SAN ANGELO – The Texas High School Playoffs are here, and we have the details of all the Concho Valley teams that made the postseason.
Yes, the regular season is over and about half of the teams from across the state have turned in their pads and helmets for basketballs. But the others are gearing up for the first round of the playoffs.
Westbrook vs Garden City - 7:00 p.m. on November 11, at Robert Lee
Revenge! In Week 5, Garden City beat Westbrook 46-42. The Wildcats put up 555 points this season behind two big time players who had great seasons. senior Cedric Ware took 102 carries for 1,073 yards and 26 touchdown and sophomore Grayson Jeffery ran the ball 92 times for 937 yards and 20 scores.
The Bearkats from Garden City already know the Wildcats and will obviously be looking to secure another win against Westbrook. Garden City has been a scoring machine just like the Wildcats and have put up 547 points.
Irion County vs May – 7:00 p.m. On November 10, at Robert Lee
This is another rematch but from the playoffs the last two seasons. May went all the way to AT&T Stadium and lost to the Westbrook Wildcats and the year before lost at state to Sterling City.
The Irion County Hornets had a perfect season and will put up very impressive numbers. They’ve scored 588 points and only given up 134 points.
Jonesboro vs Menard – 7:00 p.m. on November 10, at Blanket
Jonesboro had a 10-1 season losing only to the Westbrook Wildcats in Week 2. They scored 650 points and gave up 290 to opponents. The Eagles regularly scored in the 60s this season in part due to good seasons from senior Caleb Christel, junior DeMarcus Acoff, sophomore Laydon Nichols, and junior Nathan Forrest.
Menard dropped down from 11-man during realignment and in their first year at the 1A level went 7-3 overall and 3-1 in district. The Yellowjackets have put up 426 points and given up 270.
Cisco vs Reagan County – 7:00 p.m. on November 10 at Wolf Stadium in Colorado City
Tough pull for the Owls as this Cisco team should have vengeance on its mind. Last week, Cisco was up on 19-8 at halftime against Hawley who fought back in to win it 36-33. The Loboes have run the ball well this season with 2,659 yards senior Hunter Long who had 169 carries for 1,348 yards and 20 touchdowns and Trent Huston with 711 yards and 12 scores.
The Owls won last week in triple overtime over the Christoval Cougars. They’ve gone 7-3 overall and 4-1 in district losing to only the Forsan Buffaloes. Sophomore quarterback Kason Brown threw for over 1,000 yards and had a running game that put up 1,408 yards. Junior AJ Avalos had 640 yards for five scores. Through the air, junior Jarrett Brown had 478 yards and four touchdowns and senior Eduardo went 387 yards and three touchdowns.
Sonora vs Olney – 7:00 p.m. on November 10 at Bulldog Stadium at Clyde
Sonora really turned it on this season and peaked at the right time. They convincingly beat Forsan this past week and now have sights set at Olney. Bronco quarterback, senior Jamie Buitron and running back Hunter O’Banon ran over 2,630 yards and 28 touchdowns. Junior Edgar DeLuna has been as solid a player can be with 978 all-purpose yards, eight scores, and a whopping 156 total tackles along with two picks and a sack.
DeLuna has had some great running backs to tackle this season and that trend will continue against Olney back, senior Jovani Rockmore, who had 1,567 yards and 17 touchdowns. Junior Gatlin Guy has 973 yards and 13 scores. The Olney Cubs almost exclusively run the ball as the team has 3,690 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns.
Hawley vs Christoval – 6:00 p.m. on November 10 at San Angelo Stadium in San Angelo
As rough as the Cisco game is, this one will be tough. Hawley is on a warpath to Arlington after getting beat by Shiner at AT&T last season. Hawley has been perfect this season with a 10-0 overall record. What’s more impressive, the Bearcats have score 403 points and only given up 86 points and have not played a cupcake schedule beating 3A teams and other 2A teams like Albany. Bearcat back, senior Austin Crumpton has rushed for 1,330 yards and 25 touchdowns. Quarterback Rodey Hooper has gone 113-169 for 2,069 yards, 22 touchdowns to only four interceptions. Will Scott, Kasen O’Shields, Diontay Ramon, and Chandlin Myers have been the guys out wide.
