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Two Longhorn commits will be playing in games involving a pair of highly-ranked teams.

2020 defensive back commit Xavion Alford (Alvin Shadow Creek) will play in this week’s biggest game involving an in-state Longhorn commit.
Twitter: @alford_xavion

Less than 24 hours after last week’s post was published, the Texas Longhorns’ 2020 recruiting class gained another member when wide receiver and former Texas A&M commit Troy Omeire announced he had flipped his commitment to Texas. Omeire became the 20th commit to join UT’s 2020 class, and the program’s 28th commit overall between the 2020 and 2021 classes.

One more commit makes these already long pieces even more lengthy, but just days after Omeire announced his commitment another 2020 commit was reported to have a season-ending injury, which may be a sort of pyrrhic victory in the weekly struggle for brevity in the composition of these posts.

The Texas high school football regular season is near its midpoint, and many schools will be half-way through their schedule after this weekend. Most schools have either started their all-important district schedule, or will this week.

This week’s schedule for UT’s commits includes a few cross-town rivalry games, only one bye (compared with the eight last week), and two games involving a pair of ranked teams. 2020 commit Xavion Alford and his Shadow Creek Sharks will take on Angleton in a district battle between the #3 and #6 teams in Class 5A Division I on Friday night.

Also on Friday night, 2020 commit Van Fillinger will lead his Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon Chargers in a game that not only pits Utah’s defending 5A champion against last year’s 6A champion, but is also a matchup of the two teams that are currently the consensus top two ranked teams in that state.

This should make for a good and very busy weekend of high school football, and I encourage readers living near the site of any game listed to try and catch one, especially with your Longhorns having a bye this week. As always, the game times listed are for each particular location’s time zone.

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2021 TE Lake McRee (Lake Travis) - injured, out for season
2020 QB Hudson Card (Lake Travis)

Last week: Completed 8 of 9 passes for 134 yards and 2 TDs, had 4 carries for 1 yard, and punted once for 39 yards in a 49-0 win over Austin Akins.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, vs. Austin High
Notes: Last Friday’s Lake Travis-Akins game wasn’t expected to be close, and it wasn’t. The Cavaliers led 42-0 at halftime, and for the game held Akins to just 139 total yards of offense.

The win over Akins improved the Cavaliers’ record to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in district play, and they remain in the #18 spot in this week’s Class 6A rankings. Akins had lost to Austin Westlake 58-7 the week before playing Lake Travis, and on Friday night the Cavaliers will face an opponent who is coming off a lopsided loss to Westlake for a second straight week, as this week’s opponent, Austin High, fell to Westlake 63-8 last week.

Lake Travis has beaten Austin by an average margin of 53 points in the teams’ four most recent meetings. Lake Travis will play longtime rival Westlake - currently ranked 6th in Class 6A - in two weeks.

2020 QB Ja’Quinden Jackson (Duncanville)

Last week: Bye
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, at Richardson Berkner
Notes: Duncanville is 3-0 and coming off its bye week. In their last game, the Panthers won convincingly over DC power St. John’s, a team that had been ranked as high as fourth nationally by USA Today earlier this season.

Duncanville remains in the #4 spot in the USA Today Super 25 Expert rankings, as well as the #1 spot in the Class 6A rankings, which it has held since the second week of the season. The Panthers begin their district schedule on Friday night when they take on an 0-3 Berkner team in a game that should be a blowout.

Through 3 games, Berkner is averaging just 11 points per game and has converted a total of 24 first downs. Duncanville beat Berkner 63-0 when the teams played in 2018.

2021 QB Jalen Milroe (Katy Tompkins)

Last week: Completed 4 of 4 passes for 94 yards and 1 TD, and had 3 carries for 128 yards and 3 TDs in a 70-21 win over League City Clear Creek.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, at Katy Seven Lakes
Notes: Milroe was ridiculously efficient when the football was in his hands in last week’s big non-district win over Clear Creek, completing all four of his passes and reaching the end zone on all three of his official carries. His TD pass and the first of his TD runs came in the 1st quarter, as Tompkins built an early 35-7 lead. Milroe added a pair of TD runs in the 2nd quarter, as the Falcons went into halftime ahead 56-7.

His three TD runs covered 34, 57, and 37 yards. Tompkins rushed for 431 yards as a team. The Falcons will begin district play on Friday night against Katy Seven Lakes, a team that is 3-1 this season. Seven Lakes played its first varsity season in 2006 and has reached the postseason four times in the past ten seasons but never in consecutive years.

