WEEK 11 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

Who takes this year's Mid-County Madness, who takes the District 17-6A title and does upstart Veterans Memorial knock off Calallen down in Corpus?

Port Neches-Groves (8-0, 7-0) at Nederland (6-2, 5-2)
Port-Neches Groves and its high-powered offense will look to cap off a perfect regular season with a win at arch-rival Nederland in what DCTF calls the state’s most intense rivalry. In fact, it’s so intense it has not one but two nicknames, Mid-County Madness and the Bum Phillips Bowl.  The Indians offense, led by quarterback Roschon Johnson, hasn’t scored less than 42 points in a single game all year. Last week the defense also was elite as PNG rolled past Beaumont Ozen, 48-0. Ozen only managed 97 yards of offense, while Johnson threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score in the lopsided victory. Nederland’s playoff status is still a bit up in the air. The Bulldogs are in outright with an upset win, but a loss possibly throws the team into a three-way tie with Vidor and Beaumont Central. NHS took care of business last week knocking off Lumberton 41-31 as Devon Simmons led an offense that rolled up over 500 yards of offense rushing for 248 yards and two scores. Nederland’s defense, especially late last week, showed some vulnerability and that’s a bit out of character as this group held powerful Port Arthur Memorial to just 13 points. It’ll need a similar effort to stay in the game this week as PNG has the kind of offense that can simply overwhelm you. It’s a rivalry game and some major upsets and strange things have happened in the past. Expect 12,000-plus to be in attendance and expect a lot of points, but I’m starting to think this PNG squad can be a threat in Region III.
Stepp’s Pick: Port Neches-Groves by 9
Max’s Pick: Port Neches-Groves
Ishmael’s Pick: Port Neches-Groves
Brady’s Pick: Port Neches-Groves
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Aledo (9-0, 6-0) at Saginaw Boswell (9-0, 6-0)
Aledo brings its 25-game win streak into Saginaw this week as it takes on an undefeated Boswell squad in search of respect. These two met twice last year and Aledo was dominant in both meetings winning by 25 and 28 points. The big question is can Boswell find a way to be competitive with Aledo in the event of a second meeting in the playoffs? Aledo’s got Oklahoma commit running back Jase McClellan back in the fold and he had a huge game last week with 179 yards rushing and five touchdowns as the Bearcats blew Justin Northwest out, 48-0. Boswell got off to a slow start last week trailing EMSISD rival Chisholm Trail 17-13 at the half, but outscored CTHS 31-7 in the second half to cruise to a 44-24 win.  Sophomore quarterback Brayden Thomas threw for 268 yards and a touchdown in the win and Derrick Berry ran for 151 yards and four second half touchdowns to ignite a huge second half for the Pioneers.  Boswell has to withstand what is a usual early surge from Aledo. If Boswell can stay within a score, by halftime this one could be on upset alerts, but that tends to be easier said than done.
Stepp’s Pick: Aledo by 21
Max’s Pick: Aledo
Ishmael’s Pick: Aledo
Brady’s Pick: Aledo
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Jacksboro (9-0, 4-0) at Holliday (8-1, 4-0)
The 5-2A Division II title is on the line as unbeaten Jacksboro visits red hot Holliday. Jacksboro under first-year head coach Brannon Rogers has gotten things done with an outstanding defense allowing less than 14 points five times thus far. Last week, Jacksboro got out to a quick 20-0 lead last week in an easy 56-20 win over Wichita Falls City View. Quarterback Payton Laake tossed four touchdown passes in the win, while running back Hunter Jackson ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns as well. Holliday dropped its final non-district game to Class 4A Iowa Park, but since then the Eagles have dominated in district play rolling past four opponents by a combined score of 180-31 including last week’s 45-7 win over Millsap. Quarterback Kade Patterson threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Justin Jones accounted for 129 yards of offense including three total touchdowns. Both teams have dominating defenses and this one will come down to which offense can be more consistent. I like Holliday in what should be a close one. The Eagles at home are always tough to beat and with a balanced offense HHS could take home a district title.
