Week 9 District 23-5A Insider

Here at TPI we are all over the final games of the regular season. We are breaking down the play-off scenarios, the district title races, and everything else that is High School foorball here in the state of Texas. Best of all, as always, it is free to you!

DISTRICT 23-5A STANDINGS

ZONE A

Hightower 6-0 3-0
Bush 3-3 2-2
Austin 3-3 2-2
Kempner 2-4 1-2
Dulles 1-5 0-2

ZONE B

Travis 5-1 4-0
Elkins 5-1 3-1
Marshall 1-5 1-2
Clements 2-4 1-2
Willowridge 0-6 0-3

Friday's Games

Willowridge @ Elkins

The Willowridge Eagles are coming off a tough 14-6 loss to Clements last week. It has been a tough season for the Ealgles who will give it one last chnce a getting a win this season. The defense for the Eagles has been competitive this year, currently rankes fourth in 23-5A, but the offense has struggled and is dead last in the district.
The Elkins Knights have sewed up the week 10 match-up with Austin, and wll surely look to keep the momentum they've had this year going against Willowridge. The Knights currently hold the top player in all three major offensive catagories. Dean Brantley in passing (1738 yards), Robert Bass in rushing (771 yards), and Nick Harwell (562 yards) and Jordan Jolly (584 yards) are 1 and 2 respectively in receiving.

Prediction : Knights by 24

Bush @ Kempner

The Bush Broncos are coming off a 42-21 loss to Elkins last week, but they have secured a spot in next weeks game against either Marshall or Clements. The winner of next weeks game will advance to the play-offs. The Broncos are averaging a little over 288 yards a game of offense, and are ranked third in the district with 6 interceptions.
The Kempner Cougars are already mathmatically eliminated from next weeks play-off determining games, but will still look to pick up another win to round out the season. Junior receiver Kenneth Bibbins has 6 touchdown receptions on the year and is averaging just under 18 yards a catch this season.

Prediction : Broncos by 10

Saturday's Games

Clements @ Marshall

The Clements Rangers are coming off a 14-6 win over Willowridge last week. Sophomore quarterback Austin Decell accounted for all of the Rangers points last week as he threw for a touchdown and ran for another. The Rangers defense had 5 interceptions and 6 fumbles on the year. They will need more of the same to win this week.
The Marshall Buffalos are coming off a 37-14 loss to Travis last week, but still find themselves with an opportunity to controll their own destiny. If they win this week, they will face Bush next week to see who goes to the play-offs. The Buffalos have been fighting the injury bug all year, and a win this week would be a big lift for a team that has had to fight all year for the wins they have.

Prediction : Buffalos by 7

Hightower @ Dulles

The Hightower Hurricanes continued to roll last week as they beat Kempner 35-14. The continue to have the number 1 defense in 23-5A and have held teams to just 167 yards of offense a game. Defensive backs Dele Juniad and Colton Valencia are both tied for second in the district with 2 interceptions each.
The Dulles Vikings come into the week after losing to Austin 34-27 in overtime last week. The Vikings will need to improve on their defense in the future as the team ranked last in 23-5A this year. Viking punt returner Jason Merritt leads the district with a 12.4 yard punt return average.

Prediction : Hurricanes by 24

Travis @ Austin

The Travis Tigers have continued their storybook season all the way to the play-offs. They have achieved success this year with good team defense, and efficient offense that does not turn the ball over very often. Quarterback Alex Bynum is third in the district in passing yards with 622 and 6 touchdowns.
The Austin Bulldogs have already secured their match-up next week with the winner of this weeks Clements/Marshall. Thw winner of next weeks game will earn a play-off birth. Running back Brelynn McNary is currently third in the district with 520 rushing yards this season.

Prediction : Tigers by 10


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