Seven Lakes beat Tompkins 63-0 five years ago in the first-ever meeting between the schools, but the teams have split four games played since then, with neither team winning by more than 8 points. Tompkins won their 2018 matchup 15-10.

2020 RB Ty Jordan (West Mesquite)

Last week: Caught 5 passes for 29 yards in a 63-7 loss to Denton Ryan.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Wylie East
Notes: West Mesquite fell to 0-4 to start the season after a blowout loss to Denton Ryan last week. Ryan, the 2nd-ranked team in 5A Division I, was coming off its bye week and dominated the game from start to finish.

Ryan’s second touchdown was scored off of a blocked punt, and of the Raiders’ eight touchdown drives in the game, none of them took more than four plays. Ryan led 49-0 at halftime, and for the game it outgained West Mesquite 565-151. West Mesquite’s only touchdown came with 1:27 left in regulation.

Ty Jordan did not have a carry and his production consisted of five receptions that mostly went for minimal gains; his longest catch was a 10-yard reception in the 2nd quarter that got his team a first down, though the Wranglers were already trailing 35-0 at that point.

After going winless against its non-district schedule, West Mesquite opens district play on Friday night against a second straight opponent with the Raiders mascot, Wylie East. Wylie East won a district championship in 2015 and had a 19-6 record from 2015 to 2016, but the Raiders have gone 5-19 since the start of the 2017 season, including a 2-2 record this year.

West Mesquite has won all three previous meetings between the two schools, including a 55-36 win in 2018 in which Ty Jordan had 227 yards from scrimmage and scored 3 TDs on 16 offensive touches.

2020 RB Bijan Robinson (Salpointe Catholic - Tucson, Arizona)

Last week: Had 10 carries for 170 yards and 3 TDs, and caught 2 passes for 54 yards and 1 TD in a 54-8 win over Glendale Cactus.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Tucson High Magnet
Notes: Bijan Robinson scored on one-third of his offensive touches and gained 224 yards from scrimmage in last week’s blowout win over a Cactus team that the Arizona Republic had ranked 3rd in Conference 4A (one spot behind Robinson’s Salpointe Catholic team) in the week leading up to that game. But that game, like all of Salpointe Catholic’s games so far this season, was never in doubt as to its outcome.

Robinson now needs just four rushing TDs and 366 rushing yards to tie the Conference 4A career records in both categories. He’ll lead his 3-0 Lancers against Tucson High Magnet on Friday in their final non-league game before the start of sectional play next week. Salpointe Catholic beat Tucson High Magnet in each of the two previous seasons by a combined score of 54-3. Robinson ran for 229 yards and 2 TDs against the Badgers as a sophomore, but only had 3 carries for 21 yards in a 27-3 win over them in 2018.

As I’ve noted in some previous posts, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) has introduced an Open Division playoff for this season, in which a computer ranking will decide the top eight teams out of Conferences 6A through 4A (the state’s three highest classifications) and those eight will play for an overall state championship, while all playoff teams that do not qualify for the Open Division will play for their respective conference titles. Salpointe Catholic, which plays in 4A, is ranked by the Arizona Republic’s Richard Obert as the second-best team in its conference and the fourth-best team in the state overall. There has been some thought that the Lancers having only a nine-game regular season schedule could hurt them with the formula that will decide the AIA’s rankings for the Open Division, but that remains to be seen. The initial AIA Open Division rankings will be released on October 1.

2021 WR QuayDarius Davis (Dallas Skyline)

Last week: Bye
This week: Thursday, September 26 at 7:00, vs. Lake Highlands
Notes: Dallas Skyline is 1-2 and coming off its bye week, and will begin its district schedule tonight against Lake Highlands.

Lake Highlands is 2-1, with a season-opening loss to a Mesquite team it beat in 2018, but also with wins over Plano East and Haltom, two teams against which it lost by a combined margin of 66 points a year ago.

Neither Skyline nor Lake Highlands has had a particularly productive offense so far, with Skyline averaging 24 points per game and Lake Highlands averaging 17 through three games. QuayDarius Davis leads Skyline with 12 catches for 212 yards.

Skyline has beaten Lake Highlands in ten straight seasons, including a 55-44 win in 2018.