Stepp’s Pick: Holliday by 3
Max’s Pick: Holliday
Ishmael’s Pick: Holliday
Brady’s Pick: Holliday
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San Marcos (8-1, 4-0) at Austin Bowie (8-1, 4-0)
Another Week 11 game and another district title on the line as the 14-6A title is on the line Thursday as San Marcos visits Austin Bowie. The Rattlers, led by quarterback Prudy Calderon, cruised into their showdown with an easy 65-10 win over Austin Anderson. Calderon finished the night with 351 yards of offense and five total touchdowns in just one half of action. They’ll need a similar effort from Calderon this week as they look to make a statement and show they can contend in the playoffs. Austin Bowie got a 42-28 win over Austin Akins last week. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in the win. San Marcos offense is predicated on winning first down and if the Rattlers’ run-oriented attack can put themselves in workable situations and avoid third-and-long, they could be poised to give a Bowie squad that hasn’t dominated 14-6A as much as a last year a strong run.  I’ll take Austin Bowie at home, but I think San Marcos is in this one until the end.
Stepp’s Pick: Austin Bowie by 5
Max’s Pick: Austin Bowie
Ishmael’s Pick: San Marcos
Brady’s Pick: Austin Bowie
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Lubbock Coronado (9-0, 4-0) at Abilene Cooper (7-2, 3-1)
It’s a Thursday night showdown in Abilene for the 4-5A title as undefeated Lubbock Coronado and its high-powered attack takes on its toughest test of the year in a road game at Shotwell. The Mustangs offense led by Qua Gray rolled past Lubbock High, 49-3. Gray tossed four touchdown passes and wide receiver Blair Conwright was on the receiving end of three of those along with returning a kickoff for a touchdown in the win. Abilene Cooper has plenty of offensive firepower as well and could be the one 5A program in West Texas capable of keeping pace with Lubbock Coronado. The Cougars rolled past San Angelo Lake View 70-19 last week as Tyrees Whitfield ran for 173 yards and four touchdowns, three in the first quarter as the Cooper offense rolled up over 600 yards of offense. Both offenses are capable of throwing up big numbers, but this one comes down to which defense can rise to the occasion. I think Cooper will come out fast and try to throw an early knockout punch as it looks to put the Mustangs on their heels. But I think it’s the underrated Coronado defense which steps up in the second half and clinches an undefeated regular season.
Stepp’s Pick: Lubbock Coronado by 6
Max’s Pick: Lubbock Coronado
Ishmael’s Pick: Abilene Cooper
Brady’s Pick: Abilene Cooper
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Amarillo Tascosa (6-3, 2-3) at San Angelo Central (9-0, 5-0)
Tascosa’s playoff hopes are on life support and the team has to pull off a big upset on the road against a San Angelo Central squad that hasn’t lost a regular season game since Week 4 of the 2015 season. The Rebels have a more than 300-mile road trip on its hands and the defense, which has struggled against the pass, has the difficult task of trying to slow down Maverick McIvor and the high-flying Bobcats passing game. Look for Tascosa, fresh off a bye week, to try and slow the tempo down with its option offense and multiple speedy running backs. Even though the San Angelo defense at times has struggled, look for the Angry Orange at home, and with their second straight unbeaten regular season on the line, to be amped up, especially after a strong performance last week in a 21-14 win over a dangerous Midland squad. I don’t look for two less-than-stellar offensive games in a row from San Angelo Central so I expect a sharp offensive effort and an early wave from the Bobcats, much like we saw a few weeks back in San Angelo’s big win over Midland Lee.
