Justin Dinka (© Greg Powers)

6A TXHSFB Week 11 Big Game of the Week

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TOC Big Game of the Week

Euless Trinity (6-3) vs. Flower Mound Marcus (5-4)

This game will settle who gets the honor of making the playoffs and traveling to Allen face off against the No. 9 nationally rated Eagles next week. 

The catch?

The loser is out of the playoffs completely. 

Not a scenario  that either team likely pictured heading into the 2016 season, so the game is paramount, and the battle should be an old-school brand of high school football, focusing on solid rushing attacks and good defense. 

Marcus is led on offense by sophomore running back Justin Dinka, who just recently picked up his first scholarship offer from SMU. The offensive line is pretty big and also features a 2019 prospect that was recently offered by SMU in left tackle Justin Osborne. Dinka has put up remarkable numbers in his first year for the Marauders, rushing already for 1,621 yards and 20 touchdowns. 

The defense is led by Iowa cornerback pledge Matt Hankins, ho usually shuts down one half of the field in the passing game. He will also be featured in the return game. 

To win the game Marcus will have to play tough defense and be effective with the quarterback run game, which has been the second option offensively behind Dinka. 

Like Marcus, Trinity will rely heavily on the run. It features a pair of 1,000 yard rushers in junior Courage Keihn and senior Greg Garner. The Trojans offense will probably tell the tale of the game. In its three losses it has averaged just over 23 points per game, but in its six wins it has dominated the scoreboard by averaging 40. 

The defense is led by a pair of P5 level defensive backs in senior corner John Davis (Kansas State) and junior safety Cameron Jones (Texas Tech). 


The offensive line is always a strength of the team and 6-foot-2, 301-pound Manase Mose is a fierce one. 

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