2020 WR Quentin Johnston (Temple)

Last week: Caught 3 passes for 30 yards in a 38-28 win over Killeen Shoemaker.
This week: Bye
Notes: Temple won its third straight game and improved to 2-0 in district play with a come-from-behind 38-28 win last week over Killeen Shoemaker, a team it has now beaten nine straight times.

Shoemaker led 21-17 in the second half and threatened to make it a two-possession game, but Temple’s defense stopped them short on 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line, and Temple took a 24-21 lead after scoring on its ensuing 96-yard drive.

The Wildcats increased their lead to 31-21 after Shoemaker was unable to field the kickoff cleanly and set Temple up for another score. Temple outscored Shoemaker 21-7 in the 4th quarter after trailing by four at the end of the 3rd.

Temple has a bye this week before resuming district play next week against Belton.

2020 WR Troy Omeire (Fort Bend Austin)

Last week: Bye
This week: Thursday, September 26 at 6:30, vs. Fort Bend Dulles
Notes: Omeire became the 20th member of the Longhorns’ #cloUT2020 recruiting class when he surprised fans and reporters alike by flipping his commitment from Texas A&M to Texas on Friday of last week.

His Fort Bend Austin team had a bye last week so tonight’s game against Fort Bend Dulles will be his first time to take the field as a UT commit. Austin is 0-3 and the game against Dulles will be its first district contest.

Austin and Dulles are part of District 20-6A, and Dulles is 1-2 this season with a three-point win over 5A Division II program Fort Bend Willowridge, and losses to 5A Division I schools Rosenberg Terry and Fort Bend Hightower. Dulles beat Austin 41-17 when the teams played in 2018.

2021 OL Hayden Conner (Katy Taylor)

Last week: Team lost to Dickinson 49-6.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 6:30, at Katy Morton Ranch
Notes: Conner’s Taylor team rushed for over 200 yards in last week’s non-district game against Dickinson, but its passing game was victimized for five interceptions. The Mustangs also lost a fumble and punted five times in the game, and they scored their only TD with 3:02 left in the 2nd quarter, which made the score 35-6. Dickinson answered with a TD less than a minute later and took a 42-6 lead into halftime.

The loss dropped Taylor to 2-2 for the season. The Mustangs will begin district play on Friday night against Morton Ranch, a team they’ve beaten in four of the past five seasons, including a 20-6 win in 2018.

2020 OL Jaylen Garth (Port Neches-Groves) - injured, out for season

Last week: Bye
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, vs. Baytown Lee
Notes: Port Neches-Groves is 2-1 for the season and currently ranked 8th in Class 5A Division II.

2020 OL Andrej Karic (Southlake Carroll)

Last week: Bye
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Keller
Notes: Karic and the rest of the Carroll Dragons are 3-0 and ranked 8th in Class 6A as they begin district play this week against Keller. Carroll has beaten Keller at least eight straight time, including a 58-37 win a year ago.

Keller is 2-1 this season and aiming to reach the playoffs for a third straight year, something that school has not accomplished since it had a five-year playoff streak from 1963 to 1967.

2020 OL Jake Majors (Prosper)

Last week: Team beat McKinney 49-14.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Plano East
Notes: Prosper remained undefeated with a 4-0 record following their win over McKinney last week in the district opener for both teams. The Eagles scored the game’s first 35 points and did not allow McKinney to add any points of its own until 1:30 remained in the 3rd quarter. Prosper gained 491 total yards in the win and did not commit a turnover, while its defense forced three by McKinney.

Prosper has won its first four games by an average margin of 31 points. In their past two games, the Eagles have punted ten times, lost a fumble, turned the ball over on downs twice, and still scored a total of 106 points.

On Friday night the Eagles will play Plano East, which started the season 0-3 before winning its district opener last week over McKinney Boyd. Prosper lost to Plano East 26-14 in 2018.

2020 OL Logan Parr (San Antonio O’Connor)

Last week: Team defeated San Antonio Jay 23-12.
This week: Saturday, September 28 at 7:00, vs. San Antonio Taft
Notes: O’Connor improved to 3-1 for the season and 3-0 in district play following a 23-12 win over San Antonio Jay in a game that kicked off last Thursday and went into the 4th quarter before being delayed by severe weather, then it was resumed and completed the following day.

