...I haven't Stinnett play this year but they are on the
..wish list as for now they hold down the #2 spot in District standings...
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Sunray 4-3(D-0-1)----------     I D L E
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District play begins Oct. 22nd---Week 8---(4 Teams)
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Clarendon 6-1(D-0-0)----------     I D L E
Quanah 4-3(D-0-0)--------------     I D L E  
Lockney 3-4(D-0-0)-------------     I D L E  
Panhandle 1-6(D-0-0)----------     I D L E
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--------------------   3-1A-D   1    ---------------------
District games are underway-----(5 Teams)
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Hale Center 1-6(D-0-1)...............At.....Olton 3-3(D-0-0) + 8
..Olton wins a few by scoring very few...Check out the PF-PA on these 2
..teams...Olton---49-65.....Halr Center---147-246...The mustangs have an
..awful good Defense while to Owls do not...Olton can't score many
..Points...Hale Center can...I think that +8 could be oh..20 to 14 ?? and
..that would be a high scorer for Olton...Hale Center is having a long
..and difficult season.............
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(#9)New Deal 6-1(D-0-1)-----------   I D L E
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Sundown 5-2(D-1-0) + 7.....,,,,,,,At.....Tahoka 6-1(D-1-0)
..The PF-PA ratios are Tahoka---246-160...And Sundown checks in
..with a---236-102..So the Roughnecks have quite a bit more Defense
..than the Bulldogs do...Besides Sundown just upset New Deal last
..week...Why should they be a scared of Tahoka ?...And if they pull
..this one off Sundown will be in the drivers seat for the District Crown...
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District play fired up in Week 6------(5 Teams)
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(#2)Albany 7-0(D-1-0) + 30.......At.....Olney 1-5(D-0-0)
..The Lions had a knock down-drag out with (#7) Stamford last week
..eeking out a 20-14 win and taking the lead in the Distrct race...They
..may be tired...But they will give the Cubs all they want and +30 may
..may not be enough points.....
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Haskell 2-5(D-0-1)----------     I D L E
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(#19)Seymour  5-2(D-1-0)........At.....(#10)Stamford 6-1(D-0-1) + 13
..Stamford has to pick up this win to even up thier District mark to 1-1 
..after Albany worked them over last week...Seymour has 1 Dist win
..and could use this one also to keep up with the big Dawgs...
..The PF-PA Ratios are Seymour---318-161 & Stamford---239-122
..so Seymour is scoring an average of 45.4 points a game and
..Stamford only gives up 17.4 points per game...This could come
..down to mistakes and turnovers.....
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--------------------     1A-D   2      --------------------
------------------     1-1A-D    2    --------------------
District play begins Oct. 22th-----Week 8-----(4 Teams)
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White Deer 4-3(D-0-0)..........Vega 2-5(D-0-0)...........AND
Gruver 2-5(D-0-0)...........Booker 2-5(D-0-0)>>>>>>> ALL 4--- I D L E
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--------------------   2-1A-D   2     --------------------
District is underway here-----(5 Teams)
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(#16)Wheeler 4-3(D-1-0) + 25.....At.....Claude 3-3(D-0-0) 
..The Rumble of the Mustangs...Wheeler after losing it's 1st 3 games
..has now won the last 4 and are full of momentum...Claude returned
..from the dead this year winning 3 games to Bust a 26 game 2 and 1/2
..year losing streak,,,,,PF-PA---Wheeler---199-109...And Claude has a
..Ratio of---155-184...Claude has a good chance to finish out the
..Season with a .500 record..but those 2 wins will be weeks 9 and 10
..versus Memphis and Shamrock.....After this game Claude tangels
..with (#10)Wellington...I originally put Wheeler + 37 but i just backed
..off to + 25 (starters come out around that time).....
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Memphis 0-7(D-0-1)-----------     I D L E  
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(#10)Wellington 5-2(D-1-0) + 44.....At.....Shamrock 0-7(D-0-1)
..The Skyrockets are scoring alot lately and they like it...The Fighting
..Irish will be lucky to avoid a goose egg...but they will be facing the
..JV by the 3rd or 4th QTR so they may sneak in 14 points.....
..PF-PA Ratios...Skyrockets---233-151<<<>>>The Irish---105-296
..There seems be quite a difference in the ratios...Thus the +44
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---------------------   3-1A-D   2     ---------------------
District games are underway now------(5 Teams)
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Bovina 3-4(D-0-1)......................At.....(#1)Springlake-Earth 6-0(D-0-0) + 17
..Ah here are the "Bovines" again..They put up a good fight against
..(#19)Farwell before falling 20-14..Springlake-Earth was resting up (IDLE)
..so any little bumps and bruises have had time to heal up...The PF-PA
..Ratios are Mustangs---207-189 and the Wolverines---193-55,,so you
..see a large descrepancy in points givin up per game >>>27.0 VS 9.1..
..so i figure SE + 17 should be just about right.....
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Sudan 2-5(D-1-0).....................At.....(#19)Farwell 6-1(D-1-0) + 26
..Farwell should score + 26 after a semi-close call at Bovina last
..week...The Hornets fresh off a drubbing of Nazareth come in
..on a high note...But that won't be enough momentum to put a dent in
..the Steers who will be in a big rumble to capture the District crown
..and fittingly in week 10 is the "All the Marbles" game with Farwell
..and Springlake-Earth to decide the Champ.....
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Nazareth 0-7(D-0-1)----------   I D L E    (PF-10...PA-268)
...This could be the worst season in school history ?
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---------------------     4-1A-D    2     ---------------------
District play is already underway-----(5 Teams)
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Smyer 2-5(D-0-1) + 38...............At.....Anton 0-4(D-0-1)
..+38 ?...yeah if there is a game at all...Anton forfieted to Morton
..last week and they may not have enough healthy bodies...
..PF-PA Ratios...Smyer---158-170.......Anton---27-134...
..The Bulldogs only Scheduled 5 games for the season and the
..1st game they went down 49-7 to Wink...Then the 2nd game
..was forfieted...So what happens this week ?...
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Morton 3-4(D-1-0) + 13.............At.....Seagraves 0-6(D-0-0)
..I wanted to go with the Eagles but i'm not sure how many of the
..wounded are healed up and ready to go...Morton has the extra
..boost of having 1 Dist win under it's belt...PF-PA stats are....
..The Indians---101-197.....The Eagles---52-180...Seagraves has
..had a very good the past 2 years...they have just fallen apart this
..year due to more than thier share of injuries and bad breaks...
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(#2)Plains 7-0(D-1-0)----------   I D L E 
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--------------------     5-1A-D   2     ---------------------
>>The Morse Code and Bailing Wire District<<
District play begins this week (7)-----(5 teams)
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Wink 3-4(D-0-1)......................At.....(#4)Iraan 6-1(D-1-0) + 37
..The Wildcats have been in on some low scoring games except
..for a few runaways over very bad teams..Once again i went high
..with +57...But + 37 should do...Iraan will have to get the starters
..out S.A.P.to avoid any injuries...PF-PA's for these 2 teams are
..Wink-----118-133..........Iraan-----243-95..Yeah this could get ugly
..but someone has to go to the playoffs.....
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Van Horn 3-3(D-0-1)..............At......Marfa 3-3(D-0-0) + 12
..the PF-PA comes into play right away since they have almost
..Identical Records.....Van Horn-----128-201.....Marfa-----160-208 and
..Van Horn has played an extra game so that favors Marfa to me and
..they will be on thier home turf...so yeah Marfa + 12...here we go....
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McCamey 3-3(D-0-0)----------     I D L E
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   Thats all of the week 7 picks.....except 6---6 man games below
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----------- Heres the 6 Man.....6 Pak ----------
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Chillicothe + 30.....................V......Silverton
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Samnorwood + 33................V......Fort Elliott
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Hermleigh + 9........................V......Blackwell
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Meadow + 11.........................V......Wellman-Union
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Kress + 22.............................V......McLean
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Apple Springs + 11................V......Fruitvale
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-----------   The Ama-Plex game outlook for week---7----  ------------------
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Lubbock High.........At.....Amarillo Tascosa............730PM-FRI-Bivins
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Canyon Randall....At...Amarillo Palo Duro......**730PM**THU**-Bivins
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Hereford................At.....Canyon...................730PM-FRI-Buffalo Bowl
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Littlefield................At......Bushland..........730PM-FRI-Falcon Stadium
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Tulia.....At.....Amarillo Highland Park.......730PM-FRI-Hornet Stadium
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Whew...Week 7's Novel is coming to a close...Just a few more items
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Texas Longhorns --- I D L E...That should move them UP in the BCS
by 6 or 7 places
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How Bout dem Cowboys.....Fumigators are working around the clock
trying to get the stench left over from yesterdays Train Wreck out of
the stadium...Then they turn on the smell of money air fresheners...
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   I Lassoed Lance --- Pick em contest...I hit 7/5 but my score was
only 743...However...Finally I got all 4 High school picks so on the
overall board I am now in 186th place out of 550 with a total score
of 4611.....Lance was up in the 300's...hit a 9/3 this week worth
1243 points and shot past me like a ruptured duck to 138th place
I started week one at 60th and keep going down...This must be
brought under control to get me back into double digits......
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   Time to put a ribbon on this thing and get it shipped downstate
 
