DETAILS: District Play is Right Around the Corner as Week 5 of High School Football is Here!

SAN ANGELO- Week 5 of Texas High School Football is here and some teams are playing their last game before district competition starts!

Week 5 is potentially a really good week for San Angelo football as the Bobcats have a chance to win their homecoming and the Lake View Chiefs have a chance to go 4-1. Miles and Ozona play their last pre-district game and can Permian will look to stay perfect against Abilene Cooper. Also, Sterling City plays their district opener against the Iraan Braves!


The Bobcats play their homecoming game against the Wylie Bulldogs and if they can start hot again, Central is going to be tough to beat. Dual-threat quarterback Tyler Hill went off last game for over 300 combined yards by himself. The Cats rushing attack had over 330 yards and three scores. The Angry Orange defense kept the Belton’s quarterback from getting into a groove and also had two interceptions.

The Bobcats have not had any issue scoring this year and the Bulldogs have given up just over 28 points per game. The only hookup is Central has been giving up an average of about 34 points per game which is right around what Wylie puts up. But if the Cats can control the clock and take chances at the right time, Central should win homecoming.


  • James- San Angelo Central
  • Matt- San Angelo Central
  • Joe- Abilene Wylie
  • Chadwick- San Angelo Central
  • Yantis- Abilene Wylie
  • Jake- San Angelo Central
  • Ernesto- San Angelo Central
  • Sam- Abilene Wylie
  • Isaiah- Abilene Wylie

OZONA (1-3) at MILES (4-0)

Miles and Ozona are playing their last pre-district game and the Bulldogs will look to stay perfect on the season. Junior quarterback Hayven Book is playing out of his mind this season with 18 touchdowns and only one interception. In the backfield with Book is sophomore running back Devin Medina and seniors Tanner Wood and Dylan Garza. Catching passes from Book are brothers, senior Carson and sophomore Cooper Ellison, and sophomore Jaylen Torres. Look at the players listed so far for the Bulldogs and notice how young the team is. Head coach Jayson Wilhelm said earlier in the year, “Bad teams don’t have leaders, good teams have coaches lead, and great teams have players lead,” which is exactly what the Miles Bulldogs have been doing.

Staying perfect won’t be easy as the Ozona comes to town. The Lions have a pretty young team as well and it starts at quarterback with sophomore Hudson Fowler. Fowler is 22-55 for 482 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Playmaker Dusty Smith has been all over with 26 rushing attempts for 235 yards and one score and seven receptions, 141 yards, and four touchdowns.


  • James- Miles
  • Matt- Miles
  • Joe- Miles
  • Yantis-Miles
  • Chadwick- Miles
  • Jake- Miles
  • Ernesto- Miles
  • Sam- Miles
  • Isaiah- Miles


Sterling City started off the year with a huge win, shutting out Odessa Compass Academy 68-0, then went on to play the Miles and the Bulldogs had to fight out of a half-time hole they put themselves in. In week 3, the Eagles beat the Abilene TLCA Eagles 83-19 then lost to Roscoe last week 58-18.

This Sterling City team is also transitioning out of six-man football. Head Coach Trey Sisco pointed out senior Tristen Himes as a player who adjusted nicely to the switch. Sisco also said he needs his team to come out of games healthy for the rest of district.

The Iraan Braves have not been talked about much but they are 2-2 so far this season. The Eagles linebacker Himes will have his hands full this week with Iraan freshman Prather Schneemann who has been at quarterback, running back, and receiver this season in just four games. Other players to watch for are running backs JD Solis, Alex Reyes, and Cole Bowman, who is also a quarterback. These four players have 463 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

At receiver, the Braves have sophomore Christopher Quintero and Angel Zapata who have a combined four scores. This game is also kicking off district for these two teams.


  • James- Iraan
  • Matt- Sterling City
  • Joe- Sterling City
  • Yantis- Sterling City
  • Chadwick- Sterling City
  • Jake-Sterling City
  • Ernesto- Sterling City
  • Sam- Sterling City
  • Isaiah- Sterling City


Permian is perfect this season at 4-0 but have had their last two games decided by a total of two points. They beat Amarillo Tascosa 13-12 and Harker Heights 28-27. Also, in both of those games, Permian had to come back from being down. Against Tascosa, the Panthers were down 12-0 going into the fourth and scored 13 points to win and against Harker Heights were down 27-7 at halftime and score 21 points over the second half to win.

Either way, good team find ways to win, and Permian has done that behind quarterback Rodney Hall Jr. who has gone 48-88 for 600 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. The rushing attack has gone through Justice Lara and Hall Jr. to the tune of 446 yards and two touchdowns. Senior receivers Jaquan Richardson and Tabarie Jones lead the way with 408 yards and four touchdowns.

The offensive line doesn’t get a lot of love on the stat page, but Harris Sewell deserves a shout out. According to ESPN, Sewell is the 84th overall prospect, the fourth overall offensive lineman, and the 16th best player in Texas. He plays along the interior of the offensive line and has committed to Clemson University.

Abilene Cooper is coming off a two-game win streak and most of their success comes from quarterback Chris Warren. Warren is 83-138 for 945 yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions. Receiver Avante Ralston has 583 yards, three touchdowns, and is the go-to guy for Warren. Senior Cam Herron is next in line with 306 yard and one touchdown.


  • James- Permian
  • Matt- Permian
  • Joe- Abilene Cooper
  • Yantis- Permian
  • Chadwick- Permian
  • Jake-Permian
  • Ernesto- Permian
  • Sam- Permian
  • Isaiah- Permian

LAKE VIEW (3-1) at LEVELLAND (0-4)

The Lake View Chiefs have a really good shot at having one of the best starts in recent history for the program. 4-1 is on the line for the Chiefs this week as they travel to Levelland to take on the 0-4 Lobos.

The Chiefs boast a great rushing attack led by Ian Cortez and Ricky Ramirez who have a combined 814 yards and nine touchdowns this season. While rushing may be the Chiefs bread-and-butter, they have a decent passing attack as well. Derrick Taylor and Davashtian Manely have 294 yards and five scores between them.

Defensively, Michael Duran has been getting it done with four of Lake View’s eight interceptions. The Chiefs defense also has three fumble recoveries. A little more pressure on the quarterback couldn’t hurt as Lake View only has three sacks so far according to

This could be a trap game if Lake View comes in with the wrong mentality. The Lobos head coach Lyle Leong is a young head coach who played collegiate and professional football. That doesn’t mean you’ll be a great coach, but it does mean you’ve seen a lot of football at the highest level possible. Having that type of outlook could benefit Levelland. The Lobos do not have complete stats in Maxpreps but they do have stats for running back Marco Guillen. Guillen has 445 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Going into a game with the wrong mindset could doom the team before even stepping on the field so it’s important for Lake View to take a winning attitude with them to Levelland and bring home the win.


  • James- Lake View
  • Matt- Levelland
  • Joe- Lake View
  • Yantis- Lake View
  • Chadwick- Levelland
  • Jake- Lake View
  • Ernesto- Lake View
  • Sam- Lake View
  • Isaiah- Lake View

COVER1 picks are brought to you by Thiamin Investments. Tune into COVER1 for scores, updates, and breakdowns at 4:00, 8:00, and 10:00 on Friday nights only on San Angelo LIVE!.

The COVER1 Crew is incredibly competitive and here is where we stand for the season for our weekly picks.

  • James- 13-7
  • Isaiah- 13-7
  • Joe- 12-8
  • Yantis- 11-9
  • Jakes- 11-9
  • Ernesto- 9-11
  • Matt- 9-11
  • Sam- 9-11
  • Chadwick- 8-12

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