O’Connor led 9-6 at the time of the delay, and MaxPreps listed that as the game’s final score and has yet to update it, which is likely why I’ve seen at least a pair of Longhorn outlets report 9-6 as that game’s score. After play resumed on Friday, O’Connor scored two touchdowns in a two-minute span to increase its lead to 23-6 with 3:43 left in the game. Jay scored a TD with 1:05 left to cut the deficit to 23-12 but did not score again.

The two teams combined for less than 500 total yards and 24 first downs, and O’Connor gained only 69 rushing yards on 37 carries.

O’Connor will attempt to keep its long winning streak in district games (which goes back to 2015) alive on Saturday night when they face San Antonio Taft, which is 1-2 in district play. O’Connor has beaten Taft at least 13 straight times (MaxPreps’s game history only goes back to 2004), including a 42-0 win in 2018. Taft is 12 years removed from its last playoff appearance and 15 years removed from the last season in which it finished with a record above .500.

2020 DT Vernon Broughton (Cypress Ridge)

Last week: Team lost to Houston Stratford 27-17.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Houston Spring Woods
Notes: Cypress Ridge suffered its first loss of the season last week against Stratford in a game where the offenses were mostly quiet. The two teams combined for 318 total yards and 21 first downs.

Cypress Ridge led 10-7 at halftime and added a TD late in the 3rd quarter to go up 17-7 headed into the 4th, but Stratford outscored the Rams 20-0 in the final quarter, scoring three TDs in the last ten minutes of regulation. None of Stratford’s four TDs covered more than five yards, and the Houston Chronicle’s box score from the game shows Stratford converting just 5 first downs. It also shows Cypress Ridge turning the ball over three times, so it’s quite possible that some of those scoring drives for Stratford began with very short fields.

The Rams will attempt to get back to their winning ways on Friday night when they take on Spring Woods, a team that is in search of not only its first win of 2019, but also its first points; the Spring Woods Tigers have been outscored 135-0 through three games. Spring Woods last reached the playoffs in 1997, and since then it has finished a season with more than two wins only twice.

Cypress Ridge beat Spring Woods 57-9 when the teams played in 2018.

2020 DE Van Fillinger (Corner Canyon - Draper, Utah)

Last week: Credited with 7 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks in a 47-14 win over Pleasant Grove.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Highland Lone Peak
Notes: The Corner Canyon Chargers remained undefeated at 6-0 following their dominating win over a solid Pleasant Grove team. The Deseret News had ranked Corner Canyon #1 and Pleasant Grove as the #6 team in Utah (regardless of classification) going into last week’s game, and Pleasant Grove reached the 6A state semifinals just one year ago.

Van Fillinger collected three more tackles for loss to bring his total up to 16 for the year, and junior running back Austin Bell, who apparently missed the Chargers’ previous game, rushed for 103 yards and a TD on 14 carries. Senior QB Cole Hagen passed for 280 yards and 5 TDs and rushed for another 115 yards, and for a second straight week he connected with his younger brother, sophomore receiver Cody Hagen, for some big plays, as the younger Hagen caught 7 passes for 149 yards and 3 TDs.

Corner Canyon jumped out to a 23-0 lead in the 1st quarter and never gave Pleasant Grove a chance to get back in the game. The Chargers led 40-7 going into the 4th quarter.

The win was Corner Canyon’s 18th straight going back to the beginning of the 2018 season, in which its first win came against...Pleasant Grove. Last week’s win gave the Chargers a 1-0 record in regional play, and their remaining four games will also be against regional opponents, though their regional record won’t be a factor in their playoff positioning for reasons I’ll get to in shortly.

Corner Canyon faces another highly-regarded team on Friday when it plays 5-1 Lone Peak, the state’s defending 6A state champion. In 2018 Lone Peak began the season 3-3, but caught fire in the second half of the season and eventually took home the state championship with a 34-29 win over American Fork, a team it had lost to by 30 points two months earlier.

The Deseret News ranks Corner Canyon and Lone Peak as the top two teams in Utah, and MaxPreps’s national high school football rankings have Corner Canyon at #17 and Lone Peak at #39. This will be the first-ever meeting between the schools.

Lone Peak’s only loss this season was a 28-21 defeat two weeks ago at the hands of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, a team that USA Today ranks #17 and MaxPreps ranks #19 nationally. Lone Peak is the second defending champion on Corner Canyon’s 2019 schedule; it opened the season with a 30-14 win over Orem, the defending 4A state champ.