   Take Care and Be Well All,,,,,,,,Be Carefull on the Road as you
Travel to all the Flying Piggies contests....


Wheat from the chaff
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 5 October 2010

The Fats Report


The launch issue
Posted by Amarillo Fats on 28 September 2010

"The Fats Report"     Tues. Sept. 28, 2010  
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REGION 1...WEEK--5--2010..Dave Campbell's Texas Football / High
School Sports Zone / Stratford Sports Network /  DCTF-WT Blog
High School Football..."The Fats Report".....Week --5--...For,
Sept. 30.......Oct. 1.....Oct.  2.....2010
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   Covering 5A-4A-3A hot spots and news.....And Full Coverage for
2A-1A and a handfull of 6 man games.....
   Polls-Schedules-Info courtesy of Dave Campbell's Texas Football..
Amarillo Globe News, sixmanfootball.com, Top O' Texas Football..
The Lone Star Football Network......And KCBD..TV 11 Lubbock..
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   Another very interesting Week 4 of action...Some games followed
the script and at the other end....What The ????....I fell back from
last weeks 75.0% on my picks and Week 4 saw me pick 47 games
hitting 32 and botching 15 for an average of 68.0 %...still close to
70 but no Cigar....and here's what went down........
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All games are 730 PM Friday --- Unless otherwise noted
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-----5A-----Recaps
Amarillo High.....17.................Odessa High.....7.......................X OD+12
..A jaw dropper for me...Bradley Marquez was healthy and played
..Scoring the lone touchdown while busting the school record for
..rushing with 3,520 yards bypassing a record that has held up since
..the 1945-1947 seasons.....The Sandies tough Defense and the
..new wing-T offense getting better each game simply buffaloed
..Odessa.....The Stats were surprising but 2 things stuck out...
..The Bronchos had 2 passes intercepted and 9 penalties while
..the Sandies had NO turnover and--1-- penalty.....and Amarillo
..outrushed Odessa with AHS at 211 and ODH at 183..impressive

Midland Lee.....24..................Amarillo Tascosa.....21..............X TA+ 5
..The Lee Rebels visit Amarillo for the 2nd Week in a row and
..I think they are liking playing in Dick Bivens Stadium as last week
..they stunned Amarillo high in the last seconds and this week they
..kick a 21 yard field goal with 4 seconds left to down the Tascosa
..Rebels...That's 2 homecomings Midland Lee has Rained on....
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(#6)...Abilene.....LOST.....to Longview.....32-31.....in OT...now 3-2
(#16).Abilene Cooper.....Won.............................................now 5-0
-----5A-----Week 5
Amarillo High & Amarillo Tascosa-------both I D L E in week 5
** Then District play begins in Week 6 **
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-----4A-----Recaps
Amarillo Palo Duro.....28.......Canyon.....13...........................X CA+11
..I am now learning that Canyon is not as good as i figured in the
..early season as they drop to 1-3 and the Dons improve to 1-3
..The game marked the return of RB Ty Hicks and his contribution
..was just 162 yards rushing and all 4 TD's on 24 carries...The total
..yard were 296 for the eagles and 304 for the Dons only 8 yards
..difference. PD had 1 turnover compared to Canyon's 3...
..At the half the scode was PD 14-12...close....But the Dons shut
..out the Eagles in the 2nd half and tacked on 14 more to close...
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Amarillo Caprock.....21..........Canyon Randall.....20..............* CA+ 6
..The biggest gane in the Amarillo area this season as both teams
..entered the game undefeated at 3-0...What swung me into
..the Longhorns corner was the Borger Bulldogs who have a very
..good team...Both of these teams played Borger with Randall
..winning a 35-28 tilt and Caprock taking a 28-7 decision...Plus
..what video i have seen i just like the more aggressive look of
..Caprock on the field...I have 2 grandsons that attend Randall
..and they are not happy with "PeePaw"...Plus i releived them both
..of a $5 dollar bill...(Snicker)...Double or nothing boys ???
..Caprock drove 90 yards late in the game to take the lead and
..stuffed Randall on a 4th down attempt with 3 minutes remaining
..and from talking with several that were there it was a thriller...
..and Caprock went nuts when time ran out including the fans
..but thats what happens in West Texas football sometimes...

