TOC Insider: Week 10 Class 4A

Each week THEOLDCOACH breaks down the top matchups across the state, we'll give you our thoughts and predictions for all the big games statewide! Today we take a look at Week 10 In Class 4A!

TheOldCoach Week 10 Class 4A Insider

Kennedale (8-0, 3-0) at Alvarado (7-1, 3-0): Clearly the biggest 4A game in the DFW area this week has the 5-4A Division I title on the line as Kennedale and Alvarado have been totally dominant. Kennedale hasn’t lost a regular season game since 2013 and the Wildcats have only had one game this year that was closer than 25 point margin of victory. Their RB duo of Quardraiz Wadley and Dailyn Wells has combined for nearly 2800 yards and 44 touchdowns on the ground. The defense has been very good for the most part and having a healthy Baron Browning has made a big difference. Alvarado dropped their season opener to Waco LaVega but since then the Indians have some impressive wins, they love to run the football as well but they don’t have the speed or star power of Kennedale. They’ll try and slow the tempo down and grind Kennedale down with sustained drives, that strategy keeps this close for a half but Kennedale rolls in the second half. Stepp’s Pick: Kennedale by 16

Huffman-Hargrave (5-3, 3-1) at Jasper (5-3, 4-0): Despite 426 passing yards and four touchdowns from QB Cody Gaitan the Falcons dropped their first district game of the year last week 41-34 to Bridge City. Huffman will try and bounce back against a Jasper team that looks to all but lock the district title up this week. The Bulldogs rolled past LCM 34-14 behind 236 rushing yards from Decorian Holmes. Jasper’s secondary is athletic enough to slow down Huffman and I don’t believe the Falcons have the talent defensively to contain the Bulldogs big play ability. Stepp’s Pick: Jasper by 14

Liberty Hill (6-2, 3-0) at Fredericksburg (5-3, 1-2): The Liberty Hill Slot-T offense keeps rolling as the Panthers knocked off a strong Boerne squad 37-21. They’ll take on what can be described as a desperate Fredericksburg squad as the Billies can’t afford to drop to 1-3. Look for Fredericksburg to throw the kitchen sink at LHHS but the Panthers will adjust in the second half and grind out another win. Stepp’s Pick: Liberty Hill by 16

Aubrey (5-3, 3-0) at Celina (8-0, 3-0): Surprising Aubrey will have their chance to make a statement this week by taking down big bully Celina. The Chaparrals won a close one last week escaping Bridgeport 20-14 as Pablo Vera led the way with 99 rushing yards and a touchdown. Celina thought by most to be in the middle of a retooling season has been as good as anyone this year and they continued that trend by blasting Bonham 62-7, the Bobcats defense allowed just 75 yards and multiple ball carriers averaged over eight yards per carry in the easy win. Until proven otherwise, Celina’s the team to beat in the DFW area in 4A Division II so look for the Bobcats to coast to another easy win. Stepp’s Pick: Celina by 24

Mexia (5-3, 2-1) at Fairfield (6-2, 3-0): An old rivalry has major playoff implications as Mexia can ill afford a second loss in district play as it will make the Blackats bi-district matchup increasingly tougher. Mexia couldn’t get the offense going last week in a 14-7 loss to Lorena in a rain filled contest. MHS will need to get junior QB Jaylen Gipson untracked against a tough Fairfield squad that seems to be improving every week. Fairfield is led by two way superstar and Texas A&M commit Charles Oliver, who had 279 yards of offense and four touchdowns in a 63-40 win over Rusk. Stepp’s Pick: Fairfield by 16

Stepp’s Fab Five Picks:

Pampa by 7 over Borger

Sanger by 27 over Wilmer-Hutchins

Kilgore by 12 over Brownsboro

Stafford by 21 over Needville

Center by 23 over Texarkana Pleasant Grove

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