Corner Canyon does not have a bye in its regular season schedule, but will very likely get a bye in the first round of the playoffs. In previous years Utah’s playoffs had a 16-team bracket made up of the top four teams from each region, but this year the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) is moving to an “all-comers” format for its playoff brackets, and all 27 teams in Class 6A will play in a bracket and will be seeded according to an RPI formula, with the top five teams getting a bye in the first round. So after playing their last regular season game on October 16, Corner Canyon likely won’t have to play again until November 1-2.

The current RPI ratings for Class 6A have Corner Canyon at #1 and Lone Peak at #4. After Lone Peak, the three opponents remaining on Corner Canyon’s schedule are currently #3, #6, and #17 in the RPI ratings, and the Chargers already have wins over the teams at #2, #5, and #9.

2020 DE Princely Umanmielen (Manor)

Last week: Credited with 8 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 1 sack in a 53-7 win over Houston St. Pius X.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Pflugerville
Notes: Manor evened its season record at 2-2 following its Homecoming night win over St. Pius X. Manor had the much better team on paper, and St. Pius X had the additional disadvantage of missing a week of practice before traveling to Manor because of Tropical Depression Imelda.

Manor will begin district play on Friday night against Pflugerville, which is 1-3 and one week removed from a 61-0 loss to Waco La Vega, the #3 team in Class 4A Division I. Manor beat Pflugerville 38-7 in the teams’ 2018 meeting.

2020 LB Prince Dorbah (Highland Park)

Last week: Team beat Dallas Bryan Adams 62-0.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, at Dallas Woodrow Wilson
Notes: Highland Park scored at will against the overmatched Bryan Adams Cougars. Highland Park outgained Bryan Adams 703-101 and limited the Cougars to just 4 first downs while forcing three turnovers on defense.

The win gave Highland Park a 1-0 district record, and the Scots will next face a winless Dallas Woodrow Wilson team that has been outscored by 20 points per game this season. Highland Park remains the #4 team in Class 5A Division I in this week’s rankings.

2021 LB Derrick Harris (New Caney)

Last week: Bye
This week: Thursday, September 26 at 7:00, at Houston Wisdom
Notes: Coming off their bye week after going 3-0 against their non-district schedule, New Caney will begin district play tonight against Wisdom, which is 0-3 and has been outscored 123-0. New Caney beat Wisdom 48-0 a year ago.

Wisdom, which was formerly named after Robert E. Lee, did not have a football program for over a decade following the 1999 season. Since resurrecting its football program and beginning to play a varsity schedule again in 2012, the Generals have produced a record of 5-66 and have averaged just six points per game. Since the start of the 2017 season, Wisdom has scored a total of 70 points in 21 games.

2020 DB Xavion Alford (Alvin Shadow Creek)

Last week: Bye
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, at Angleton
Notes: Shadow Creek is undefeated at 3-0 and ranked #3 in Class 5A Division I. The Sharks will face a very stiff test this week as they begin district play with a road game at #6 Angleton.

The Angleton Wildcats are 2-0 but have only played one game in the previous three weeks; they last played on September 13 in a 45-7 win over Friendswood Clear Brook, and that game was sandwiched between a bye the previous week, and a game that was cancelled last week due to flooding.

Shadow Creek beat Angleton 35-14 when the teams played in 2018.

2020 DB Kitan Crawford (Tyler John Tyler)

Last week: Had 6 carries for 15 yards, caught 4 passes for 30 yards, and made 4 tackles in a 27-10 loss to Euless Trinity.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Texarkana Texas
Notes: John Tyler completed a winless (0-4) trek through its non-district schedule and will look to turn its season around with the start of district play on Friday night against Texarkana Texas. John Tyler has beaten Texas six straight times, most recently a 51-13 beatdown in the 2018 season.

2020 DB Joshua Eaton (Aldine MacArthur)

Last week: Bye
This week: Thursday, September 26 at 7:00, at Spring Dekaney
Notes: MacArthur is 1-2 and will begin its district schedule tonight against Dekaney. Dekaney is 2-1 and coming off a 42-41 loss to Fort Bend Ridge Point. Dekaney has beaten MacArthur in each of the past three seasons and by a combined score of 120-22.

