Christoval Cougars Coach Reveals 2022 Non-District Football Opponents


CHRISTOVAL, TX- The non-district opponents for the Christoval Cougars 2022 football season have been revealed.

Head coach Casey Otho spoke with the COVER1 crew yesterday and talked about the teams the Cougars will compete against and are kicking off the season with a familiar foe.

“As far as non-district goes, we got a pretty tough schedule lined up,” Coach Otho said, “We’re going to open up with Eldorado right down the road kind of deal. We’ve agreed that we’re going to continue playing that game even though we’re not in the same district. I think it’s good for the communities and things like that.”

Last season, Eldorado went into Jack Pardee Stadium and suffered their first loss of the season. Playing the Battle of 277 in week 1 will be a great test for these two programs.

“Second game we’re going to continue playing Grape Creek. It’s going to be a pretty good challenge with the run they kind of went on last year.” Otho said. “Then we’re going to venture off to Colorado City. We’ve played Colorado City in the past. We’re kind of split right now. We beat them once and they’ve beat us once.”

Otho also said during the live stream that the Colorado City game will be an away game.

For the last two non-district games, the Cougars will play the Mason Punchers and the Brady Bulldogs.

“We’re going to mix it up with Mason. I’m looking forward to that. We’ve been talking, me and Coach McCloud have been talking throughout the last couple months trying to get it scheduled. I think it’s going to get us prepared for going up a division.” Otho said. “We’re going to end the pre-district season with Brady. We’ve been scrimmaging them for a while.”

Christoval’s overall schedule will consist of these 5 pre-district games and 5 district games.

  • Eldorado Eagles
  • Grape Creek Eagles
  • Colorado City Wolves
  • Mason Punchers
  • Brady Bulldogs
  • Anthony Wildcats
  • Reagan County Owls
  • Forsan Buffalos
  • Ozona Lions
  • Sonora Broncos

Christoval and the rest of the district have quite a road trip either this year or next with Anthony being in the district. Anthony is on the other side of El Paso and is over 400 miles away from Christoval.

When asked about Anthony being in the district, Otho said, “I wasn’t shocked because everybody predicted that they were going to be in our district again… It’s a long trip but you’ve got to go play.”

Anthony is the only 2A in that area and finding games is difficult.

As for the other district games and being at Christoval where enrollment can push them into different divisions, Otho finds it to be pretty nice

“Sometimes it’s a blessing in disguise to be at the level where you can be division 2 one time, division (1 the next time). You get to mix it up with different teams. There are some teams where they’re never going to play anybody different in district.”

Christoval's 2021 season ended last year in the 1st round of the playoffs against Burton, 30-29. 

Home and away games have not been released yet.

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