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Of note.....Not shown or picked last week...was this game.....
Hereford.....26.........................(#17)Wolfforth-Frenship.....7
..Another Shocker not just winning but destroying Frenship
..The Tigers made it into the Red-zone 3 times which resukted
..in a missed field goal and turning it over on failed 4th downs
..twice...The Whitefaces scored 19 points in the 2nd half while
..Frenship only managed 7 points in the 4th quarter...Hereford's
..Defense and Frenships Red-zone failures were the story....
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-----3A------Recaps 
(#20)Graham.....21.................Borger.....6...............................* GR+16
..A tremendous effort by Borger who no one including me gave them
..a chance...From the Borger News Herald-- A defensive battle that
..the High flying--no huddle spread offense of the Graham Steers
..was held to 185 total yards...The steers also brought a defense
..that limited Borger to 178 yards...One major contributor to Borger's
..loss was being pinned down in the first half with poor field position
..The bulldogs were stopped on a 4th down in the 3rd Qtr. and had
..driven 52 yards as the clock ran out with Borger on the doorstep.
..Graham's only loss this year was to (#1) and very tough Brownwood
..so even in losing Borger gained alot of respect in this game...
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Dalhart.....35...........................Lubbock Cooper.....10.............* DA+10
..The Dalhart Golden Wolves pass thier 1st serious challenge and
..stay undefeated at 5-0 dropping Cooper and taking thier place in
..the Parking lot that leads to the 3A top 25 poll...Dalhart's PF-PA
..ratio is now 220 scored 29 given up...which is only 5.8 points
..per opponent which was the best defense in the Panhandle
..last week and should be this week when the stats come out..
..Cooper falls to 3-2 with wins over Seminole, Perryton & Idalou 
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----------3A----------Week 5
Borger............................VS.....(#21)Monahans +15......**At Lubbock**
..Another top 25 team in the Bulldogs last non-district game...
..The loboes are of course 5-0 and Borger comes in at 2-3 but
..look how they played #20 last week...I sure want to go with an
..upset here but like Graham....Monahans is too much.....
Dalhart + 22...................VS.....Seminole........**800pm**At Plainview**
..See above Dalhart beat Cooper...And Cooper has defeated
..Seminole 38-20...Thus...The Golden Wolves should have no
..problem with the Indians.....Thats all i need here..