2020 DB Ethan Pouncey (Winter Park, Florida) - injured, out for season

Last week: Team lost to Orlando Edgewater 52-28.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, at Oviedo Hagerty
Notes: Inside Texas has reported that Pouncey has a torn labrum and will miss the rest of his senior season. He had sat out his team’s early games with an unspecified injury, and it appears he won’t be playing at all in 2019. This is a similar injury to the one that cost 2019 defensive back signee Marques Caldwell essentially all of his senior season.

2020 DB Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin)

Last week: Bye
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, vs. Willis
Notes: Lufkin is coming off its bye week and will begin district play with its Homecoming game on Friday night against Willis. The Lufkin Panthers are 2-1 and ranked #5 in Class 5A Division I. Their one loss was a 7-point defeat to Longview - the #4 team in Class 6A - in a game in which Thompson was injured or battling cramps and sat out much of the second half.

Lufkin beat Willis 49-6 when the teams played in 2018.

2021 ATH Billy Bowman (Denton Ryan)
2021 ATH Ja’Tavion Sanders (Denton Ryan)

Last week: Bowman caught 5 passes for 129 yards and 3 TDs, and Sanders caught 1 pass for a 19-yard TD in a 63-7 win over West Mesquite.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, at Denton
Notes: Bowman and Sanders certainly didn’t go easy on their future teammate Ty Jordan and his West Mesquite team. The two combined to make 4 touchdown catches and also played on defense in a game Ryan led 49-0 at halftime.

Ryan is ranked #2 in Class 5A Division I and has outscored its three opponents this season 139-13. The Raiders open district play on Friday against cross-town rival Denton High. Ryan beat Denton 48-7 when the teams played in 2018, and has won at least the last 11 games between them.

2021 ATH Juan Davis (Everman)

Last week: Completed 3 of 6 passes for 48 yards, had 25 carries for 82 yards and 2 TDs, and punted six times for an average of 41.3 yards in a 26-14 loss to Burleson Centennial.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:00, vs. Aledo
Notes: Juan Davis rushed for both of Everman’s touchdowns in last week’s district game against Burleson Centennial, but they were sandwiched around three Centennial scores. Centennial led 13-7 at halftime, then returned the opening kickoff of the 3rd quarter for a TD to make the score 20-7. Davis’s second TD cut the deficit to 20-14, but the Bulldogs did not score again, while Centennial added another TD to make the final score 26-14.

The loss evened Everman’s district record at 1-1 and dropped its overall record to 1-3. Everman hasn’t allowed a ton of points but its offense has been anything but potent this season. In the Bulldogs’ three losses the combined score was 65-37.

It would be a shock if they improved their record this week, as their next opponent is Aledo, the #1 team in Class 5A Division II. Aledo is coming off its bye week and in its most recent game beat Burleson Centennial 63-30. The Bearcats are 2-1 this season, with their one loss a 60-57 defeat at the hands of Denton Guyer, the #7 team in Class 6A.

Aledo beat Everman 52-6 when the teams played in 2018.

2020 ATH Jaden Hullaby (Mansfield Timberview)

Last week: Completed 7 of 11 passes for 41 yards and 2 interceptions, and had 7 carries for 76 yards and a TD in a 50-14 win over Dallas Woodrow Wilson.
This week: Friday, September 27 at 7:30, at Mansfield Legacy
Notes: It wasn’t the most crisp performance by Timberview against Woodrow Wilson last week. The Wolves committed ten penalties, gained less than 4 yards per pass attempt, and missed a field goal, and at one point in the first half Jaden Hullaby was intercepted on two consecutive possessions, but Timberview still easily outclassed Woodrow Wilson and won going away.

Jaden Hullaby’s 42-yard rushing TD opened the game’s scoring mid-way through the 1st quarter. Timberview’s defense forced four turnovers, two of which were interceptions returned for touchdowns, and its offense gained over 300 rushing yards for the fourth time in as many games this season. Timberview scored the game’s first 42 points before Woodrow Wilson finally got on the scoreboard with two 4th quarter TDs.

With the win the Wolves improved to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Wolves will next take on cross-town rival Mansfield Legacy on Friday night. Legacy has reached the playoffs in three consecutive seasons and is just two years removed from reaching the semifinal round of the 5A Division II playoffs, but the Broncos have struggled badly out of the gate in 2019, losing their first four games and getting outscored 188-21. Last week, Legacy lost 61-0 to Lancaster, the #9 team in Class 5A Division I.

Timberview is 5-4 in the all-time series against Legacy, but Legacy has won the last three games, including a 27-22 win in 2018.