Details: District Action Is Underway for Texas High School Football!


SAN ANGELO- Its already Week 7 of Texas High School Football and district has started which means a playoff picture will come into view in the coming weeks.

The pre-district games are over and now it’s time to fight for a playoff spot. The Central Bobcats are coming off a bye week after putting on a show in an insane 63-61 homecoming win over the Wylie Bulldogs. The Permian Panthers are taking on the Odessa Bronchos and the Midland Legacy Rebels are squaring off against the Frenship Tigers.

The Lake View Chiefs dropped two games in a row and are looking to stun the Andrews Mustangs. Miles is starting a tough district schedule against the 9th ranked Albany Lions. The 10th ranked Wall Hawks are taking on the Grape Creek Eagles at Clayton Weishuhn Field.

San Angelo Central Bobcats (3-2, 0-0) vs Midland Bulldogs (4-1, 0-0)


The Bobcats won a wild one against Wylie to end their pre-district schedule and are taking on a Bulldog team that has run the ball very well this season.

For Central, it has been the Tyler Hill show. Hill has completed 63% of his passes, going 80-128 for 950 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Hill has been a lightning rod on the ground with 722 yard and 11 scores. He’s been averaging 190 yards a game through the air and 144 yards a game on the ground. Javion Robinson, Tyree Brawley, and Aiden Barron complement Hill’s abilities going for 548 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

Jacob English has been Hill’s favorite target when he’s on the field. English has 14 catches for 203 yards and three scores in three games. In his absence, Ben Imler has stepped up along with Keevon Rice, Tyler Walker, and Jacob Gallegos. Together, they’ve put up 46 receptions for 547 yards and four scores.

Defensively, Darius Floyd leads the team in tackles with 54 total followed by Evan Arnold with 36 total. Floyd also shows up in the sack department with two of Central’s nine total. Luke Gould has three interceptions of Central’s five. Tristan Johnson has two fumble recoveries.

Midland has been playing good football and have been griding opponents on the ground. Brylee Perez and Drayton McCoy have been the one-two punch for the Bulldogs with 1,071 yards and 17 touchdowns combined. Other backs like Jacob Urias, Jake Cunningham, and Elijah McCoy account for 485 yards and four scores. Midland’s quarterback only has 103 yards passing.

Midland does have six interceptions but only four sacks this season.

The Bobcat’s offense can score no problem, even with the game on the line with seconds left in the game. Not to take anything away from the win over Wylie, but the Bobcat’s defense did allow 61 points. For Central to come home with a win, they’ll need to stop the run.

COVER1 Picks:

  • Matt- Central
  • James- Central
  • Joe- Central
  • Yantis- Central
  • Chadwick- Central
  • Isaiah- Midland
  • Jake- Central
  • Ernesto- Midland
Permian Panthers (5-0, 0-0) vs Odessa Bronchos (3-2, 0-0)

Mojo will look to stay perfect against Odessa in the district opener. Permian has had some near losses this season. Against The Tascosa Rebels, the Panthers had to score 13 points in the fourth quarter to come away with a win and against the Knights of Harker Heights, they were down 27-7 at halftime only to score three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to win 28-27.

Rodney Hall has gone 62-106 for 781 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Mojo has 884 yards on the ground with eight touchdowns thanks in large part to Justice Lara who has 339 of those yards and six of those scores. Jaquan Richardson and Tabarie Jones combined for 558 yards and five touchdowns.

Permian has gotten after it on defense with nine sacks, 27 quarterback hurries, six interceptions, 19 passes defended and eight fumble recoveries. They also have 62 tackles for loss.

For Odessa, Jaylien Jones has been throwing the ball very well.  Jones has gone 92-136 for 1,391 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions. They have a three-headed beast on the ground in Mark Marichalar, Jorge Valdez, and Jones rushing for 168, 155, and 183 yards respectively while putting up five touchdowns.

The Bronchos defense has 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, two passes defended, and 13 quarterback hurries.

Odessa will have to survive the swarm of Panthers to come out with a win.