Stepp’s Pick: San Angelo Central by 16
Max’s Pick: San Angelo Central
Ishmael’s Pick: San Angelo Central
Brady’s Pick: San Angelo Central
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Gilmer (7-2, 3-1) at Pittsburg (6-3, 3-1):
It hasn’t been a smooth ride for Gilmer in district play as the Buckeyes haven’t exactly been dominant in their past three district wins since dropping their district opener. Quarterback Poppy Brown has put up big numbers in each game, but the Gilmer defense struggled allowing an average of 38 points per game in district play. Last week, the Buckeyes knocked off Atlanta, 45-30, and the one positive for Gilmer was the offense avoided the turnover bug which has plagued them most of the year. The team will look to secure second place in 7-4A Division II against Pittsburg, who defeated Gladewater 28-21 a week ago.  Jordan Turner ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns as Pittsburg rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit to keep its hopes alive for a second seed out of the district. I don’t expect Pittsburg to have the ability to contain Brown and the Gilmer offense, so as long as the turnover bug doesn’t revisit Gilmer, the Buckeyes are due for a strong performance. It would be coming just at the right time as Gilmer tries and gears up for a playoff push.
Stepp’s Pick: Gilmer by 11
Max’s Pick: Gilmer
Ishmael’s Pick: Gilmer
Brady’s Pick: Gilmer
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Houston Langham Creek (8-0, 8-0) vs. Cypress Fairbanks (8-0, 8-0)
It’s a Saturday showdown at Pridgeon Stadium to end the regular season and decide the District 17-6A title. Both are bound for separate divisions in the playoffs and likely will still host a playoff game regardless of the result. It’s a bit of a clash of styles as Langham Creek is a spread offense team that prefers a faster paced game, while Cy Fair gets it done with a punishing brand of football on both sides of the ball. Langham Creek avoided any sort of looking ahead last week as it defeated a dangerous Jersey Village bunch 49-31 as quarterback Chris Herron had a monster week with 384 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the win. Cy Fair rolled past rival Cy Falls 42-14 as running backs Trenton Kennedy and Eddie Sumler combined for 233 yards rushing and three touchdowns and the Cy Fair defense forced three turnovers in the decisive win. It’s an old cliché, but it applies to this one as it comes down to which team can impose its will and style of play on the other. I lean to Cy Fair in this one. I really like the Bobcats as a sleeper type team in an absolutely loaded Region III Division I bracket.
Stepp’s Pick: Cypress Fairbanks by 8
Max’s Pick: Cy-Fair
Ishmael’s Pick: Cy-Fair
Brady’s Pick: Cy-Fair
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Huntsville (7-1, 5-1) at Magnolia West (8-0, 6-0)
After an upset loss to Tomball two weeks ago, Huntsville bounced back last week and all but clinched a playoff spot with a 26-14 win over Brenham last week. It was a nip-and-tuck defensive struggle for three and a half quarters as the game was tied at 14, but Jackie Wilson scored on a two-yard run. Then Jadun McCarty had a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead the Hornets to the victory. Magnolia West clinched at least a share of the district title last week rolling past Tomball 51-27 as quarterback John Matocha accounted for 211 yards of offense and six total touchdowns in the win. The Magnolia West offense will have its hands full with a tremendous Huntsville defensive line, but as long as Matocha and the West offensive line can hold up, look for the Mustangs to roll up another win as the Huntsville offense just doesn’t have the ability to keep up with MWHS.
Stepp’s Pick: Magnolia West by 13
Max’s Pick: Magnolia West
Ishmael’s Pick: Magnolia West
Brady’s Pick: Magnolia West
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McAllen Rowe (7-2, 4-1) at McAllen Memorial (7-2, 5-0)
This battle for city bragging rights in McAllen is still a big one despite losing some luster last week after Rowe’s stunning upset loss to struggling LaJoya, 17-14. The Warrior offense, which has been so good the past few weeks, stumbled in the defeat, but an upset over their rivals would erase that sour taste and also give them at least a share of the 30-6A title. That’ll be easier said than done against one of the Valley’s top ground games led by sophomore sensation Campbell Speights and several other playmakers. The Mustangs had the week off to heal up a few bumps and bruises and also prepare their defense for the multiple offensive looks McAllen Rowe will throw at them. Look for the Mustangs to control the tempo and play keep-away from the Warriors, the key will be the Mustangs’ offensive line which is one of the more underrated groups in the Valley.
