THEOLDCOACH CLASS 2A STATE SEMI-FINAL INSIDER
Canadian (14-0) vs. Crawford (14-0) Friday 7:30pm Memorial Stadium, Wichita Falls
Lovelady (14-0) vs. Refugio (12-2) Friday 7:00pm Georgetown ISD Stadium, Georgetown
Canadian’s offense led by QB Tanner Schaefer gets a lot of attention and for good reason, the Wildcats can score in bunches but last week the defense rose to the forefront in a 31-0 shutout win over Stratford. The Wildcats offense gets tested this week against what most think is the best defense they’ve seen all year in Crawford, the Pirates will try to play keep away from Canadian and limit their possessions, that strategy works for a half and then Canadian simply wears Crawford down. Not many teams are playing better football than Refugio who since the playoffs started has been on a flat out seek and destroy mission and that continued last week as led by QB Jaylon Moscorro and a tough defense RHS avenged a regular season loss to Shiner with a 17-14 win. They’ll take on unheralded but unbeaten Lovelady who for the second week in a row needed last minute heroics to advance, this time they knocked off Shelbyville. Lovelady simply doesn’t have the firepower to keep up and I think Refugio rolls to the title game.
Canadian by 15
Refugio by 12
Seagraves (13-1) vs. Albany (13-1) Friday 7:30pm Lowrey Field, Lubbock
Muenster (13-1) vs. Bremond (14-0) Friday 7:00pm Lumpkins Stadium, Waxahachie
Two dominating forces meet up in Lubbock Friday as Seagraves led by RB Corey Kyle looks to avenge a semi-final loss to Albany from a year ago. Talent wise, there’s no question the edge lies with Seagraves who for a small 2A is loaded with talent and speed but can they play mistake free football against a well oiled machine like Albany? Albany isn’t fancy they don’t overwhelm you with size or speed, they just out execute, out hustle and out fight you. That attitude permeates through the program and is a reason why despite being hammered with injuries Albany keeps on winning. Muenster knocked off Tenaha last week ending the Tigers four year run as regional champions, the Hornets now try and take down dominating Bremond who has won 29 straight. The Tigers blasted Bruni last week and are led by the most dynamic player in all of Class 2A Roshauud Paul.
Albany by 7
Bremond by 14