COVER1 Picks:

  • Matt- Permian
  • James- Permian
  • Joe- Permian
  • Yantis- Permian
  • Chadwick- Permian
  • Isaiah- Permian
  • Jake- Permian
  • Ernesto- Permian
Midland Legacy Rebels (2-3, 0-0) vs Frenship Tigers (4-1, 0-0)

Legacy has dropped their last two games to Cibolo Steele in overtime and Judson by a combined 17 points. The Tigers have won four straight games coming into district. Frenship quarterback Hudson Hutcheson has gone 112-115 for 1,370 yards, 12 touchdowns, and five interceptions. On the ground, Hutcheson has 265 yards and five scores. Running backs Landon Hutcheson and Sebastian Dominguez has accounted for a combined 300 yards and six touchdowns.

Through the air, Leyton Stone has done the most damage with 519 yards and seven touchdowns. Landon Hutcheson follows that up with 415 yard and two scores and Tate Beeles has 218 yards and four trips to the endzone.

The Tiger’s defense has produced 12 sacks, four from Kobe Ayers, five interceptions from three different players and one fumble recovery.

The Rebels are coming in hungry for a win after losing two straight. Quarterback Marcos Davila has gone 85-141 for 1,334 yards, 18 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Zeke Luna is the lead back with 450 yards and four scores followed by Madden Milloy 154 yards and one touchdown.

Deonta Sonnier, Brex Stevens, Aiden Serrano, and Colin Brazzell have combined for 1,206 yards and 17 scores.

The Rebel’s defense has produced five sacks, five interceptions, 13 passes defended, four fumble recoveries, and 18 quarterback pressures.

COVER1 Picks:

  • Matt- Frenship
  • James- Legacy
  • Joe- Legacy
  • Yantis- Legacy
  • Chadwick- Legacy
  • Isaish- Legacy
  • Jake- Legacy
  • Ernesto- Legacy
San Angelo TLCA Eagles (2-3, 0-0) vs Brady Bulldogs (2-3, 0-0)

The Brady Bulldogs are coming into their first district game on a two-game win streak. They beat the Dublin Lions 62-42 and the Christoval Cougars 47-27. The Bulldogs played against the Comanche Indians, Mason Punchers, and Coleman Bluecats that resulting in 0-3 start. Those three teams have a combined record of 13-4. During those three weeks, the Bulldogs were outscored 132-38. In their last two games, they’ve outscored opponents by 40 points.

The TLCA Eagles started the season with a huge win over Ozona 42-36 then lost in week 2 to the Odessa Compass Academy 7-6. They had a back-and-forth game against Winters and won 36-34. The Eagles have dropped their last two against Ingram Moore and Stanton by scores of 32-22 and 35-14 respectively.

Both teams enter this game 2-3 and are looking to start district off with a win. Overall, Brady has been scoring 29 points per game while giving up 40 points a game. The Eagles have scored 24 points a game and giving up 28 points a game.

COVER1 Picks:

  • Matt- San Angelo TLCA
  • James- Brady
  • Joe- Brady
  • Yantis- Brady
  • Chadwick- Brady
  • Isaiah- San Angelo TLCA
  • Jake- San Angelo TLCA
  • Ernesto- Brady

Albany Lions (3-2, 0-0) vs Miles Bulldogs (4-1, 0-0)

The Miles Bulldogs are starting a tough district against a tough opponent in the 9th ranked Albany Lions. The Lions are coming into district on a two-game slide after losing to Hawley and Comanche. The Lions have run the ball very well this season and Adam Hill is a big part of that with 93 carries for 719 yards and nine scores. A bigger threat could be London Fuentes who has played quarterback and receiver. Fuentes has 129 receiving yards and one score, and, on the ground, Fuentes has 132 yards and a touchdown. At quarterback, he’s gone 16-25 for 224 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Cason Fairchild has caught the ball 15 times and has 191 yards and one score.

Miles quarterback Hayven Book has gone 70-112 for 1,144 yards, 20 touchdowns, and two interceptions. Devin Medina is the lead back with 255 yards and six scores followed by Book who has 163 yards and four touchdowns. Cooper and Carson Ellison have 574 yards and 11 touchdowns.

COVER1 Picks:

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


  • James- 20-10
  • Isaiah- 17-13
  • Jake- 17-13
  • Joe- 17-13
  • Yantis- 17-13
  • Matt- 14-16
  • Ernesto- 14-16
  • Chadwick- 14-16

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