TheOldCoach 3A Week 4 Outlook

TheOldCoach's Josh Pratt looks back on week three and previews some of the bigger matchups coming up in week four!

Week 3 Review

Brock 42 Grapevine Faith 35

For the past two weeks, Brock has taken on some of the best TAPPS teams in the state.  Both were very competitive, but the defending state champs have been able to pull away late to win each contest.  Moving forward, Brock will more than likely not see a team with 21 points of either of those two private schools, so the Eagles could be on cruise control for several weeks until we get deeper into the playoffs.

 

George West impresses

Coming into this season, George West was not on all that many radars.  They are now.  That happened after last week’s impressive 49-12 win over a strong state ranked Odem squad.  Looking at the schedule, this Longhorns team could be coasting for at least a few weeks before they head into district play.  The big games will come on October 21 (Goliad) and October 28 (Mathis).  Both of those games will be at home.  

 

Hitchcock sitting quietly

Hitchcock is one of those teams that could sneak up on some people when the playoffs come along.  The Bulldogs proved last year’s run was not a fluke with a 24-19 win over East Bernard in week two.  Hitchcock has some tough matchups with Tomball Concordia Lutheran and Shiner still left, but those games should get them ready for teams such as East Chambers and La Marque during the district strech.  

 

Week 4 Top Matchups

 

Bridge City (2-1) Vs. Newton (3-0)
The Cardinals had been very impressive in their first two wins before getting ran over by West Orange-Stark in week three.  Of course, WO-S is rolling over everyone right now.  Newton has been typical Newton in the early going.  Bridge City is certainly stronger than what they have been in the past, so I expect a competitive ball game here.

Josh’s Pick: Newton by 10

 

Goliad (1-2) Vs. Marion (1-2)

Despite the records, both of these teams should end up in the playoffs and each could go at least a few rounds deep.  Marion has lost their two games to 4A schools while Goliad has lost to two perennial powers out of 2A.

Josh’s Pick: Goliad by 3

 

Cisco (2-1) Vs. Clyde (3-0)
Cisco did not mess around in their week two win over Comanche, putting that tight 1-point loss to Wall well behind them.  Clyde has yet to taste defeat this season, and has done so by beating Eastland in the process.  Cisco is still Cisco and will be favored here, but this should benefit both teams later in the season.

Josh’s Pick: Cisco by 14

 

Connally (3-0) Vs. Franklin (3-0)

Before the season started, Franklin and their fans probably did not envision Connally being one of their tougher games.  That very well could be the case as the rest of the Franklin’s non-district opponents are 1-8 while Connally has failed to taste defeat yet.  Connally usually has good size and speed so that will test the Lions on both sides of the ball.

Josh’s Pick: Franklin by 10

 

Others

Columbus (1-1) Vs. Hallettsville (3-0) - Hallettsville by 14

Bay City (2-1) Vs. Cameron Yoe (2-1) - Cameron Yoe by 21

Liberty (3-0) Vs. Woodville (3-0) - Woodville by 7

Post (2-1) Vs. Idalou (2-1) - Idalou by 7

Tyler Grace Community (2-1) Vs. Malakoff (2-0) - Malakoff by 21

 


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