KrunkDaddy’s crystal ball is very clear in this Region and Division. There is one team that clearly stands out and that team is The Woodlands Highlanders. The Woodlands is on a level that the rest of the teams in Region II dream to be on. That doesn’t mean that the other fifteen teams in Region II will just hand the Highlanders the Region II DI championship. Teams like Rowlett, Rockwall, Klein Oak, Sachse, Austin Bowie and Spring High aspire to be playing in the DI semifinals. Only time will tell. Here is the Bi-District games (Winners are in Bold print).
Rowlett Eagles 9-2 (10-6A) @ Coppell Cowboys 8-3 (9-6A)
Montgomery Bears 6-4 (12-6A) @ Rockwall YellowJackets 5-5 (11-6A)
Austin Del Valle Cardinals 5-5 (14-6A) @ Rock Rock Dragons 7-3 (13-6A)
Aldine Davis Falcons 4-6 (16-6A) @ Klein Oak Panthers 6-3 (15-6A)
Dallas Skyline Raiders 5-5 (9-6A) @ Sachse Mustangs 10-0 (10-6A)
Mesquite Horn Jaguars 6-4 (11-6A) @ The Woodlands Highlanders 10-0 (12-6A)
Pflugerville Hendrickson Hawks 3-6 (13-6A) @ Austin Bowie Bulldogs 9-1 (14-6A)
Klein Bearkats 7-3 (15-6A) @ Spring Lions Lions 8-2 (16-6A)
Best Bi-District Match-up Rowlett vs. Coppell Rowlett and Coppell are two evenly matched teams. The Cowboys are a young team with a good quarterback in Brady McBride. They have played a tough district schedule and they are ready to make a statement in the playoffs. The Cowboys also have a huge advantage playing at home in this game. Coppell crowds are loud, rowdy and they really support their Cowboys. Rowlett is a well coached team that has a lot of playoff experience. The Eagles surprised a lot of 6A football fans last year when they nearly made it to the Region II DI finals last year. With twelve starters returning from last year’s playoff team, the Eagles will not be intimidated by playing in Coppell’s backyard. This game will be a close game from the start and it could go to overtime to determine the winner. KrunkDaddy is taking Rowlett by a field goal.
Dark Horse Team Rockwall YellowJackets Rockwall started the season off badly by losing five of its first six games. Four of those teams that the YellowJackets lost to are playoff teams and its lone victory in that six game stretch was against a very good Tyler John Tyler team. The YellowJackets are now on a four game win streak and they will be very tough to beat in the playoffs. Rockwall knows what it takes to win because they started on a four game losing streak last year and they went on to play in the Region II DII finals last year. They are explosive on offense and they have the best head coach in Region II. Coach Rodney Webb will have his Rockwall squad focused and ready to play. Watch out for the YellowJackets.
Sachse Mustangs vs. The Woodlands Highlanders (Area Round)
Rowlett Eagles or Coppell Cowboys vs. Rockwall YellowJackets (Area Round)
Austin Bowie vs. Spring Lions (Area Round)
The Area Round in Region II DII will be very interesting. The winner of the Rowlett/Coppell game against Rowlett will be a very good game. Austin Bowie should meet Spring in the second round and this should be a really exciting game. As good as these two games will be, the match-up that everyone is looking forward to is Sachse vs. The Woodlands. Many say that the only team that can seriously challenge The Woodlands is Sachse. Some feel that this game is really the Region II DI finals game. The Mustangs have a great quarterback in Jalen Mayden and he has the playmakers to work with to beat The Woodlands. If Sachse is at their best, they have a chance but The Woodlands are very, very good. They are a well coached, physical football team that plays smash mouth defense. The Woodlands vs. Sachse game may be the best 6a game to watch in the Area Round.
Potential Bi-District Upset Dallas Skyline over Sachse Mustangs Dallas Skyline has had a very unimpressive year. The Raiders started their season badly by losing their first three games by a combined score of 130 to 27. The Raider’s defense has played mediocre at best and the offense struggled badly early in the season. Sachse on the other hand is screaming into the playoffs. The Sachse offense is explosive and their defense has allowed only two touchdowns in the past four games. With Sachse playing so well and Skyline playing so poorly, then how could this game be considered for a possible upset? The answer to this question is simple. The winner of this game has to play The Woodlands and there is a possibility that the Mustangs might be looking past the Raiders and looking forward to playing The Woodlands. When teams get caught thinking past their opponents in the playoffs is when upsets happen. As badly as Skyline has played this season, the Raiders are quite capable of pulling off an upset if Sachse doesn’t take the Raiders seriously. KrunkDaddy feels that Sachse will win this game but he has a funny feeling about this game.
Region II DI Finalists Round Rock Dragons vs. The Woodlands Highlanders The Woodlands is the team to beat in Region II. If they can get past Sachse, then the Highlanders should easily make it the Region II DI finals. Round Rock should be The Woodlands opponent in the finals. The Dragons have played a very tough schedule and has lost only three games this year. Those three losses were to Temple, Belton and Round Rock Cedar Ridge. Those are three very good teams to lose to. The Dragons beat Schertz Clemens and Smithson Valley in the pre-season and came in second to powerhouse Round Rock Cedar Ridge in a very good district. Round Rock will be a very tough opponent for The Woodlands. As good as Round Rock is, The Woodlands is playing like a team that belongs in the DI Championship game. KrunkDaddy is taking The Woodlands over Round Rock in the Region II finals.