Stepp’s Pick: McAllen Rowe by 12
Max’s Pick: McAllen Rowe
Ishmael’s Pick: McAllen Rowe
Brady’s Pick: McAllen Memorial
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San Antonio Brennan (6-3, 4-0) vs. San Antonio O’Connor (9-0, 4-0)
The top two teams in 28-6A meet up for bragging rights only as the two zone winners are bound for separate brackets in the 6A playoffs. Brennan has been on a roll as of late as the Bears have allowed just 41 points in their past five games. They’ll need their defense to rise to the occasion this week as unbeaten O’Connor has one of the most dynamic offenses in the Alamo City. The biggest question going into this one is the status of Jahmyl Jeter who hasn’t played the past two weeks. It’s unknown if he’ll be available this week, but if he isn’t available, it’ll be tough for Brennan’s offense to try and control the clock and keep the ball away from the Panther offense. Quarterback Roel Sanchez quietly had one of the best seasons in the state accounting for 32 total touchdowns and throwing just four interceptions. If Jeter plays this one will be tighter, but my guess is he sits and preps for a playoff run in a wide-open Division II Region IV bracket.
Stepp’s Pick: San Antonio O’Connor by 9
Max’s Pick: O’Connor
Ishmael’s Pick: O’Connor
Brady’s Pick: O’Connor
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Bay City (6-2, 3-2) at El Campo (6-2, 4-1)
One of the state’s oldest rivalries is renewed for the 116th time and has major playoff implications in the extremely balanced District 12-4A Division I. Bay City kept its playoff hopes alive last week in a 53-44 win over Sealy. It was not easy as BCHS trailed 31-6 at one point in the first half. However, the Blackats got 591 yards of offense from quarterback Dylan Davidson and outscored Sealy 40-7 down the stretch to get the massive win and remain alive for the playoffs. El Campo won three in a row since an upset loss to Needville and last week, the Ricebirds knocked off Stafford 27-14. A win this week and El Campo wraps the district title up, but the explosive Bay City offense will cause the El Campo defense some problems. It’s tough for me to pick against El Campo, so I lean to the Ricebirds and their consistency but a dangerous and desperate Bay City squad is one to watch.
Stepp’s Pick: El Campo by 3
Max’s Pick: El Campo
Ishmael’s Pick: El Campo
Brady’s Pick: Bay City
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Richland (8-1, 5-1) at Colleyville Heritage (8-1, 6-0)
Richland will try for a share of the 8-5A title on the road Friday night against scorching hot Colleyville Heritage who has won eight games in a row since losing its season opener against Aledo. The Rebels blasted past Fort Worth Dunbar last week 48-6 as quarterback Drew Trent accounted for four touchdowns and Shemar Johnson returned the game’s opening kickoff to power Richland. On Saturday, Colleyville had no issues with Fort Worth Carter-Riverside in a dominant 77-0 win. The Panthers were led by UCLA commit Kam Brown who hauled in three touchdowns in the first half as Colleyville raced out to a 56-0 halftime lead. Brown and receiver Ke’Von Ahmad are among the state’s most dangerous 1-2 receiving duo and present major matchup problems for nearly any defense in the state, Richland included. If you aren’t talking about Colleyville Heritage as a contender in Region I Division I, you may need to put the Panthers on the top of your list.
Stepp’s Pick: Colleyville Heritage by 14
Max’s Pick: Heritage
Ishmael’s Pick: Heritage
Brady’s Pick: Heritage
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New Caney (6-2, 6-1) at Crosby (9-0, 7-0)
Fresh off an impressive 28-0 win over rival New Caney Porter, New Caney will look to get itself a share of the district title this week as they visit a Crosby squad with a big question mark after an easy win over Humble Thursday. New Caney’s defense was the story in the shutout win as it held the Porter offense to just 87 yards of offense in the 28-0 victory. Crosby rolled past Humble 59-20 as quarterback Jaiden Howard accounted for over 200 yards of offense and four touchdowns, while star running back Craig Williams ran for 160 yards as well. Williams’ status this week is up in the air as he left the game late last week with an injury, but my gut tells me with the playoffs so close Crosby plays it cautious with its star back. Crosby still has enough firepower to win this one, but New Caney keeps this one close all the way to the end.
