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2015 6A Area Playoff Schedule/Previews


Full 6A area playoff pairings listed below, along with notes from our staff on key games in their respective regions. Look for full previews of select games throughout the week.

Printable bracket (via THSCA.com)


Region I

Amarillo Tascosa (9-2) vs. Odessa Permian (10-1) Saturday 1:00pm Lowrey Field, Lubbock

Two solid defenses will take the field in this game with Tascosa giving up an average of 17 points a game while Permian is giving up just 10. While both offenses are capable of putting up points, the defense will be the difference maker in this game. I would expect a heavy dose of Brandon Bailey for Permian and Tim Fields for Tascosa. – Jeff Cerda

Denton Ryan (11-0) vs. South Grand Prairie (7-4) Friday 5:30pm AT&T Stadium, Arlington

South Grand Prairie is coming off one of the biggest wins in school history in a shocking upset over nationally ranked Euless Trinity in round one. The Indians will need some more magic this week to knock off the undefeated Ryan Raiders. -Nick Harris

Amarillo (9-2) vs. Arlington Martin (9-2) Friday 7:00pm Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls

Arlington Martin put up a flurry of points against Midland last week in a 76-18 first round rout. Amarillo is coming off of an impressive win themselves with a 44-27 win over Montwood. -Nick Harris

Allen (11-0) vs. DeSoto (6-5) Friday 9:00pm AT&T Stadium, Arlington

The Allen-DeSoto rivalry continues on Friday night with both teams in different positions than most expected at the beginning of the season. Allen is looking like they haven’t missed a beat with the losses of Murray, Guyton and others, and DeSoto at 6-5 is something not many expected. While the post Claude Mathis era has hit some speed bumps, DeSoto was able to get past a tough Coppell team, but it won’t get any easier on Friday night in a game featuring some of the state’s brightest recruits. – Michael De Leon

Region II

Dallas Skyline (9-2) vs. Rowlett (9-2) Saturday 2:00pm Memorial Stadium, Mesquite

Skyline is heating up at the perfect time in the season but the Raiders will have to deal with a Rowlett team who showed they can score in bunches with a 65-64 win last week vs Belton. -Nick Harris

Round Rock Cedar Ridge (10-1) vs. Humble Atascocita (10-1) Friday 7:30pm Reeves Stadium, Round Rock

North Mesquite (10-1) vs. Killeen Shoemaker (9-2) Saturday 5:30pm AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Shoemaker plays great defense, but offense is not the strength of the Grey Wolves. North Mesquite will prove if Shoemaker is a contender or just a pretender. – John Hillman

Austin Westlake (10-1) vs. The Woodlands (10-1) Saturday 3:00pm Green Stadium, Bryan

If you were to make a list of some of the best round two matchups, this one would be on it. The Chaps and the Highlanders have identical records with their only losses coming against undefeated Katy and Lake Travis. The Chaps run on their high-scoring offense, led by junior QB Sam Ehlinger, but the Highlanders will be up to the challenge with a formidable secondary featuring Antoine Winfield Jr. – Michael De Leon

Region III

Cypress Falls (9-2) vs. Houston Bellaire (6-5) Saturday 1:00pm TDECU Stadium, Houston

Bellaire scored their first playoff win in 43 years with their upset of Cinco Ranch. They face a tough Cy Falls team coming off a 72-6 win over Aldine Nimitz where the Golden Eagles offense almost put up 500 yards rushing and never punted. The Cardinals should have their hands full. – John Diaz

Galena Park North Shore (8-3) vs. Clear Springs (6-5) Friday 7:00pm Veterans Memorial Stadium, League City

Aldine Eisenhower (8-3) vs. Houston Lamar (10-1) Saturday 1:00pm Delmar Stadium, Houston

Pearland (11-0) vs. Dickinson (10-1) Saturday 2:00pm NRG Stadium, Houston

Pearland will be looking for revenge from last year’s playoff loss to Dickinson at NRG Stadium in a game that will be a nice appetizer for the state championships in the same stadium in a few weeks. -Nick Harris

Region IV

Converse Judson (10-1) vs. San Antonio O’Connor (8-3) Friday 7:30pm Rutledge Stadium, Converse

