SAN ANGELO- The pre-district games are almost behind us and the new season, district, is right around the corner!
One of, if not the most spread-out district in the state of Texas is District 3-2A Division 1 that takes a few teams from the Concho Valley and the Permian Basin out to the other side of El Paso.
This district features the Christoval Cougars, Forsan Buffalos, Ozona Lions, Sonora Broncos, Reagan County Owls, and the Anthony Wildcats.
Anthony is on the other side of El Paso and is an average of 395.2 miles from the other schools. Christoval is the furthest with a 447-mile drive and the shortest of the trips is from Ozona at 367-miles.
The current standing of these teams is:
- Anthony Wildcats- 4-1
- Christoval Cougars- 2-3
- Forsan Buffaloes- 4-1
- Ozona Lions- 2-3
- Reagan County Owls- 2-2
- Sonora Broncos- 4-1
Anthony’s quarterback Angel Solis has been playing very well going 51-89 for 1065 yards, 14 touchdowns, and no interceptions. On the ground, the Wildcats have moved the ball but haven’t gotten into the endzone. Running back Raymond Hernandez has 367 yards rushing while Solis has 215 yards rushing.
Solis has two dangerous receivers in Marcos Gutierrez and Diego Uscanga who have 809 yards between the two of them.
Defensively, Anthony has five sacks, three interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. The Wildcats have a bye this week but have to make the long trip to Jack Pardee Stadium next week to square off against the Christoval Cougars.
The Cougars are also idle this week. Christoval’s running game has been fruitful as Ketcher Joiner, Manuel Riojas, and Cayden Carpenter have rushed for 866 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
In week 2 against the Grape Creek Eagles, starting quarterback Kyle Loehman went out with an injury and his backup, Kyle Abilez, has gone 34-59 for 342 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions. Carpenter leads the way in the receiver room with 259 yards and a couple touchdowns.
The Cougars have one interception, four sacks, and six fumble recoveries this season.
Forsan lost last week to Kermit by one point and entered their bye week. The Buffaloes have a stampede going on the ground with 1198 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Kevin Kligora is the lead back with 589 yards and six touchdowns. Other backs Huston Stockton, Brooks Wright, Grant Roman, and quarterback Cade Wallis have rushed for 534 combined yards and six scores. Brycen Cervantes has been valuable has he only has 10 carries for 20 yards and four touchdowns.
The Buffaloes defense has been playing very well and has eight sacks, seven, interceptions, and nine fumble recoveries.
On to Ozona who beat Miles last week and handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. Sophomore Hudson Fowler was unstoppable going 11 for 11 for 250 yards and four touchdowns.
On the season, Fowler is 33-66 for 732 yards, 10 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Logan Fay, Logan Thompson, Dusty Smith, Rigo Treto, Matthew Daniels have 962 rushing yards and nine scores.
Daniels also makes his presence known out wide where he has 14 receptions, 303 yards, and four touchdowns. Max Everett is the other guy to worry about with 234 yards and three scores. On the other side of the ball, the Lions have four interceptions and five fumble recoveries.
The Reagan County Owls have a pretty balanced attack with 583 total rushing yards and 431 receiving yards. Sophomore quarterback Jarrett Brown has thrown for 419 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions. Brown also had 202 rushing yards and Angel Martinez and AJ Avalos split time at running back with 139 yards and 157 respectively.
Through the air, Brown spreads it around but Avalos and Eduardo Encinas have the lion’s share of yards with 235 yards but only one score.
The Owl’s defense has six sacks, four interceptions, and four fumble recoveries.
The last team in the district is the Sonora Broncos who are 4-1 this season behind Jaime Buitron and Hunter O’Banon. Buitron has 735 yards passing with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.
Combined, these two playmakers have 1354 yards and 13 touchdowns. Edgar DeLuna picks up the slack with 188 rushing yards and 173 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Jonah Galvan has caught 13 passes for 186 yards and both Galvan and DeLuna have five scores between them.
Defensively, the Broncos don’t have any sacks, but they do have 25 quarterback hurries, nine interceptions, and three fumble recoveries.
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