Stepp’s Pick: Crosby by 7
Max’s Pick: Crosby
Ishmael’s Pick: Crosby
Brady’s Pick: Crosby
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San Antonio Southside (7-2, 4-0) at Floresville (6-3, 4-0)
The District 29-5A title is at stake as surprising Southside visits Floresville. Over the last two weeks, the Cardinals have topped the 50-point mark including last week’s 55-21 win over San Antonio Harlandale.  Running back Edward Perez had another monster game rushing for 304 yards and five touchdowns. He’s topped the 2000-yard rushing mark in nine games and is among the state’s leading rushers. Floresville slipped past Eagle Pass Winn 28-20 as dual threat Darian Mayberry accounted for 210 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers attack. Southside’s rushing attack has been incredibly tough to stop all year and that’s the difference in this one as Coach Ricky Lock’s squad earns a district title and a big road win.
Stepp’s Pick: San Antonio Southside by 6
Max’s Pick: Southside
Ishmael’s Pick: Floresville
Brady’s Pick: Southside
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Boling (5-2, 5-1) at East Bernard (8-1, 5-1)
After playing for a state title a year ago, Boling is staring a third-place finish in district play in the face and looks to be big underdogs against an East Bernard team that has taken vengeance on the district after an upset loss to Tidehaven. The Bulldogs rolled past Bloomington 56-0 a week ago as Alabama quarterback commit Vernon Jackson had another big game rushing for three touchdowns in the easy win. East Bernard has outscored its last five opponents by an incredible 347-31 margin including an 83-16 win over Danbury last week. The Brahamas’ Wing-T offense has been deadly effective all year with at times five or six players doing damage along with a defense that had three shutouts in a row before allowing 16 points a week ago. East Bernard’s playing at an incredibly high level and despite Boling playing for a state title last year, East Bernard knocked the team off in district play. Its defense will key in on Jackson and Boling’s defense will have its hands full with the Brahma Wing-T offense.
Stepp’s Pick: East Bernard by 19
Max’s Pick: East Bernard
Ishmael’s Pick: East Bernard
Brady’s Pick: East Bernard
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Eastland (7-2, 4-0) at Cisco (7-2, 4-0)
One of the state’s most intense rivalries that doesn’t take place on a yearly basis (because often times they aren’t in the same division) is renewed with the district title on the line for the second straight year.  Eastland will make the trip ten miles west on I-20 after ripping past Bangs 68-6 a week ago. The Mavericks will try and contain a brutally efficient Cisco offense that knocked off Tolar, 40-14, a week ago. The Loboes’ calling card has been their defense which has allowed just 35 points in the past four weeks. In rivalry games, the team with the elite level defense often rises to the occasion and I’ll lean to Cisco to get a big home win and clinch the district title.
Stepp’s Pick: Cisco by 6
Max’s Pick: Cisco
Ishmael’s Pick: Cisco
Brady’s Pick: Cisco
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Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (9-0, 4-0) at Corpus Christi Calallen (9-0, 5-0)
It’s a classic matchup of the new kid on the block looking to take down the seasoned veteran on the Coastal Bend Thursday night in the 30-5A championship game. Second-year varsity program Veterans Memorial has taken Corpus Christi ISD by storm with a tremendous run but can it do the unthinkable and take down Calallen lead by a talented senior class and Phil Danaher, the winningest head football coach in the history of Texas High School Football? Veterans had no trouble last week rushing past Corpus Christi King, 60-25, as quarterback Joseph Gonzalez tossed a pair of touchdowns and backup running back Aaron Lugo ran for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lugo teams with Frank Jones who has led the area in rushing most of the year to give the Eagles a lot of offensive firepower. Calallen and its methodical Wing-T attack is led by Colten Duff who ran for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just seven carries as the Wildcats had no trouble with Corpus Christi Miller 69-13 a week ago. It’s been a dominant run all year for Calallen as it hasn’t played a game closer than 21 points all year. I think Veterans, in front of what is expected to be a big crowd and a local television audience, sticks around for a half. However, Calallen’s been there and done that in so many big games in its run and the team will stick with what they do and pull away in the second half.