Pampa.............................At.....Snyder + 27
..The Harvesters 2-3 head south to tackle the 4-1 Tigers...
..Snyder's only loss was to Monahans 43-42...they have a very
..good and high-scoring team this year...
Perryton-------See Section B...Dist 1-1A-D1.....VS.....Stratford
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Shallowater(3A)+ 4.........At.....(#3)New Deal(1A)
..3-1 Shallowater and 5-0 New Deal....This could get good...
..Muleshoe handed Shallowater thier only loss and the Mustangs
..have defeated Littlefield and Perryton...thats a nice resume
..and size-speed of 3A doesn't hurt...but can you go against
..the very good New Deal Lions that downed an exceptional
..Farwell team last week 21-0 ?...oh the pain...Thats it....
..I am going upset...certainly won't be the first time i was wrong..
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     Ok...now do to the exhaustive coverage of 2A and 1A
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---------------------   2A-D1   ---------------------
---------------------  1-2A-D   1 ------------------
***DCTF's pick as the Toughest 2A Dist. in the State of Texas***
-----Week 4 started District play...(8 Teams)
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Bushland.....49.......................Slaton......0...................................* BU+23
..The Glode News headline reads..."Falcons Blitz Slaton, 49-0"...
..Blitz indeed but the Tigers were allowed to ring up 177 total yards
..while the Falcons had a modest 451 total yards...0-4 Slaton has
..not scored in it's last 2 games...Bushland who now has QB Wilhelm
..and finds itself 2-2 starts scratching and clawing for a playoff berth
Friona.....46...........................Childress.....13.............................* FR+ 7
..I knew Friona would find 4th gear soon...Zack Fair had a blistering
..night with 260 all purpose yards including 2 TD runs of 6 and 67
..yards and an 84 yard rainbow pass that hit him in full stride for
..another TD...Total Yards...FR-507...CH-241...<<convincing eh ?
Littlefield.....42......................Amarillo River Road.....7..............* LI+19
..You could almost see this one coming in the battle of Wildcats
..you see River Road knocked off Littlefield in the 2nd round of
..the playoffs last year...and they had a "burr" in thier saddle.....
Muleshoe.....31.....................Lubbock Roosevelt......7............X LR+ 6
..I don't know...I thought "Rosie could pull this off...Wrong !..The stats ..are very close all the way down but "Rosie" was unable to score in
..the 2nd half while the Mules tacked on 25 points...Roosevelt
..actually led at the half 7-6...Muleshoe lost the ball on 1 fumble
..and racked 11 penalties.....Lubbock coughed it up twice, once on
..a fumble and 1 pick through the air..................
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--------------------   2-2A-D   1     --------------------
----------Week 4 started District play...(7 Teams) 
San Angelo Grape View.....46......Alpine.....17.......................X AL+10
..Well now both teams are 2-3 with San Angelo picking up the
..head to head win...Apparently i need to notch back my
..enthusiasm for Alpine...they just don't have near what they did
..last season............
Colorado City.....37.............Denver City.....0...........................* CC+21 
..The battle of the "Cities"...Colorado finds itself atop a 5-0 record
..while Denver falls to 1-4...easy pick on this one.....
Wall.....38............................Crane.....20...................................* WA+ 9
..After Crane went 12-2 last year I find it hard to go against them
..but wall is now 5-0 and knocking on the door of the 2AD1 Top Ten
..and Crane at 2-3 looks like they are in a re-building year......
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The Fabulous Kermit Krabs------- Were I D L E
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------------------   1-2A-D   2     ----------------------
------Week 4 Began District play...(7 Teams)
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Abernathy.....51......................Amarillo Highland Park.....14.........* AB+13
..Highland Park crashes to 1-4 and the Antelopes chime in at 3-2
..now one of those wins was against Sundown...I had to put that game
..in my UFO file cause i don't know how that happened.....
-- 298
Dimmitt----------     I D L E
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Floydada.....14.......................Spearman.....7...............................X SP+ 8
..The Whirlwinds went out and bought a footlocker full of defense as
..the Lynx were held to 151 total yards and Floydada totaled 298 yards
..The Whirlwinds had 2 turnovers on fumbles and the Lynx handed it
..over 4 times with 2 fumbles and 2 piks...Spearman entered the game
..undefeated and are now 4-1....Floydada gets above .500 with a 3-2 Sanford-Fritch.....49...............Tulia.....9.......................................X TU+ 8
..A bit severe...but give the Eagles credit...the halftime score was
.. SF 42-0 then they subbed the 2nd half scoring only 7 more and
..allowing an 84 yard TD pass and a safety for the Hornets...The
..Eagles are now 3-2 while the hard luck Hornets go home at 2-3
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----------Week 4 began District play...(7 teams)
***  Idalou...and...Post  *** only
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Idalou----------    I D L E 
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Post.....9...............................Forsan.....6..................................X FO+19 
..Forsan made a respectable showing against (#2)Plains(1A) scoring
..27 points in a losing effort and coming into this game Post had not
..scored 27 points total this season.....&^^%##  !!!!....I suppose thats
..what makes us go sit in the bleachers on Friday to see what
..happens next...this is another one for my UFO file..........
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The rest of the District is out in "Big Country"
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-------------------------   1-1A-D   1   -------------------------
DCTF's pick as the roughest-toughest district in the 1A state of Texas
--
NOTE-- This report is on the Stratford Sports Network each week,
so district 1-1A receives the most extensive coverage...................
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Boys Ranch.....42.....................Panhandle.....21..........................* BR+ 3
..The Roughriders get my +3 and then some...Panhandle mounted an
..attack in the 4th quarter that netted 14 points but Boys Ranch came
..back with 22 of thier own...Boys Ranch had 3 backs bust 100 yards
..each with the Rughriders last 3 scores on a 98 yard fumble recovery
..and 2 runs of 59 and 70 yards each...........Here are the stats.....--------------------------------Boys Ranch------------------Panhandle
First Downs.........................26.......................................29
Rushing...........................45-420.............................33-201
Passing...............................74......................................157
Total Yards.........................494.....................................358
C-A-I.................................4-10-0..............................10-28-2
Punts...................................3-40.................................6-35
Fumbles Lost.......................4-1...................................1-0
Penalties............................13-125.............................12-110
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25 penalties ?.....sounds like this almost turned into a fracus...wow.
..The roughriders came oh so close to breaking the 500 total yard
..mark and the Panthers oddly had 3 more 1st downs but only 2
..turnovers which is a big improvement for them...Boys Ranch
..went home with a 3-2 slate while Panhandle unchracteristically
..(uh,,is that a real word?) find itself with an 0-5 record and that
..after dropping from 2A last year to 1A this year.....
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(#1)Canadian.....42..................Clayton, NM......14.....................* CA+63
..The Wildcats probably could have scored 90 points but after going
..into the half up 42-7...they played everyone they could with a uniform
..on and even a couple of dudes in street clothes...Canadian's Braden
..Hudson Passed for 225 yards and 5 TD's before sitting out the rest
..of the game so the grunts could get some much needed experiance.
..Check these stats...........
--------------------------------------Canadian-------------------Clayton
First Downs...............................24....................................7
Rushing..................................36-244...........................30-70
Passing....................................258...................................0
Total Yards..............................502..................................70
C-A-I.....................................17-24-0............................3-0-0
Punts........................................0-0.................................6-35
Fumbles-Lost..........................2-0..................................1-0
Penalties...............................10-69................................3-18
