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Tony’s Preview: Week 6

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This week I’m hitting 3 small-school games before wrapping up the week with a 6A matchup.

All rankings are THSCA regional rankings.

 


Game 1: Hardin Hornets (4-0,1-0) 3AD1 Reg3 #10 at East Chambers Buccaneers (3-1,0-1) 3AD1 Reg3 #4

Thursday, October 4, 7:30pm, Buccaneer Stadium, Winnie

These teams first played in 1949 and have played 50 times over the years. East Chambers leads the all-time series 40-9-1. East Chambers has won the last 9 consecutive games and has won 17 of the last 18 meetings. East Chambers won last year’s meeting 31-12.

Larry Haynes has compiled a 37-29 record with the Hornets. Haynes is 157-101-3 overall as a head coach. Hardin is 4-0 for the first time since 2007. Hardin last made the playoffs in 2008 and last won a playoff game in 2007.

Russ Sutherland has compiled a 60-25 record as head coach of the Buccaneers since coming to school from Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Buccaneers have made the playoffs six of the seven years under Sutherland.

 

Hardin Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Beaumont Legacy Christian 51-14

Week 2 – beat New Waverly 39-7

Week 3 – beat KIPP Sunnyside 36-34

Week 4 – BYE

Week 5 – beat Warren 56-14

 

East Chambers Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Kountze 49-0

Week 2 – beat Hardin-Jefferson 48-24

Week 3 – beat Hamshire-Fannett 35-13

Week 4 – BYE

Week 5 – lost to Woodville 31-42

 

Key Players

Hardin: RB Darius White, WR Tyler Parker

East Chambers: RB Ernest Ceasar, Nolton Shelvin

 

Projections

Calpreps – East Chambers 49, Hardin 20

Masey Ratings – East Chambers 49, Hardin 13

 

 

Game 2: Brazos Cougars (2-2) 2AD1 Reg4 #9 at Louise Hornets (2-3) 2AD2 Reg4 #13

Friday, October 5, 7:00pm, Hornet Stadium, Louise

These two teams played 2012 and 2103 with Brazos winning both meetings (25-0, and 22-7).

Ned Barrier is in his third year with the Cougars and has a record of 11-14 as the head coach. The Cougars have made the playoffs the last two consecutive years.

Heath Clawson is in his third year with the Hornets and has a record of 7-21 as the head coach. The Hornets have made the playoffs the last four consecutive years.

 

Brazos Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Fort Bend Christian Academy 46-7

Week 2 – beat Ganado 49-27

Week 3 – game against Danbury canceled

Week 4 – lost to Katy St. John XXIII 14-21

Week 5 – lost to Altair Rice Consolidated 19- 34

 

Louise Year-To-Date

Week 1 – lost to Ganado 20-21

Week 2 – beat Kenedy 27-0

Week 3 – lost to Bloomington 14-28

Week 4 – lost to Hallettsville Sacred Heart 21-35

Week 5 – bet Stockdale 35-21

 

Key Players

Brazos: QB/ DB Luke Denny, TE/DL Hunter Vykukal

Louise: QB/ DB Colin Gonzales, ATH Aaron Cardenas

 

Projections

Calpreps – Brazos 41. Louise 13

Masey Ratings – Brazos 43, Louise 13

 

 

Game 3: El Campo Ricebirds (2-3,0-1) 4AD1 Reg4 #11 at Fulshear Chargers (2-3,0-1) Unranked

Saturday, October 5, 11:00am, Traylor Stadium, Rosenberg

This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

Wayne Condra has been the head coach of the Ricebirds since 2015 when he was promoted from defensive coordinator. He has compiled a record of 30-11. Condra was previously head coach of Victoria High and Victoria Memorial and has an overall record of 57-29 as a head coach. The Ricebirds have made the playoffs 12 consecutive years.

Oschlor Flemming is 2-3 as the head coach of the Fulshear Chargers. Flemming was previously head coach of the Dulles Vikings and has overall record of 7-18 as a head coach.

 

El Campo Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Texas City 28-21

Week 2 – beat Rockport-Fulton 26-21

Week 3 – lost to Cuero 20-34

Week 4 – lost to Wharton 21-27

Week 5 – lost to Needville 41-64

 

Fulshear Year-To-Date

Week 1 – lost to La Grange 8-34

Week 2 – beat Hargrave 42-26

Week 3 – beat Lake Creek 63-39

Week 4 – lost to Sweeny 14-51

Week 5 – lost to Sealy 8-39

 

Key Players

El Campo: QB Lynn Osina,  RB JeVeon Cunningham

Fullshear: QB Keaton Huebner, RB Taelyn Fields

 

Projections

Calpreps – El Campo 38, Fulshear 28

Masey Ratings – No rating

 

 

Game 4: Morton Ranch Mavericks (3-2,0-1) Unranked at Cinco Ranch Cougars (1-4,1-0) Unranked

Saturday, October 6, 7:00pm, Rhodes Stadium, Katy

These two teams have met twelve times with Cinco Ranch winning eleven of the twelve meetings. The only Morton Ranch victory came in 2012 with the Mavericks winning 38-35 in overtime.

Ron Counter is 6-8 as head coach of the Mavericks. Counter was 38-12 as head coach of Stafford. Counter previously coach at Strake Jesuit, Round Rock Westwood, Spring Woods, Alief Hastings, and Klein Oak and has lifetime record of 130-69. The Mavericks have made the playoffs three of the last 5 years but have never won a playoff game.

Don Clayton is 139-75 as head coach of the Cougars. He has an overall record of 149-105 as head coach. The cougars have made the playoffs the last twelve consecutive years, and 13 of the last 14 years.

 

Morton Ranch Year-To-Date

Week 1 – beat Cypress Lakes 22-20

Week 2 – lost to Cypress Ridge 33-36

Week 3 – beat Houston Westside 21-14

Week 4 – beat Houston Sam Houston 13-62

Week 5 – lost to Katy Taylor 6-20

 

Cinco Ranch Year-To-Date

Week 1 – lost to Cypress Ranch 21-32

Week 2 – lost to Jersey Village 48-50

Week 3 – lost to Pearland 28-56

Week 4 – lost to Cedar Park 13-14

Week 5 – beat Mayde Creek 44-28

 

Key Players

Morton Ranch: WR Josh Gaton, WR Anthony Baker

Cinco Ranch: QB Cameron Harper, LB David Gbenda

 

Projections

Calpreps – Cinco Ranch 35, Morton Ranch 34

Masey Ratings – Cinco Ranch 41, Cinco Ranch 26

 

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