Stepp’s Pick: Corpus Christi Calallen by 18
Max’s Pick: Calallen
Ishmael’s Pick: Calallen
Brady’s Pick: Calallen
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Denison (7-2, 4-1) at Sherman (5-4, 3-2)
This edition of one of the state’s best rivalries has a lot riding on the line as both teams are playoff bound, but it could be the final district edition with 5A division splits coming in 2018, the two teams are bound for separate paths. Denison has to try and get its confidence back before the playoffs after a 56-16 blowout loss to one of the state’s best teams in Denton Ryan. The ‘Jackets have an up-tempo ground-oriented attack that is tough for teams to prepare for and it all starts with quarterback Austin Emery, who is one of the more underrated players in the district. Sherman clinched a playoff spot under second-year head coach J.D. Martinez, but the Bearcats take plenty of pleasure in beating Denison for the first time since 2012. Last week, the Bearcats rolled past Wichita Falls 51-26 as running back Nathaniel Omayebu ran for four touchdowns to lead the way. This game typically has some crazy twists and turns and wild endings. On paper, Denison gets the slight edge but I’ve got a hunch Sherman has something up its sleeve for Denison. The team is at home and has the momentum of a return trip to the playoffs on its side and I think Sherman has a signature win this week.
Stepp’s Pick: Sherman by 3
Max’s Pick: Sherman
Ishmael’s Pick: Denison
Brady’s Pick: Denison
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Shiner (7-1, 4-0) at Refugio (7-1, 4-0)
A young Shiner squad started to find its stride after dropping the season opener to Hallettsville. The Comanches have won seven straight games including a 48-0 win over Ganado a week ago. Shiner hangs its hat on the running game and defense and both were sensational last week. SHS ran for 359 yards as a team and held Ganado to just four first downs in the win. In four district games, Shiner has allowed just 14 points, but will have a tough time containing Refugio’s potent offense. The Bobcats have scored at least 47 points in the past five games. Last week RHS rolled past Weimar 49-19. Don’t be surprised if these two meet again in the playoffs but Refugio has had Shiner’s number recently and that trend continues this week.
Stepp’s Pick: Refugio by 14
Max’s Pick: Refugio
Ishmael’s Pick: Refugio
Brady’s Pick: Refugio
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Each week, six-man insider Leman Saunders provides his insight and analysis on the best games in Class 1A. Contact Leman on Twitter @LemanSaunders.

Blackwell at Highland
Two longtime rivals will square off for the District 7-1A DII title, though the rivalry has died down in recent years due to Highland’s recent dominance. Blackwell is 9-0, off to its best start in school history, and rolling behind sophomore QB Brandon Brinkman (21 TDs passing, 11 TDs rushing). Highland will lean on the ground game behind Eli Sauer (1,557 yards, 35 TDs rushing). This is a tough game to get a feel for — can the young Hornets shake recent history?
Leman’s Pick: Blackwell
Tepper’s Pick: Highland

Knox City at Paducah
There are plenty of playoff implications here in District 4-1A DI. If Knox City wins, they win the district. If Paducah wins, there will be some sort of three-way tie depending on the result of Rotan vs. Spur. In any case, Paducah will lean on RB Kevvondra Richardson, who ran for 303 yards and five scores last week, while Knox City relies on the one-two punch of SB Abraham Nevarez (1,434 yards, 26 TDs passing) and WR Brady Hawkins (47 catches, 817 yards, 17 TDs receiving). Expect a slugfest.
Leman’s Pick: Knox City
Tepper’s Pick: Knox City

McLean at Happy
A battle of unbeaten for the District 1-1A DI title — what more could you ask for? McLean is undoubtedly an underdog, but their running game has already impressed everyone across the state. Happy features a more balanced offense led by superstar Colton McCarley (1,531 yards, 36 TDs rushing, 1,143 yards, 16 TDs passing). Happy’s 45-game regular season winning streak is on the line.
Leman’s Pick: Happy
Tepper’s Pick: Happy

Silverton at Groom
A playoff spot is on the line in District 2-1A DII. It’s been an unusual down year for Groom, but the Tigers have beaten Silverton eight straight times dating back to 2009. Silverton may have the best player on the field in RB Kaleb Naceanceno, but will that outweigh the home-field advantage…and history?
