THEOLDCOACH CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP INSIDER
CLASS 2A DIVISION I
Canadian (15-0) vs. Refugio (13-2) Thursday 10:00am NRG Stadium, Houston
Canadian, who is tied with Bremond and Waskom for the state’s longest winning streak at thirty games in a row will look for their second straight state title against powerful Refugio. This high powered battle opens up the slate on Thursday at NRG Stadium, CHS, dominated yet another opponent last week as the Wildcats ripped past Crawford 61-14. It was the defense for Canadian that did the job not allowing a first down in the first half as they jumped out to a 42-0 lead as Chance Cook finished with 151 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while QB Tanner Schafer completed 29 of 33 passes for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Refugio is as hot as any team in the state at the moment, the Bobcats have bumped heads with great teams in the past so they won’t be in awe of Canadian. RHS rolled past Lovelady 46-28 as QB Jaylon Mascorro threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns and chipped in another 112 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Refugio got some guys banged up last week and they’ll need all hands on deck to try and slow down the monster that is Canadian. The two schools are separated by a whopping 643 miles.
Stepp’s Pick: Canadian by 17
CLASS 2A DIVISION II
Albany (14-1) vs. Bremond (15-0) Thursday 1:00pm NRG Stadium, Houston
The only title game rematch pits defending champion Bremond who has won 30 straight games taking on Albany who is the most resilient team remaining in the playoffs. Six starters are out and for a small school that’s huge, but yet Albany has found a way each week and they survived a very tough Seagraves squad 12-7. The test is much bigger this week as Bremond led by junior QB Roshauud Paul looms. The Tigers rolled past Muenster 40-7 a week ago scoring on four of their first five possessions. Albany is very tough defensively and will focus a lot of attention on slowing down the most dynamic player in 2A Division II, but the Lions just don’t have the horses to keep up.
Stepp’s Pick: Bremond by 9