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..502 to 70 ?...Claytons last score deep in the 4th Qtr was a 40 yard
..run ! or the total yards would have been >> 30...Yeah this was a
..complete knock out...The Wildcats did not score in the 2nd Half
..most likely on purpose and it makes you wonder on Clayton's
..late 40 yard run if that was a make it look good but let them score
..play call ?...Clayton has 3 Texas games this year...they lost the
..1st one 64-0 to Lubbock Roosevelt...then of course this game
..and week 6 they will take on 3A undefeated Dalhart...yikes...
..Kinda like scheduling a Train Wreck.............
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(#10)Stratford-----------   I D L E
..Lots of rest for the injured and lots of practice for some depth...
..Next week Perryton...then another week off before District play.
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Sunray.....25..............................Vega.....20...............................* SU+22
..Looks like the Longhorns put up a good fight...but the score was
..25-6 Sunray going into the 4th with many subs-JV getting in some
..licks...That lasted until Vega hit 20 points on a 70 yard bomb late
..in the game to make it close...the Bobcats went home with a 4-1
..slate...Vega drops to 2-3.........I had to dig around a bit but
..here are the stats (Posted in AGN's "Pigskin Review 2010"......
---------------------------------Sunray---------------------Vega
1st Downs............................8...................................7
Rushing............................29-213....................33-138
Passing...............................80................................98
Total Yards........................293..............................235
C-A-I................................5-16-0.......................3-11-1
Punts.................................4-31............................5-34
Fumbles-Lost....................1-1...............................1-1
Penalties..........................4-30.............................7-60
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   Humm...This was a little close.....Talon Dooley Tossed 2 TD passes
..and ran for 89 Yards and a 3rd TD to account for the bulk of the
..Bobcats scoring...I have a Nephew playing for Vega and he told
..me in pre-season they would be pretty good...Maybe Vega is
..Starting to gel ?.....
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Stinnett West Texas.....73.............Electra.....20.......................* WT+ 8
..If you let them...The Comanches will score alot and run up 538
..total yards opposed to the Tigers 291 total yards...West Texas
..rushed for over 500 yards and added 1 pass for thier yardage
..RB Hoff rushed 6 for 216 and RB Simmons rushed 8 for 164 yards
..to bounce Electra to a 2-3 record while SWT is now 3-2
..Here's some stats for this one...........-----------------------------------Stinnett WT---------------------Electra
1st Downs................................20.......................................17
Rushing................................32-506...........................33-154
Passing....................................32......................................137
Total Yards.............................538......................................291
C-A-I......................................1-4-0.............................11-26-3
Punts.......................................0-0....................................3-28  
Fumbles-Lost.........................1-1.....................................2-1
Penalties................................1-10...................................1-10
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   2 Penalties for the entire game for both teams...This was a very
..clean game or someone "Spiked" the punchbowl over in the
..Officials locker room.....Busting 500 on the ground in a most
..Excellent hurdle to clear...I don't know that i have seen that this
..season...Total yards sure...but on the ground ?....sha-zam......
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.....Finally.....The 1-1A standings through week 4.....
.....NO district games have been played yet (Week 7 start)
Team--------------------------------------ALL.....PTS.....OPP
(#1)Canadian................................5-0.......220........54
Sunray...........................................4-1.......137........84
Stinnett West Texas.....................3-2.......173......102
Boys Ranch...................................3-2.......114......141
(#10)Stratford................................2-2........92.........77
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Clarendon.....49.......................(#3)Wellington.....20...................* CL+12
..Just had a feeling...The Skyrockets have not scored over 34 points
..in any of this seasons games...And the "Johnny Gaines Show" has
..been on a roll pushing the Bronchos up to a 4-1 record and the
..Skyrockets fall to 3-2 and will be ushered out of the top 10 to make
..room for Clarendon whose only loss was to #3-New Deal...23-21 and
..no one else has come within 21 points of New Deal this season...
..Top 10 here they come....Olton.....20...............................Lockney.....12.............................* OL+ 7
..Fairly good game for these 2 teams...Olton comes out with a 3-2
..mark and Lockney slides to a 1-4 mark...the only team they have
..topped this year is winless 2A Slaton...And a strange stat for Olton
..is this is the first game they have broken into 2 digits...The previous
..4 games saw the Mustangs score...0--7--7--8..and they won 2 of
..those games...another stat for the UFO file.....
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Panhandle----------- See Above 1-1A-D1.....V.....Boys Ranch
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Quanah.....34.........................Haskell......0................................* QA+ 6
..The Indians are a quite good 3-2 team and they came within 4 points
..in losing to ranked in some polls Hamlin...38-34...so they are not
..above standing in and going toe to toe with anyone...Haskell at 2-3
..has had a bit of a rough pre-season schedule...
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(#1)Springlake-Earth.....34........Hale Center.....14....................* SE+31
..The Owls managed 14 points on #1 but the 4th Qtr TD was scored
..on the subs/JV...SE is now 5-0 and HC is now 0-5...The Wolverines
..should be 10-0 entering the playoffs....
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(#3)New Deal.....21...................Farwell.....0..............................X FA+ 4
..Both undefeated coming in at 4-0 and Farwell has posted some big
..numbers but New Deal has allowed only 52 points all season with
..one of the stoutest defenses around...The Steers had allowed only
..23 points coming in and now sit at 44 points given up...so they had
..the credentials and will be in the playoffs...New Deal rolls at 5-0
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Olton---------- See above.....V.....Lockney
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Sundown.....62........................Bovina.....13..............................* SU+14
..The Roughnecks have been on fire since a slip up loss in Abernathy
..and the "Bovines" take another loss after Dimmitt rolled them last
..week to leave them at 3-2...Sundown meanwhile takes a 4-1 record
..with them as they prepare for # 2--Plains in week 5
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Tahoka.....24...........................Roby.....20................................* TA+10  
..I see...Tahoka is emerging as a force at 4-1 and thier only loss was
..to #2 Plains also...Roby meanwhile is plodding through a 3-2 mark
..put showing signs of improvement which is handy right before Dist....
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(#2)Albany.....39.....................Coleman.....2............................* AL+23
..Hard to go against Albany right now who stays 5-0---undefeated
..slides to 1-4...But next week the Lions will take on a 4-1 team
..in the form of the Winters Blizzards<<<gotta love that...That may
..be a good little competitive game.....
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Haskell---------- See Above in 2-1A-D   1.....V.....Quanah
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(#5)Archer City.....48..............Olney.....0...............................* AC+28
..What can you say here ?...a good ole fashion whoopin to drop
..the Cubs to 1-4 as the Wildcats stay undefeated at 5-0 making
..another run for the "Extra" games and a few throphies.....
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DeLeon.....26..........................Seymour.....20......................X SE+19
..Seymour now 2-3 was showing some promise giving the # 7
..Windthorst Trojans all they wanted last week in a 49-39 loss...
..The Bearcats however are now 4-1 and we'll need to keep an
..eye on them as they try to sucure a playoff slot
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(#4)Stamford.....18.................Hamlin.....13..........................* ST+15
..Previously ranked Hamlin now 3-2 lost thier other game to
..# 2 Albany...so they are very good and gave the Bulldogs the
..closest game of thier season so far...The Pied Pipers are not
..going away anytime soon......

