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Tony’s Week 4 Preview



This week I’ll be attending four games where the teams will be meeting for the first time.

All rankings are THSCA regional rankings.


Lumberton Raiders JV (1-0-1) at West Hardin Oilers (2-1) 2AD2#10
Thursday, 9/20, 7:30 pm, Oiler Stadium, Saratoga

After their original opponent canceled their season, West Hardin (2AD2) was able to schedule this game against the Lumberton (4AD1) JV team.

Cody Day is in his 3rd season coaching the Oilers. The Oilers went 1-9 in each of the first two season under Coach Day. The Oilers are 2-1 for the first time since 2011 which is the last year they made the playoffs. Experience appears to paying off for West Hardin early. The Oilers return eighteen starters, nine on offense and nine on defense, from their 2017 team.

Lumberton JV Year-To-Date

Week 1 – Lumberton JV 14, Jasper JV 14

Week 2 – Lumberton JV, 36, Kirbyville JV 0

Week 3- Lumberton JV vs Jasper JV, result unknown

West Hardin Year-To-Date

Week 1 – West Hardin 36, Acadiana Christian 14

Week 2 – West Hardin 0, Hull-Daisetta 0

Week 3 – West Hardin 22, Warren 20; Despite trailing 12-0 at the half, the Oilers pick up their 2nd win of the year.

Key Players

West Hardin: Randon Kelley, Jake Strahan


64% of my Twitter followers picked the Lumberton JV team to win this game.



Cedar Park Timberwolves (1-2) 5AD1#11 at Cinco Ranch Cougars (0-3)

Friday, 9/21, 6:30 pm, Legacy Stadium, Katy

Carl Abseck was promoted from the Timberwolves offensive coordinator to head coach in 2015. He has compiled a record of 40-5 since taking the helm. He was previously an assistant at Wichita Falls.

Don Clayton is the only coach in the history in Cinco Ranch history. Clayton has compiled a record of 138-74 while with the Cougars. Clayton was previously the head coach of the Livingston Lions. Clayton’s Cougars have twice made the 6A State Semi-Finals.

Cedar Park Year-To-Date

Week 1 – Cedar Park 13, Vandegrift 13

Week 2 – Cedar Park 28, Cedar Ridge 34

Week 3 – Cedar Park 37, San Angelo Central 22; The Timberwolves recorded their first win of the season hosting the San Angelo Central Bobcats. Cedar Park jumped out to 28-6 lead by halftime and held on for the 37-22 win.

Cinco Ranch Year-To-Date

Week 1 – Cinco Ranch 21, Cypress Ranch 32

Week 2 – Cinco Ranch 48, Jersey Village 50

Week 3 – Cinco Ranch 28, Pearland 56; The Cougars were tied at 21-21 late in the first half before turnovers on three of their next four series put the Cougars in a hole that couldn’t recover from.

Key Players

Cedar Park: QB Ryan Fiala, WR Brandon Breed

Cinco Ranch: QB Cameron Harper, LB David Gbenda


Calpreps.com has this game Cedar Park 42, Cinco Ranch 27.

MasseyRatings.com has this game Cedar Park 36-26.

70% of my Twitter followers picked Cedar Park to win this game.



UANL Tigres (0-3) at College Station Cougars (2-0) 5AD1#2

Saturday, 9/22, 12:00 pm, Cougar Stadium, College Station

Since starting the Cougars program in 2012, Steve Huff has compiled a 48 -9 record including the 5AD2 State Championship last year. Huff was previously the head coach of Midwest City High School in Oklahoma.

UANL Year-To-Date

Week 1 – UANL 27, Copperas Cove 34

Week 2 – UANL 14, Temple 43

Week 3 – UANL 47, Port Lavaca Calhoun 55; UANL lead 32 -27 at the half before Calhoun scored 3 consecutive touchdowns to take a 48-32 lead. The Tigres cut the lead to 48-40 but the Sandcrabs rallied to extended their lead to 55-40. The Tigres cut the lead to 55-47 with 3 minutes to go in the game producing the final score.

College Station Year-To-Date

Week 1 – College Station 42, Foster 38

Week 2 – Open

Week 3 – College Station 20, Huntsville 7; College Station lead 13-0  early in the second quarter before Huntsville cut the lead to 13-7 with four minutes to go in the first half. The Cougars added a 4th quarter touchdown to secure the 20-7 win.

Key Players

College Station: QB Brandon Williams, DB/WR Brandon Joseph


96% of my followers picked College Station to win this game.



Katy Tigers (2-10) 6A#3 at Clear Springs (1-2) 6A#13

Saturday, 9/22, 6:00 pm, Challenger-Columbia Stadium, Webster

Gary Joseph has been the head coach of the Katy Tigers since 2005.  He has compiled a 192-19 record including 4 state championships. The Tigers feature a power running game. Deondrick Glass has carried the ball 43 times in 3 games for 748 yards with 7 touchdowns. The Tigers have scored 15 offensive touchdowns this season. 13 of those have been rushing the ball.

Craig Dailey has been the head coach of the Chargers since 2016 compiling a 18-7 record. The Chargers have made the playoffs each of the first two years under Dailey. The Chargers have a balanced offensive approach. Of their 12 offensive touchdowns this year 6 have been rushing and 6 have been passing. QB Garrett Rocker has passed for all 6 touchdowns and has added one rushing touchdown. The run game has also been balanced with RB Todd Hudson leading the team in rushing yards with 199 yards while Caleb Hines has amassed 195 yards rushing with 2 touchdowns.

Katy Year-To-Date

Week 1 – Katy 21, North Shore 35

Week 2 – Katy 31, Atascocita 28

Week 3 – Katy 63, Aguilas Blancas IPN 0; The Tigers scored early in often in their lopsided win over the team from Mexico. The Tigers scored 4 touchdowns in each the first and second quarter to sprint to a 56-0 halftime lead. The Tigers rushed for almost 500 yards including 203 yards on 10 carries with 5 touchdowns from Deondrick Glass. Bronson McCleeland was 6 for 7 passing for 135 yards with 3 touchdowns.

Clear Springs Year-To-Date

Week 1 – Clear Springs 28, Converse Judson 46

Week 2 – Clear Springs 21, Klein Collins 28

Week 3 – Clear Springs 42, George Ranch 28; The Chargers jumped to 21-7 lead before George Ranch scored on a 50-yard Hail Mary as time expired in the first half to cut the lead to 21-14. Clear Springs scored the next three touchdowns to extended their lead to 42-14 before George Ranch tacked on two fourth quarter touchdowns to make the final score 42-28.

Key Players

Katy: RB Deondrick Glass, QB Bronson McClelland

Clear Springs: QB Garrett Rooker, RB Todd Hudson


Calpreps.com has this game Katy 44, Clear Springs 21.

MasseyRatings.com has this game Katy 39, Clear Springs 14.

94% of my Twitter followers picked Katy to win this game.


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