Christoval had a game last week, playing into three overtimes against Reagan County. Senior quarterback Kyle Loehman was injured in the season but has been back for some time now. Running back, senior Ketcher Joiner, has rushed for 1,057 yards and nine scores. Sophomore Manuel Riojas has 473 yards and six scores on the ground.
Albany vs Eldorado – 7:00 p.m. on November 11 at the Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater
Eldorado’s first season under head coach Chad Tutle turned into a playoff berth. Tutle kept the assistant coaches from the year before, so the kids only had adjust to him. Junior Omar Barajas was place at quarterback and put up 637 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions. Juniors Paul Luna had 221 yards on the ground and Ethan Elias 331 yards and three scores through the air. Senior Nino Tambunga caught 14 passes for three touchdowns. On defense, the Eagles have seniors Sam Griffin, Garrett Porter, and junior Tony Kmeic making plays.
Albany will be a difficult opponent for the Eagles. The Lions enjoy running the ball a little bit more than passing and junior running back Adam Hill will meet with Kmeic often. Hill has 1100 yards and 17 touchdowns and following that season is senior Coy Lefevre with 810 yards and 13 scores. Lefevre also leads the Lions in receiving yards with 312 and four touchdowns. But the Lions have more weapons like junior Cason Fairchild and senior Samuel Rosas.
Miles vs Sterling City – 7:00 p.m. on November 10 at Weishuhn Field in Wall
Rematch! Earlier this season, the Sterling City Eagles were up at halftime against the Miles Bulldogs and ended up losing 40-21. Head coach Trey Sisco said this would be good to see how much better his Eagles got between then and now. This was a successful season for Sterling City as they weren’t picked to make the playoffs at the beginning of the season, and they moved up from the 1A level. They’ve got plenty of weapons in Ty Turner, Tristen Himes, and Jonathan Monreal.
The Miles Bulldogs will look for the same result as earlier in the season. Junior quarterback Hayven Book has had a great season throwing 122-192 for 1,903 yards, 32 touchdowns to four interceptions. Book added 337 yards on the ground along with sophomore Devin Medina’s 326 and senior Tanner Wood’s 381. Miles has put up 27 rushing touchdowns. Cooper and Carson Elllison, a sophomore and senior, lead Miles in receving yards with 1,001 yard and 17 touchdowns. Sophomore Jaylen Torres follows with 282 yards and three scores.
Wall vs Tornillo - Forfeit
The Wall Hawks have already advanced, so they’ll play the winner of Childress and Coahoma. The Hawks opponent, Tornillo, could not field a team and had to forfeit the last several games of the season and they’re district only had four teams.
Crane vs San Angelo TLCA – 7:00 p.m. on November 11 at Tornado Stadium in Lamesa
For the first time as a 3A school, the San Angelo TLCA Eagles have made the playoffs. Quarterback Layne Honea garners nothing but respect from district opponents. The Eagles have several receivers to catch the ball in seniors Jalen Johnson, Ivan Oviedo and Kelby Thomas, and junior Colin Taylor.
Out in the desert you have to play who you can get so Crane played 2A and 3A schools all season and even played their district twice. The Golden Cranes have put up 279 points to only 141 given up.
El Paso Eastwood vs San Angelo Central - 7:30 p.m. on November 11 at Trooper Stadium in El Paso
Even though the Bobcats lost last week to Frenship, they still made the playoffs and are heading out west, out of our time zone, to El Paso. Central goes as senior quarterback Tyler Hill goes. Hill has 1,932 yards through the air and 1,093 rushing yards. He’s also got a combined 34 touchdowns. Senior Aiden Barron, and juniors Tyree Brawley and Jayvion Robinson have a combined 892 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Seniors Jacob English, Keevon Rice, Jacob Gallegos, Tyler Walker, Cedric Fuentes, and Ben Imler are his wide out options.
Eastwood quarterback, junior Evan Minjarez, has put up 2,205 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Like Tyler Hill, Minjarez leads his team in rushing with 801 yards. The Troopers have a very good receiver in senior Curtis Murillo who has 13 touchdowns and 1,046 yards this season. Behind Murillo is senior Michael Caldera with 576 yards. Junior running back Max Mancilla has rushed the ball 82 times for 553 yards and six scores. Senior Jake Chenausky has 385 yards on the ground.
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