Region 1...Week--5--2010.....Sept. 30...Oct. 1...Oct. 2...2010---Continued
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Claude.....44...............................Booker.....28...............................* CL+13
..Well Well...I predicted (Hoped) that Claude would win 3 games this
..Season to break that nasty 26 game losing streak they were carrying
..and here it is...(Not showing on schedule is Week 0 game which
..shook out as Claude...35.....Anton...13...that was win # 1 so the
..Mustangs now sit at 3-2...And the Kiowas drop to 1-4....Theres
..what i was hunting...Claude played a game in week 3 thats not on
..schedule losing to Amarillo Arbor CH....therefore...3-2 is correct../
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Texico, NM.....27........................Gruver.....0.................................* TX+10
..I was just bragging on Gruver last week for running up 40 points on
..Hooker, OK....and if you take that 40 away the Greyhounds have 18
..points in a loss and three --0-- goose eggs to drop to a 1-4 mark...
..Texico's only other game VS Texas this year was Springlake-Earth
..which they lost 33-6 to the undefeated # 1 Wolverines....
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Vega-----------  See above 1-1A-D1.....V.....Sunray
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White Deer.....62.......................Memphis.....20........................* WD+18
..White Deer shows 4-0 but they ditched Stratford and re-scheduled
..week 3 with Fort Worth Trinity Valley (Private) played in Vernon...
..looking for a quick win the "Fort" spanked the Bucks 28-6....so they
..are actually at 4-1 with the Memphis win.....The Cyclones hit the
..ditch at 0-5 and it looks like week 8's game with Shamrock may be
..thier only chance of a win this season......
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Claude---------------- See Above.....V.....Booker
Memphis------------- See Above.....V.....White Deer
(#3)Wellington----- See Above **Section A**......V.....Clarendon
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Sudan.....44.................Shamrock.....29.....IN Plainview.............* SU+ 3
.."The Panty Hose Bowl"...The battle of the defeateds both coming
..in with a 0-4 record so the Hornets get the prize of a win and go
..home with a 1-4 in thier pocket...Shamrock is alot like Memphis
..both now 0-5...Things just haven't been happening for either
..team this season so far.....
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Wheeler......24............Amarillo Arbor Christian.....21..............X AA+ 9
..A substancial win for Wheeler improving to 2-3 playing a hellish
..non-district schedule...Arbor drops to 4-1 but is still the best
..Private team in the Panhandle and probably all the way south to the.."Basin"....Story of this game...The Mustangs storm back from a
..15 point halftime deficit coupled with 5 turnovers in the second
..half by Arbor...Wheeler knows what to do with that many turnovers.
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Bovina---------------------------- See Above 1A.....V.....Sundown
Farwell---------------------------- See Above 1A.....V.....New Deal
Springlake-Earth--------------- See Above 1A.....V.....Hale Center
Sudan----------------------------- See Above 1A,,,,,V.....Shamrock
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Morton.....19......................Nazareth.....0...................................* MO+ 8
..Nazareth finds itself now 0-5 and in Critical Condition having scored
..only 10 points all year which averages 2 points or a safety per game
..The Indians improve to 2-3 with thier other win against Sudan...The
..Swifts Foxes will keep on throwing rocks to try and keep from
..raising the White Flag over the School.......
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Anton----------------------   I D L E
..I can't find a score so they were really idle this time
Morton---------------------   See Above 1A.....V.....Nazareth
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(#2)Plains.....54..................Marfa.....8..........At Monahans.......* PL+31
..The Cowboys continue thier "Take no Prisoners Tour" and stay
..on the 5-0 side of things...Thier PF-PA ratio is 231-61 after this
..game.....The Shorthorns are now 2-3 but on the bright side they
..travel to Juarez, Mexico for thier next game...Ah the memories
..but that was 35? or so years back..When things were very relaxed
..over there and it was a fun place back then...But those stories
..will have to wait until "DCTF After Dark" gets started.....Right
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Crosbyton.....21................Seagraves.....13............................X SE+ 7
..The Chiefs are showing some promise coming away with a 4-1
..record with the only loss a 21-20 affair....The Poor Eagles have
..had a brutal non-district schedule and I'm guessing a few key
..injuries in falling to an 0-5 mark...It's very unlike Seagraves.....
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Ralls.....20.........................Smyer.....13................................X SM+13
..This sounds like a stinker however both were 3-1 coming into
..this game...The Jackrabbits topped the Bobcats...Ralls begins
..district play in week 5...Smyer has one more Exhibition game
..Before Dist. play cranks up......
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----- I overlooked........5-1A-D   2......But the high spots were.....
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(#6)Iraan.....42..................Eldorado.....0
Van Horn---------------------  I D L E
(#2)Plains.....54................Marfa.....8
Eunice, NM.....35..............Wink.....14
Ozona.....30.......................McCamey.....0 I know 5-1A is in Region 2...But I throw this dist in usually each week
for a couple of stringers down in the Morse Code Territory of W. Tx.
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   I am back to my old habit in 6 man getting only 2 out of 6 for 33%..
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Samnorwood.....57............Amarillo Holy Cross.....46............X HC+22
Whiteface.....48.................Amherst.....26................................X AM+ 6
Kress.....43........................(#10)Happy.....16.........................X HA+33
Hedley.....62......................Fort Elliott.....45..............................* HE+ 8
(#8)Spur.....34...................Knox City.....14............................X KC+15
Austin Hill Country.....66....Kerrville-Our Lady of the Hills.....36..........
.....* AU+31...I got a few emails over this one....I threw this in for
..... grins not knowing anything on these 2....I not only picked it but
..... but i missed the 30 point spread by just one point....? *&^%&
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     Ahh...ahead of time = 5 hour nap......The week 5 polls from DCTF
are enroute on the stagecoach from Texarkana due into Amarillo
around 730 am this morning....then i'll post the new ratings of
interest and make my week 5 picks...............
   The Stagecoach was early...the new polls are hot off the press
400am...3 hrs 30 mins ahead of time........Here they are......
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5A
7.....Abilene
15..Abilene Cooper
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4A
Nobody close
Dropped out---------- Wolfforth-Frenship
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3A
13..Bridgeport
20..Graham
21..Monahans
25..Lubbock Estacado
Dropped out---------- Abilene Wylie
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2A  D   1
2.....Daingerfield
6.....Muleshoe
9.....Littlefield
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2A  D   2
5.....Sonora
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1A  D   1
1.....Canadian
2.....Albany3.....New Deal
5.....Goldthwaite
8.....Stamford
Dropped out----------- Stratford
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1A  D   2
1.....Springlake-Earth
2.....Plains
4.....Archer City
5.....Iraan
6.....Windthorst
7.....Munday
Dropped out----------- Wellington
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6 Man  D   1
1.....Borden County
3.....Ira
5.....Follett
10..Meadow
Dropped out----------Petersburg,   Spur
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6 Man  D   2