O’Connor got into the second round with a win over the 3-7 Southwest Dragons, but they will have a considerably larger challenge in front of them in Judson, whose only season blemish has been a loss to Cibolo Steele. Judson should get the win on their home field on Friday. -Michael De Leon

The O’Connor Panthers use 2 quarterbacks, senior Clayton Maxwell and sophomore Roel Sanchez. Both are really good passers, but Roel is a much better runner. Jamontae Edwards, the senior running back, has 936 rushing yards with 17 touchdowns. The leading receiver is junior, Johnathan Tapia who has 560 receiving yards with 8 touchdowns. The Bradford boys, junior Brandin and sophomore Millard will get some touches in the game. Judson is led by sophomore quarterback, Julon Williams, who has 1,461 passing yards and 581 rushing yards with 24 total touchdowns. Not only can Julon run the ball really really well, but they also have 3 other underclassmen who can also run the ball really really well. Mi’Kel Jackson, a junior, has 837 rushing yards with 8 touchdowns; Jay Miller, a sophomore, has 733 rushing yards with 7 touchdowns; and Sincere McCormick, a freshman, has 632 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns. On defense, they have 2 studs – seniors Alton Robinson and Dominque Ramsey. – Mark Lieberman

Laredo United (9-2) vs. Weslaco (9-2) Friday 7:30pm Cabaniss Stadium, Corpus Christi

Smithson Valley (8-3) vs. San Antonio Stevens (9-2) Friday 7:30pm Comalander Stadium, San Antonio

If Smithson Valley wins, can we call them the “Cinderella team of the 2015 playoffs?” I haven’t yet worked a Smithson Valley game this year, but I know they are led by junior quarterback, Josh Adkins who has 2,258 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. His favorite receiver is senior, Derek Housler who has 1,086 receiving yards with 8 touchdowns. Out of all the remaining San Antonio teams, the Stevens quarterback, has the most passing yards. And, he is a junior. Bryce Rivers has 3,241 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Junior’s Logan Mann has 1,245 receiving yards with 15 touchdowns and Devin Martin has 882 receiving yards with 7 touchdowns. The senior running back, Devonte Donald, has 561 rushing yards with 3 touchdowns. – Mark Lieberman

McAllen Memorial (11-0) vs. Harlingen (9-2) Friday 7:30pm Boggus Stadium, Harlingen

McAllen Memorial is a surprise team out of South Texas as they have put up an undefeated record to this point in the season. They will need their A-game this week to knock off a Harlingen team who has outscored their last three opponents 128-7. -Nick Harris


Region I

El Paso Americas (7-4) vs. San Angelo Central (10-1) Friday 7:30pm Grande Communications Stadium, Midland

Denton Guyer (8-3) vs. Southlake Carroll (9-2) Friday 7:30pm Eagle Stadium, Allen

Eagle Stadium will have a nail biter this Friday night for a change as Denton Guyer will walk into the stadium for the first time since being routed by Allen in week one. Wildcat QB Shawn Robinson, who has been playing on a high level in the latter part of the season, will face a Southlake Carroll defense who shut down two-time defending state champion Cedar Hill and QB Avery Davis for most of the game in a 35-33 win. Carroll RB Lil’Jordan Humphrey will look to continue a torrid stretch that he’s had this season that has included him accounting for over 1,000 total yards. -Nick Harris

El Paso Eastwood (9-2) vs. Arlington Lamar (10-1) Friday 7:00pm Ratliff Stadium, Odessa

Flower Mound Marcus (10-1) vs. Mansfield (9-2) Friday 7:30pm Birdville FAAC, North Richland Hills

RB Kennedy Brooks and the Mansfield Tigers will look to stay hot this week against TE Kaden Smith and the Marcus Marauders. This game features two of the hottest teams in the state, but someone’s run will be halted on Friday night. -Nick Harris

Region II

Dallas Jesuit (10-1) vs. Rockwall (8-3) Friday 7:30pm Kimbrough Stadum, Murphy

Pflugerville Hendrickson (9-2) vs. Spring (10-1) Friday 7:00pm Cougar Stadium, College Station

Highland Park (10-1) vs. Waco Midway (8-3) Saturday 2:00pm AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Midway downed the Scots 35-28 in a hard-fought playoff encounter last year, and previous games have always been close. If the Panther defense continues to play aggressively, Midway will be tough to stop. The Panther offense features a well-balanced run and pass attack, and Midway’s uptempo style wears down its opponents. – John Hillman

