Last week KrunkDaddy nailed it in games #5, #4 & #3. Odessa Permian collapsed in the second half and lost to Wolfforth Frenship, San Benito took care of business in Los Fresnos and DeSoto thumped Cedar Hill in the “Battle of Beltline” game. Game #2 was a close one with Dickinson holding on to beat Friendswood 21 – 16 (KrunkDaddy had Friendswood in this one.) The “Game of the Week” from last week was a bit of shocker. KrunkDaddy felt this game would be a close game early between Converse Judson and Cibolo Steele with Judson pulling away in the second half. It was the exact opposite. Judson was never in the game and Cibolo Steele dominated. Steele embarrassed Judson 30 – 9.
This week’s “Game of the Week” should be a closer game. Two historic 6A powerhouse teams from the DFW Metroplex that have always played each other close will be going against each other. This Contest features one school that has been known for its high flying offensive teams against another school that just likes grind their opponents into the turf with their size and physical style of play.
The other games on the GoW list feature match ups in central Texas, the GHA and West Texas. It’s another exciting weekend in Texas 6A football. Here is the KrunkDaddy “Game of the Week” List for Week #6 of the season.
#5 Hewitt Midway Panthers 3 – 2 @ Harker Heights Knights 4 – 1 This game is a battle from District 8-6A in Central Texas. It features the reigning district champions, the Hewitt Midway Panthers against a surprise team from the district so far this season in the Harker Heights Knights. The Panthers are in their first season under new coach Jeff Hulme. Midway had a very rough start to the season losing their first two games but the Panthers seem to have turned things around. They are on a three game win streak and appear to be back to playing Hewitt Midway championship football. Harker Heights over the past few years has had talent but they were never able to put things together to have a winning team. That doesn’t appear to be the case this year. The Knights are off to a great start. This game should be a close one but KrunkDaddy is going to take Midway in this contest. Coach Hulme knows how to win and his players are bought in to his system now. Midway will win by a touchdown.
#4 Pearland Oilers 4 – 1 @ Alief Taylor Lions 5 – 0 This contest features two of the GHA’s best defensive teams going against each other. The Pearland Oilers who are the reigning district champs take on the surprise team from district 23-6A in the Alief Taylor Lions. The Lions are a big, mean football team that features one the best defensive squads in 6A football so far this season. Taylor has pitched two shut outs already this season and they are looking for another one against Pearland. Pearland is led by their masterful head coach Tony Heath. Coach Heath is always able to get the best out his players which means the Oilers play tough every week. Coach Heath has his hands full this week though because his 1st, 2nd and 3rd string quarterbacks are out for the season with injuries. Coach Heath is down to his 4th string quarterback who started the season on the J.V. team. As good of a coach and motivator as Coach Heath is, KrunkDaddy feels that Alief Taylor’s defense will overwhelm the Oiler’s inexperienced quarterback. This will be a low scoring game with Pearland’s defense keeping it close but look for Taylor to pull away in the second half. Taylor wins by a touchdown and becomes the favorite to be the District 23-6A champs.
#3 Keller Fossil Ridge Panthers 4 – 1 @ Abilene Eagles 4 – 1 We now travel to West Texas for a 3-6A shootout to determine who will be the district champs. The Abilene Eagles are at home to take on the Keller Fossil Ridge Panthers. Abilene is led by RB Abram Smith who is one the best running backs in the state. After an embarrassing opening game loss to San Angelo Central, the Eagles have won four games in a row and they are ready to take control of their own playoff destiny with a win this week at home. Fossil Ridge has other plans though for Abilene. The Panthers are an experienced football team with 15 returning starters from last year’s playoff team. Fossil Ridge is off to an impressive 4 – 1 start to the season. The Panthers have the talent and motivation to beat Abilene at home. This game is going to be a shoot out and KrunkDaddy feels an upset in the making in this game. He is taking Fossil Ridge over Abilene in a game that goes to overtime.
#2 Lufkin Panthers 4 – 1 @ The Woodlands Highlanders 4 – 0 Now we travel to back to the GHA for a matchup of the two best teams from District 12-6A. The Lufkin Panthers travel to The Woodlands to take on the #5 ranked Highlanders. The Panthers are led by QB Kordell Rodgers who is one of the most exciting players in the state. They are off to a 4 – 1 start and they are a scary good football team. The Highlanders are off to a very impressive start themselves with wins over Cy-Fairbanks, Spring, Katy and George Ranch. The Woodlands are known for playing hardnosed defense and this year’s defensive squad is one of the best that The Woodlands has ever had. As good as Kordell Rodgers is, the Highlanders defense is better. The Woodlands will take this one by two touchdowns.
“Game of the Week” – Week #6 Euless Trinity Trojans 4 – 0 @ Southlake Carroll Dragons 3 – 1 Trinity and Carroll have played some of the most memorable games in Texas High School Football history. Every time the Trojans and the Dragons do battle, football fans are in for a nail biter of a game. This year should be no different. This game is for the District 5-6A championship. The Dragons feature a very good QB in Mason Holmes. KrunkDaddy 6A football fans have come to expect great quarterback play from Carroll over the years because they have produced some the finest quarterbacks in recent 6A football history. As good as Mason Holmes has been this year, he has only thrown one touchdown pass. Weirdly enough, the Dragons have one their past four games with their defense and a hardnosed running game. That seems to play right into the Trojan’s hands. Trinity loves to play ground and pound football games where they run the ball down their opposition’s throats. The Trojans are a big, tough football team that is loaded with skill players on offense and defense. They love to hit and play physical. This game is going to be a rough game full of teeth rattling hits. The Dragons are very tough at home but Trinity appears to be a bit tougher. KrunkDaddy is taking the Trojans by a field goal over the Dragons. Both teams will be battered and bruised after the game but the Trojans won’t mind because they will be in the driver’s seat for the 5-6A district championship.