5.....Miami
6.....Loop
Dropped out---------- Happy
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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   Now on to the Week 5...Picks
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### All Games start at 730PM--Friday-Oct. 1-----Unless Noted ###
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   5A-4A-3A Picks all up at the very top of Sec. A
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--------------------   1-2A-D   1    --------------------
**DCTF's pick as the meanest-toughest dist. in Texas 2A-D   1 Ball**
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(#6)Muleshoe............................At.....Bushland + 9
..The Falcons are healthy and primed for an upset at home
..I will be at this one to make sure it's on the square...
..PF-PA ratios...MU 156-47...BU 107-71
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(#9)Littlefield + 22.....................At.....Childress
..This looks safe...Childress may still be down after Friona
..cleaned thier clock last week...LI has scored 153 while
..giving up 70.....CH weighs in at 85-139
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Friona + 20................................At.....Lubbock Roosevelt
..Roosevelt has lost only to Muleshoe and the Chieftains
..fell to only Idalou & Stratford...I like Friona after seeing
..the game in the Chieftain Bowl last week...They rang up
..over 500 total yards on Childress...If they play like that..again they should walk away with a 3-2 mark.....
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Slaton.......................................At.....Amarillo River Road + 22
..River Road is off to a dismal start at 1-3 and Slaton even
..worse at 0-4 and has scored only 23 points in those 4 games
..River Road should be able to score 23 blind-folded...
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Wall + 26.........................................At.....Alpine
..The Bucks come in 2-3...Wall is a smokin 5-0 and dismanteld
..Crane last week 38-20...The Hawks are hunting a poll slot...
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San Angelo Grape Creek..............At.....Colorado City + 31
..The "City" Wolves are also 5-0 and knockin them pins down
..the Grape Gang is 2-3...City got too much.....
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Crane-----------   I D L E (7 teams in Dist)
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Denver City...................................At......Kermit + 13
..The Krabs sit at 3-0-1 <<< I know...I have questioned that
..and the "City" Mustangs are 1-4.....I like my Krabs here...
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Abernathy.....................................At.....Dimmitt + 6
..The Bobcats are 2-2 coming in but thier season seems to be
..coming together as they downed undefeated Bovina 25-18...
..The Antelopes are 3-2 and somehow topped Sundown 28-13...
..that kinda makes this a wash for me....the PFPA ratios for these
..2 are AB 114-83...and...DI 69-52...that doesn't help...I think
..I like the surging Bobcats at home....
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Sanford-Fritch + 18....................At.....Floydada
..The Whirlwinds took down a very strong Spearman team last
..week 14-7 and SF ran up a season high 49 points last week
..and even though they are both 3-2 I like the Eagles by many
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Spearman + 12..........................At.....Amarillo Highland Park
..The Lynx saw thier undefeated record end at 4-0 when they got
..clipped by Floydada...Highland Park is offensively challenged
..and that won't work against Spearman's Defense....
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Tulia----------   I D L E
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--------------------   2-2A-D   2     ------------------- ** Idalou & Post only **
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Stanton + 12...............................At.....Idalou
..The Bufaloes carry a stiff 5-0 record into Idalou with a 2-2 record
..and some hard luck with a tough schedule...I just don't think the
..Wilcats have enough left to hand Stanton a loss.....
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Post............................................At.....Anson + 9
..Anson comes in with a nice looking 3-2 record and they have played
..some toughies...Post is 2-3 and lacks offensive punch on the
..scoreboard...Therefore i like the Tigers over the Antelopes
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-------------------  1-1A-D   1   ----------------------
**DCTF's pick as the Roughest-Toughest 1A-D1 Dist. in all of Texas**
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Boys Ranch----------   I D L E
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(#1)Canadian + 46....................At.....Panhandle
..5-0...VS...0-5...Thats about as far as you have to dig on this one
..The Panthers best hope is that the Wildcats call the dogs off in
..the 2nd half like they did in Clayton, NM.....
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Perryton(3A)..............................At.....Stratford + 3
..after 2 weeks all the Elks injuries should be healed up...we hope...
..The Rangers come in with a 1-4 mark..the only win was against
..Bushland.....The Elks at 2-2 dropped out of the 10 spot in the
..DCTF polls but that won't bother them...Elks by a late field goal...
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Clarendon + 16..........................At.....Sunray
..The Bronchos come in at 4-1with thier only loss to #3 New Deal
..23-21 and last week they got (#3)Wellington booted out of the
..top 10 with a 49-20 romp...The Bobcats are also 4-1and have a
..stout defense...But it won't be enough to shut down the
.."Johnny Gaines Show" coming to a town near you............
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Claude.......................................At.....Stinnett West Texas + 22
..The Comanches found 70 points in thier gas tank last week...
..The much improved Mustangs will appear to be out numbered
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Clarendon----------- See Above.....V.....Sunray
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Lockney + 21............................At.....Nazareth
..The Longhorns are 1-4 but have scored 66 total points...
..The Swifts are 0-5 and have scored only 10 total points..
..It's getting serious for "Naz".................
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Panhandle-----------  See Above.....V.....Canadian
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(#7)Munday..............................At.....Quanah + 6
..The Indians arrive with a 3-2 record almost taking down Hamlin
..The Moguls are 4-1 with #8 Stamford handing them the loss..
..I sure want to go upset here...What the heck...Quanah + 6
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Morton + 9.................................At.....Hale Center
..Morton is not a particularly good team at 2-3 but good enough
..to ground the Owls who come in at 0-5
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Shallowater(3A) + 7..................At.....(#3)New Deal
..uh oh...The Mustangs have defeated Littlefield and Perryton
..falling only to Muleshoe and sporting a 4-1 mark while the Lions
..are 5-0...The Crystal Ball likes the Mustangs by 7......
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(#1)Springlake-Earth + 37.......At......Olton
..Olton is a fair 3-2 team...SE of course is 5-0 and I don't see
..the Wolverines falling to the Mustangs....
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Sundown + 10..........................At.....(#2)Plains
..The Roughnecks have been on fire winning thier last 2 games
.. by 61-7 and 62-13(Bovina!)...can they do it ?...lets try it.....
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Sudan.......................................At......Tahoka + 23
..The Bulldogs are 4-1 losing only to #2 Plains...The Hornets
..on the other hand are 1-4 and on the road......
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Winters....................................At.....(#2)Albany + 20
..The Blizzards at 4-1 lost a very close one to Coleman in week 0