Lake Travis (11-0) vs. Spring Westfield (9-2) Saturday 2:00pm Cub Stadium, Brenham

The Cavaliers have steadily improved with every game. Lake Travis could be on track to add another championship to its long list. – John Hillman

Region III

Cypress Ranch (10-1) vs, Katy (11-0) Friday 7:00pm Tully Stadium, Houston

Five consecutive shutouts for the Katy Tigers and this week features the two 6A Region III champions from last year. Cy Ranch quarterback Collin Rock will have the nearly impossible task of putting points on the board for the Mustangs. – John Diaz

Pearland Dawson (8-3) vs. Friendswood (7-4) Friday 7:30pm NRG Stadium, Houston

Cypress Creek (7-4) vs. Houston Strake Jesuit (7-4) Friday 7:00pm Crusader Stadium, Houston

Manvel (9-2) vs. Clear Creek (11-0) Friday 7:00pm Memorial Stadium, Pasadena

Manvel blasted Channelview last week with a 50-point win, doing something they’ve done all season in dominating teams. Clear Creek, who won by 53, however will be a different task altogether as the Wildcats are undefeated and have some very key wins on their schedule, including a four-point win over Dickinson. While Manvel has a talent-laden roster of some of the state’s top recruits, don’t sleep on Clear Creek. – Michael De Leon

Region IV

Cibolo Steele (11-0) vs. San Antonio Brennan (9-2) Saturday 2:00pm Heroes Stadium, San Antonio

Xavier Martin had three total touchdowns in the first half versus MacArthur last weekend. Steele got the better end of last year’s meeting between these two teams. No reason to expect anything different this weekend. – John Diaz

Unlike last year where this game was Number 1 vs Number 2 where Number 1 won (Steele), this year, it just doesn’t feel the same as last year. Maybe it is because the main players from both teams were seniors, but their were a bunch of underclassmen on both teams last year who have played huge roles this year for Steele and Brennan. Three of Steele’s offensive starters have verbally committed to play college football at Texas Tech University and they are junior quarterback, Xavier Martin, who has 1,758 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and 2 interceptions; senior running back, Bryson Denley, who has 757 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns; and senior wide receiver, Antoine Cox-Wesley, who has 524 receiving yards with 8 touchdowns. Travell Lumpkin, a junior running back, has 623 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns and CJ Williams, a a junior wide receiver, leads the team with 757 receiving yards. Brennan uses 2 quarterbacks, seniors Taveon Tolefee and Kyle Michel. They have combined for 1,090 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. They rely heavily on the running game of Jahmyl Jeter, a sophomore, who has 977 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns; Devonte Warren, a senior, who has 867 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns, and Taveon Tolefree, who has 666 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns. – Mark Lieberman

Del Rio (8-3) vs. Weslaco East (8-2) Saturday 2:00pm Alamo Stadium, San Antonio

Schertz Clemens (9-2) vs. San Antonio Brandeis (7-4) Friday 7:30pm Alamodome, San Antonio

Junior quarterback Frank Harris lit up the Johnson defense for nearly 500 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns last week. Meanwhile Brandeis has scored 45 points or more in five of their last seven games. These two teams should hit 100 total points with ease. – John Diaz

Last week, Frank Harris, the junior quarterback for Clemens had 493 total yards with 7 touchdowns. WWFD (what will Frank do) against Brandeis? On the season, he has 1,525 passing yards and 2,229 rushing yards with 47 total touchdowns. Kamren Baker, a junior running back, has 1,185 rushing yards with 8 touchdowns. Brandeis’ Jaylon Dukes needs 130 yards and 5 touchdowns to become the leading rusher in team history. Thanks to @cmontoya68 for alerting me of this. Right now, Dukes has 1,400 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns. Senior running back, Tommy Woods has 843 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns and senior quarterback, Paul Lozano has 1,827 passing yards with 14 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. – Mark Lieberman

Laredo Alexander (5-6) vs. San Benito (9-2) TBD

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Michael is the founder and editor of ProjectSpurs.com. He has a long history in journalism, sports and online media. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others.


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