TheOldCoach 4A Week 11 Outlook

TheOldCoach's Josh Pratt looks back on week 10 and previews some of the bigger matchups coming up in week 11!

Week 10 Review

El Campo clinches #1 seed over Stafford.  
For weeks, El Campo and Stafford had been dominating their competition.  Stafford had to forfeit three games earlier in the season because of an ineligible player, but would have more than likely been undefeated heading into that game.  Stafford had momentum, but it was El Campo that came out on top, 31-20.  The difference was the powerful rushing attack from the Ricebirds.  Nery Enriquez ran for 212 yards and one touchdowns while Deaderick Hollaway added on 144 yards and three scores in the win.  

Center shocks Kilgore
Kilgore had been rolling.  The Bulldogs were 4-0 in district play and just picked up two huge wins over Carthage and Henderson, both of which were in the top ten at the time.  However, in this district you have to bring it every week as Center was able to pull off the upset, 40-39.  Center had previously lost to Carthage (42-16) and Henderson (56-0).  A big reason for the upset was the passing game from the Roughriders.  Center QB Kyle Parks threw for 309 yards and hit Octavious Evans as time was expiring to put the game away. 

Monahans hold down powerful Sweetwater offense
If I would have told you that the Sweetwater defense was going to give up 19 points, you probably would have said that was going to be a game that Sweetwater should win.  Well, Monahans ended up playing just a bit more defense, giving up 16 in a big victory over the Mustangs.  From the 8:00 minute mark in the third, no team was able to cross the goal line. 

Week 11 Preview
Van (9-0/5-0) Vs. Terrell (7-2/4-1)
This is the biggest game DI region II this week.  For Van, a win here closes out a perfect regular season and clinches the district title.  Terrell still has plenty to play for.  A loss to Kaufman to begin district was a minor setback, but a three-way tie can be forced with a win. For Terrell to pull off the upset, RB Elijah McQueen will need to have a big game.  The senior has nearly half of the team's rushing scores and has ran for over 1,000 yards this season. 
Josh's Pick: Van by 10. 

Sanger (6-3/3-1) Vs. Decatur (5-4/2-2)
This game features two teams that have been up and down in the rankings all season.  Sanger suffered a tough 45-19 loss to upstart Midlothian Heritage right before district, but has bounced back nicely since that point.  The Indians lone loss in district was a tight one to #1 Argyle, 27-21.  Meanwhile, Decatur has been even more unpredictable.  The Eagles had close losses to Alvarado (35-32) and Heritage (52-50) in non-district, but have lost to Argyle (64-35), and most recently Burkburnett (48-42).  Burkburnett is 1-8 on the season.  
Josh's Pick: Sanger by 14. 

Wharton (6-3/3-1) Vs. Cuero (9-0/4-0)
Regardless of what happens elsewhere in the district, the winner of this game will clinch the #1 seed in the playoffs.  Though Wharton did lose to Sweeny, it should not come as a huge surprise.  Cuero had to fight tooth and nail to get by that same Sweeny team, 21-18.  Whaton has been able to get up for the big games, taking down Bellville while also playing El Campo to a four-point game.  
Josh's Pick: Cuero by 7. 

Sweetwater (7-1/4-1) Vs. Midland Greenwood (7-1/4-1)
This is a big week for the Sweetwater Mustangs.  Last week a normally high-powered offense was held to just 16 points in a tight loss to Monahans.  Monahans is going to win the district, but momentum is key for the Mustangs at this point.  Sweetwater still has potential to win the region, but at this point of the year your want to enter the playoffs on a high note.  Greenwood scores plenty of points as well, so this could be a shootout. 
Josh's Pick: Sweetwater by 10. 

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