..Albany is 5-0...I like Winters chances but not enough...
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Haskell....................................At.....Jacksboro + 2
..The Indians sport a 2-3 mark VS the Tigers ledger at 1-3...Looks
..like a coin toss eh ???..oh this will do...a 1946-P wheat head penny
..Tails is Jacksboro by a whisker...
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Olney........................VS......Mason + 15.. ..................***At Baird***
..The Punchers<<< true are 3-0 due to a team cancelling the season
..and Da Cubs are 1-4....Looks to me like Da Cubs get Punched out
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Electra...................................At.....Seymour + 11
..The Panthers stand 3-2 VS the Tigers at 2-3...it doesn't appear
..Electra has enough offense to take this one.....
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(#4)Archer City + 6...............At.....(#8)Stamford
..The 5-0 Wildcats have a little too much for the 5-0 Bulldogs...
..but this should be a barnburner--Set your nostril hair on fire and
..go streaking down the 110 hurdles track.....Weeeeee
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Booker----------   I D L E
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Shamrock.............................At.....Gruver + 3
..Shamrock 0-5 and Gruver at 1-4...ewww......where is the penny can ?
..hum...a 1952-D penny..the last 2 pennies i pulled were >Older< than
..me...Tails again...That'll be Gruver + 3
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Vega....................................At.....Wheeler + 27
..No contest...The Mustangs over the Longhorns...Next
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Wellington...........................At.....White Deer + 11
..this is tougher than it looks...I figured the Skyrockets were headed
..for a crash landing but then are still above average just like the Bucks
..A 3-2  on the road of a 4-1 at home...smells like White Deer to me.....
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Claude---------- See Above 1-1A-D1.......V......West Texas  
Shamrock------ See Above 1A.....V.....Gruver
Wellington----- See Above 1A.....V......White Deer
Wheeler-------- See Above 1A.....V......Vega
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Memphis............................At.....Amarillo Arbor Christian + 31
..The 0-5 Cyclones travel to big "A" to drop to 0-6...Arbor is a very
..good private school.....
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Bovina.................VS.....(#5)Iraan + 15.........**700PM** in Seminole
..The "Bovines" shot out of the chute like a rocket to 3-0 before
..reality set in and they took 2 losses...and after The Indians they
..will be 500 with a 3-3 mark...Iraan has some Wheels...Look out
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Seagraves........................At......Farwell + 20
..The steers got slapped down by New Deal last week and they
..didn't like it...Seagraves is on crutches at 0-5...Farwell = 4-1
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Nazareth---------------- See Above 1A.....V......Lockney & call 911
Springlake-Earth----- See Above 1A.....V.....Olton  
Sudan------------------- See Above 1A.....V.....Tahoka
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--------------------   4-1A-D   2    ---------------------
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Anton--------------- Show to be -----  I D L E ......but they sneakie, they might
.....play a game somewhere with someone...we'll know when scores show
Morton------------- See Above 1A.....VS......Hale Center
(#2)Plains--------- See Above 1A......VS.....Sundown  **Upset Alert**
Seagraves-------- See Above 1A.....VS.....Farwell
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Smyer................................At.....Wink + 2 and 1/2
..The 3-2 Bobcats travel to the middle of nowhere for the 2-3 Wildcats
..I like Winkers at home...Prolly cause i am a Roy Orbison fan......
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(#5)Iraan-------------------- See Above 1A.....V......Bovina (At Seminole)
Marfa-------------------------   I D L E...then week 6...Look out Juarez, NM
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McCamey.............................At.....Eldorado + 18
..The Badgers are an unusual for them 0-4 record...The Eagles are
..trying to have only thier 2nd winning season since 2000....
..So be it...+18 on them Eldorado fellers................
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Van Horn + 26.....................At.....Tornillo
..The Eagles are 2-2 having lost only to Crane & The Kermit Krabs...
..Tornillo looks like the "Anton" of the south...they only show a 4 game
..schedule and at 0-3 this is the last one....or is it ?...
..there we go lets get Anton & Tornillo together for a game in neutral
..Territory oh somewhere around Dismal Seepage.....
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Wink------------- See Above.....V......Smyer
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------- Now It's time for a 6 MAN -- 6 PAK ------2-4 last week...yukk
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Bell County Central Texas Christian Home School.......V.......
Temple Central Texas JV + 11
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Motley County + 15................V.....Crowell
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Hedley + 22............................V.....Guthrie
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Hermleigh + 18.......................V.....Lueders-Avoca
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Lefors + 33.............................V.....San Jacinto Christian Patriots
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Rising Star + 11......................V.....Mullin
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(((Amarillo High & Amarillo Tascosa-------  I D L E  this week)))
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Wolfforth-Frenship...At...Amarillo Caprock..........730PM-FRI-BIVINS
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Canyon Randall........At...Canyon.........730PM-FRI-BUFFALO BOWL
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Slaton............At...Amarillo River Road......730PM-FRI-RIVER ROAD
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(#6)Muleshoe.......At...Bushland.......730PM-FRI-FALCON STADIUM
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Spearman...At...Amarillo Highland Park..730PM-FRI-HIGHLAND PK.
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Valley...................At...Happy..........730PM-FRI-COWBOY STADIUM
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Memphis...At..Amarillo Arbor Academy..730PM-FRI-ARBOR STAD.
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San Jacinto & Holy Cross.............................Both on the road week 5
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     And closing arguments......
 
     How Bout them Longhorns ?.......I knew it was just a matter of time
 
     How Bout them Cowboys ?.........They acted like they won the Super
Bowl and won in spite of the wiffs...and I had the Texans + 5 and still
lost my lunch money...Lets see double up on Chicago + 4 & 1/2......
Yeah.....thats the ticket....
 
     Lance Lassoed Me pick em update.....Week 3--12 games to pick
Week....1.....9-3.....1156 points.......I got 2 of 4 High School...50%
..............2.....8-4.....1013 points.......grrrr...same 2 of 4 HS.......50%
..............3.....8-4.......942 Points.......&^%$...2 of 4 HS again.....50%
     I see a disturbing trend developing.....Week I was in 60th place
out of 800 ? to 1200 ? players.....Well thats not too bad my totals
are...3111 points...and I only slipped to 74th place...I'll take that....
 
     My tentative schedule for week 5 is.......
Thursday.......Plainview.....800PM start...Dalhart.......V.......Seminole
Friday............Bushland.....730PM start...Muleshoe...V......Bushland
 
     Thats all.....I'm getting cranky and i need some sleep....
 
     Take Care All and Be Well.....Drive safely to the games...
 
     Look at them Flying Piggies........Cheers......Amarillo Fats  







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