TOC Insider: Week 11 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 11 In Class 4A!

TheOldCoach Week 11 Class 4A Insider

Argyle (8-1, 4-0) vs. Sanger (9-0, 4-0): Argyle will tangle with Sanger for the second straight year to decide the district title. A year ago the Eagles dominated en route to a trip to the state title game, Sanger has plenty of experience returning from a team that won a playoff game a year ago. AHS blasted Pinkston last Thursday 70-0 in a totally dominating performance. QB Dane Ledford gives the Eagles a major weapon at QB, keep an eye on TE J.C. Chalk one of the state’s top recruits at his position. Sanger knocked off Wilmer-Hutchins 58-34 as QB C.J. Jackson threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing touchdown to lead the Indians attack. Argyle is rounding into playoff form and their offense will simply be too much for a Sanger defense that allows a lot of points. Stepp’s Pick: Argyle by 21

Jasper (6-3, 5-0) vs. Silsbee (7-2, 4-1): Silsbee despite a loss earlier in district play can earn themselves a share of the district title with a win over unbeaten Jasper. The Jasper offense rolled a week ago in a 45-28 win over Huffman-Hargrave. The headliner for Silsbee is Baylor commit OL Patrick Hudson, but the Tigers have a solid group of offensive weapons at the skill spots. Last week SHS put up 62 points and 528 yards in a twenty point win over Bridge City. QB Dontre Thomas accounted for 364 yards and two touchdown passes in the win, while RB Adonis Thomas ran for 157 yards and four touchdowns. This is an old rivalry in Southeast Texas, anything can happen but Jasper’s gotten things together since a rough start in non-district. Stepp’s Pick: Jasper by 5

China Spring (8-1, 3-1) vs. Gatesville (4-5, 3-1): Going into the season, most figured high powered China Spring to be right in the thick of things and they’ve proven those picks right winning eight of nine games with the lone loss coming to state title contender Waco LaVega. The opposite can be said for Gatesville who most pegged as a borderline playoff team at best. Well the Hornets have impressed and have already locked up a playoff slot, now they’ll look to earn the number two seed out of the district. Gatesville will need to try and control tempo and keep the Cougars attack off the field, that strategy will work for a half but China Spring pulls away late. Stepp’s Pick: China Spring by 17

Center (8-1, 4-0) vs. Gladewater (4-5, 3-1): Center has quietly put together one of the best seasons in the state, last week the Roughriders rolled past Texarkana Pleasant Grove 57-35. First year HC Barry Bowman has a fantastic and young team that is high flying, while Gladewater gets it done with a grinding offense and hard hitting defense that suffocates the life out of opponents. Gladewater’s offense has at times let them down, the Bears have lost three games by seven points or less. Gladewater will slow the tempo down and make things difficult for Center, but the Roughriders offensive talent emerges in the second half. Stepp’s Pick: Center by 13

Caldwell (6-3, 3-0) vs. Giddings (9-0, 3-0): Giddings has been one of the state’s biggest surprises as the Buffaloes have been dominant all season winning their last four games by at least 18 points. Giddings throttled overmatched Smithville 52-14 last week, while Caldwell has been surprising all year as an earlier win over LaGrange firmly established the Hornets as a contender. Caldwell had week off last week, two weeks ago they earned their own lopsided win over Smithville 43-14. Giddings offense is clicking on all cylinders recently, the Buffaloes roll to an unbeaten regular season. Stepp’s Pick: Giddings by 10

Stepp’s Fab Five Picks:

Borger by 13 over Seminole

Texarkana Liberty-Eylau by 15 over Princeton

El Campo by 20 over West Columbia

Dalhart by 7 over Perryton

Devine by 25 over Pearsall

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