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Tony’s Week 5 Preview

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After staying reasonably local for my Thursday game (95 miles round trip), I’ll be hitting the road for the weekend with stops in McGregor and San Antonio (piling up over 550 miles traveled). But that’s nothing compared 1,600 miles total round trip the two schools (Brownsville Hanna and Amarillo Tascosa) I’ll be being see Saturday will be piling up.

All rankings are THSCA regional rankings.

Galveston Ball (2-0) 5AD1 Reg 3 #8 at Richmond Foster (1-2) 5AD1 Reg 3 #11


Thursday, 9/27, 7:00pm, Traylor Stadium, Rosenberg

This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

These two teams open 10-5AD1 district play with this game. 10-5AD1 has seven teams that made the playoffs last year and the one team that didn’t was new school Shadow Creek.

Kimble Anders has coached the Tornadoes since 2013 compiling a 22-31 record.  The Tornadoes made the playoffs last year and last in the 2nd round to Port Arthur Memorial 14-45. The 2017 playoff appearance was the first for the Tornadoes since 2009. Their first-round win was their first playoff win since 1999.

Shaun McDowell has coached the Falcons since 2013 compiling a 50-15 record. McDowell was previous the head coach at Fort Bend Willowridge where he went 3-7.  The Falcons made the playoffs last year and lost in the Regional Final to Angleton 10-41. The Falcons have made the playoffs ever year under McDowell. The last time the Falcons missed the playoffs was 2011.

Galveston Ball Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat La Marque 34-14

Week 2 – beat Houston Yates 60-6

Week 3 – game versus Houston Wheatley canceled due to weather

Week 4 – Bye

Richmond Foster Year-To-Date

Week 1 – lost to College Station 38-42

Week 2 – beat Fort Bend Travis 52-38

Week 3 – lost to Magnolia West 39-43

Week 4 – Bye

Key Players

Ball: QB Martavian Jackson, RB Clarence Dalton

Foster: DL Chidozie Nwankwo, DL Robert Harbor

Projections

Calpreps favors Foster 38-28

Masey Ratings favors Foster 42-16

 

 

Whitney (2-2) 3AD1 Reg 3 #12 at McGregor (3-1) 3AD1 Reg 3 #9

Friday, 9/28, 7:30pm, Bulldog Stadium, McGregor

I only have team history from 2008 to present for these two teams. The two teams have met 4 times in that time-frame. McGregor has won three of the four meetings. McGregor won the last meeting in 2015, 40-28.

This will be the opening game of district 9-3AD1 play for both teams.

Mark Byrd is in his first season at the helm of the Wildcats. Byrd was previously head coach with Coldspring-Oakhurst and has a 73-67 career record. The Wildcats last made the playoffs in 2014.

Judd Thrash is in his second season with the Bulldogs. Thrash has compiled a 9-6 record as head coach of the Bulldogs. Thrash was previously an assistant coach at Colleyville Heritage, Lake Travis, and Round Rock Stony Point. The Bulldogs made the playoffs in 2017 for the first time since 2015. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first playoff win wince 2013.

Whitney Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Jarrell 27-12

Week 2 – beat Marlin 43-0

Week 3 – lost to Hillsboro 16-23

Week 4 – lost to Robinson 27-28

McGregor Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Marlin 52-0

Week 2- beat Bosqueville 48-30

Week 3- beat Rogers 60-23

Week 4 – lost to Clifton 0-48

Key Players

Whitney: QB Devin Wilson, WR Kolby Tanner

McGregor: RB/LB Cade Zacharias, QB VeAndre McDaniel

Projections

Calpreps favors McGregor 28-21

Masey Ratings favors Whitney 33-20

 

 

Brownsville Hanna (2-1) vs Amarillo Tascosa (3-1)

Saturday, 9/29, 11:00am, Farris Stadium, San Antonio

This is first meeting between the two schools. This both teams final non-district game before starting district play next week.

Mark Guess is in his third year coaching the Hanna Eagles. The Eagles made the playoffs last year for the first time since 2009. The Eagles last playoff win came in 1996.

Ken Plunk has compiled a 53-51 record as head coach of the Tascosa Rebels. The Rebels last made the playoffs in 2016.

Brownsville Hanna Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat McAllen Memorial 49-28

Week 2 – lost to Edinburg Vela 20-35

Week 3 – game versus Weslaco East canceled due to weather

Week 4 – beat Mission Sharyland 28-23

Amarillo Tascosa Year-To-Date

Week 1- beat Abilene 13-7

Week 2 – lost to Amarillo 21-28

Week 3 – beat Amarillo Palo Duro 36-7

Week 4 – beat El Paso Americas 48-42

Key Players

Hanna: QB Victor Campos, RB Cesar Mancias

Tascosa: RB King Doerue, WR/DB Brandon White

Projections

Calpreps favors Tascosa 35-27

Masey Ratings Hanna 33-28

 

 

San Antonio Clark (1-3, 1-2) vs San Antonio Marshall (2-2, 1-2)

Saturday, 9/29, 7:00pm, Farris Stadium, San Antonio

Clark leads the all-time series 28-11. Clark has won the last 4 meetings and 9 of the last 10 meetings, including a 30-14 in their last meeting in 2016.

This will be both teams fourth district game of the year. With both teams 1-2 in district play, this is pretty much a must win game for both teams to stay in playoff contention.

Steve McGhee has been the head coach of the Cougars since 2010 and has compiled a 31-55 record. The Cougars last made the playoffs in 2013.

Tim Williams has been the head coach of the Rams since 2013 and has compiled a record of 11-43. The Rams last made the playoffs in 2012.

San Antonio Clark Year-To-Date

Week 1 – lost to San Antonio Churchill 21-28

Week 2 – lost to San Antonio Jay 28-36

Week 3 – beat San Antonio Taft 17-7

Week 4- lost to San Antonio Brandeis 13-52

San Antonio Marshall Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat San Antonio MacArthur 35-20

Week 2 – lost to San Antonio Taft 20-27

Week 3 – lost to San Antonio Brandeis 20-56

Week 4- beat San Antonio Stevens 14-9

Key Players

Clark: RB Eric Wente, TE Luke Gibson

Marshall: QB Matt Lejarzar, WR Kvontavious Rockett

Projections

Calpreps favors Clark 21-20

Masey Ratings favors Clark 27-21

 

 

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