Leman’s Pick: Silverton
Tepper’s Pick: Groom

Quick Picks

Roscoe (6-3, 3-1) at Hamlin (7-2, 4-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Hamlin by 16
Max’s Pick: Hamlin
Ishmael’s Pick: Hamlin
Brady’s Pick: Hamlin
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Hearne (7-2, 5-0) at Buffalo (9-0, 5-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Buffalo by 15
Max’s Pick: Buffalo
Ishmael’s Pick: Buffalo
Brady’s Pick: Buffalo
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El Paso Andress (7-2, 6-0) at El Paso Chapin (8-1, 6-0)
Stepp’s Pick: El Paso Chapin by 10
Max’s Pick: Chapin
Ishmael’s Pick: Chapin
Brady’s Pick: Andress
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Alamo Heights (4-5, 3-3) at Castroville Medina Valley (6-3, 4-2)
Stepp’s Pick: Alamo Heights by 8
Max’s Pick: Alamo Heights
Ishmael’s Pick: Alamo Heights
Brady’s Pick: Medina Valley
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Clear Springs (6-2, 5-1) vs Clear Lake (7-2, 5-1)
Stepp’s Pick: Clear Springs by 2
Max’s Pick: Clear Springs
Ishmael’s Pick: Clear Lake
Brady’s Pick: Clear Springs
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Clarendon (9-0, 4-0) at Wellington (8-1, 4-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Wellington by 10
Max’s Pick: Wellington
Ishmael’s Pick: Wellington
Brady’s Pick: Wellington
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Odessa Permian (7-1, 4-1) at Midland Lee (8-1, 4-1)
Stepp’s Pick: Odessa Permian by 7
Max’s Pick: Permian
Ishmael’s Pick: Permian
Brady’s Pick: Permian
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San Augustine (9-0, 4-0) at Price Carlisle (7-2, 3-1)
Stepp’s Pick: San Augustine by 17
Max’s Pick: San Augustine
Ishmael’s Pick: San Augustine
Brady’s Pick: San Augustine
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Tenaha (9-0, 4-0) at Timpson (8-1, 4-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Tenaha by 8
Max’s Pick: Tenaha
Ishmael’s Pick: Tenaha
Brady’s Pick: Tenaha
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San Diego (6-3, 4-0) at Lyford (6-3, 4-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Lyford by 9
Max’s Pick: Lyford
Ishmael’s Pick: San Diego
Brady’s Pick: Lyford
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 New Deal (9-0, 4-0) at Sundown (8-1, 3-1)
Stepp’s Pick: New Deal by 13
Max’s Pick: New Deal
Ishmael’s Pick: New Deal
Brady’s Pick: New Deal
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Poth (8-1, 4-0) at Dilley (4-5, 2-2)
Stepp’s Pick: Poth by 21
Max’s Pick: Poth
Ishmael’s Pick: Poth
Brady’s Pick: Poth
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Crawford (7-2, 4-1) at Hico  (7-2, 4-1)
Stepp’s Pick: Crawford by 14
Max’s Pick: Crawford
Ishmael’s Pick: Crawford
Brady’s Pick: Crawford
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Tyler John Tyler (5-4, 3-3) vs Tyler Lee (5-4, 2-4)
Stepp’s Pick: Tyler John Tyler by 10
Max’s Pick: John Tyler
Ishmael’s Pick: John Tyler
Brady’s Pick: John Tyler
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Amarillo (6-3, 6-0) at Dumas (8-1, 6-0)
Stepp’s Pick: Amarillo by 2
Max’s Pick: Amarillo
Ishmael’s Pick: Dumas
Brady’s Pick: Dumas
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Max Thompson (DCTF Digital Director): 78%
Matt Stepp (DCTF High School Insider): 77%
Greg Tepper (DCTF Managing Editor): 76%
Ishmael Johnson (DCTF Editor): 71%
Brady Keane (DCTF Contributing Writer): 71%

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