TOC Insider: Week 11 Class 6A

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 11 In Class 6A!

TheOldCoach Week 11 Class 6A Insider

Odessa Permian (9-0, 4-0) vs. San Angelo Central (8-1, 3-1): A huge showdown in West Texas has major playoff implications, Permian can lock up the undisputed district title and their first unbeaten season in over ten years with a win. San Angelo needs a win to share the district title and also a win will give San Angelo a home playoff game. Central knocked off Midland Lee a week ago, but the Bobcats had 21 penalties in the game. CHS can simply not afford that type of effort this week if they continue the penalty count they may lose by double digits. CHS does have playmakers in QB Brennen Wooten who is a TCU commit and RB Daven Manning. The Bobcats secondary will be tested by an explosive Permian passing game led by Kobe Robinson and sophomore WR Javorian Miller. MOJO has a strong defense as well, the headliner is DB Desmon Smith but the front seven is plenty solid. With the game being in San Angelo the game will be close, but Permian’s just too talented. Stepp’s Pick: Odessa Permian by 10

Denton Guyer (7-2, 5-1) vs. Denton Ryan (9-0, 6-0): A fantastic showdown between Denton ISD rivals has district title implications and potential playoff seeding on the line. Guyer led by QB Shawn Robinson was thought to be the district favorite, but the Wildcats have had offensive struggles all year, they finally seemed to break out last week in a 52-14 win over Timber Creek. Robinson accounted for 354 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Denton Ryan’s defense has been tremendous all year led by SMU commit DL Ken McLaurin, they are well equipped to slow the Wildcats. On offense, Ryan is led by sophomore QB Spencer Sanders and a group of super talented pass catchers. The issue for the Raiders is the running game, if Ryan can consistently run the ball they’ve got enough defense to get the job. Stepp’s Pick: Denton Ryan by 6

Katy (9-0, 6-0) vs. Katy Cinco Ranch (9-0, 6-0):It’s a battle of undefeated teams, but it hardly feels like that as KHS has been so dominant over little brother Cinco Ranch in recent memory. The Tigers offense led by RB Kyle Porter is no nonsense, while the defense led by Northwestern commits Paddy Fisher and Houston commit Collin Wilder has been sensational giving up only 18 points all year, a week ago the Tigers won 84-0 over Katy Tompkins. Katy Cinco Ranch got a big win on Saturday over a solid Strake Jesuit squad 37-13. Cinco Ranch is talented enough to challenge Katy, but mentally is this team capable? Katy’s been so dominant recently over CRHS that until Cinco shows they can keep it close you have to go with Katy big. Stepp’s Pick: Katy by 34

Manvel (8-1, 7-0) vs. Pearland (9-0, 7-0): The showdown for the district title in 22-6A doesn’t have much on the line when it comes to playoff positioning but bragging rights are certainly on the line. Manvel with their bevy of skill talent is the favorite for sure, QB Deriq King RB D’Vaughn Pennamon WR’s Reggie Hemphill-Mapps and Sean Dykes lead a potent group of skill kids. Talent is abundant in the trenches as well with Austin Myers, Mackenzie Nworah and Hasaun Glasgow leading the way. Ohh the secondary is loaded too with Deontay Anderson and Brandon Bell. This team has more FBS talent than anyone in the state. However, there are questions about this team’s toughness and ability to win close hard fought games, there’s few better embodiments of that than unbeaten Pearland who is as tough and physical as anyone. Pearland has quietly put together an unbeaten season as a tough defense and sound running game have been Oilers trademarks, but the Manvel offense just puts too much pressure on PHS. Stepp’s Pick: Manvel by 13

San Antonio Brennan (7-2, 4-0) vs. San Antonio O’Connor (7-2, 4-0): The winners of the two zones in 27-6A square off for bragging rights Thursday night. That’s all this game will decide as both teams are locked in as top seeds in their respective divisions. Brennan has gotten it done all year with a tough and physical defense led by Tulsa commit LB D.J. Allen. The Bears the past three years are an impressive 33-4. O’Connor is known for a high flying offense, in 2012 they advanced all the way to the state semi-finals. Last week O’Connor needed every bit of that offense as they got a much tougher than expected test from San Antonio Holmes in a 41-34 win. Defense is the name of this game and Brennan has a ton of it, their defense will control the pace and tempo of the O’Connor attack and Brennan’s ground game will chew up yards and clock. Stepp’s Pick: San Antonio Brennan by 7

Stepp’s Fab Five Picks:

El Paso El Dorado by 8 over El Paso Americas

The Woodlands by 17 over Humble Kingwood

Mesquite Horn by 3 over Lake Highlands

Cypress Ranch by 10 over Cypress Creek

Laredo Johnson by 6 over Laredo United South

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