Week 5 District 23-5A Insider

Each week here at TPI we break down each district on a game by game basis and let you know where the hot games will be and which players you are not going to want to miss. The best part is, it's all free to you!

DISTRICT 23-5A STANDINGS

ZONE A

Hightower 2-0 0-0
Austin 1-1 0-0
Bush 1-1 0-0
Kempner 0-2 0-0
Dulles 0-2 0-0

ZONE B

Team W-L District W-L
Elkins 2-0 0-0
Clements 1-1 0-0
Travis 1-1 0-0
Marshall 0-2 0-0
Willowridge 0-2 0-0

Thursday's Game

Marshall (0-2 0-0) vs Elkins 2-0 0-0)

The Marshall Buffalos come off a 1 point loss last week to Travis. They are led offensively by Knile Davis.
The Elkins Knights come into the week undefeated and coming off an impressive win over Dulles. QB Dean Brantley has continued to impress thus far completing nearly 80% of his passes for 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. Brantley's favorite targets have been Nick Harwell (20 catches 251 yards 3 TD's), Jordan Jolly (8 catches 165 yards 2 TD's), and Kevin Stewart (7 catches 104 yards 1 TD). Running back Robert Bass has also chipped in with 268 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground.

Prediction : Knights by 10

Friday's Games

Dulles (0-2 0-0) vs Bush (1-1 0-0)

The Dulles Vikings come off a 28-9 defeat at the hands of Elkins. The Vikings will be looking to protect the ball better after a game in which they lost a fumble and threw 2 interceptions. RB Jarell Oliver had 78 yards on 10 carries last week.
The Bush Broncos are coming off a 17-0 shutout loss to Clements. The Broncos threw for 132 yards last week and rushed for 137 more but had 2 interceptions and a fumble. They will have to win the turnover battle to start seeing better results.

Prediction : Vikings by 3

Travis (1-1 0-0) vs Clements (1-1 0-0)

The Travis Tigers are coming off a 1 point win over Marshall last week. The win last week was the Tigers first varsity win.
The Clements Rangers come off a win in week 4 over Bush 17-0. The Rangers scoring was spearheaded by the 1-2 punch of RB Brett Dunn who had 24 carries for 104 yards and RB Omar Amin who 33 yards and both of the Rangers touchdowns.

Prediction : Rangers by 7

Saturday's Games

Austin (1-1 0-0) vs Hightower (2-0 0-0)

The Austin Bulldogs are coming off a 21-20 victory over Marshall last week. Unfortunately I was unable to find any info. on the game, including a boxscore.
The Hightower Hurricanes come into this week still undefeated after an impressive 55-0 win over Willowridge last week. This team that is loaded with D1 talent is basically all about staying healthy and building momentum each week towards the play-offs.

Prediction Hurricanes by 21

Kempner (0-2 0-0) vs Willowridge (0-2 0-0)

The Kempner Cougars look to find some identity this week after dropping both games thus far this year. The Cougar offense has struggled early on scoring 14 and 7 in their first two games. The defense has equally struggled giving up 41 points in the opener and 20 points and the first varsity win to Travis last week.
Willowridge comes into this game having equally struggled early on this year. The offense has managed only 7 points through two games, and the defense is giving up 39 points on average a game so for. The good news about this game is someone here will get their first win of the season, and maybe get some momentum going.

Prediction : Cougars by 3


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