SAN ANGELO- Week 6 of High School Football is here Friday night and for some teams, that means district competition has begun.
The Lake View Chiefs have one week left before district and they’ll play the Greenwood Rangers to in San Angelo Stadium. The Wall Hawks are back at it against the Mason Punchers at Clayton Weishuhn Stadium. Eldorado had an off week last week when Midland TLCA forfeited their season so the Eagles will finally get some district action against the Water Valley Wildcats.
MIDLAND GREENWOOD (2-3) vs LAKE VIEW (3-2)
The Lake View Chiefs are coming off a disappointing loss to the now 1-4 Levelland Lobos and are looking to rebound against the Greenwood Rangers. Two of Greenwood’s losses come against the 4-1 Andrews Mustangs and the 5-0 Canyon Eagles. Ranger quarterback Ty Flowers is currently 49-85 for 545 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions. Flowers favorite target is Rance Purser, who has 19 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns and sophomore receiver Cade Rowoldt is close behind with 11 receptions for 105 yards and a score.
It’s the Ranger running game that the Chiefs need to be concerned with. Levelland put up 180 rushing yards on the Chiefs last week and the Rangers have several guys to tote the rock. Aaron Fikes leads the backs with 71 carries for 373 yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore Dylan Dominguez is averaging 5.4 yards per carry this season and overall had 46 for 247 yards and three scores.
On the other side of the ball, Kyen Purser has been getting after the quarterback and it shows with his four sacks. The Rangers have not had trouble getting to the passer as the team has 13 sacks on the season so far. They might only have three interceptions, but they’ve caused 12 fumbles and recovered four.
The Chiefs had a rough one last week and could only muster 59 yards of total offense against the Lobos. Lake View was dealing with some injuries but if those have cleared up, run the ball with the one-two punch of Ian Cortez and Ricky Ramirez. Salazar has two targets out wide in Manely and Taylor who have 322 yards and five scores.
- James- Greenwood
- Matt- Lake View
- Yantis- Lake View
- Joe- Greenwood
- Chadwick- Greenwood
- Isaiah- Lake View
- Jake- Lake View
- Ernesto- Lake View
MASON (4-1) vs WALL (3-1)
The Punchers are coming off a thumping of the Ballinger Bearcats 55-0 and the Hawks are coming out of a bye week. Wall has found success rushing the ball with several players like Nathan Pepper, Dane Reynolds, Gunner Dillard, Garrett Guy, and Canyon McCabe who have taken the load of the carries for the Hawks for a combined 1,122 yards and nine scores. Others like Jayden Sellers, Will Scherr, and Landon Beeles have also gotten chances.
The Hawk defense is played well also with 12 sacks, six from Dylan Gidney, and three interceptions, two from Scherr.
The Punchers will intend to duke it out against Wall and have a running game that, over the last two weeks, has produced 658 yards and 11 touchdowns. The two backs Wall needs to watch are Ryne Todd and Isaiah Bishop.
Mason quarterback Ivan Wofford isn’t afraid to throw the ball either. Wofford has three touchdown passes over two weeks but has thrown for 258 yards.
Both teams here like to run, and this game could be over by 9:00 p.m.
- James- Wall
- Matt- Mason
- Yantis- Wall
- Joe- Wall
- Chadwick- Wall
- Isaiah- Mason
- Jake- Wall
- Ernesto- Mason
WATER VALLEY (2-3) vs ELDORADO (2-3)
It’s the second week of district play and already it’s been wild. Midland TLCA forfeited their season last week due to injuries and grades, so the Eldorado Eagles had an extra week off. The Eagles have a good front seven on defense led by Sam Griffen and Tony Kmiec. They are also a battle tested team as they’ve played good teams like over the past couple weeks in Sonora and San Saba. Head Coach Chad Tutle was the only new face on the coaching staff as he retained the staff from last season that took Eldorado a couple games away from AT&T Stadium
Water Valley is coming off a district loss to the Wink Wildcats. Water Valley is also one of the teams that jumped up from six-man over the offseason and also hired a new coach. They came out strong with a huge win over Abilene TLCA 80-19 but followed that up with a couple of losses to Hamlin and a strong Miles team. Even though it was six-man, the Wildcats have a lot of extra experience going several rounds deep into the playoffs last season.
- James- Eldorado
- Matt- Eldorado
- Yantis- Eldorado
- Joe- Water Valley
- Chadwick- Water Valley
- Isaiah-Water Valley
- Jake-Water Valley
- Ernesto- Water Valley
BRONTE (3-2) vs ROBERT LEE (5-0)
Speaking of six-man, the Robert Lee Steers are playing great football this season and are currently 5-0. In those five wins, the Steers have put up an average nearly 50 points per game. According to Maxpreps, Robert Lee only has five seniors. Juniors Brayden Sherwood and Tristan Grantham stand out.
Bronte is 3-2 this season and are coming off a 52-25 win over the Eden Bulldogs. It’s been an up-and-down season for the Longhorns as they started off with a close win over Zephyr 44-37, lost by three, 43-40 to Rule, beat Veribest 35-12, then lost to the Menard Yellowjackets 5-0. The Longhorns have averaged 34 points a game this season.
- James- Robert Lee
- Matt- Bronte
- Yantis- Robert Lee
- Joe- Robert Lee
- Chadwick- Bronte
- Isaiah- Robert Lee
- Jake- Robert Lee
- Ernesto- Robert Lee
BIG SPRING (4-1) vs SEMINOLE (4-1)
While it doesn’t feature a Concho Valley team, this game will feature one of Lake View’s opponents this season in Big Spring. Stats haven’t been updated since week 2 for the Steers but up until that point, quarterback Gavin Padron had thrown for 583 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception. Running back Kavien Ford had 35 carries for 165 yards and the Steers spread the ball around quite a bit.
Receivers Donavyn Hilario, Derick Walleck, Zeyire Franklin, and Eli Cobos were Padron’s guys when throwing the ball. They had a combined 478 yards and five scores. They’ve averaged 28 points per game and have given up 20 points per game. Three of their games have been decided by a total of 14 points.
The Seminole Indians have been playing great football as well. Indian quarterback Blake Flowers has been playing very well throwing 131-183 for 1,910 yards, 24 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
The rushing game hasn’t been as successful but has been very good. They’ve averaged 138.6 yards per game and Garrett Lentz has the lion’s share of carries with 42 and has gone for 260 yards and three scores. Other backs like Brayden Gonzales and Knight Davis have gone for 182 and 106 yards respectively and have four scores between them.
The passing game is where it’s at when it comes to Seminole. Cuyler Cramer has gone off with 41 catches for 673 yards and nine scores. His younger brother, Caton Cramer, Rylan McCormick, Hector Contreras, and Myles Espino have a combined 1,095 yards and 12 scores.
- James- Seminole
- Matt- Big Spring
- Yantis- Seminole
- Joe- Seminole
- Chadwick- Seminole
- Isaiah- Seminole
- Jake- Seminole
- Ernesto- Big Spring
- James- 15-10
- Isaiah- 15-10
- Joe- 13-12
- Yantis- 13-12
- Trammell- 13-12
- Ernesto- 12-13
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